Photography Courses

The University of Georgia can help you develop your gift for creativity.

Are you a photography novice, hobbyist or professional? Tap the full potential of your digital camera. UGA offers an extensive catalog of courses to expand your photography expertise and enjoyment.

Athens – classroom and field locations

You’ll learn about lighting, composition, lenses, portraiture basics, creative uses of shutter and aperture, and more.

Multiply your enjoyment of digital photography with Lightroom! You'll turn good photos into great photos – and you'll turn yourself into a superb photo librarian. 

Learn and practice the techniques master photographers use to make great portraits. No studio or lighting equipment needed.

Master the skills necessary to capture perfect night images of cityscapes, street scenes, people, moon and stars, and lightning. 

Explore composition strategies, exposure and lighting techniques, shutter speed, macro and telephoto photography, and more.

Learn the essential steps in starting a photography business such as basic equipment needed, developing a business plan and goals, and obtaining a license.

Take your knowledge of Adobe Photoshop to the next level! In this class, you'll learn about Photoshop's filters, tools, plug-ins, layering styles, and other features. Then, you'll apply what your new skills to retouching actual files and creating a photo book. 

Show off your best photographs! Learn to size, mat and frame your work for effective display. 

Online, Instructor-Led Courses

Put the wonders of digital photography to use! This course gives you a broad overview of the basics for personal and commercial applications. 

Would you like to become a skilled people photographer? Here’s your start! Learn about portraits, group shots, action photography, and much more. Discover how to set moods, and create themes, and fill your photographs with imagery. 

Learn to apply your digital camera's controls and features to the many aspects of outdoor photography. In no time, you’ll have the skills to take beautiful photos of landscapes, flowers, trees, animals, and water.  

Bring out the best in your photos with image editing. You'll learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 to do everything from quick fixes to detailed image enhancements. 

Master the advanced features of Photoshop Elements 11. Packed with hands-on activities and step-by-step instructions, this course will make you an accomplished user in just a few weeks. 

Here's a portfolio of tips and tricks for taking excellent photos in all types of situations, including portraiture, landscape, macro and still life. 

This course is packed with tips for anyone who wants to capture memories from their travels, and for those seeking guidance on the business aspects of travel photography. 

Also see:
Photoshop and Graphic Design courses on the Graphic & Multimedia Design page