6709 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | (941) 896-9921 | Mon-Fri 10am-6pm & Sat 10am-2pm

jpi Infocus classes

Johnson PhotoImaging has been at the forefront with its photo education programs in Manatee County for since 1999. We offer targeted workshops and classes that take photographic efforts to the next level; whether a beginner or an advanced photographer.

Our instructors are professional in the topics they teach and are up-to-date with the latest industry equipment and techniques. Lifelong hobbies have been established, and careers have launched from our educational programs.

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Scheduled Events

Dates & times posted in print and online are subject to change. JPI reserves the right to reschedule any event or program.

Registration

Click on the link in the Class Description section and register via Eventbrite. Registration is also available by calling the store at (941) 896-9921. All educational program fees are due upon registration.

Refunds

There are no refunds.

Class Durations

Class durations may vary from the designated time, depending on group size and involvement. Each class has an active participation element and expects full interaction with each student. The goal is for everyone to learn, create, and enjoy. All classes and events are scheduled to begin at the start times listed on the individual event page. To ensure the best educational experience, please plan to arrive 15 to 10 minutes early.

Upcoming InFocus Schedule (At a Glance)

• Nov. 20th - 6:30 PM - Olympus User Group –FREE

• Nov. 22nd & 23rd - Sigma Photo Walk and Review -Sold Out

• Nov. 28th - THANKSGIVING DAY - Store Closed

• Dec. 6th & 7th - Tamron Photo Walk – with David Guy Maynard - FREE

• Dec. 13th - 10:00 AM - Sony Demo Day – FREE

• Dec. 13th & 14th - JPI Winter TRADE-IN EVENT

• Dec. 13th & 14th - Discover the OMD E-M5 Mark II - Olympus Demo Days

• Dec. 25th - CHRISTMAS DAY - Store Closed

• Jan. 1st - NEW YEARS DAY - Store Closed

• Jan. 4th - 9:00 AM - Camera Basics - $75

• Jan. 7th - 6:00 PM - Beyond Camera Basics -$75

• Jan. 15th - 6:00 PM - Camera Basics - $75

• Jan. 16th - 6:30 PM - Low Light Photo Group –FREE

• Jan. 21st- 6:00 PM - Working with Flash - $75

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Camera Basics - A guide through the primary menu & button controls, operations, and workflow for your interchangeable lens system (ILC) - Mirrorless or D-SLR cameras. What will be covered: • Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Menu Navigation • Maintenance. FEE $75 - Free* with a camera purchase from JPI. January 4th at 9 AM.

Beyond Camera Basics - Leaving the Automatic Zone, but still, need some help navigating the rules of the photographer's road. Join Steve and Faith Hutchinson as they guide with shooting techniques. Learning how to shoot in manual working with the exposure triangle (ISO • Aperture •Shutter). Bring any interchangeable lens camera - Mirrorless or D-SLR - with a fully charged battery. FEE $75 - Free* with a camera purchase from JPIJanuary 7th at 6:00 PM.

*FREE class with camera purchase from JPI is valid for either Camera Basics or Beyond Camera Basics. Not for both courses.

Working with Flash - This class will teach the fundamentals of using available light and when to use light modifiers in different photographic situations. We will also discuss how to use the built-in flash, and the benefits of external flashes, also called speedlights. What will be covered: • Using the Flash • Using Natural Light • Lighting, your subject • Exposure Settings • Composition  • Creative Thinking • Light modifiers• Expansion & Compression. FEE $75 January 21st at 6 PM.

Sigma Photo Walk and Review - Photo Walk at Robinson Preserves with Sigma Specialist Brett Wells. Sigma has received some of the photo industry's top awards with their Art and Contemporary lenses. Join Sigma Specialist Brett Wells at Robinson Preserve and experience Sigma for yourself. Brett will have loaner Sigma lenses available for you to use. Take your best shots with Sigma on Friday, November 22nd, at 7:00 AM. Brett will also review your work from the Robinson Photo Walk on Saturday, November 23rd, at 11 AM.

• Photo Walk at Robinson - Nov. 22nd at 7:00 AM
• Photo Review at JPI - Nov. 23rd at 11:00 AM

Photo Walk at Celery Fields with Tamron Image Master David Guy Maynard. The running time for the photo walk is approximately 90 minutes. The photo review will be around 2 hours. The duration may vary, somewhat, from the designated time - depending on group size, and group involvement. This event has an active participation part and expects full interaction with each participant. The goal is for everyone to learn, create, and enjoy.

