Photography Classes

Photography Class Schedules and Cost

Spring 2017 Application click here

Spring 2017 1st Session
Registration & Payment due: 
Friday, December 29, 2016

Basic - 9:30a - 11:00a
Special Projects - 1:00p - 2:30p
Special Projects - 5:30p - 7:00p
Basic - 7:15p - 8:45p

Thurs.: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, FEB. 2, 9
Exhibit on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 

Spring 2017 2nd Session
Registration & Payment due:
Friday, February 17, 2017

Same class times as listed above

THURS.: FEB. 23, MAR. 2, 16, 23, 30, APR. 6
Exhibit on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.



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 Class Description

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.

Jim Veneman Biography

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.

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