SANTA BARBARA, CA, March 07, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Brooks Institute's School of Professional Photography unveils its certificate program in Wedding Photography and has begun enrolling students to begin in May of 2010. This 24-credit certificate program is designed to be completed in four sessions over 32 weeks, preparing students to successfully pursue and/or further careers in the wedding photography industry. Students in this program will gain knowledge of advance photographic techniques, lighting strategies and workflow processes as they relate to the wedding environment and flow.
"The wedding industry in the last 10 years has changed dramatically," said Tim Meyer faculty member at Brooks Institute and professional wedding photographer. "This program is designed to give certificate recipients a competitive edge by offering tools to better understand the marketplace and to enhance their photographic technique."
Graduates of the certificate program will be trained to approach weddings with artistic vision and demonstrate proficiency in the art of visual storytelling. This program emphasizes the skills required to work within varying wedding environments as well as the discipline necessary to work with this specific clientele from start to finish.
The Wedding Photography Certificate program is open to professionals looking to expand in their field and high school graduates ready to get a taste of what the world of wedding photography has to offer. All classes from the Wedding Photography certificate program are transferable into the BFA program at Brooks Institute if a student would wish to continue his/her studies. Those interested in learning more about the Wedding Photography Certificate program can contact an admissions representative at (888) 276-4999.
Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) will be offering a scholarship to this Brooks Institute' s Wedding Photography certificate program. To be considered for the WPPI scholarship, photography students attending WPPI 2010 need to provide WPPI judges with a portfolio of at least 12 images, an essay on the topic "why I want to be a wedding photographer," and no more than three letters of recommendation from people in the portrait/wedding industry. For more information about WPPI visit http://www.wppionline.com.
About Brooks Institute
Brooks Institute celebrates 64 years of educating students in the visual and media arts. With campuses in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California, the school offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in fields including Professional Photography, Film Production and Design; a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Journalism; and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Photography and Screenwriting. Brooks Institute graduates are visible nationally and internationally, working for distinguished organizations including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Los Angeles Times and other national media outlets, including Hallmark Publishing, Cousteau Society, HBO, Kodak and other industry leaders in the visual media arts fields. Brooks Institute does not guarantee employment or salary. Brooks is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). For more information about Brooks Institute and the school's programs, visit http://www.brooks.edu, or call 805-966-3888.