This program is ideal for burgeoning photographers who want to explore this fascinating medium and gain a better understanding of photographic technique. We'll start by exploring the fundamentals of photography in more traditional methods, such as building pinhole cameras, creating photograms and developing prints in a darkroom. Then you'll learn to successfully use your DSLR in manual mode as you explore an array of digital techniques in lighting, composition and post-production. We'll look at the history of photography and look at the work of contemporary photographers. The majority of each day will be spent taking photographs in many different styles at locations in and around the University campus and Athens, with time spent later in the week learning the basics of photo editing. You will leave the camp with an online portfolio of your work to share with others and memories to last a lifetime. Note: Students are responsible for bringing a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera to camp with them.
Monday, June 17, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019
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If these dates don't fit your schedule try Photography: Session B
Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. 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.
Day Camp - $400
Overnight Camp - $880
This course is designed for students with little to no background in photography. Students are required to bring their own digital single lens reflex camera with them to camp. More information on that is below, in the “What to Bring” section.
Mary Beth Garrett is from Columbus GA 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 second year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Students are required to bring their own digital single lens reflex camera, along with the accompanying camera manual (if available), battery charger, and computer interface cables (USB). Students should also bring a memory card that fits their camera; we recommend 8GB or higher, since we will often be out shooting all day.
A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.