In the Classroom

Beyond Camera Basics - Bradenton FL


February 4th,  2020  -  6pm - 7:30pm


You've left the Automatic Zone, but you still need some help navigating the rules of the road. Join us as we guide you with hands on shooting techniques. You'll learn how to shoot in manual working with the exposure triangle (ISO • Aperture • Shutter). Bring your interchangeable lens camera - Mirrorless or D-SLR - with a fully charged battery. Limited to 6 students. Running time is 2 hours approximately. Class duration may vary, somewhat, from the designated time - depending on group size, and group involvement. The class has an active participation part and expects full interaction with each student. The goal is for everyone to learn, create and enjoy. Fee – $75 - Purchase a new ILC camera from Johnson PhotoImaging and the class is FREE. For free class registration call (941) 896-9921

How to Take Better Portraits Bradenton FL


February 18th, 2020 - 6 - 7:30pm


 Making a portrait is simple right? After all, you have a friendly digital camera! Grab it and snap some photos of family, friends and the kids. The images are in focus, exposure is excellent, and the image is sharp. However, there is still something not quite right, and you are not sure why. You've just learned that there's more to a good portrait than getting it technically correct.

This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of portrait photography, including recommended camera settings, lighting demonstrations, and simple posing techniques. Students will have hands-on shooting time in the photo studio with a live model* to practice what they've learned.

What will be covered: • Focal Length • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Using the Flash • Lighting your subject • Expansion & Compression • Light Modifiers

The class is for either a D-SLR or Mirrorless camera user.

*Models: As a general rule for models and performers, gratuities are encouraged for their services. Tipping is a personal choice and at your discretion.