Celery Fields Photo Walk: Where – 6893 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240 - When - Dec. 6th at 7:00 AM

Photo Review - Where - Johnson PhotoImaging - 6709 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34203 - When - Dec. 7th at 11:00 AM

Fee: FREE - Spots are limited for this event. Be sure RSVP to save your spot. Equipment - Bring your memory card and a camera. The camera can be either a Mirrorless with the lens mount adapter or your DSLR camera from either Nikon, Canon or Sony. Loaner lenses are on a first come first served basis only.

PHOTO USERS GROUPS at JPI

SONY MIRRORLESS USER GROUP - A community of like-minded Sony Enthusiasts that meets regularly. The group is open to photographers interested in Sony’s mirrorless systems. Hosted by Michael Arbor, there are no fees or dues for joining this group. The group relies on the active participation of all attendees. Bring up to 5 images to share from last month's photo walk. Subscribe here to receive email notifications for the next meeting.

OLYMPUS USERS GROUP - The Group is open to the public and photographers interested in Olympus micro 4/3 mirrorless systems. Lead by Steve & Faith Hutchinson, Olympus Ambassadors, and Workshop Partners. There are no fees or dues for joining this group. However, some group activities have fees. The group meets once a month on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 PM.

LOW LIGHT PHOTO GROUP - The Low Light Group is open to all interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) - Mirrorless or DSLR - users who are interested in Low Light Photography. Hosted by Donovan (Dono) Evans, the group will explore the unique properties of low light photography with presentations and field trips. There are no fees or dues for joining this group. However, some group activities have fees. The group relies on the active participation of all attendees. Meeting Times: The Low Light Group meets bi-monthly. Field trips and other similar events are scheduled when appropriate. If you have any questions, you can email Dono at dono@jpiphoto.com - The next meeting is on Thursday, Januray 16th at 6:30 PM.

Missed a meeting and wished to join one of these groups, register online here to receive future e-mail updates. Group meetings are held at JPI unless otherwise stated.

PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITING LESSONS

Schedule a private appointment for personal photography, equipment, and software instruction. Our instructors cover a wide range of topics, photography disciplines, and editing techniques. These appointments are usually very technical about a piece of specific equipment or photo technique. Please bring something to jot down notes. Write down 3 to 5 questions about what you would like to discuss or learn.

Camera & Photography Lessons - One on One instruction on how to use your digital camera and create photos is available with our expert instructors.
FEE $90 for 1-Hour. Please charge the camera batteries. It is recommended to bring a memory card that is empty or contains no significant pictures or videos.
Date & Times - You can schedule an appointment Monday through Friday at 6:00 PM through the end of September. Register online or call JPI at (941)-896-9921. Some Saturdays are available, call the store to schedule.

PHOTO EDITING AND ORGANZING LESSONS

Lessons in Lightroom* - Lightroom is a powerful tool for the photographer. It is an organizer, editor, and can output creative works in a myriad of ways. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a solid foundation in importing, organizing, and editing; or an experienced user wanting to explore new options to augment your workflow, our instructors have the experience to guide you. Each One on One lesson builds around the student’s needs.
Fee: $90 - Bring your camera and your laptop. Fully charge all devices for the class. All software, before the start of the course, must be already installed.
Date & Times - You can schedule an appointment Monday through Friday at 1:00 PM through the end of September. However, if you would prefer another time during the week, please contact Mike Faron at JPI - (941)-896-9921. There are no appointments available during the weekend.

Photoshop Editing Lessons* - Our expert graphic artists can give guidance through many topics like - image compositing, color corrections, working in layers, digital asset management, advanced operations, selection tools, basic editing settings, and much more. Although this usually is for 1-hour, extra time is available at the hourly rate.
FEE $90 - All software, before the start of the course, must be already installed.
Date & Times - You can schedule an appointment Monday through Friday at 11:00 AM or 3:00 PM through the end of September. However, if you would prefer another time during the week, please contact our Graphics Department at JPI - (941)-896-9921. No appointments are available for the weekend.

*Base level knowledge of your computer's filing system, storage locations, and operational shortcuts will go a long way towards enhancing your experience in this course and with your computer system.

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