Lighting and Flash for Digital Photography

Have you ever taken a picture, and it turned out too light or too dark or the color was washed out? 


  • Format: Classroom

    Hours: 12 hours / 1.2 CEU

    Where: UGA's Athens campus

    When: Sept. 17 - Oct. 22, 2015

    Cost: $179

Here's your chance to learn the proper lighting and flash techniques for your digital photography. Designed for beginners, this digital lighting/flash course will establish the basic terminology, equipment, and techniques used in digital photography. Learn the latest in on- and off-camera lighting/flash, outdoor/natural lighting, and studio lighting and have the opportunity to see and operate light sources used in today's digital photography. You will evaluate scenes, models, equipment, and select the proper technique to use during a photo shoot and you will photograph a model using the lessons learned during the course.

Students will need to bring a digital SLR camera and shoe mount flash with the owner's manual to class and be familiar with the camera and flash settings. The instructor will advise you of other equipment needed for class. 

Course Information

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Course Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - Thursday, October 22, 2015
Course Date Info: 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Course Format: 
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
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Continuing Education Information: 

1.2 CEU

Floyd Downer has taken photographs since 1976 when he was given the mission in the United States Army to photography activities surrounding the bicentennial visit of The Queen of England. He has taken photographs all over the world and is the owner of Floyd Downer Photography located in Athens, Georgia.

Floyd is a graduate of Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas and he is a recent graduate of The University of Georgia Continuing Education Photography Certification Program.

Floyd has contributed work to the University of Georgia's Athletic Department, Office of External Affairs, Office of Finance and Administration and Office of the President. He has several photographs on book covers.

View Floyd's work at 

Fundamentals of Photography or equivalent experience with the instructor's permission.