Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

Digital Photography Classes

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THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Starts 9/8/2015

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: Tuesday, 9/8/2015 and Thursday, 9/10/2015
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $90

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, you get immediate access to a picture as soon as you shoot it. There’s no need to worry about wasting your film on a bad shot; if you don’t like it, you can simply delete it. In this introductory hands-on class, you will learn about your camera’s basic settings and how using the manual settings can expand your creative horizons. Emphasis will be on taking lots of photos, getting out of “program” mode and looking at ways to manage the photos you want to print or share online. Students will be walking around and taking pictures at the Coastal Georgia Center, as well as the Visitors Center. An optional field trip may be planned. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Please plan to bring your DSLR camera to the class.

CREATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Starts 9/9/2015

CREATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/9/2015, 9/16/2015, 9/23/2015, and Saturdays 9/12/2015, 9/19/2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $125 per person

Go in-depth into photography principles, aperture and shutter combinations, bracketing and improving composition. Spend time in the classroom for lectures and critiques and in the field for complete hands-on assignments.

PREREQUISITES: A DSLR camera and manual, any changeable lenses and a tripod are required. Have an understanding of your DSLR’s controls and knowledge of how to e-mail photos as attachments.

ADVANCED CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY – Starts 10/7/2015

ADVANCED CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: Wednesdays, 10/7/2015, 10/14/2015, 10/21/2015 and Saturdays, 10/10/2015, 10/17/2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $125

In this course, students will learn to hone the exposures using the Zone System, Gestalt principles, and basic composition rules. They will become confident with the manual mode and learn how to effectively use it for a better understanding of how the camera functions.

PREREQUISITES: Creative Digital Photography

SMART PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE – Starts 10/19/2015

SMART PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE
Dates: Monday, 10/19/2015 and Wednesday, 10/21/2015
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $90

A huge advantage of taking pictures from your smartphone is the ability to show and post images to family and friends right away. This class will teach you how to take better cell phone pictures, as well as how to share them on social media and e-mail. Bring your smartphone so you can take pictures and go through the process of transferring them in this hands-on class. Students will be walking around and taking pictures at the Coastal Georgia Center, as well as the Visitors Center. Please plan to bring your iPhone or Android to class.

PHOTOSHOP BASICS – Starts 10/26/2015

PHOTOSHOP BASICS
Dates: Mondays, 10/26/2015, 11/2/2015, 11/9/2015, 11/16/2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $100

This class will introduce the different tools for editing photographs, how to use layers and other basic editing techniques to improve your photographic images. As a lecture-style class, the instructor will teach students about the software program, Adobe Photoshop CS/CC and how to use this tool for editing photos. Students will be assigned homework for hands-on learning and to work on the skills presented during class. Assignments will ask students to edit images using step-by-step instructions on simple images.

PREREQUISITES: Students should have a basic understanding of computers, digital imaging and photo editing.

Convenient Ways to Register
1. Online (secure server)
We accept a Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover cards.
Please note: Online registration is for individual registrations only. Please have your credit card ready.
digitalRegisterRegister Online: BLACK AND WHITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: Mondays, 8/10/2015, 8/17/2015, 8/24/2015, and Saturdays 8/15/2015, 8/22/2015 (in the field)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $125
digitalRegisterRegister Online: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: Tuesday, 9/8/2015 and Thursday, 9/10/2015
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $90
digitalRegisterRegister Online: CREATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/9/2015, 9/16/2015, 9/23/2015, and Saturdays 9/12/2015, 9/19/2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $125
digitalRegisterRegister Online: SMART PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE
Dates: Monday, 10/19/2015 and Wednesday, 10/21/2015
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $90
digitalRegisterRegister Online: PHOTOSHOP BASICS
Dates: Mondays, 10/26/2015, 11/2/2015, 11/9/2015, 11/16/2015
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $100
2. By Telephone
Call 912.478.5551
Please have your Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card ready.
Speed up this process by faxing your registration form to 912.478.0847.
scocdownload-registration 3. By Mail
Checks should be made payable to Georgia Southern University and mailed to:
Continuing Education Registration
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8124
Statesboro, GA 30460-8124
4. In Person
Drop by our Statesboro office
Nessmith-Lane Conference Center
First Floor, 847 Plant Drive
Georgia Southern University
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cancellation Policy:
If you must withdraw from a class, please notify the registration office by phone, e-mail, or in person. If you notify the registrar at least one working day prior to the beginning of class, you may:
1. Send another student in your place.
2. Transfer your tuition to another class, provided that the second class occurs within six months of the original one.
3. Receive a tuition refund, less a $15 withdrawal fee.
No tuition refunds or transfers will be made after the class begins.
Instructors

BLACK AND WHITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
CREATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOSHOP BASICS

Paula Williamson has earned a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from SCAD and has been working as a commercial photographer since 1982. She was employed as a photojournalist with the Savannah Morning News for over ten years and continues to work as a freelance writer and photographer in the South east. Paula’s extensive knowledge of photography runs the gamut from historical processes to digital media.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
SMART PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE

Robert Cooper has been fascinated by all things photographic for most of his life. He studied photography with Jessica Hines at Georgia Southern and she encouraged him to pursue a career in photography. He was hired as a staff photographer at The Statesboro Herald and went from there to The Panama City (FL) News Herald where he served as photo editor for 13 years. He returned to his native Savannah in 2012 and works as a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture and commercial photography. He routinely works with digital as well as a variety of film cameras. A show of his documentary project “Wheaton: The Street, The People,” was presented by the City’s Cultural Affairs Center in March 2015.

For Digital Photography Classes in Savannah Program Information Contact

Anna “Kye” Daniels
Staff Assistant
Office: Coastal Georgia Center
Phone: (912) 651-2005
Email: personaldevelopment@georgiasouthern.edu

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