KNOXVILLE
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday the 21st of May
Downtown Knoxville - 10am - 2 Hours
What is it about street photography that makes it interesting? For me it's the possibility of catching different random subjects from people to cars or buildings. Mainly for me it's capturing people at random. Street Photography is legal outdoors for those who wonder. This will be explained during the walk. I will help you with the best settings for your lens. The greatest thing about street photography is working on your composition as subjects just move and don't pose for you. It will make you a better photographer with practice and time. This will be a very fun day. Come and join us!
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$35pp     8 places left
Portrait Photography in Natural Light with Models

Portrait Photography in Natural Light with Models

Saturday the 28th of May
Strong Alley AKA Graffiti Alley - 10am - 2 hours
What started it all? Portrait Photography. We all love taking photos of someone. Whether it is our kid's family, selves, or significant others we have all done it at one point. Then we look and wonder what we could have done to make the photo better or the person look better, is it light composure posing or a combination of these elements. That's what this meetup will be. Portrait photography with natural light. Hope to see some people at this one. Come and join us!
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$35pp     9 places left
Editing 101 and Beyond Virtual  Class (Zoom)

Editing 101 and Beyond Virtual Class (Zoom)

Saturday the 4th of June
Via Zoom - 10am-1pm - 3 hours
You shot everything in camera the right way but want to do a little extra to your photo. I will be teaching Luminar and Lightroom editing in this class. It is very similar setup to lightroom but has more AI features available. The techniques and sliders and adjustments we will be learning can be used in any good editor so you will learn no matter what editor you use. The only difference is some editors have different work flows but the concepts are the same. We will learn basics and beyond up to masking dodge and burn, lighting, reading histogram, proper sharpening and clean up of photos exposure white balance and color correction. Participants will also be able to share their screens if they have individual questions that they need help with. If interested feel free to sign up and lets learn and have fun.
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$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 11th of June
Greenbelt Park Maryville,TN - 10am - 3 hours
Got a new camera and not sure what to do? This class is for you. Starting with functions of your camera to tips on how to get better in-focus images. You will learn a lot in these fun-filled 3 hours as well as put lessons into practice. The way I teach is an easier way of learning but feel free to take notes as we go along for future reference. You will earn as an example the different modes of your camera proper shooting techniques and more. Come and join us!
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$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
HDR Photography Meetup

HDR Photography Meetup

Saturday the 18th of June
Suttree Landing Park - 5pm - 2
Ever wonder how people get those landscape shots or shots of non-moving objects even in a bad light and capture the sky without blowing it out or the shadows being underexposed. This is where HDR comes into play. Also known as Bracketed shooting that is what this meetup will be all about. Be sure you have an editing program that can merge HDR images before signing. Most editing programs do. Reason for this if you have never shot HDR is you will be taking 5-7 images to merge into one.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Flower and Plant Photography Meet-up

Flower and Plant Photography Meet-up

Saturday the 25th of June
Knoxville Botanical Gardens 2743 Wimpole Ave Knoxville, TN 37914 - 10am - 2 hours
Capturing the beauty of a flower in a photo is one of the most relaxing things I do. Take your time and find the right flower and lens. See up close what nature doesn't show us in fine detail. Flowers are one of the planet's most beautiful things to observe when in bloom. In this meetup you will learn some tips for getting those great photographs and what settings to use.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Playing with Bokeh Meet-up

Playing with Bokeh Meet-up

Saturday the 9th of July
Greenbelt Park Maryville - 4pm - 2 hours
There are times for everything to be in focus and then there is time for Bokeh. Get that separation between your subject and the background. This technique is used a lot in portraits but also in other photography as well. It truly gives a different look to a subject when used properly. This meetup is all about Bokeh
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday the 16th of July
Lenoir city park - 10 am - 3
Have you been shooting in auto for a while and you feel ready to learn manual mode? This will be the class for you. You will learn the exposure triangle metering mode and white balance set ups and usage while doing some challenges. Once you learn manual mode it does open up a lot of possibilities for different photos. Come and join us! Bring some paper and a pen to take some notes if you want. This one will be information-packed.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT KNOXVILLE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations around Knoxville.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next one is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Knoxville Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.


We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

REVIEWS
It was fun, enjoyed the challenges and taking the time to take photos.
4/5
Randy Gleckler
May 8th 2022
good interaction, I learned to know other aspects of my camera
4/5
carlos veliz
May 7th 2022
Jim knows his stuff and is happy to share.
5/5
Larry Effler
May 7th 2022
Great! Jim is a great teacher, taking time to explain and make sure everyone understands.
5/5
Anthony Chambers
April 24th 2022
Excellent workshop with lots of great suggestions from Josh.
5/5
Nancy Goldberg
October 4th 2021
Excellent workshop with lots of great suggestions from Josh.
5/5
Nancy Goldberg
October 3rd 2021
Excellent workshop with lots of great suggestions from Josh.
5/5
Nancy Goldberg
October 2nd 2021
Enjoyable, learned a few things.
4/5
Graciela
September 15th 2021
Kyle Hislip was absolutely amazing. He was very patient with us and was extremely knowledgeable. I look forward to doing more classes in the future.
5/5
Ashley Clapp
August 14th 2021
Kyle was great and really knows his stuff!
5/5
Larry Effler
August 14th 2021
Fun and informative! Look forward to another class soon!
5/5
Leila Maupin
March 10th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Jim Shores
Jim Shores has been a professional free lance photographer for almost 8 years now. Jim has shot everything from street photography and portraits to landscapes and product photography and vehicles. As of the past few months he has specialized in real estate photography. Jim has 8 years experience in editing and lighting as well and has in the past year started doing video work and editing. Jim has a passion for creating and likes to help others achieve the same.