Rankin Arts Photography Center

“THE CAMERA IS AN INSTRUMENT THAT TEACHES PEOPLE HOW TO SEE WITHOUT A CAMERA.”
– DOROTHEA LANGE

Rankin Arts Photography Center

The Photography Program at the Rankin Arts Photography Center is the area’s only learning resource for beginners, hobbyists and aspiring professionals. Photography courses at Columbus State University provide practical, hands-on experience and guidance from our knowledgeable instructors. Our Photography Certificate Program provides a structured photographic curriculum allowing each student to focus on techniques to reach his or her personal and professional goals. Students will be able to develop new skills, or build on existing skills, in a relatively short period of time. Our program allows students to focus on the skills necessary for their own personal success. “It was about a year ago that I did something that is very hard for me to do. I purchased photography classes for myself. Those that know me know that I give to others freely but very seldom give to myself, so this was special to me. Although I had a camera, lenses and VERY basic self-taught knowledge, I didn’t know how to fully use my equipment and I wanted to make art like the ones I see from the professionals. The classes at CSU Rankin Arts Photography Center are awesome and have really impacted my creativity in such a positive manner. When I hold the camera up to my eye, I have not any fear and am no longer an introvert but instead, transformed into photographer that will fight his way into the crowd just to get ‘that’ shot.” –Danny Piett

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