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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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Aperture : What the F-stop? in Bradenton FL

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April 16th,  2019   -   6pm - 7:30pm

$75


Aperture: noun (a) the opening in a photographic lens that admits the light. 

In this class, we will be examining one element of the exposure triangle. We will begin with a classroom presentation that will explain how we can use aperture to control depth of field, or to control more or less light through the lens.

Following, students will have the opportunity to test their understanding of concepts by experimenting with aperture 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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Shutter Speed : Stop That! Bradenton FL

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April 23rd,  2019   -   6pm - 7:30pm

$75



Shutter Speed: noun (a) the time for which a shutter is open at a given setting (b) the length of time your camera shutter is open exposing light onto the camera sensor.

A car speeding by. A bird in flight. Fireworks. A fastball. A waterfall.  Shutter speed can freeze action, or create motion blur, depending on the setting that is used. In this class, we will begin with a classroom presentation which will explain how shutter speed (or time value) can be used effectively. Following the presentation, students will have an opportunity to test their new skill 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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Working With Flash Bradenton FL

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April 30th,  2019   -   6pm - 7:30pm

$75


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

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March 27th, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8pm free

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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