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SCPHOTO began when Internet Technology transformed education from passive to active allowing students and teachers to work together in ways never possible in the paper and pencil age. As the traditional classroom faded into the horizon a NEW DAY followed that was more spectacular then the one before it. SCPHOTO now allows students to study the same tested curriculum used for 20 years at Santa Cruz High from any computer in the world on their own time and schedule. 

SCPHOTO stands for School Curriculum in PHOTOgraphy because it started at Santa Cruz High School in the Photo 1 and Photo 2 classroom of Keith Wills. At first the SC was for SCHS but as time went along the resources found on SCPHOTO began to be used by teachers all over the world. 

SCPHOTO is the only online photography study program that meets the requirements of both public and private school standards for content and length of study. The class was developed over 20 years of classroom work with nearly 7000 students before it was offered on the Internet. 

This same curriculum was also used in Santa Cruz Adult Education and Summer School programs that offered adults a step by step enrichment program to improve their photography skills and to transfer what we learned in the darkroom into DIGITAL SKILLS. 

SCPHOTO combines easy to follow lessons with "hands on" projects and class discussions to help you apply what you learn to solving real photography problems. We begin with looking at the selection of a subject for every photo and examine how to best display that subject inside the restrictions of an image frame. Once the subject is selected we then apply a variety of TRESTMENT techniques to make that image jump from the ordinary to exceptional. 

Login as a GUESTusing a password of visitor and take a look at what we offer. For adult or teen or pre-teen either in a public school, private school, homeschool or just at home wanting to learn more SCPHOTO is a LOW cost solution to your continued study. At only $80 for a class with live instructor contact and project evaluation you can not go wrong. 

Contact Keith Wills if you live in Santa Cruz and want a personal tutor to work with you for only $20 per hour. (


IF you live in the Monterey Bay area and need some SUPER CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY then SCPHOTO can serve you. My work in photography began at Los Altos High School on yearbook and then at Cal Poly SLO on the Mustang Daily Newspaper leading to my minor in journalism. Later at Santa Cruz High I taught journalism and yearbook and helped kids learn how to capture the spirit of the year in pictures. For a number of years I have provided yearbook coverage of sporting events for local high schools as I worked with Larry's Photography. 

SHADOWING is when a photographer attends a sporting event and follows and photographs every play of a designated player. This usually produces from 50 to 100 digital images. Cost for this is $50 and includes online access to digital images. 
This can also be done for a graduation or party or any event of up to 2 hours. 

WEDDING CANDIDS -- These are NOT your  photographer managed and manipulated posed pictures but rather close and personal story telling images that capture the story and the emotions of this special day. The cost for this averages $250 to $400 including online digital image access. Digital wedding album ($120) and prints processed by Bay Photo are extra. 



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