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You don't need a studio or lighting equipment to make beautiful portraits. And you don't need to tell your subjects "Say cheese!" to get great expressions. This course immerses novice or practiced photographers into all aspects of portraiture. You'll learn techniques and poses to put into practice as you build your own portfolio of portraits in a variety of settings. 


Format: Classroom 

Hours: 14 hours / 1.4 CEUs 

Where: UGA's Athens campus 

When: Feb. 11 - Apr. 1, 2019

Cost: $179

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In seven weekly two-hour sessions, including field trips, you will learn:

  • how to work with and pose your model
  • how to compose an attractive image
  • how to make the most of light and time
  • tips for environmental, street, people, and self portraits
  • business and social etiquette considerations in photographic portraiture

In these sessions or at home, you will:

  • make a set of creative self portraits
  • photograph two or more people in an indoor or outdoor setting
  • make a virtual portfolio for presentation at the final session

Who Should Attend?

People who are interested in photography as hobby or possible profession.

The class is open to students 18 years of age and up. Minors ages 15 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian who must be present in the classroom with the student at all times. We highly recommend that parents or guardians take advantage of the learning opportunity by signing up with their students. Please note that a request and agreement form for registration of a minor is required to complete the application. Call (706) 542-3537 for more information.

Course Information

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Course Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 to Monday, April 1, 2019
Course Date Info: 

Mondays, 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: 

14 Hours/1.4 CEUs 

Definition of CEU's.