July 24th, 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.
July 28th, 2019 - 1 pm - 3 pm
Have you ever seen a close up photo with amazing detail and wonder how it is done? We enjoy shooting macro photos and we’d love to show you how to capture amazing close-up images - with your digital SLR, mirrorless or point and shoot camera!
In this 2 hour class we will:
• define macro photography vs close up photography
• Introduce the tools needed for macro and explain ratios
• Explain the challenges and solutions for stunning macro photography
• Demonstrate what settings to use for macro setup
• Divide into groups to put our new skills into action!
This class will take place in an air-conditioned meeting room. This workshop is for a group who understand the very basics, but who want to learn more about close-up/macro photography. We will begin with a classroom-style presentation and then move to our macro setup stations so that each student will have the opportunity to try out what they’ve learned.
August 25th, 2019 - TBA
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
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.
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.
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.