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What’s it take to be a wedding photographer? Learn from a professional who has built a successful photography business in Athens.


Format: Classroom

Hours: 14 hours / 1.4 CEUs

Where: UGA's Athens Campus

When: April 8 - May 13, 2019

Cost: $189

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In this course, Floyd Downer takes you through the entire process of planning the project, capturing the most special moments, and delighting the newlyweds and their families. In addition to sharing his wealth of experiences, he explains the techniques he used for specific photographs in his portfolio.

Over the course of seven weekly two-hour sessions, you will participate in practical exercises and field trips.

You will learn:

  • how to prepare for the engagement and wedding day photography shoots
  • what equipment and staffing assistance you’ll need, plus tips to maximize your effectiveness
  • how to select the best settings for capturing the beauty and joy of the event, from pre-wedding scenes through the wedding ceremony, reception, portraits and candid shots of the wedding party and guests.
  • tips for lighting, camera settings, composition and post-processing
  • business aspects of being a wedding photographer, including building references, negotiating contracts, and delivering images

Plan to bring a digital SLR camera with user manual, Speedlite Flash with user manual, memory cards, and fully charged batteries for all components to all classes. The instructor will advise you of other equipment needed for the class.

Who Should Attend?

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, April 8, 2019 to Monday, May 13, 2019
Course Date Info: 

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

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

14 hours / 1.4CEUs