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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase

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Catalina Foothills High School

Career and Technical Education Courses

Digital Photography

Program Description

The Photography program is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills in the manufacture and distribution or transmission of graphic communications products. In addition to technical skills, students completing this program will also develop advanced critical thinking, career development, applied academics, life management, business, economic and leadership skills required for graphic communications occupations.

Student Organization

Digital Photography students are encouraged to join this CTSO

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Industry Preparation


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Course Sequence (2 to 3 Years)

Photo Imaging 1

Grade 10|11|12

Photo Imaging 1 introduces student in the process of developing camera skills, darkroom processes, post-production editing, and investigate the elements of art and principles of design.

Photo Imaging 2

Grade 11|12

Photo Imaging 2 builds on the skills developed in Photo Imaging 1. Emphasis is placed on further refinement of camera technique, studio lighting, and post-production editing. Students will be introduced to on-location lighting in this course. Post-production editing instruction is provided in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Photo Imaging 3

Grade 12

Photo Imaging 3 builds on the skills developed in Photo Imaging 2. Emphasis is placed on advanced camera techniques, lighting, idea development, critique, and post-production editing. This course will also focus on the development of a personal vision and a college-level portfolio that reflects artistic growth.

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College Options

University of Arizona

Arizona State University

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Employment Outlook:

Photographers, $18,170-$69,910 annual (

About 61% of photographers are self-employed.

Major Employers:

  • Photographic portrait studios
  • Newspapers and magazines

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