Intro to Photography is great for students who are curious about photography and want to learn more about the basics of making 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: 13-17

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Course Date:
Monday, July 19, 2021 to Friday, July 23, 2021
Course Date Info:

Camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Some 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.


Camp - $400

Lunch - $55/week (optional)

This course is designed for students with little to no background in photography.


Rosie BrockRosie Brock is a photographer based in Athens, Georgia. She is currently an MFA Studio Art Candidate at the University of Georgia, where she instructs the undergraduate course, Introduction to Photography and Image Culture. Brock 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 and Photo District News. Recently, she has completed editorial assignments for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. In 2019, she was named as a Flash Forward 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 second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Matthew J. BrownMatthew J. Brown is an artist and amateur musician from Kingsport, Tennessee. He received his BFA in Studio Art from East Tennessee State University in 2015 and his MFA from the University of Georgia in 2021. His work has been exhibited internationally and featured in online publications most notably IGNANT, It's Nice That, Oxford American, and HuffPost. Brown's work resides in the Archive for Documentary Arts at Duke University. He often works in long-form photography projects exploring his relationships to his family, geographic region, lost loves, and corporate labor while maintaining a healthy consistency of futility, humor and intuition running through the individual projects. This is Matthew’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A DSLR camera is suggested for this camp, but not required. Students can also use a point-and-shoot digital camera or a cell phone camera. This course will focus mostly on how to create great images no matter what kind of camera you have!

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