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About Photography

Do you look at the world around you and want to capture what you see? Would you love to zoom in on the skills and techniques need to be a professional photographer?

The Photography Concentration offers an in-depth education in analog and digital photographic technologies in Ramapo’s state of the art facilities. Students are trained to master technical skills required for the commercial, documentary, and fine arts photography world and to develop a vision as a visual artist.

Classes you could take:

Black and White Photography, Digital Photography, Intermediate Digital Photo, Intermediate Film Photography, Studio Photography, Documentary Photography, Portrait Photography, Installation Art, The Artist’s Book, History of Photography, Professional Format Photography

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Career Opportunities

Degree Opportunities

From the front lines of a breaking news story, to the capturing of special milestones, your photography degree from Ramapo will offer you a variety of career tracks. Professional photographers can work in media, publishing, fashion, advertising, law enforcement, TV, education, special events, family and social events, corporations, and many more fields through on-staff, freelance, and self-employment options in areas such as commercial, fine arts, portrait, photo journalism and science.

Examples of titles and employers of Ramapo graduates include Studio Manager, Photographer at Net-a-Porter, Assistant at Mark Seliger’s Studio, and freelance photographer for Martha Stewart Omnivision, NY.

Sample Job Titles

Job Title
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film
Special Effects Artists and Animators
Graphic Designers

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

As a photography student, you’ll have access to a variety of facilities including a fully equipped, state-of-the-art black and white darkroom, digital print lab, and a photography studio. An intensive inventory of professional camera and lighting equipment is avaialble for student on and off campus location shoots.

Photo Lab

Want to know what it could be like in the real world as a photographer? Ramapo majors have gained fieldwork experiences through internships with local organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Damon G Douglas Co., Inc, Dawn Joseph Photography, Downtown Magazine, Nightstand Studios and the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Martha Stewart Omnivision, NY. Faculty conducts several visits to NYC museum and gallery photography exhibits each term.