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Jonathan Mathis
Jonathan was born in Oakland and raised in Fresno (Roosevelt Class of 84). He graduated with a B.A. from UC Berkeley back in the late 80s and received his M.A. in fine art photography from Fresno State. His interests include music, reading (mostly nonfiction), basketball (a lifetime Warriors fan), graphic design, and, of course, photography! He’s been a photographer since his early 20s and has an interest in portraiture, street photography, and photographic history. Currently, Jonathan teaches full-time at Fresno City College in the Graphic Communications and photo departments. He is the dad of two college kids and runs a household of several pets. Jonathan believes that each of us, regardless of background or circumstances, has an inner artist and he loves working with his students to help bring that out!
Upcoming Dates hosted by Jonathan Mathis
Saturday the 11th of December 2021
Natural Light Portraiture Meetup - Fresno State Campus - 10am - 2 hours
We'll look at light, posing, lens choice, and camera settings to achieve stunning portraits with natural light.
Instructor: Jonathan Mathis
$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 8th of January 2022
Using Your New Camera - Sunnyside - 9am - 3 hours
Learn the basics of operating your new camera. This is a hands-on class that will help demystify the controls of your camera. We will cover aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, lenses, focus, scene modes, and more.
Instructor: Jonathan Mathis
$35pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 15th of January 2022
Landscape at the Japanese Gardens - Woodward Park - 9am - 2 hours
Join us as we photograph a Fresno treasure. The Shinzen Japanse Gardens offer amazing opportunities to practice shooting and capture beautiful images. All levels are welcome. The group will be lead by Jonathan Mathis who will be there to help with technical and aesthetic considerations.
Instructor: Jonathan Mathis
$42pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
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