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jpi Infocus classes

Johnson PhotoImaging has been at the forefront with its photo education programs in Manatee County 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 been launched from our educational programs.

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As a reminder, under the current public health situation, 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 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday and 10 AM to 2 PM Saturday. You can also send an e-mail to store@jphphoto.com.

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Call JPI to check for availability (941) 896.9921.

upcoming Classes & Events
In-Store & Online

From JPI InFocus

24
Jun
$100
Camera Menus and Photograpghy
Johnson PhotoImaging
Thursday, June 24, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
June
Camera Menus and Photography Tutorial is a private lesson with a photo instructor. You'll receive guidance through your Mirrorless, D-SLR, or other advanced camera's primary menu & button controls and operations. What to expect: The instructor will cover exposure, focusing, scene settings, and shooting modes and share practical tips.
26
Jun
$75
Light Basics - Working with Flash
Johnson PhotoImaging
Saturday, June 26, 2021
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2:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
June
This class will teach the fundamentals of using available light and light modifiers in various photographic situations. What will be covered: • Using the Flash • Using Natural Light • Lighting, your subject • Exposure Settings • Composition • Creative Thinking • Light Modifiers • Expansion & Compression.
29
Jun
$100
Photoshop - Editing and Creative Sessions
Johnson PhotoImaging
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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5:00 pm
Multiple Classes in
June
If you are looking for more of a personal creative guide to Photoshop, you can join Mike for an editing session. 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.
29
Jun
$100
Camera Menus and Photography
Johnson PhotoImaging
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
at
6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
June
Camera Menus and Photography Tutorial is a private lesson with a photo instructor. You'll receive guidance through your Mirrorless, D-SLR, or other advanced camera's primary menu & button controls and operations. What to expect: The instructor will cover exposure, focusing, scene settings, and shooting modes and share practical tips.
30
Jun
$75
Lightroom Classic Basics
At Johnson PhotoImaging
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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5:00 pm
Multiple Classes in
June
Lightroom Basics is a two-hour session delving into Lightroom Classic topics of catalogs, basic edits, digital image management, importing and exporting, and more. Please bring your laptop with Lightroom already installed as JPI's graphic artist, Mike Faron, leads you through some of his favorite tips and tricks.
1
Jul
$75
Close-up, Macro Photography and Focus Stacking
Johnson PhotoImaging
Thursday, July 1, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
The course is for beginners to advanced photographers who are fascinated by the macro world. The class is a two-hour exploration of the fantastic world of close-up and macro photography. What to Expect - We will go over selecting cameras, lenses, macro attachments, and light sources.
6
Jul
$100
Photoshop - Editing and Creative Sessions
Johnson PhotoImaging
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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5:00 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
If you are looking for more of a personal guide to Photoshop, you can join Mike for a creative editing session. 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.
6
Jul
$75
Camera Basics
Johnson PhotoImaging
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
Camera Basics is a class designed for new camera owners, specifically for D-SLRs or Mirrorless systems. Topics that will be covered: • Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Menu Navigation • Maintenance. Free with a camera purchase from JPI. If you have a free ticket or gift card, please call JPI at (941) 896-9921 to RSVP for your spot.
7
Jul
FREE
Street Photography with Jeff Leimbach
Online
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
Basics from ethics to stories to ideas. All told with imagery from the street itself. Gear and lenses are discussed to get the most from your outings. We even discuss the time of day to what do you do with all those images you capture. This online class is for anyone interested in capturing Street Photography regardless of skill level, camera brand, or type.
8
Jul
$100
Lightroom Sessions - Edits and Catalogs
Johnson PhotoImaging
Thursday, July 8, 2021
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5:00 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
There are scores of videos online about Lightroom, a powerful tool for the photographer. It is an organizer, editor and can output creative works in a myriad of ways. However, if you are looking for more of a personal guide to Lightroom Classic, join Mike Faron as he demonstrates editing techniques and cataloging management. Mike provides an individual training session customized to your learning needs.
8
Jul
$95
A Camera Class for Sony Mirrorless System
Johnson PhotoImaging
Thursday, July 8, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
The three-hour course will help you gain confidence in your new Sony Alpha camera system. It is more for the technical side, like camera buttons, dials, modes, and options to help you become a better photographer. Although we talk about the craft of photography, it’s not the main focus of this class.
