Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

Digital Photography Classes

Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Dates: July 23, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Cost: $90
Registration Deadline: July 22, 2016 (Note: You must give 24 hour notice of cancellation or no refunds may be given)
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

In this hands-on class, 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 taking lots of photos and getting out of “program” mode.

The best way to sharpen your skills is to take a lot of pictures with your DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera. With today’s digital technology not only do you get to see the shot immediately when you shoot it, but if you don’t like it, you can simply delete it.  Students will be walking around and taking pictures, please plan to bring your DSLR camera to the class.


Basic to Intermediate Photography

Dates: Wednesdays and Saturday – August 24, 31 & September 3, 2016
Time: Wednesdays – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays – 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $90
Registration Deadline: August 24, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Instructor(s): Pablo Aguilar & Brittany Nelson

In this photography course, students will go beyond just the basics of photography and begin diving deeper into the technical side of photography. Students will also be challenged to think creatively in their photo taking. Students will be evaluated and must demonstrate the ability to operate a camera in different lighting situations. Participants will be able to confidently approach any lighting situation and know how to technically manage their camera to produce a photo that is exposed correctly.


Creative Digital Photography

Dates: August 27, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Cost: $135
Registration Deadline: August 27 at 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

Go beyond the basics of digital photography. Explore your camera settings and learn how to better control Depth of Field, Exposure, and Focus to capture creative images. During this hands on course you will learn how to use all of the shooting modes available on your camera. You will also get an introduction on learning how to use your flash for photography.  Class will break for lunch from 12-1pm and will be given a special lunch rate for the Dining Commons on campus.


Intermediate to Advanced Photography

Dates: Thursdays and Saturday – September 1, 8, 10, 2016
Time: Thursdays – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays – 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $135
Registration Deadline: September 10 at 12:00 p.m.
Instructor(s): Pablo Aguilar & Brittany Nelson

Go beyond the basics of digital photography. Dive deeper into the technical side of photography and learn how to use those technical skills to create beautiful imagery. Learn more about depth of field, ISO, aperture and shutter speed to make your images the highest quality possible. Learn about the ins and outs of your camera and what it can do for you! Participants will learn faster and easier ways to do set up your camera so you’re ready for any situation.


Post-Processing Photography Software

Dates: Tuesdays and Saturday – September 13, 20, 24, 2016
Time: Tuesdays – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $135
Registration Deadline: September 13 at 12:00 p.m.
Instructor(s): Pablo Aguilar

So you’ve taken your photos but you want to make them look the best that they can? This course is for you! Learn how to manipulate your photos a little or a lot with post-processing software. In this course you’ll learn how to use post-processing to remove blemishes, stains, etc. from your photos as well as add contrast, correct exposure and much more! If you’ve ever wondered how the magazine’s photos look so professional and wanted to learn how they do some of those things, this course will show you just that!


Bringing Still-to-Life Photography

Dates: Thursdays & Saturday – September 22, 29 and October 1, 2016
Time: Thursdays – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $135
Registration Deadline: September 22 at 12:00 p.m.
Instructor(s): Brittany Nelson

Still life photography is a genre of photography used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. It is the application of photography to the still life artistic style. An example is food photography. In this course, participants will learn how to set up a still life portrait and how to make decisions about lighting to accurately capture the colors, depth and aesthetics of their still images in order to bring their photos to life. An image with still objects doesn’t have to be boring. This course will teach participants how to bring their photos to life no matter the subject matter!


Basic to Intermediate Photography

Dates: Wednesdays & Saturday – October 5, 12, 15, 2016
Time: Wednesdays – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays – 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $90
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Instructor(s): Pablo Aguilar & Brittany Nelson

In this photography course, students will go beyond just the basics of photography and begin diving deeper into the technical side of photography. Students will also be challenged to think creatively in their photo taking. Students will be evaluated and must demonstrate the ability to operate a camera in different lighting situations. Participants will be able to confidently approach any lighting situation and know how to technically manage their camera to produce a photo that is exposed correctly.


Intermediate to Advanced Photography

Dates: Tuesdays & Saturday – October 11, 18, 22, 2016
Time: Tuesdays – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays – 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $135
Registration Deadline: October 11 at 12:00 p.m.
Instructor(s): Pablo Aguilar & Brittany Nelson

Go beyond the basics of digital photography. Dive deeper into the technical side of photography and learn how to use those technical skills to create beautiful imagery. Learn more about depth of field, ISO, aperture and shutter speed to make your images the highest quality possible. Learn about the ins and outs of your camera and what it can do for you! Participants will learn faster and easier ways to do set up your camera so you’re ready for any situation.


Digital Photo Editing

Dates: October 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break – discount at Dining Commons $8.75, not included in registration fee)
Location: Nessmith-Lane Center, Statesboro, GA
Cost: $139
Registration Deadline: October 28
Instructor: Jeremy Wilburn

We will cover two main photo editing titles from Adobe – Lightroom and Photoshop. Do you want to learn how to edit your images? Whether you’re a busy parent shooting lots of pictures or a professional photographer with many clients, this photo editing class will help you get the results you want in a lot less time. Participants will learn how to use photo editing tools for digital photography. This course will help participants to prepare, edit, and organize photos quickly and effectively. Participants will learn simple step-by-step instuctions for basics like cropping, rotating and resizing images. They’ll also learn about histograms and how to adjust light, exposure, color and color casts as well as work with contrast, shadows, highlights, saturation, vibrance and more!

Instructor

Jeremy Wilburn

Jeremy Wilburn joined Georgia Southern University’s Office of Marketing and Communications in October 2011. Jeremy is responsible for the marketing photographs for the University, and works closely with the graphic designers to help spread the word about one of the nation’s leading institutions. Jeremy comes to Georgia Southern from the University of Illinois, Springfield, where he worked as Marketing/Recruitment Specialist and University Photographer. 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’s work has been featured internationally both online and in print for various magazines and newspapers. He has also worked with the city of San Diego, Calif., the American Cancer Society and the Smithsonian Institution on a secondary level science book for the National Science Resources Center. His photographic passion lies in photojournalism.

Pablo Aquilar and Brittany Nelson

Pablo Aguilar ​and Brittany Nelson ​are a professional photography couple based out of Historic Downtown Savannah, Ga. They run a full ­service commercial photography business helping clients and businesses advertise. They also own “Capturing Savannah­ Photo Tours and Workshops”​. They have earned an excellent reputation in TripAdvisor over the last 4 years, proving they can teach technical photography in an average of 2 hours and have clients completely transformed and actually understanding their camera and executing like an artist. Imagine having them for a 3 session class! Meeting in 2010 at technical photography school (Hallmark Institute of Photography), they learned immersive photography on the most professional of equipment in a 10­-month portfolio program emphasizing hands-­on learning from seasoned professionals. They briefly lived in New York City for another 10­ months working in the major leagues of photography, and it helped to cement their move to Savannah in January 2012. Since July 2012 Pablo and Britt have been teaching visitors and locals how to photograph conceptually and to see the world differently using their unique training, encouragement and a genuine passion for teaching photography and the practice itself.

Contact Us

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

For more information on courses in Savannah or the Coastal Georgia Center, please contact Ally Jones (eajones@georgiasouthern.edu) or Kye Daniels (adaniels@georgiasouthern.edu).

Last updated: 7/1/2016

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