About Our Instructors

Joseph Kameen

Joseph Kameen in studio

Joseph Kameen joined the Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the Fall of 2018, as Assistant Professor of Art. Joseph received his BFA in painting and sculpture from Boston University, and his MFA in painting from Indiana University Bloomington. He features the human figure heavily in his drawings and paintings, which use narrative imagery to consider our everyday relationship with unanswerable questions. He has exhibited and curated nationally, including shows at The Painting Center and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York.

John Antaki

John Antaki

John Antaki, born and raised in Aiken, SC, 1991. He attended South Aiken and Clemson University. After working with a production facility in Trenton, and the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia, John left the 9-5 desk job to increase his skills in photography in 2017. John is now making a living as a wedding photographer and videographer. He also works with the Aiken and Augusta Magazine, free lance work for marketing companies, as well as local businesses and events. John is proficient with the photo and video editing programs Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro. He is a preferred wedding vendor for Newberry Hall in Aiken, SC and the Corley Mill house in Columbia, SC and has traveled for weddings in Maryland, Chicago, and Spain. His work can be seen in almost every issue of the Augusta Magazine as well as on his website JohnAntaki.comInstagram: Antaki.son and Youtube: John Antaki.

Choosing a Camera and Lens

Course Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: B&E 124

Price: $50

Instructor: John Antaki

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Students at a computer

In this class, we go beyond Best Buy's camera recommendations and start to understand whether the camera or the photographer creates the photo. You will be informed on where to get credible camera reviews, what cameras are available on the market, and which camera fits your needs.

101: Photography Basics

Camera in hand

Every camera’s user interface is unique and takes time to learn but the basic/fundamental parameters of shutter speed, ISO, and Aperture are the same for each camera. Understanding these 3 things is essential to mastering photography and is applied 100% of the time. 

Course Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: B&E 124

Price: $50

Instructor: John Antaki

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Photography 102: Real World Applications

Course Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: B&E 124

Price: $50

Instructor: John Antaki

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Photography in Real World

An advanced combination of Classes I and II and how to correctly apply them in real world situations.