Degrees and Certifications:
BA Photography MFA Photography IHK certification for Graphic Design
Hi my name is Ernest Akins and I am a photographer, teacher and artist. I have a BA and MFA in photography, and a technical degree for graphic design. I started studying photography and graphic design in Germany 2001, where I lived for 9 years after I got out of the Army. After returning home I finished my Bachelors degree but switched my major from painting to photgraphy, after attaining my BA in photography I returned to graduate school where I earned my MFA and afterward began to teach Art Appreciation and Digital Photography at Craven and Edgecombe community colleges in North Carolina. I have continued to teach Digital Photography, Digital Imaging, Photoshop I and II, Photographic Lighting, and Documentary photography courses at Prescott and Yavapai colleges. I have a great passion for all of the arts and teaching and I look forward to helping all of my students achieve their academic and life goals and dreams.