Model Tiffany Maybee on set during a lighting workshop taught by Bobbi Lane

Photo by Patty Lemke

Commercial Certificate

The Commercial Certificate Program focuses on the concepts of lighting and portraiture. Students will study flash technology and the use of heavy strobe equipment, both in the studio and on location, before moving forward into the advanced “Fashion Photography” class. Six courses (including two electives) are required to earn the certificate. (NOTE: Beginning students in photography should complete the General Course of Study certificate program first before enrolling in the Commercial certificate program.)

Step 1. Complete these three classes (in no particular order) before proceeding to Step 2:
1. Introduction to Studio Lighting
2. Introduction to Location Lighting
3. Mastering Your Flash

Step 2. Complete this class:
1. Fashion Photography

Two Electives:
Complete any two classes of your choosing. (Limit of one “Special Guest” workshop. Travel workshops excluded.)


(Regular price for required classes = $2,360)
* Electives are NOT included in the tuition and must be paid for separately. Electives are priced at 25% off the regular tuition price.

Tuition includes automatic Bronze Level Membership to LACP.)

Refund policy

Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


To enroll in the Commercial Certificate Program, please pay the one-time candidacy fee of $250, then select the “Buy Now” button below and follow the prompts. Payment is required in full upon registration.



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