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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. Store hours are from 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturday. You can also send an email to store@jphphoto.com.

online registration and class list

JPI's YouTube Channel

You can view past webinars and other instructional videos. Make sure to hit that subscribe button to get notifications when the next video posts. Click here to view.

Online Demo at JPI with Olympus

Special thanks to Olympus Specialist Carlos Quilichini for the online demo featuring the O-MD EM-10 IV along with M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS. This was recorded on August 7th. If you missed it you can catch it here.

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS, $1499.99. Available Sept 8th.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV System Camera with M. Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Lens, $799. Available Sept 25th.

Call JPI to Pre-Order (941) 896.9921.

upcoming Online Classes & Events

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upcoming Classes & Events

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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.

Photography Classes

Online 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 be prepared 15 to 10 minutes early before the online session starts.

ONLINE CLASSES AND IN STORE LESSONS

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. If you have a gift card or a free class voucher please call JPI (941) 896-9921 to register. Online sessions are through Zoom.

Software Lessons • Base level knowledge of your computer's filing system, storage locations, and operational shortcuts will go a long way towards enhancing your experience in those courses and with your computer system.

What to expect • After registering, you'll receive a link to your Zoom session with the instructor. If you need to make other arrangements for date and time, please call JPI at (941) 896-9921.

• Understanding Camera Basics is an interactive online camera course with a photo instructor. You'll receive guidance through your Mirrorless or D-SLR camera's primary menu & button controls and operations. The instructor will cover exposure, focusing, scene settings, and shooting modes and share practical tips. A private lesson about the prime menu & button controls, operations, and workflow. Lessons scheduled are for once a week at 6:30 PM. Click here for available dates. If you need to make other arrangements for date and time, please call JPI at (941) 896-9921. Ask for Dono, Director of Education. Wednesdays at 6:30 PM - Fee $100 for 90 minutes.

Weekly Lessons in Lightroom - Lightroom lessons are one on one with an instructor either online or in-store. There are scores of videos online about Lightroom. However, if you are looking for more of a personal guide to Lightroom Classic, you can join Mike for his weekly lessons. 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.

• Weekly Photoshop CC Editing Lessons - If you are looking for more of a personal guide to Photoshop, you can join Mike for his weekly lessons. He provides one-on-one 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.

Lightroom and Photoshop Lessons are typically scheduled Tuesday through Friday at 4:30 or 6:30 PM. If you need to make other arrangements for date and time, please call JPI at (941) 896-9921. You can schedule an in-store appointment if you prefer. Ask for our Graphic Artist, Mike. You can reach him Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM. - FEE - $100 for 1-hour for either lesson.

Beyond the Camera Basics - Leaving the Automatic Zone, but still need help navigating the photographer's road rules. Join Foto Dono as he guides you, one on one, with shooting techniques. Learning how to shoot in manual working with the exposure triangle (ISO • Aperture • Shutter). Fee - $100 for 90 minutes

What will be covered: Exposure Settings Depth of Field Freezing and Blurring Motion Use of Lenses Subject Development Creative Thinking Lighting your subject Expansion & Compression.

A basic understanding of your camera's navigational features will go a long way towards enhancing your experience in this course. Please have your - Mirrorless or D-SLR - battery fully charged.


BIRDING WITH YANNICK MACHUAD

Bird Photography Tips and Tricks with Olympus Technical Manager, Yannick Michaud

Get more keepers as you're capturing fast-moving birds! Ask questions and discuss all things related to birding, including ideal settings, focusing, Pro Capture Mode, lens and binocular recommendations, dot sights, and more.

Join JPI as we welcome back Yannick Michaud for a special online Zoom session. This is a FREE online event! October 8th 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. 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 online meeting is October 6th at 6:30pm. Click here to RSVP!

OLYMPUS USERS GROUP

The Olympus User Group will be meeting on September 24th at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be an online-only session.

Join Olympus Specialist Carlos Quilichini, and a recent Olympus enthusiast, Foto Dono, breaking down the latest camera and lens announcements. Also, Foto Dono will present photos from his trip to Cape San Blas and the Pan Handle. He'll touch on the tips and tricks he used, creating radiant landscape images with Olympus Art Filters. Click here to RSVP!

The Group is open to the public and photographers interested in Olympus micro 4/3 mirrorless systems.There are no fees or dues for joining this group. However, some group activities have fees.

Missed a meeting and wished to join one of these groups, register online here to receive future e-mail updates. Group meetings are currently online only. The groups rely on the active participation of all attendees.

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