Where it Can Take You
Graduates of the Photographic Technology program are employed in hospitals, police departments, colleges, government and scientific laboratories, providing photographic support services for these institutions. Other opportunities exist in photomarketing as well as in media fields such as newspapers, magazines, multimedia and information technologies.
Most photographers are self-employed so acquiring business skills and having an entrepreneurial spirit is incredibly valuable.
What successful grads have to say
NAIT grad Jeanette Janzen discusses her experiences as a volunteer photographer in Uganda with Watoto, an organization changing the lives of thousands of orphans and widows. Read her story and see her photos in techlifemag.
Grad Darren Greenwood started an offshoot of his company, Darren Greenwood Photography, called Garage Shots, combining his love of hotrods with an ever-present craving for creative expression, which has since earned him formal exhibits and a loyal hotrod community following. Read his story and see his photos in techlifemag.
Write Dale and Michelle: "NAIT taught us the skills we needed to be hired as assistants by the top commercial photographers in Edmonton. Then, when we started our business, we too hired NAIT grads without question. Going to NAIT allows you the opportunity to get that proverbial “foot in the door” in the commercial photography world."
Writes Greg: "When asked about my formal education, I'm proud to tell people that my success is founded on the training I received from NAIT. The instruction was first-rate, and the opportunity to train alongside others who share a passion for photography was invaluable. The program provides a great service to the photography community and I regularly encourage people to consider it for their own education."
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Continuing your studies
- Bachelor degrees in communications, Athabasca University & Royal Roads University - The Photographic Technology diploma is accepted for advanced credit in communications degree programs at Athabasca University and Royal Roads University. For current information about advanced credit possibilities contact Reg Westly.
- Bachelor degree in photography, Grffith University - The Photographic Technology diploma is also accepted for advanced credit in the photography degree program at Griffith University. For current information about advanced credit possibilities contact Reg Westly.
Graduates may become members of the Professional Photographers of Canada and associated provincial groups such as the Professional Photographers of Canada - Alberta. Within these organizations, opportunities exist for recognition in the form of professional accreditation and degree programs.
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