In the Classroom

Beyond Camera Basics - Bradenton FL


October 17th,  2019  -  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.  

Working With Flash Bradenton FL


November 19th, 2019 - 6pm - 7:30pm


This class will teach the fundamentals of using available light and when to use light modifiers in various photographic situations. Learn how both natural and artificial light will affect the quality of your photos. We will also discuss how to use built-in flash and the benefits of external flashes, also called speedlights. Following the classroom instruction, students will try out some flashes and techniques in the studio.

Students should bring an interchangeable lens camera - either a D-SLR or mirrorless. Please be sure to fully charge your camera's battery. Bring a memory card you don't mind formatting and a way to take notes.

Personalized Camera Instruction


Appointments at Your Convenience

$90 - $150 per hour

Would you like to use your camera out of the auto mode? Don't know which settings to use?

We offer personalized camera instruction to introduce or improve your understanding of the features and settings on YOUR camera. 

Just getting started with a new camera? Or get more familiar with the "out-of-auto" modes? Schedule a sit down with an instructor to go over the settings you'd like to learn more about. One hour of one on one time is only $90.

If you've already got the basics, but want to get some  "in the field" experience with an instructor to guide you, schedule an "on location" appointment. One hour of  "free range photography" is only $150. 

Not sure which option is best for you? Call/text/email us and we'll be happy to discuss it.

How to Take Better Portraits Bradenton FL


October 24th -  6pm - 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.