Introductory Photography

This program has been cancelled.

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Intro to Photography is great for students who are curious about photography and want to learn more about the basics of taking pictures! This course will be an introduction to both the technical aspects of photography (camera settings, correct exposure, lighting, etc.) and artistic strategies for creating an image. We will also cover the basics of photo editing (using a free online platform) to help your pictures stand out! Along the way, you'll be introduced to historical and contemporary photographers for inspiration as you create your own images.

Ages: 12-17

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Course Date:
Saturday, November 14, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Course Date Info:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Students will be using UGA’s eLearning Common and Collaborate Ultra for this course. Students will be e-mailed their access information one week before the program and will be able to log-in to their program each day at 8:45 a.m.



This course is designed for students with little to no background in photography. Students are required to have their own camera!


Mary Beth GarrettMary Beth Garrett is from Columbus, Georgia, and recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in photography from the University of Georgia. She is currently back at UGA pursuing a master’s degree in Art Education. She has a passion for creating images and for sharing her love of photography with students! At the moment, her photography work focuses on how digital technology functions in her relationship with herself and others. This is Mary Beth’s third year as a Summer Academy instructor.


Rosie BrockRosie Brock is a photographer based in Athens, Georgia. She is currently an MFA Studio Art candidate at the Lamar Dodd School of Art and holds a BFA in Photography and Video from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been published by Oxford American, Photo District News, and The New York Times. She was named as a Flash Forward 2019 winner by The Magenta Foundation and as a finalist for Film-Photo Award’s student grant. During 2018 Brock was a student winner in the PDN Photo Annual, as well as a runner up in the Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund. This is Rosie’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students must have a computer or tablet that has Internet access and one of the following browsers installed: Google® Chrome™, Apple® Safari®, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Microsoft® Edge. Please visit Brightspace Browser Support in the Community for further details about the Browser Support Lifecycle. Starting January 1, 2020, eLC will no longer be supported on Microsoft® Internet Explorer®.

Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your program.