Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

Digital Photography Classes

Photography Part 1: Fundamentals

Dates: January 7, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Registration Fee: $90
Registration Deadline: January 3, 2017
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

In this hands-on class, participants will learn the basics functions and settings of your digital camera. You will learn about your camera’s lens, basic settings, aperture, ISO, memory and how using the manual settings can expand your horizons.  Emphasis will be on how to take photos and the camera settings needed for the getting out of “program” mode. Please plan to bring your DSLR camera to the class.


Photography Part 2: Studio and Portrait Settings

Dates: January 21, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Registration Fee: $90
Registration Deadline: January 17, 2017
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

During this hands on course you will learn composition and techniques on how to set up your studio lighting for better portraiture. Participants will learn how to better control and explore the settings for different depth of field along with exposure and focus to capture creative indoor photographs. Understand the relationship between light and photography. Explain exposure settings and the situations that require special adjustments. Recognize the various options for portraiture and how to achieve compatible lighting in a studio.

A live model will be on hand for you to learn hands on how to photograph a model.


Introduction to Lightroom

Dates: February 11, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Registration Fee: $139 (Discounted lunch at Dining Commons of $8.75 not included in registration fee)
Registration Deadline: February 7, 2017
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

Adobe Lightroom is a fantastic tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly. Whether you’re a busy parent shooting lots of pictures or a professional photographer with many clients, Lightroom will help you get the results you want in less time. In this course, we will use Lightroom CC (part of Creative Cloud subscription) or Lightroom 6 to see how this powerful program can help you prepare, edit, and organize your photos quickly and effectively. Using Lightroom’s non-destructive editing, you’ll be able to control how you edit your images and make additional alterations later. You’ll learn to apply changes to multiple images while developing an efficient image-processing workflow. You’ll also see how to organize, tag, and make collections with Lightroom’s powerful organizational tools; create customized slideshows and presentations; merge images using HDR to optimize your images or make panoramic images; and fine-tune the overall color and lighting of your images. You can use Lightroom as a companion to Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other digital photo editors, and you can export or print your work in exactly the size or format you need.


Introduction to Photoshop

Dates: March 4, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Registration Fee: $139 (Discounted lunch at Dining Commons of $8.75 not included in registration fee)
Registration Deadline: February 28, 2017
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

In this course you will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. You will do everything from quick fixes to the basics like cropping, rotating, and resizing images.  You’ll also experiment with Photoshop’s tools for correcting exposure, adjusting color and color casts, as well as working with Adobe’s powerful layer and selection tools.  You’ll learn exactly what you need to do to add text, retouch, and even clone away unwanted elements from your images.  You’ll see how to work with raw images and prepare images for print or online use. All along the way, your instructor will guide you with detailed explanations and instructions for using the tools that make this software so popular and unique in the world of digital image editing. You’ll have all the information you need to work on your own images. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, this course makes it easy to learn how to edit your images like a pro. You’ll also get plenty of practice as you complete fun, hands-on exercises that ensure you understand the basics of this program as well as more advanced techniques. You will be provided sample images to work on and play with, but you’re encouraged to bring some of your own so we can see how these tools work with your own files.


Photography Part 2: Studio and Portrait Settings

Dates: March 25, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Registration Fee: $90
Registration Deadline: March 21, 2017
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

During this hands on course you will learn composition and techniques on how to set up your studio lighting for better portraiture. Participants will learn how to better control and explore the settings for different depth of field along with exposure and focus to capture creative indoor photographs. Understand the relationship between light and photography. Explain exposure settings and the situations that require special adjustments. Recognize the various options for portraiture and how to achieve compatible lighting in a studio.

A live model will be on hand for you to learn hands on how to photograph a model.


Photography Part 1: Fundamentals

Dates: April 8, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Registration Fee: $90
Registration Deadline: April 4, 2017
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

In this hands-on class, participants will learn the basics functions and settings of your digital camera. You will learn about your camera’s lens, basic settings, aperture, ISO, memory and how using the manual settings can expand your horizons.  Emphasis will be on how to take photos and the camera settings needed for the getting out of “program” mode. Please plan to bring your DSLR camera to the class.


Introduction to Lightroom

Dates: April 22, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Registration Fee: $139 (Discounted lunch at Dining Commons of $8.75 not included in registration fee)
Registration Deadline: April 18, 2017
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

Adobe Lightroom is a fantastic tool for any digital photographer who needs to edit and sort images quickly. Whether you’re a busy parent shooting lots of pictures or a professional photographer with many clients, Lightroom will help you get the results you want in less time. In this course, we will use Lightroom CC (part of Creative Cloud subscription) or Lightroom 6 to see how this powerful program can help you prepare, edit, and organize your photos

quickly and effectively. Using Lightroom’s non-destructive editing, you’ll be able to control how you edit your images and make additional alterations later. You’ll learn to apply changes to multiple images while developing an efficient image-processing workflow. You’ll also see how to organize, tag, and make collections with Lightroom’s powerful organizational tools; create customized slideshows and presentations; merge images using HDR to optimize your images or make panoramic images; and fine-tune the overall color and lighting of your images. You can use Lightroom as a companion to Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other digital photo editors, and you can export or print your work in exactly the size or format you need.

Instructor

Jeremy Wilburn

Jeremy Wilburn joined Georgia Southern University’s in October 2011, where he worked as Marketing/Recruitment Specialist and University Photographer until October 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in visual arts with minors in communication and computer science, as well as a Master of Arts degree in communication with a focus on marketing and public relations.

Jeremy is based out of Statesboro, Georgia, I am a commercial photographer, photojournalist, and multimedia aficionado all wrapped into one. Things I like include photography, interacting with people, making friends, going on adventures, and eating homemade tacos.

My work has been featured nationally online and in print for magazines, newspapers and other forms of advertising and print media. I have worked with the city of San Diego, the American Cancer Society and the Smithsonian Institution. My photographs have gained accolades from the Illinois College Press Association, winning me two first-place awards and ADDY awards in both 2012 and 2013. I also hold a fourth-place award from the Chicago Tribune’s annual Shoot Chicago photography competition.

But in the end, photography is not about me. It’s about you, your product, or your experience. I’m just here to make sure it looks good!

Contact Us

For more information on courses in Statesboro or the Nessmith-Lane Center, please contact Mary Thaler at mthaler@georgiasouthern.edu.

Last updated: 11/29/2016

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