Welcome to the finest Photography Program in the East Bay.

Rich and dynamic classes are lead by highly talented and long-practiced commercial professionals in the field. The Studio is well equipped and spacious. We bring this all together to produce an exciting and unique experience simply not available anywhere else.

We are all about the idea, the light, the capture and the image. We use the latest in digital methods for capture, processing and image production. At the same time we have the only affordable academically supported Black & White Darkroom for a radius of 17 miles.

The Photography Department provides students with the basic knowledge, aesthetic and technical skills necessary for the variety of occupations in photography. Preparation for employment in commercial, industrial and technical fields is emphasized.

Our AA Photography Degree is in development at the State level. Also in process are new classes and certificates focusing on Photojournalism and the Black & White Arts

Photography is all about communication through the visual language; something older than speech. Come to Laney to build that skill.

Enroll now for SPRING 2018 semester classes!

Photo 70: Introduction to Digital Photography

This class from the Laney College Photo Department is the gateway to contemporary imaging development and expression. We not only teach you how to use your digital camera but help develop the computer processing skills in Adobe Lightroom to manage your image files and get the best out of your images. A semester of guided and supported assignments will give you the tools for a future of strong visual expression.

Photo 70 is a prerequisite for all of the subsequent shooting classes in the photography program. Basic computer skills are required.


Photo-220, Photo-230 & Photo-240

New for Photo-230 & 240 this Spring Semester: drone photography, green screen, DSLR video & Laney sports/team photography. Enroll now!

contact: Mike Moya mmoya@peralta.edu