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  • tecvoc@wsd1.org
  • Winnipeg, MB Canada
Professional Photography

Professional Photography

About Professional Photography

The Professional Photography program allows you to develop skills in all aspects of photography. You will have opportunities to use photographic and lighting industry standard tools. This program provides you with opportunities to build your skills with practical experiences in and out of the classroom. The Tec-Voc Professional Photography program is the oldest running photography school and the largest high school photography program in Canada. 

Students in Professional Photography will develop the following skills:
– mastery professional photographic equipment 
– completing projects focused on advertising, commercial, fashion, portrait, and sports photography 
– efficient use of editing software; specifically, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom and Photo Mechanics 
– custom printing and mounting 


Who Should Enroll? 
Professional Photography is looking for students who are artistic and take initiative. Students in Professional Photography should be creative, enjoy working in a team setting, visiting locations, and photographing events. 

Employment Opportunities 
Students who successfully complete Professional Photography program will be qualified to work for: camera and photography stores, online publications, cruise lines, commercial and portrait studios, travel websites, advertising agencies, stock photography, and in the news industry. 

Additional Information 
Students in this program will receive training and develop skills that will improve the overall quality of the photos they take.  Whether students are travelling, attending family events and special occasions, or enjoying simple outings, the photographs they capture or create will have all the hallmarks of a professional photographer.  Check out https://www.tecvocphoto.com/ and Instagram (@TecVocPhoto)

Course Listing

Grade 9 (.5 Credits) DIHR1G

This course is designed for students to explore Photography. Students will learn the basic functions of a camera as well as the introductory skills in photographic editing. They will be introduced to the history of photography and its theoretical principles. These young photographers will learn to master their available light!

Grade 10 (1 Credits) PH156V1S

Grade 10 introduces students to many basic photographic technical skills and processes. They will learn how to operate DSLR cameras, lenses and lighting equipment.  Basic composition and lighting techniques are emphasized via tabletop photography and portraiture assignments. Students are introduced to Adobe Photoshop techniques to prepare their images for digital printing.

Grade 11 (4 Credits) PH000V30

This course introduces students to many intermediate photographic technical skills and processes through practical demonstrations, theory, and active learning. They are supplied with professional digital camera equipment and lenses. The emphasis is on intermediate studio lighting techniques as well as available light. Students will continue to hone their Photoshop skills through series of challenging image manipulation assignments.

Grade 12 (4 Credits) PH000V40

In the final year, students continue to refine their skills. They are shown advanced techniques in camera operation, lighting and Photoshop. Through our partnerships with MC College, The Salon Professional Academy of Winnipeg and others, students are given the opportunity to do multiple fashion shoots. Students at this level will produce a portfolio that showcases their best work.  Some students spend their final term in a work experience position suited to their specific photography interests. Students will also create a personal brand for their photography business, including a portfolio, marketing materials, business cards and a social media identity.

Contact Information

GILFILLAN, Mr. Ron – rgilfillan@wsd1.org