Summer Academy Camps

Photography

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This program is ideal for burgeoning photographers who want to explore this fascinating medium and gain a better understanding of photographic technique. We'll start by exploring the fundamentals of photography in more traditional methods, such as building pinhole cameras, creating photograms and developing prints in a darkroom. Then you'll learn to successfully use your DSLR in manual mode as you explore an array of digital techniques in lighting, composition and post-production. We'll look at the history of photography and look at the work of contemporary photographers. The majority of each day will be spent taking photographs in many different styles at locations in and around the University campus and Athens, with time spent later in the week learning the basics of photo editing. You will leave the camp with an online portfolio of your work to share with others and memories to last a lifetime. Note: Students are responsible for bringing a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera to camp with them.

Ages: 13-17

Course Information

Course Number:

85039

Course Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.

Cost:

Day Camp - $360

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $760

Prerequisites:
This course is designed for students with little to no background in photography. Students are required to bring their own digital single lens reflex camera with them to camp. More information on that is below, in the “What to Bring” section.

Financial Assistance:
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.

Instructor: 

Brittainy Lauback is an artist living and working in Athens, Georgia. She has an MFA from the University of Georgia and a BFA from the University of New Mexico. Her work is blend of formal portraiture, street photography and still life, and has been shown both nationally and internationally. She has taught Black and White photography, Digital Visual Culture, and Digital Video Storytelling at both UGA and Broome Community College in upstate New York. This is Brittainy's second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students are required to bring their own digital single lens reflex camera, along with the accompanying camera manual (if available), battery charger, and computer interface cables (USB). Students should also bring a memory card that fits their camera; we recommend 8GB or higher, since we will often be out shooting all day.

A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.