January 28th, 2020 - 6pm - 7:30pm
This class will teach the fundamentals of working with 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.
January 30th, 2020
This class is for anyone who wants to create visually compelling photographs - with ANY camera.
Composition in photography is more than having a “good eye.” You will learn “the rules” of composition – a critical element for great photos. We will look at examples of successful pieces and discuss how these elements can be applied in our photography. In this class, we will discuss the Rule of Thirds, Geometry & Lines, Colors, Shapes, Patterns, Framing, and more.
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
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.