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Upcoming Events

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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$39pp     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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$76pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Working with Reflectors

Working with Reflectors

Saturday the 23rd of July
Greenbelt Park Maryville - 5pm - 2 hours
A lot of people love shooting natural light for a variety of subjects. Sometimes you get those unwanted shadows on the subject though. Yes, you can use a flash but if you want to stick with natural light this is where a reflector comes into play. It is a cheap but effective way of getting extra light or diffusing light if you get what they call a five-in-one reflector. Reflectors can also be used along with flash. If you want to learn how to give your images that extra kick of light they have been lacking sign up for this meetup.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Evening/Night Street Photography

Evening/Night Street Photography

Saturday the 30th of July
Downtown Knoxville - 8pm - 2 hours
This evening's street photography meetup will be a different type of street photography than the one I taught before telling the story of people doing Natural things. There is something about the false lights of a city that give a whole different look to night photos. You can take photos of buildings and people in natural movement but in this one, we will ask strangers to pose for a photo. We might get turned down but you will also get some yes answers as well. It is about putting yourself out there as a photographer. This will break you out of your comfort zone and help you become a better photographer as you talk and direct and pose. If interested please sign up as I am trying different things. Let's get creative.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Automotive Photography Meetup

Automotive Photography Meetup

Saturday the 6th of August
Top Floor of Dwight Kessel Parking Garage - 5:30pm - 2 hours
Do you love the look and sound of a beautiful car. A piece of elegance that is designed to get your attention and the attention of others. Have you ever wanted to know how to capture such a beautiful machine in a photograph to accentuate those beautiful lines and curves of such a wonderful machine. Sign up for this meetup as we will be exploring all this together and capturing some wonderful photos. There will be two subjects present at this time and I hope to see you there.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 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
The event was great and Jim was very knowledgeable and helpful!
5/5
Erin Greene
June 13th 2022
Jim does a great job breaking things down & explaining in easy to understand terms. He listens & answers any questions the group may have.
5/5
Anthony Chambers
June 11th 2022
Very friendly instructor and willingly to help you with anything
5/5
Melissa Voorhies
May 28th 2022
Jim does a great job of issuing the challenges & explaining small details. He makes sure everyone understands, & he reviews our photos after the challenges & offers great constructive criticism.
5/5
Anthony Chambers
May 22nd 2022
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
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.