Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

Digital Photography Classes

Photography Part 1: Fundamentals

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

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.

Great Photography With Smartphones

Dates: April 4 and April 8, 2017
Time: April 4: 6 – 9 p.m. and April 8: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, Georgia
Registration Fee: $100
Registration Deadline: April 4, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Instructor: Jason Miccolo Johnson

The two-part class will focus on effective shooting and picture selection, basic cropping, how light affects the outcome of photos, and how to take great photos for social media indoors and outdoors.  Learn how shapes, forms, and colors impact photos, the latest and greatest photo editing software, and how to produce photos that create high visual interest. This class is for anyone who is a camera enthusiast who loves taking pictures of people, food, and nature and wishes to learn how the pros get the great shots.

  • April 4 classroom instruction will focus on learning basic smartphone camera operations and terminology.  See examples of outstanding smartphone photos.  Learn in-camera photo editing.
  • April 8 will be a field trip to a local park for photography demonstrations and one-on-one tutoring.  Plus, learn how to safely download and store images.

Don’t forget to bring your smartphone!

Introduction to Lightroom

Dates: April 8, 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 4, 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.



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!


Jason Miccolo Johnson

Jason Miccolo Johnson is a national award-winning independent photojournalist. He is perhaps best recognized for his trademark visual call-and- response shooting style where the focus is on the subject’s eyes and hands. He is the author of the bestselling
book Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African-American Worship Experience (foreword by Gordon Parks). His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the St. Louis Art Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Jason has taken exclusive photos of some of the world’s most recognizable persons including President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, Princess Diana, Fidel Castro, and Oprah Winfrey. His assignments have taken him to the White House, the Supreme Court, two Olympics, and five presidential inaugurations. In fact, he has photographed the last six U.S. presidents and more than 15 heads of state.

This instructor formerly worked for USA Today, Sports Weekly, ABC Network News and Good Morning America. He is the recipient of an ArtMaker award from the HistoryMakers, the Photograph of the Year award from The Exposure Group professional photographers association, and an Outstanding Alumni Award from Howard University.

Jason Johnson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Howard and currently teaches photojournalism, various photography courses, and a colloquium class at Savannah State University.

To see samples of his work, please visit the website

Contact Us

For more information on courses in Statesboro or the Nessmith-Lane Center, please contact Mary Thaler at

Last updated: 3/20/2017

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