Photography Classes

Professional photographers offer courses from basic photography to advanced techniques.  Learn to navigate your camera to take professional photos and enhance the quality of your photographs.  Take a step beyond the camera and learn Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Basics, printing, and studio lighting.  Instructors also offer themed classes in subject matter from weddings, crime scene photography for police professionals, shooting exotic animals or landscapes.  Some classes require pre-requisites and we also offer a photography certificate program.

Photography Certificate Program

If you do not see a class that you were expecting to be available check back soon as classes are added as they become available, or reach out to us by email.

Black and White Digital Photography
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., April 7-May 19
Cost: $215
This course will explore classic black and white photography from a digital perspective. With subjects ranging from landscape and urban selections to portraits and still life images, the course will provide a thorough introduction to the world of black and white photography. The importance of tonality, textures and composition will be examined, as well as timeless techniques for infrared, hand tinting, multiple imaging and high contrast photography. The course will include classroom sessions and field trips and conclude with print assessment and finishing.
Instructor: Ken Boyd
Prerequisites: Photography I, Photoshop, Lightroom, or permission of the instructor
Additional Requirements: DSLR camera and tripod; optional filters

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Essential Digital Color Printing
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., April 25
Cost: $175
Are you wondering why your prints don’t look like the digital image on your screen? Learn what to look for in a printer. Go through the digital workflow, discussing such things as color management, monitor calibration, and paper and ink selections. You may bring processed images to class and print them on Samford’s printer. Ages 18+. *Limited to 15 students.
Instructor: Chris Bisset

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Instructors

Photo of Christopher Bisset
Christopher Bisset
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Ken Boyd
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
Photo of Cliff Brane
Cliff Brane
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
Photo of Bo Doss
Bo Doss
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
Photo of Dan Matteo
Dan Matteo
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
Photo of Meg McKinney
Meg McKinney
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
Photo of Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
Photo of Butch Oglesby
Butch Oglesby
Instructor
Academy of the Arts