Digital Photography

June 17-22, 2012

Students will be introduced to the concepts and practices of effective digital photography and given hands-on experience using various styles and techniques in capturing, processing and enhancing digital images. In addition to learning basic camera operations, students will learn about composition, portraiture, black and white photography, lighting and other fundamental topics. A darkroom demonstration and a field trip to a local park are included. Students must supply their own camera and memory card, which can be either a digital SLR or a digital point and shoot. Students of all experience levels encouraged to apply.

The week will culminate with a special student show on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. in Gregory Center. This event is open to families and friends.

The digital photography academy is open to students ages 14-18.


All Fine Arts programs will follow the same basic schedule and join together for meals and morning and evening activities. Schedules are subject to slight changes and will be indicated at the time of registration.

7:45-8:15 AM
Breakfast for Residential Students
8:15-8:30 AM
Opening Devotions
8:30-9:00 AM
The Alexander Technique*
9:00-10:30 AM
10:30-10:45 AM
10:45-12 NOON
12:00-1:00 PM
1:00-2:30 PM
2:30-2:45 PM
2:45-5:00 PM
5:30-6:30 PM
Dinner for Residential Students
6:30-7:30 PM
Free Time or additional Session
7:30-9:00 PM
Evening Activity for Residential Students

*The Alexander Technique
Milligan is fortunate to have a professor certified to teach “The Alexander Technique,” which is a method of learning how to use less effort in activity.


Programs are led and taught by Milligan faculty, who are highly qualified and experienced in their fields. Milligan students serve as counselors and staff throughout the week.

Mark W. Peacock
Associate Professor of Legal Studies / Instructor in Digital Photography

Mr. Peacock, who teaches the introductory class in Digital Photography, has taught at Milligan since 1998. He holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. His photography has been featured in various local and regional publications and was recently featured in the photographic show “East Meets West” at the Nelson Fine Art Center in Johnson City, TN. His daily blog, Appalachian Treks, showcases his landscape photography while promoting the beauty of this region. In addition to landscape photography, Peacock also works in the areas of family portraiture, sports photography, and higher education photography.

M. Alice Anthony
Associate Professor of Art

Mrs. Anthony has taught photography and art courses at Milligan since 1991. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis (B.S.) and East Tennessee State University (M.F.A.). Before coming to Milligan, Anthony was an adjunct professor in the department of art and design at East Tennessee State University. Her work has appeared inside and on the cover of Now & Then, Southern Exposure, and the Photo Review. The Tennessee Baptist Convention featured her photography on its Golden State Mission Offering Poster in 1991 and again in 1993. She has won numerous awards in juried shows and is a member of Who's Who of American Women (1989-90), Who’s Who Among American Teachers (2003-04), Phi Kappa Phi, and the Society of Photographic Education. She has had group and solo exhibitions in over ten states and was a featured artist at the Tennessee Art Commission Gallery in the summer/fall of 2003. Several of Anthony's students have placed in regional and national photography competitions, such as Photographer's Forum Annual College Competition.

Fine Arts at Milligan

The fine arts major is designed to contribute to the development of students’ God-given personalities and talents by increasing their appreciation for and knowledge of human creativity. Within that context, the major in fine arts cultivates the development of Christian artists who glorify God by striving for the highest standards of artistic excellence-ministering to people through their art and contributing to the richness and beauty of life, both in the church and in society.

The strength of the fine arts major lies in its interdisciplinary nature. There are five areas of emphasis from which a student may choose when declaring a fine arts major. They are art, film studies, music, photography, and theatre arts.

Milligan College

Milligan College is a premier Christian liberal arts college in beautiful Northeast Tennessee. Milligan has been named one of the Top 10 best baccalaureate colleges and one of the Best Buys in the South by U.S. News & World Report. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs, all designed to help individuals prepare for lives of servant-leadership.

More Information

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