Photography Classes

PHOTOGRAPHY SPRING 2019 CLASSES:

Application CLICK HERE

1ST SESSION - Registration & Payment due Friday, January 4, 2019
Thursdays – JAN 10, 17, 24, FEB 7, 14, 21 (No class JAN 31)
Basic - 9:30am - 11:00am
Special Projects - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Special Projects - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Basic - 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Photo Exhibit: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Dixie

2ND SESSION - Registration & Payment due Friday, February 22, 2019
Thursdays – FEB 28, MAR 7, 14, 21, 28, APR 4
Basic - 9:30am - 11:00am
Special Projects - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Special Projects - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Basic - 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Photo Exhibit: Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:00p at The Dixie

Fees $170/per student/per session

Students take classes in order starting with Basic.

There is no age limit but students are recommended to be in Middle School or above.
Students are responsible for having own digital  photo taking device. (camera, phone, etc.)

Class Descriptions
Basic Digital Photography - This introductory class will explore the basics of seeing a photograph. Taught by a seasoned photojournalist, students of this class will be exposed to a fresh view of the common, everyday subject. A variety of projects will allow the student to experiment with whatever type of camera they have, whether it is a point and shoot, cell phone, or digital SLR. The focus of this class will not be on the technical workings of the camera but on the basic knowledge of what makes a pleasing digital image. The class will culminate with a digital photography exhibit of students’ work.

Special Projects - After completion of the Basic class, this Special Projects class will be an exploration of the student’s visual imagination. Taking a unique, personal approach, focusing one’s interests and exploring personal ways of seeing an image will be the center of this class. Current trends and the exciting challenges found in photography will be a part of each project, encouraging the student to see beyond the surface of the world around us. The class will culminate with a digital photography exhibit of students’ work.

Instructor Jim Veneman is currently a visiting professor of photojournalism at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA. He is the former assistant professor and director of visual communication at Union University. Before coming to Union he was photojournalist for LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville for 14 years. He continues to shoot assignments, covering the efforts in Iraq, Baghdad and on board the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier. From these assignments, the book “A Greater Freedom” was produced. Veneman also covered the days immediately following the World Trade Center attack in New York City, meetings in Cuba with Fidel Castro, mission challenges in Asia, and several international gatherings. His photographs also provided the visual content for the book, “The Inklings of Oxford.” In addition to assignment work and teaching, Veneman assists in the direction of the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference held each spring in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • 191 Court Square
  • Huntingdon, Tennessee 38344
  • (731) 986-2100