Photo Techniques & Lighting for Any Camera w/ Jamie Harmon
Mac Advantage4860 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
6 Spaces Available!
Learning more about your Camera Equipment – Editing Software or darkroom equipment. Introducing techniques to facilitate more dynamic and interesting images.
Discussing what, when and how to shoot a wide variety of subject matter as well as how to approach or document and event or outing with the family…etc.
Creative conversation and whatever else we can squeeze in.
Any camera will work – feel free to bring laptops if you have software or editing questions. Any skill level will be accommodated.
Born and raised in Mississippi – Tennessee – Arkansas.
1973 – found a Turtle and put it under a cup in the backyard for safe keeping. The neighbor kid stole it.
1974 – Found some toys in a ditch on a rainy day and brought them home to keep as my own. Grew paranoid that I had stolen them and felt bad.
1975 – Moved to Memphis… explored a ditch.
1976 – started Kindergarten and got a mean teacher named Ms. Pruitt.
1977 – Saw Elvis driving through the gates of Graceland.
1978 – Moved to Helena, AR. – Shot a Red Winged Black bird with a Red Rider BB Gun. Felt horrible and never killed another bird.
1979 – Shot off a flare gun within the city limits.
1980 – Moved to Tupelo – Found a copperhead in an old fire pit. Ran for my life.
1981- Moved to Wynne, AR. – threw a fire cracker into a neighbors yard and burned up all his grass. I did not know this would happen.
1982 – Moved to Forrest City, AR. – Took a walk on the rail-road tracks next to my house… lost track time and accidentally walked out of town. Also received my 1st. camera.
1983 – Moved back to Memphis – On the bus ride to school had a kid ask me if I was a girl or boy?
1984 – Got my right foot caught under the rear wheel of an ATV and spent the entire summer healing.
1985 – Started a web-sight (called a bulletin board at the time) with my Commodore 64 called it the black market.
1986 – Sold the computer and bought a VW Beetle.
1987 – slept through many classes in high school.
1988 – Graduated school and started Memphis College of Art then promptly dropped out.
1989 – Bought a 1972 VW Camper and drove to Nova Scotia. Lived in the camper and was very cold some nights.
1990 – Became self aware for the third time.
1991 – Bought a photo business and worked 65 hours a week.
1992 – drove from Memphis to L.A. and bought three vintage Vespa Scooters. Gas was cheap back then.
1993 to 96 – worked way to hard
1997 – Moved to Winston-Salem NC. it didn’t take.
1998 – Moved to Amarillo, TX. – witnessed a tumble weed roll under a 1978 Buick… catch on fire and burn the car to the ground. I did not have my camera with me.!
1999 – My son Gus was born and I bought a 1971 VW Crewcab – I still own both to this very day.
2003 – Moved to Valdosta, GA. Started a personal and not very well funded Guerilla art campaign across the country. I taped photographs to the bottom of restaurant tables everytime I ate out.
2004 – Took a desk job and immediately had a panic attack. Seriously I freaked out in the restroom and started plotting a viable excuse to quit.
2005 – The Job was Curator of a regional Art Center and it all worked out very well.
2006 – Still worked out but a bit routine.
2007 – Quit the Curator job and focused on Cultural Anthropology ( still taping photos under tables)
2008 – Second child born – Hopper Atticus Harmon – Met Daniel Craig (new James Bond dude) at a Sushi bar in Northern California… but pretended not to know who he was.
2009 – Finally passed a college Algebra class.
2010 – Moved back to Memphis
2011 – Worked on building a photo studio out of a vintage camper – it would evolve into a photo booth.
2012 – Got married inside Ernestine and Hazels to the wonderful Leah Keys.
2013 – Wrote this Bio. as a hook in hopes to share knowledge, have some fun and pay a mortgage.
30 plus years working with almost every format of film camera equipment as well as Black and White – Color Darkroom work. Documenting my life with cameras since the age of twelve. See some photo work here uberphoto.com
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