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Beyond Time Travel: Advanced Techniques in Special Effect Photography with Frederick Van Johnson

  • 06/22/2024
  • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Corona, CA (exact location, sent after registration)

Beyond Time Travel: Advanced Techniques in Special Effect Photography with Frederick Van Johnson

COME JOIN PPOC...for a creative day of photography, filled with friends, networking, a catered buffet lunch, and live models in multiple areas and sets. Guest-speaker Frederick Van Johnson will present on special effect techniques of motion photography, light manipulation, long & multiple exposures, and levitation. The rest of the day will be photographing amazing models in multiple scenes with smoke and bubble machines.

The event will begin at 2 pm, where Frederick Van Johnson will have an interactive discussion called Beyond Time Travel. Frederick's career includes time with Apple and Adobe, and he is the leader of the TWIP – This Week in Photo Community and Podcast. The rest of the day will be spent using your gear and creating amazing photographs hands-on. Multiple shooting locations, real-world photographic challenges, and real time problem-solving all leading to amazing photos created by you!! Informal assistance will be available…


You won’t want to miss this fantastic event!

Join us and transform your photographic journey!

The workshop is ONLY...

$99 for PPOC & IEPPV Members

$150 for Affiliates

$199 for Non-Members


Professional Photographers of Orange County


Frederick is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The TWiP podcast — a popular and influential photography show. Frederick served as Chairman of the Board at Brooks Institute ([]( as well as strategy and marketing advisor for several photography tech companies.

Frederick began his career as a Combat Photojournalist in the United States Air Force, where he served for 8 years, and was decorated many times for his exemplary work in the field. Frederick’s unit at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California was among the first in the armed forces to receive, and put into daily use, digital imaging processes and DSLR camera equipment. As a result,

Frederick was awarded the prestigious U.S. Air Force Commendation medal for his key role in facilitating the USAF’s transition from film-based photography to digital imaging.

After being honorably discharged from his photojournalism unit in the US Air Force, Frederick went on to study visual communication and marketing at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

As a prior employee of Apple and Adobe, Frederick was a key player in the development of iPhoto and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, respectively. Also while at Adobe, he was the director for professional photographer marketing and outreach.

More recently - 360º video, and virtual and augmented reality based photography.

Today Frederick lives in Northern California, and continues to podcast and practice photography whenever possible.

Last year 2023 Frederick and TWIP became part of SmugMug.

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