9
Jul
FREE
The Self-Assignment Photo Challenge - Action Blur
Online
Friday, July 9, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
An online monthly photo assignment to inspire you to take more photos with subjects that may be outside your comfort zone. This month's assignment- Action Blur - The art of capturing things in motion.. Get out, shoot, upload your photos and we will review them online.
11
Jul
FREE
Palma Sola Macro Photo Walk
Palma Sola Botanical Gardens
Sunday, July 11, 2021
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5:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
Join Foto Dono for a photo assignment for Macro and Close-Up photography to Palma Sola Botanical Garden, rain or shine, Sunday afternoon at 5:30 PM. The event isn't a class but an opportunity to photograph macro and some landscapes. Dono will be there to provide instruction to those who need it. There is no fee. However, he is amicable to gratuities. Tipping is a personal choice and at your discretion. He does accept digital tips.
12
Jul
$300
A Complete Guide to Photography
Online Event - 4 Days
Monday, July 12, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
The class is an 8-hour online course on photography, a four-day span. Designed to improve your skillset that will impress your friends and family. You will understand how a camera works and learn to take better photos, basic editing, composition, and lighting. Any camera used the appropriate way will take excellent pictures. However, if you are a new owner of a DSLR or Mirrorless camera or thinking of upgrading, this class is for you. Save $50 if you sign up before July 4th. The class begins on July 12th and ends on July 15th.
15
Jul
$100
Lightroom Sessions - Edits and Catalogs
Johnson PhotoImaging
Thursday, July 15, 2021
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5:00 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
There are scores of videos online about Lightroom, a powerful tool for the photographer. It is an organizer, editor and can output creative works in a myriad of ways. However, if you are looking for more of a personal guide to Lightroom Classic, join Mike Faron as he demonstrates editing techniques and cataloging management. Mike provides an individual training session customized to your learning needs.
17
Jul
$75
Beyond Camera Basics
Johnson PhotoImaging
Saturday, July 17, 2021
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2:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
We are exploring beyond the camera buttons and into the craft of photography. Leaving the Automatic Zone but still need help navigating the photographer's road rules. Join Foto Dono as he guides you through manual settings and working with the exposure triangle (ISO • Aperture • Shutter). 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.
21
Jul
$75
Creative Compositions
Johnson PhotoImaging
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
Learn the skills on what makes a good photograph—telling the difference between a good and a bad photo. The course assumes you know the basics of photography and your camera. Also, understanding the nature of exposure - Aperture, Shutter, and ISO.
22
Jul
$95
A Camera Class for Canon Mirrorless R System
Johnson PhotoImaging
Thursday, July 22, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
July
The three-hour course will help you gain confidence in your new Canon camera system. It is more for the technical side, like camera buttons, dials, modes, and options to help you become a better photographer. Although we talk about the craft of photography, it’s not the main focus of this class.
3
Aug
$285
Capture Striking Night Photos
Johnson PhotoImaging - 3 Day Class
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
August
This three-part course will teach you everything you need to know about capturing night photos. It covers from basics of Low Light Photography to capturing Star Trails and the Milky Way. Starts on August 3th and ends on August 7th.
11
Aug
$50
Phone Photography for the Photographer
Online Event
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
August
The class is an online photography course teaching you how to improve your smartphone photography. If you have little to no experience, then this is the course for you. Lessons include creating depth, lighting, editing, emphasizing storytelling in your image, and understanding phone file management. Phone Photography for the Photographer or how I learned to stop worrying and love technology.
24
Aug
$75
Understanding Landscape Photography
Johnson PhotoImaging
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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6:30 pm
Multiple Classes in
August
The class is for anyone who seeks to improve their skills in photographing landscapes. We will discuss camera equipment, planning out locations, explain the depth of field, and cover exposure settings. Also, you will learn basic compositional techniques you can apply to improve your photos. The course includes handouts, simple photo editing techniques, and numerous real-life examples.

upcoming Classes & Events

From JPI InFocus

about our classes

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. If you have a JPI gift card or a free class voucher, please call JPI to register.

Refunds

There are no refunds. Outside events are rain or shine.

Online Class Durations

The class duration may vary from the designated time, depending on group size and involvement. Each class has an active participation element. The goal is for everyone to learn, create, and enjoy. All are scheduled to begin at the start times listed on the individual event page. Please be prepared 15 to 10 minutes early before the online session starts to ensure the best educational experience.

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