JPI Olympus User Group Bradenton FL


May 22, 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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Meet the Bees! St. Petersburg FL


June 1st,  2019   -   9 am - 11 am


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 • Focus Bracketing • Use of Tripods • Working with Lens Compression • Close Up Photography

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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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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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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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