Georgia Southern University

Digital Photography Classes

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DIGITAL IMAGING BASICS – Starts 1/13/2015

DIGITAL IMAGING BASICS
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday, 1/13/2015 and 1/15/2015

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $75 per person

Learn about digital photography, its language and equipment. Learn about your digital camera’s scene modes and menu options; how megapixels affect your print size and quality; the difference between dpi and ppi; information on different file types and storage and print options. You’ll also learn how to transfer images from your camera to your PC, organize your images using Microsoft Live Photo Gallery and share your images by e-mail, web-sharing, CD/DVD or USB drives.

TECHNIQUES FOR BETTER DIGITAL PHOTOS – Starts 2/18/2015

TECHNIQUES FOR BETTER DIGITAL PHOTOS
Dates: Wednesday and Saturday, 2/18/2015, 2/21/2015, 2/25/2015

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $90 per person

Learn how to use your pocket digital camera effectively for better photos. This class covers the basic principles of light and composition, camera functions and settings, work-flow habits and printing/storage options. Class critiques and homework assignments help you learn about your camera, how to improve your shooting style and produce good quality images. Digital Imaging Basics is recommended as a prerequisite. You need to be somewhat familiar with your camera’s function, so read your camera manual prior to coming to class!

CREATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Starts 3/5/2015

CREATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: Thursday and Saturday, 3/5/2015, 3/7/2015, 3/12/2015, 3/14/2015, 3/19/2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays 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. You’ll spend time in the classroom for lectures and critiques and also spend time in the field for complete hands-on assignments. You’ll need a DSLR camera and manual, any changeable lenses and a tripod. A basic understanding of your DSLR’s controls is required. Knowledge of how to e-mail photos as attachments is also required.

ADVANCED CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY – Starts X/X/2015

ADVANCED CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $TBA

Hone exposures using the Zone System using a more advanced metering technique with your camera’s spot meter and center-weight/partial meter. You’ll continue to work with basic composition rules to enhance your creative vision. You’ll spend time in the classroom for lectures and critiques and in the field completing hands-on assignments. A DSLR camera, any changeable lenses, and a tripod are needed. Knowledge of how to e-mail photos as attachments is also required. Prerequisite: Creative Photography.

PHOTOSHOP BASICS – Starts X/X/2015

PHOTOSHOP BASICS
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $TBA

This class will show you how to use the different tools, layers and filters of Adobe Photoshop CS/CC for improving your photographs. You’ll need a basic understanding of computers, digital imaging and photo editing. Class consists of images to be edited and step-by-step instructions, which can then be applied to your own images. Adaptations for Photoshop Elements are included. Participants must have a basic knowledge of computers, photo editing and digital files.

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY – Starts X/X/2015

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $TBA

This creative class will teach you about the history of portraiture, various tools used by photographers, techniques in on-camera flash, lighting set-ups and styles, and using ambient light with flash. By the end of class, you’ll have a basic knowledge of how to create flattering portraits of your subject. Pre-requisite: Creative Photography. Suggested pre-requisite: Advanced Creative Photography.

GETTING THE MOST FROM ADOBE LIGHTROOM – Starts X/X/2015
GETTING THE MOST FROM ADOBE LIGHTROOM
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $TBA

Adobe Lightroom is a photo editing program used by amateurs and pros alike to organize, edit and export. At first glance, the modules seem straightforward, but this class will delve deeper, showing you how the program can be used as part of an effective workflow process: importing, editing, using/creating presets, identity plates and watermarks, print set-ups using templates, and creating custom templates, as well as exporting/using plug-ins. You must have a basic knowledge of computers, photo editing and digital files.

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Registration Information

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.

Convenient Ways to Register

1. Online (secure server) (using a Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card) at the link below.
Please note: Online registration is for individual registrations only. Please have your credit card ready.

digitalRegisterRegister Online: DIGITAL IMAGING BASICS
Date: Tuesday and Thursday, 1/13/2015 to 1/15/2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $75 per person
digitalRegisterRegister Online: TECHNIQUES FOR BETTER DIGITAL PHOTOS
Dates: Wednesday and Saturday, 2/18/2015, 2/21/2015, 2/25/2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $90 per person
digitalRegisterRegister Online: CREATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: Thursday and Saturday, 3/5/2015, 3/7/2015, 3/12/2015, 3/14/2015, 3/19/2015
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $125 per person
Register Online: ADVANCED CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $TBA
Register Online: PHOTOSHOP BASICS
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $TBA
Register Online: GETTING THE MOST FROM ADOBE LIGHTROOM
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $TBA
Register Online: CREATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Cost: $TBA

2. By Telephone
Call 912.478.5551 (have your Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card ready).
Speed up this process by faxing your registration form in advance to: 912-478-0847.

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: Come to the registration area in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on campus in Statesboro.

PaulaWilliamson
Instructor

Paula Williamson holds an MFA from SCAD and has worked as a commercial photographer since 1982. Her knowledge of photography runs the gamut from historical processes to digital media.

For Digital Photography Classes in Savannah Program Information Contact

Name Title Phone Email
Judy Fogarty Program Specialist – Personal Development, Savannah Area Professional Development and Customized/Contract Training 912.644.5967
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Division of Continuing Education • PO Box 8124 • 847 Plant Drive • Statesboro, GA 30458-8124 • (912) 478-5555 • conted@georgiasouthern.edu