Take great photographs with whatever camera you have. While emphasis is on digital single lens reflex cameras, the majority of subject matter applies to photography with any camera, including smart phones and point and shoot cameras. Topics covered include: qualities of light, composition, creative use of camera controls, flash and portraiture. 


Format: Classroom

Hours: 18

Credits: 1.8 CEUs

Where: Fieldwork in Athens

When: Sep. 13 - Nov. 8

Cost: $219

Includes field trip, class project, and evaluation of project photographs with introduction to digital image editing basics. This class is open to anyone 18 years of age and older.  If you have minor children that you wish to attend with you, a Minor Waiver Form is required. Please call our office at 706-542-3537 and see the Who Should Attend Tab for more information. Class size limited to 18.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to learn more about their camera and improve their picture taking skills.

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.

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Monday, September 13, 2021 to Monday, November 8, 2021
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6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Jim Morgenthaler bought his first Nikon when stationed in Korea in the Air Force. Exploring Korea and Japan with that camera sparked the interest in photography that continues to this day. Jim has been teaching photography in Athens for 35 years and has been involved with digital photography for the last 20 years. He has been teaching for the Professional and Personal Development program at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education since his retirement from the University of Georgia. During his work life at UGA, Jim produced educational video, film, computer graphics, and still photography. Jim has taught several classes via Zoom for the Atlanta Photography Club. See the instructor's photos