Earn a Professional Photography Degree at our College for Photography

CMC's photography school teaches still and video techniques with the latest digital photography gear

You can tell powerful stories with your camera. You may be interested in photographing portraits, products, journalism or landscapes. But it takes a top photography college to shape your personal vision into a career.

Colorado Mountain College delivers the technical training you need to succeed. You will learn solid technical skills to capture professional photos and video. And you’ll develop an eye for aesthetics.

Inspiration

We go beyond technical photographic education. We’ll help you sharpen your creative and personal vision to stand out in a world saturated with imagery. For inspiration, look out the window. Our campus overlooks some of the most photographed mountains in America.

This region is home base for world-class photographers and videographers. This photographic community is ripe with fresh ideas, setting high standards for visual communication. Some of them drop in for portfolio critiques, providing students with feedback and inside tips from top professional photographers.

Award-Winning

Our award-winning students thrive in this environment. They are creatives, artists, collaborators, forward thinkers and problem solvers. We encourage them to be innovative as they explore the potential of today’s photo technology.

CMC students are regularly honored with awards in the international College Photographer of the Year competition. They are competitive among students at some of the top photography colleges in the country.

Enriched by the Isaacson School

As part of the Isaacson School for Communication, Arts & Media at Colorado Mountain College, you’ll work collaboratively with the Digital Media and Graphic Design programs. This provides real-word learning as you create photographs and video within creative teams. Virtual reality and other new media extend the core of our professional photography classes.

Here you’ll have ready access to community partnerships and a wide range of events. These opportunities include the ESPN XGAMES, 5POINT Film Festival and the Aspen Institute to name a few. These experiences create strong resumés and career connections.

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Laurel Smith of Carbondale is a student in CMC's professional photography program at the Isaacson School. She recently attended the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop. Photo Ed Kosmicki

CMC photography student accepted into prestigious workshop

Laurel Smith of Carbondale recently returned from Jeffersonville, New York, where she attended the international Eddie Adams Workshop, an intense, four-day gathering of top photography professionals. Read more: CMC photography student accepted into prestigious workshop

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There’s no limits when it comes to the things you can do with photography and the creative options photoshop can offer. During the first year of our program, students take a deep dive into image processing. This week the first-years have their compositing assignment due so we hope they take some inspiration from this awesome image by grad Dustin. Photographer: Dustin Gregory ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cmcprophoto #collegephotography #studentphotographer #studentphotography #photoschool #photodegree #photostudent #photography #photo #justgoshoot #adobelightroom #adobe #art #photoartist #photography #photographer #photograph #landscapephotography #nature #beautifullandscape #wilderness #outdoors #wild #outdoorpassion #adventure #explore #travel #travelphotography #adventureisoutthere ...

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Never underestimate the power of a simple well-lit portrait. We are loving the simplicity and warmth of this portrait by program grad, Evan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: Evan Gaynor ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cmcprophoto #collegephotography #studentphotographer #studentphotography #photoschool #photodegree #photostudent #photography #photo #justgoshoot #adobelightroom #adobe #art #photoartist #photography #photographer #photograph #makeportraits #portraitmood #beautiful #lighting #igportrait #portrait #portraits #portraitphotography #people #portraitlove #model #eyes ...

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Sometimes no photoshop is needed to create an interesting and conceptual image. A great example of this is Joe's shot here, mesmerizing isn't it? Get out there and see what you can create in-camera!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: Joe Cioffi ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cmcprophoto #collegephotography #studentphotographer #studentphotography #photoschool #photodegree #photostudent #photography #photo #justgoshoot #adobelightroom #art #photoartist #photography #photographer #photograph #stilllife #lighting #still_life #stilllifephoto #stilllifephotograph #stilllifephotography #studiophotography #creative #nophotoshopneeded #yellow #light #canon ...

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Thanks to our awesome rental gear closet here at the Isaacson School, location lighting has never been easier! With everything from location lighting kits, lenses of all kinds, and even GoPro's, the gear closet is one of the best tools available to all photo students, so check it out! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: Jordan King ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cmcprophoto #collegephotography #studentphotographer #studentphotography #photoschool #photodegree #photostudent #photography #photo #justgoshoot #adobelightroom #adobe #art #photoartist #photography #photographer #photograph #makeportraits #portraitmood #beautiful #lighting #portrait #portraitphotography #people #portraitlove #model #profoto #enviornmentalportrait #onlocationlighting ...

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It's rare to see a perfect example of split complementary colors in an image. Recent graduate Jack created this shot for the Color Theory class which our first-year students are currently in. We hope you first-years take this as some inspiration for your upcoming complementary color assignment. Good luck!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: Jack Cheroske ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cmcprophoto #collegephotography #studentphotographer #studentphotography #photoschool #photodegree #photostudent #photography #photo #justgoshoot #adobelightroom #adobe #art #photography #photographer #photograph #makeportraits #portraitmood #beautiful #lighting #portrait #portraitphotography #people #portraitlove #model #eyes #flowers #tigerlily #color #nikon ...

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Wow, we are loving this bright monochromatic orange color scheme! The studio is a great place to use color and specific color schemes to your advantage to create a simple product or food shot really pop. Do you like the color orange? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: Matthew Aitkens ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cmcprophoto #collegephotography #studentphotographer #studentphotography #photoschool #photodegree #photostudent #photography #photo #justgoshoot #adobelightroom #photoartist #photography #photographer #photograph #food #foodphoto #foodphotograph #foodphotography #stilllife #studio #style #foodpics #yummy #taste #instafood #orange #carrots #profotod4 #profoto ...

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