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A student takes a picture with a Canon camera.


If your passion is communicating through photography, the Chaffey College photography program can prepare you for a variety of careers that utilize image production. Students may take courses as electives, as part of an occupational certificate or to earn an Associate of Arts in Photography.

The program offers a rigorous exploration of all aspects of image making. We provide you with darkroom, studio and computer equipment to expose you to professional and studio practices. Faculty serve as mentors and guides along your journey, with the goal of helping you achieve academic and professional success.


General department number
(909) 652-6083


Don Dryer
Technical specialist
(909) 652-6094


Jason Dawes
Photography specialist
(909) 652-6083


Claudia Bran
Digital media lab specialist
Kathy Haddad
(909) 652-6082




Gainful Employment Disclosure

Here's where you can find out how much it costs to earn a photography certificate.

Creative Industry Outlook

How do photographers and other creative professionals fare in the Los Angeles region? You can find out through the 2019 Otis Report on the Creative Economy.