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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.

Make sure to sign up on our e-mail list to get the latest updates.

As a reminder, under the current public health concerns, if you have special health conditions or have concerns with any class, please contact the store at (941) 896-9921 about options that may be available to you.

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upcoming Classes & Events

From JPI InFocus

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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. Outside events are rain or shine.

As a reminder, under the current public health concerns, if you have special health conditions or have concerns with any class, please contact the store at (941) 896-9921 about options that may be available to you.

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 Online Schedule (At a Glance)

Online Camera Basics - Mondays at 2:30 PM - $55

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS - ONLINE

Online Camera Basics - Mondays at 2:30 PM - An online course with a photo instructor to lead you through the fundamentals of a camera. A guide through the primary menu & button controls, and operations, for your Mirrorless or D-SLR cameras. Along with practical tips, topic include exposure, focusing, scene settings, and shooting modes. Learn to get out of the Automatic Zone! FEE $55 - FREE class with camera purchase from JPI. If you have a gift card or free class voucher please call Dono at (727) 741-1819 to register.

What will be covered: Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Menu Navigation • Maintenance

Ask Foto Dono - Join Foto Dono for a weekly discussion on photography topics covering everything from macro to astrophotography, Thursdays at 2:30 PM. Each week will be a new topic and he will answer questions about it. This is a free event. However, tips are appreciated. You can digitally send tips through PayPal. Tipping is a personal choice and at your discretion.

About Foto Dono - Donovan Evans, also known as Foto Dono, is an award-winning photo-artist. He is currently obsessed with the Milky Way. When not making things, he is the Education Director at Johnson PhotoImaging where he teaches photography.

Freezing Action: Sports Photography with Armando Flores - A Tamron Online Seminar - Stalking Peak Action Sports Photography Basics - Join Pro Photographer and Tamron Technical Representative Armando Flores for a fast-paced seminar with tips for making great lens choices and techniques for shooting your next sporting event. Learn how to use existing and artificial light to your advantage, even in challenging situations. Find out how to use aperture and focal length to control and soften backgrounds. See how your vantage point, perspective, and color work together to create compelling images. Armando will discuss composition basics, using the tight shutter speeds, apertures, and ISO settings, plus the right accessories such as custom color balance tools to "do it right in the field" saving time in your post-processing activities. Q&A to Follow - Fee: FREE - April 15th at 2:30 PM. The running time is approximately 90 Minutes.

The Mysteries of Night Photography with Ken Hubbard - A Tamron Online Seminar - Join Professional Photographer Ken Hubbard as he takes you on a visual journey of images from the cool dusk hours into the darkness of night. Ken will explain his techniques for capturing stunning images during these mysterious hours. He will cover subjects such as "Knowing your Camera," "Porper Exposures," and, most importantly, "Equipment and Lens Needs." Q&A to Follow Fee: FREE - April 29th at 2:30 PM. The running time is approximately 90 Minutes.

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 next meeting is TBA

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. The next meeting is TBA.

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. 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 TBA.

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. The groups rely on the active participation of all attendees.

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 - TBA

PHOTOSHOP AND LIGHTROOM 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 - TBA

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 - TBA

*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. for ethical bird photography.

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