Taking Better Pictures
About Taking Better Pictures
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.
This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School & is limited to 8 students. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.
Class Materials Needed
A digital interchangeable lens camera.
Beginning to intermediate.
The class will meet for four weekly 120-min live online sessions at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT | 23:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on March 3.
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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.
How It Works
Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. Class enrollments may be cancelled for full refund up to five days before the class start date.
Book 1:1 online lessons with James Morgenthaler on their Lessonface profile.
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 45 years and has been involved with digital photography for the last 30 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 classes via Zoom for the Southeastern Photographic Society and UGA.
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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface
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