Beyond Camera Basics - Bradenton FL


June 4th, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


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.

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Personalized Camera Instruction

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 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.

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Working With Flash Bradenton FL


June 18th,  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.

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JPI Olympus User Group Bradenton FL


June 26, 2019  - 6:30pm - 8:00pm 


This Group is open to the public and photographers interested in Olympus micro 4/3 mirrorless systems. Hosted by Steve & Faith Hutchinson, Olympus Ambassadors and Workshop Partners. There are no fees or dues for joining this group, however some group activities have fees. The group meets once a month on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

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Photo Walk at Sunken Gardens St. Petersburg FL

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June 30th,  2019   -   12:30pm - 2pm


Join us for a Photo Walk around the lush, beautiful Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg. This 90 minute event will include two instructors, Faith and Steve Hutchinson, who will help you with your camera settings to capture all of the lovely scenery that this tropical location has to offer. The Gardens include many native and exotic plants, koi ponds, birds, butterflies, small waterfalls and lush foliage - a ton of scenery to inspire any new or experienced photographer. 

Recommended gear: a camera, sunscreen, comfortable shoes. An umbrella, hat or rain gear. If you have a tripod, polarizing filter, neutral density filter or other camera lenses, these items could also be useful. 

 Transportation and admission is not included in ticket price. Sunken Gardens admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors. Reciprocal Gardens benefits and membership programs may apply: please check the Sunken Gardens website for other offers. 

What you will learn: Exposure • Composition • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Working with Lens Compression • Close Up Photography

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