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Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Course Information

Coming Early 2019

Armstrong Campus, Savannah, Georgia
Designed for beginning photographers, this class is ideal for those with an interest in capturing stunning images of everything from people to nature. Using digital single-lens reflex photography (DSLR) is like using point-and-shoot technology except that the overall quality and response is enhanced.
This class is geared toward those who anticipate moving toward DSLR photography.
Please Note: You will need to bring your camera and its manual, either out of the box or downloaded from your cameras’ website.

Workshop 1 – The modern digital camera and its operation
Workshop 2 – Lenses and their use in specific situations
Workshop 3 – Controlling exposure to take the perfect picture
Workshop 4 – Composition, visual balance, and backgrounds
Workshop 5 – Photographing people, nature, and architecture
Workshop 6 – Creative use of light, color, and flash photography


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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 Photographer 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 the Fundamentals of Digital Photography Class, please contact Kye Daniels at or call (912) 344-EARN.

Last updated: 10/15/2018