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Throughout the year, we have special events and field trips. Each event or field trip is a unique experience. All levels of photography enthusiasts image creators are welcome. Whether you are looking to add to your portfolio, looking to pick up some unique skills or simply to shoot with other photographers you are certain to enjoy these experiences. Make sure to join our mailing list to keep up to date of all our adventures.


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*This field trip is dependent on weather.


Join Foto Dono for a unique creative lighting adventure to Dry Creek – The Steampunk Showdown.


If you haven’t heard about Dry Creek before, read “About Dry Creek”. If you are a regular visitor, skip on down to “The Steampunk Showdown!”


About Dry Creek:

Dry Creek is a "western town" film set right in our own backyard and is very popular with photo enthusiasts. Dry Creek is an active film set used in several productions throughout the year. It’s named after the television show Dry Creek which is filmed there. The Dry Creek set has so much to offer, with its rustic western look and backdrops for one-of-a-kind action and scenic photography. The set includes a full saloon, jail, general store, stables, and much, much more. You can find out more about Dry Creek via their Facebook Page here.


The Steampunk Showdown!

The Steampunk Showdown is a mash up of steampunk dress & old western period. A unique backdrop for a class on creative lighting. Think of the TV show or movie Wild Wild West and you get the idea. The class is open to all photo enthusiasts of all levels. JPI will provide a constant light kit and instruction on lighting techniques, posing and composition. Bring your camera and an empty memory card. You’ll need a lens, or lenses, with at least a 28-300mm effective focal length. ANY Mirrorless or D-SLR system is welcome for this class. Optional equipment to consider are a tripod, an external flash and an extra battery. The models/performers will be posed in unique situations within about 4 to 5 different setups.


What is Steampunk?

So, if you are unsure what is steampunk, the internet defines it as a genre of science fiction that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction. “The essence of steampunk is homage to vintage fashion with a modern, sassy twist.”


Running time is approximately 2.5 hours. Duration may vary, somewhat, from the designated time - depending on group size, and group involvement. The class has an active participation part and expects full interaction with each student. The goal is for everyone to learn, create and enjoy.


Where - 2405 N Rye Road, Parrish, FL - Participants will be emailed driving directions within 48 hours of the event. The site is not open to the public.


What to bring? Bring only what you can carry. Dry Creek is a dusty and sometimes muddy place. Wear sensible shoes. Bring a flash light. Have you ever noticed it's hard to find a black lens cap in the dark? Bring bottled water because Dry Creek is dry. There are limited bathroom facilities located on site. Since you are out in nature, bring bug spray to keep nature's pest at bay. Please check the weather before you head out. Be prepared!


Special Photo Instructors & Guests: Also joining us are two very special guests Hector A Parayuelos from HecSony & Carlos A Quilichini of Get Olympus. They will be sharing their knowledge & expertise with everyone. Including showcasing these popular Mirrorless Systems.


Event Time - Sunday @ 5:30 May 21st - Runs until Sunset.


Fee - $139.95 - This is limited to 10 students. Fee includes the use of Dry Creek, various Dry Creek props, models and instruction.


Models - As a general rule models/performers are usually tipped for their services and gratuities would be appreciated. Tipping is a personal choice and at your discretion. Professional Model Miles Christian-Hart (A Dry Creek Favorite) will be one of the featured performers. Also, rounding out the troop will be Lindsey Benson, Tony Chase & Heather Linn.


Refunds - There are no refunds for this event.


Register below or Call Johnson PhotoImaging (941) 896-9921 to register. You may also register in person at the store.


Don't miss this opportunity for fun and photography as unique as the old town called Dry Creek.





Sunday, May 21, 2017

5:30 PM

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*This field trip is dependent on weather.


Photographing the Milky Way isn't as tough as it seems. It just requires the right equipment and patience. Photographing the Milky Way anywhere along the Gulf has its challenges, mainly because of light pollution. However, most of the shooting will be at the beach or similar spots. Foto Dono will be guiding several field trips around the Gulf Coast throughout upcoming months.


The main goal for the field trip is to provide an experience in creating a single shot exposure or multiple exposures for stacking of the night sky. These images will need to be processed in post with Lightroom, Photoshop or other editing software. However, most locations could provide other opportunities to create images in Low Light with interesting landscapes. You will need a sense of adventure for one of these excursions.


Where & When - Locations and times are changing depending on conditions. Subscribe to our InFocus Email list to receive email notification of dates & times of our Low Light Classes & Events. When there select “Low Light Photography” to receive only that info. To receive a complete schedule of our classes & events select “InFocus Class Schedule.” Current trips are in various planning stages and are tentatively scheduled for late June and July


Admission Fee: $29


Refunds - If the event is cancelled then a refund will be issued. However, there are no refunds if the Milky Way isn't visible due to cloud cover. This is a low light field trip with an opportunity to photograph the Milky Way. Dono can’t guarantee the Milky Way will be visible. That is not one of his super powers.


Any questions - call Dono (941) 896-9921 or email him at


Milky Way photographed at Coquina Beach in the City of Bradenton Beach, FL - April 28th 20167. Equipment used – Nikon D610, Nikon 24mm 2.5., Tripod - MeFoto Globetrotter (Red). Exposure is 20 seconds, f1.4, ISO 1600. Processed in Lightroom & HDR-FX2.


Tamron’s Keep on CLICKING TOUR


A Tamron Tech Team member will be in-store to answer all of your photographic questions. Make sure to bring your camera to test drive the latest in Tamron optics. Later that evening, join us for a FREE educational lecture on travel, landscape and nature photography produced exclusively with Tamron lenses. Some topics covered will include researching locations, optics and settings as well as how to approach a scene. FREE T-Shirt for all attendees. Bonus rebates on select lenses.


Come get inspired and Keep On Clicking!


Tamron Tech Team members will be in-store Monday, October 9th from 12pm – 4pm to answer all of your photographic questions. Make sure to bring your camera to test drive the latest in Tamron optics. Later that evening from 6-7:30pm, join us for a FREE educational lecture on travel, landscape and nature photography produced exclusively with Tamron lenses.








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12:00 – 4:00 PM

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6:00 – 7:30 PM 

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