Additional Fees

Each student in the Lambton College Photography program must purchase a laptop computer, certain software packages and a digital SLR camera. These tools should be considered an investment for the future, since nearly all photography jobs require this equipment.

The student must have a DSLR or Mirrorless camera that includes a manual mode, as well as a video capability. (If the camera does not have video capability of a minimum 10 minutes, the student must also acquire a video recorder.)

The college will have a collection of specialty lenses that students are encouraged to borrow. It is recommended that students consider one of the following models. The recommendations below are as of April 2020. Check with the program coordinator if more recent models are available.

  1. Nikon D850 FUll Frame Body - $4,299.99 (sale $3,699.99)
  2. Nikon D7500 18 - 140 mm - $2,099.99
  3. Nikon D3500 18 - 55 mm - $649.99 (sale $599.99)
    Considered a bridge camera for starters
  4. Canon 6D Mark II 24 - 105 mm Full Frame - $2,899.99
  5. Canon 90D 18 - 135 mm - $1,999.00
  6. Canon EOS Rebel T7i 18 - 55 mm - $899.99
    Considered a bridge camera for starters

Students must have their camera by the first day of classes. 

This program requires a Macbook Pro.

There are currently three Macbook Pro models that qualify:

  1. 13 inch 2.4 GHz
    Quad-core processor, 256 GB storage.
    Available from Apple for $2,399. 
  2. 16 inch 2.6 GHz
    6-core processor, 512 GB
    Available from Apple for $2,999.
  3. 16 inch 2.3 GHz
    8-core processor, 1 TB storage
    Available from Apple for $3,499.

Additionally, a 500 GB or 1 TB external hard drive is recommended.

For specifications on minimum laptop requirements - please visit the Technological Requirements page.


    With software, do not purchase before enrolling in the program. Usually your letter of acceptance into the program will allow you to purchase Educational versions. The price difference is significant compared to normal prices.

    1. Adobe CC Master Collection - Creative Cloud Student pricing for Creative Cloud is currently $19.99 USD a month.


    Students should buy at least two memory cards for their camera (16 GB minimum at $50 each) and we suggest 1 TB ($50 - $250) external hard drive for their computer.

    Medical Insurance

    • Medical Insurance Fee - $660 per year provided by
    • Medical Insurance is mandatory for all full-time, part-time, and co-op students of Lambton College. Medical insurance is provided by - a third-party insurance provider. Full-time, part-time and co-op students of Lambton College are not permitted to opt-out of the medical insurance fee as it is noncancellable and non-transferable. Beginning with the Fall 2019 intake insurance costs will be charged on an annual basis. For students in preceding intakes, updated charges will be reflected on WebAdvisor in advance of your fee payment deadline.

    Student Services

    • There is a student services fee included in your tuition.

    For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

    905-890-7833 x 222
    Sarnia/Main Campus

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