Chihuly Exhibit and Hot Shop St. Pete FL


August 25th,  2019 - 11am - 12:30pm


Join us for a private blown-glass demonstration at the Morean Arts Center’s Hot Shop. Following the demonstration, we will take a guided tour of the Chihuly Collection - spectacular displays of Venetian-style blown glass by one of the Masters of the art, Dale Chihuly.

 Instructors Steve and Faith Hutchinson will be joined by Beth Reynolds, Director of Photography for the Morean Arts Center. Beth will be our guide as we tour the museum where we will photograph the gorgeous glass sculptures that are on display. Our friends from Olympus will also be offering some cameras and lenses to try out if you wish.

 This event is expected to run about 90 mins.  Following the guided tour, participants are welcome to continue enjoying the Chihuly Collection, or explore the other collections that make up the Morean Arts Center. 

What you will learn: Exposure • Composition • Subject Development • Creative Thinking 

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Beyond Camera Basics - Bradenton FL


August 20th,  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.

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Working With Flash Bradenton FL


August 27th,  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


August 28th, 2019  -  6:30pm - 8pm


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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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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Meet the Bees! St. Pete FL


November 9th,  2019  -  4 pm - 5:30 pm


Have you ever wondered about how honey is made? Me too! And then I found an amazing small family business that is making it LOCALLY! Join us for a educational photo workshop with Josh Harris, owner of the St. Pete-based Queen and Colony. He will explain the honey-making process at one of his apiaries (bee farms) with photo ops as we learn. 

We will have opportunity to don bee suits and get up close and personal with the pollinators, see how the colony lives inside the bee boxes, ask questions and taste a sample of their delicious honey!

Recommended Equipment: A camera with a long telephoto lens: ideally 200mm or greater, a tripod if you have one, closed-toe shoes, a sense of curiousity!

Be Aware: You will be required to sign an agreement at the Bee Farm that states you do not have a known bee-allergy. 

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

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