Seeing the world through the camera’s lens

Technology has made it easy for anyone to take a picture—but not everyone can be a photographer.

Photography is an exciting medium that marries expression and aesthetics with evolving technology. Our Photography specialization encourages you to develop creativity while mastering technique, giving you the skills and vision to focus on the areas that interest you most: event photography, fine art, studio portraits, corporate communications, fashion—or wherever your lens takes you.

Facilities and Equipment 

At the Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus, a variety of traditional and digital photography classes are offered. The Traditional Photography Lab is located on the second floor of Von Ohlen Hall, Room 225. Students will gain a technical foundation in black and white film photography, which includes processing, enlarging, finishing and presentation. Students will also have the opportunity to explore different format cameras.

The Digital Photography Lab is located just around the corner in Bodie Hall, Room 205. Here students can integrate their traditional knowledge with the latest technology in digital image processing. The Digital Photography Lab is comprised of 24 MAC workstations, a variety of highly sophisticated scanning equipment, and high-end large-format inkjet printers.

We also offer studio lighting classes where students are exposed to an extensive array of professional lighting equipment.

Courses and Certificate Program

Waubonsee offers several photography courses, along with a career-focused Certificate of Achievement program centered on photography.

Comprehensive Photography Certificate


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Photography Lab Coordinator:
Jonathan Underwood
(630) 466-2287 

Lab Coordinator Office Hours

Mon.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tue.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wed.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thu.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fri.: Closed

Photo Lab Hours for Spring 2018

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Digital Lab (Bodie 205): 

Mon.: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tue.: 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Wed.: 1:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thu.: 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Darkroom Lab (Von Ohlen 224):