[In Focus] A look at City College’s Photography Program Cynthia Sinclair had established herself in careers as both a nurse and an attorney before she decided to pursue her true passion and dive into photography. A graduate of the Photography program at San Diego City College, Sinclair today is among the region’s most respected sailing photographers and her business, Cynthia Sinclair Photography, has been hired to shoot everything from the recent College Sailing Championships in San Diego to events for the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. “I really didn’t have any experience as a photographer before I started taking classes at City, but I decided it was time to go for it,” Sinclair said. “I found a supportive atmosphere, the price was right, the teachers were fantastic, and the equipment was excellent. It’s just a phenomenal program that taught me so much about things like composition, lighting, editing, and understanding what your equipment can do and what your lens can do.” Sinclair is not the only person who feels that way. Thanks to top-notch facilities and certificate and associate degree programs designed to provide the technical skills needed to thrive in the profession, graduates are flourishing.
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