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Photo Imaging Technology
Why Choose Photo Imaging Technology at CLC?

Broad-based photography program. Learn landscape, nature, portrait, wedding, commercial, event, sports, macro photography, time lapse and more.

Most extensive studio and printing facility in the area.

Students complete projects from capturing the images to producing finished photographic products in our facilities.

Small class sizes allow for personalized instruction.

Small business orientation included in the curriculum.

Attain industry certifications.

Transfer options to bachelor degree program.

Program Options
Matting and Framing Certificate
Photographic Imaging Technology A.A.S. Degree
Photographic Imaging Technology Diploma
Photography Production Certificate
Portrait Photography Certificate
About the Program

Photography is a great industry to consider if you are interested in a fast-paced, ever changing career. Many have chosen to be active in this industry as professionals, some in starting a home business, while others choosing to work for a major corporation. Many have enrolled just to pursue an exceptionally fun hobby. Whatever your passion or goals may be, you should check out this unique program which teaches image capture, art, studio lighting, print production, matting & framing of prints, video, color management, elements of graphic design, and business principles designed to help you become successful.

Bruce Fuhrman
Instructor at Central Lakes College since 1994. Departments: Photographic Imaging, Art, and Media. He teaches courses in the art, science, business, and psychology of photography. Educational background/degrees: (Masters of Science) Southwest State University-Marshall, MN; (Bachelors of Science) Minnesota State University- Moorhead MN; (Technical Diploma) Central Lakes College - Staples MN . He has eleven years of corporate management experience in the photo industry, prior to coming to CLC, currently owns and operates a Minnesota game farm & hatchery, and is a three sport, varsity coach at Staples Motley High School. He enjoys his family, writing books, home design/construction, and recreation sports.
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Mike Vogt
Instructor at Central lakes College since 2007. He teaches courses in Adobe software, Photographic Imaging, and production. Educational background/degrees: Bemidji State University, Central Lakes College.
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Student Testimonials
A student leader at an Iowa college
In reference to Alishia, a 2011 graduate and transfer student. From the Chairman of the Photography division of the Year Book at a Iowa College. Recently, I met a girl on campus who knows a lot about photography. She volunteered to help us with a project last week and through this she began to share her wealth of knowledge with me. It was so helpful! During the production time, I simply asked her, where she became so intelligent in all this photography stuff? She said she had graduated from the photo program at CLC. She spoke very highly of the instructors and teaching she received. Just thought you'd like to know that you are making a difference in people's lives.


2014 Graduate from Cooperston N.D.
The instructors are kind, caring, and helpful. I thought I knew alot about photography, and I graduated knowing alot more. I have been recruited and interviewed for a position in the Fargo-Moorhead area. It definitley is where I want to be!


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