Jimmie Stone is a local Amelia Island photographer, and has earned a stellar reputation is known for his many talents. He has photographed much of Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach and the surrounding areas of Jacksonville, Florida. He is active in local photography organizations and is the current host and leader of the Amelia Island Photography Group. In addition he teaches local classes for photographers and mentors other photographers.
In 2019 he was invited by the Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA) to teach photography which he continues to do today. His expertise, patience, and knowledge have helped make him an indispensable contributor to the NCCOA. His Class Course has helped many photographers in search of developing their craft and is supplemented by written material for online and hard-copy for students to follow. He hosts a website for students for the class at https://nccoaphotographyclass.com
He is a retired veteran of the Navy and US Marine Corps since 2006. In 2016 he fully retired after serving more than 25 years as a Physician Assistant, providing care around the world and afterwards in the Nassau County Community in North Florida, serving Yulee and Fernandina Beach.
Having used SLR cameras since his teens he has gained experience using a number of film cameras before switching to Digital SLR’s in 2004 while stationed in Guam. Although changing to digital cameras was something new it did not change the basic underpinnings of photography he had learned through the decades.
“Shooting digitally presents new challenges while staying true to the fundamentals of exposure, composition and developing, although developing now is done in the digital darkroom.” –js
Most of his work as a photographer on Amelia Island and around Fernandina Beach is with landscapes and seascapes in both color and classic black and white. His fine art work with liquid (splash) photography and his black and white landscapes are examples of his many talents.
Today, as an Amelia Island photographer, he has displayed his artwork in various galleries and generously donated some of his work.