Something for everyone

Group Workshops

SRQ Photo School offers group workshops on a variety of topics. We have been offering creative photography workshops at Selby Gardens for over 15 years!

In additon we present photography topics to camera clubs, art councils, social and business groups. We can suggest topics for your group or are happy to present on a topic of your choice.

Popular Topics

Below you will find some popular workshops that are great for a diverse audience in experience using different equipment or we can create a workshop on a specific topic of your choice.

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SRQPS is Different

Most modern cameras, including your phone are capable of capturing a really good image with relative ease. Photographers now require less technical assistance to make their images stand out and more creative perspective. I like to call this a make vs. take approach to photography.

Most presentations are very inclusive, meaning they appeal to photographers of all skill levels using the equipment of their choice.

30 years of commercial photography experience coupled with owning an advertising agency has taught me both how powerful a good image can be as well as the components that contribute to their success. I call this the “recipe of a compelling image”.

I can present one of my popular workshops to your group or create a presentation on a topic of your choice. Honorariums average $400.

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About the Instructor

Perry Johnson
Photographer, Graphic Designer, Marketing Strategist

Perry Johnson honed his photography and design skills at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse, France. He has worked as a commercial photographer and graphic designer for over over 30 years as both a freelancer and within the structure of major marketing agencies. 

As a Platinum Member of Nikon Professional Services, Perry was a recipient of one of Nikon’s very first digital cameras (Nikon D #000311) but had to convince clients including Food & Wine Magazine, Target, American Express Financial Services and others to accept images captured in a digital format. A task that took many companies years to accept.

Perry strongly feels his experience using both his own images and those of others as a marketing tool gives him a unique perspective on the power of photography. Over the course of his career he has developed unique opinions on what makes a compelling image and how those elements have and will change over the course of time.

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Kind Words

“The one-on-one instruction was especially helpful by showing me the crucial settings and how they impact your image both technically and creatively. 

I knew little about great photography and the session gave a me a good sense of where to focus both initially and in the longer term.  It inspired me to branch out and explore photographic possibilities.” 

Thanks again!

Robin Bennett

Thank you so so much! After our session our photos came out 100 times better.. We practiced in a variety of conditions and adjusted as you suggested.

The session was very helpful for me especially being able to choose better locations. Going over the fundamentals first, taking it down to the basics was the most helpful for me since I never fully grasped those key important concepts before going into photographing professionally.

We will follow up with any questions, thank you again!!

Jennifer Tee

Digital Marketing Manager, Christ Craft Boats

Wow, just wow! Thanks Perry! I really didn’t know what to expect as my wife gifted me this session. I probably wouldn’t have purchased it for myself as I thought I was already proficient.

Your perspective was really thought provocative and your presentation skills are great. This comes from a professional educator for over 30 years.

I would recommend you to anyone looking to improve their photography no matter what their current skill level is.

Jim Farr

History Professor, Retired, Purdue University

Thank you Perry, your presentation series was well received by both my team and our sales associates in Florida. You took something very complicated and made it easy to understand.

Like you said, our results get better and better each time we shoot. Your suggestion to offer simple feedback to the guys in the field submitting images was totally spot on as well.

Your standard work sheets are very helpful and we will probably ask you to incorporate compositional material as well. Lightroom is working well so all-in-all this program was a great success.

Thanks for making us all look good!

Raegan Davenport

Comercial Coordinator, Enza Zaden USA Inc.

Contact SRQPS

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Sarasota, FL  34242

‭(941) 350-9064

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