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Digital Photography

Program Code: PHTD
Credential Type: Ontario College Diploma
Length: Two-Year
Intake(s): September
Intake Status: Open
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Look through the viewfinder and see a career that is as creative and inspired as you are!
Today’s successful photographers know more than just their cameras: they’re also ready to design, edit, market, connect, write, and sell. Our students prepare for this fast-paced and ever expanding career using modern digital photographic equipment in a state-of-the-art photography studio. The program is laptop-based and fully hybrid (a combination of both online and in-class learning), offering students the benefits of flexible learning.
As a digital photography student at Lambton College, you’ll be encouraged to follow your passion and supported as you explore diverse photographic interests, all while developing the technical skills necessary for creative control. The curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including design and composition, digital darkroom, web and social media fundamentals and portfolio development. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with other students as you photograph events both on and off-campus, and a photography field study in a location such as New York City during second year will challenge you to expand your horizons.
Students learn from current and award-winning industry leaders: our faculty members include Richard Beland, Dave Chidley, Troy Shantz and Lorrie Williams, who will share the secrets they’ve learned through their decades of photography experience.
At the core of the Digital Photography program is our state-of-the-art photography and video studio, equipped with strobe and continuous light kits. You’ll work in this space, both individually and in small groups, using professional-quality equipment from our loan department.  
Let your artistic career aspirations become a reality with Lambton College’s Digital Photography program.
This Mobile Learning program requires that entering students have their own approved camera and a laptop computer: to gain maximum benefit from the program, we strongly recommend that each student have a MacBook Pro. The program also requires additional photography equipment.

See full computer and equipment requirements and recommendations.


O.S.S.D or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U  

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant testing for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The test(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects.For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.


In order to graduate from a program, the College requires that a student:

  1. achieve a GPA of 2.00 or greater, and
  2. successfully complete all courses in the program curriculum.

Some programs may have additional requirements for progression through and/or graduation from the program. Please refer to the program map for any additional program requirements.


Opportunities exist for graduates to pursue a variety of employment such as travel, sports, portrait, wedding and fashion photographers, photo manipulation, restoration artists and multi-media professionals. Careers exist in commercial, corporate, private and personal businesses.

Graduates are encouraged to understand their niche and pursue it passionately. Relocation should be considered depending on the career aspirations of graduates.


For further information contact:

Business & Creative Design
519-542-7751 ext 2433


International Education
519-542-7751 ext 3018


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