Jimmie Stone is a retired veteran of the Navy and US Marine Corps since 2006. He retired again in 2016 after serving more than 25 years as a Physician Assistant, providing care around the world than 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 is with landscapes and seascapes in both color and classic black and white of Amelia Island and the surrounding area. He also has an interest in photographing sites of interest in and around Fernandina Beach.
n 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 hardcopy for students to follow. He hosts a website for students for the class at https://nccoaphotographyclass.com
Jimmie currently lives with his lovely wife, Patti, in Fernandina Beach, Florida where they have decided to call home.