InFocus Education Class Schedule
Class Subscription - March 29th 2019
Click on the class/event title below to register online or for additional details.
Phone registrations are also welcomed - (941) 896-9921. Fees are due upon registration.
Sony Specialist, Ranieri Palavicini, will be here Friday, March 29th for a Sony Demo Day as we near the end of Sony's Trade Up Program. A perfect time to upgrade your firmware, check out some new lenses and possible trade up into a Sony Mirrorless System.
The new FE 135mm F1.8 GM will be here to try out!
Available for pre-order - $1899.99 - call (941) 896-9921
Fundamentals of Photography
Beyond the Basics with Steve and Faith
Steve and Faith Hutchinson are teaching a series of classes to help guide you outside the "auto zone" of photography with hands-on techniques in the photo studio here at JPI. Don't delay and sign up today!
Using Aperture - What the f/Stop!? - In this class, we will be examining one element of the exposure triangle. We will begin with a classroom presentation that will explain how we can use aperture to control depth of field, or to control more or less light through the lens.Following, students will have the opportunity to test their understanding of concepts by experimenting with aperture in the studio. FEE $75 - April 16th @ 6 PM .
Shutter Speed: Stop That! - Shutter speed can freeze action, or create motion blur, depending on the setting that is used. In this class, we will begin with a classroom presentation which will explain how shutter speed (or time value) can be used effectively. Following the presentation, students will have an opportunity to test their new skill in the studio. FEE $75 - April 23rd @ 6PM .
Working With Flash - This class will teach the fundamentals of using available light and when to use light modifiers in various photographic situations. Learn how both natural and artificial light will affect the quality of your photos. We will also discuss how to use built-in flash and the benefits of external flashes, also called speedlights. Following the classroom instruction, students will try out some flashes and techniques in the studio. Fee $75 - April 30th @ 6 PM .
Essential Camera Basics
Camera Basics  -  A guide through the basic menu & button controls, operations and workflow. Along with practical tips about your new interchangeable lens system (ILC). FEE $75* - April 27th @ 9AM * Free with your camera purchase from JPI.
Bikini Boot Camp with David Guy Maynard - In this lively 8+ Hour Workshop, you will not only learn straight forward, useful information for taking better beach photos, but for taking better photos in general. David's approach to these is simple, straight forward, and stresses minimum gear & maximum results. From 6 to 8 PM on Friday 4/12/19, David will offer a classroom style presentation covering tools and techniques to produce stunning beach photos. Then from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM on Saturday 4/13/19, with guidance and coaching from David, the group will shoot with Bikini models at Coquina beach through sunrise, and again at 5:30 PM through sunset. Learn to overcome and balance harsh sunlight, and achieve magazine quality photos the easy way. Bring your Cameras and gear! Note: there will be some very cool lenses and lights on hand for you to try out! We will meet back at the store at 1 PM Saturday for a lunch, mingle, and Q&A session.

Friday, April 12th - Classroom style seminar at the store from 6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, April 13th - Hands on shoot at Coquina Beach. 6:30 to 9:30 AM
Saturday, April 13th - 1:00 PM at JPI for Q&A Session (Lunch will be provided)
Saturday, April 13th - Hands on shoot at Coquina Beach. 5:30 PM through sunset

Join the Bradenton JPI Photo Group down in Cape Coral to photograph the Burrowing Owls living in Cape Coral. Burrowing Owls are small, sandy colored owls with bright-yellow eyes. They live underground in burrows they’ve dug themselves or taken over from a prairie dog, ground squirrel, or tortoise. They live in grasslands, deserts, and other open habitats, where they hunt mainly insects and rodents. They live there all year round, usually nesting around March. Between April and June the chicks are born. They soon learn to stick their heads out of their burrows. Hopefully we will see a few of these on this trip.

These are fascinating birds and are protected by local, state and federal laws. Harassment of them is strictly forbidden. Please click on the following link for owl etiquette written by Bill Majoros - Maps & Owl Etiquette . He includes maps to help identify places. More importantly, he also describes the guidelines for photographing & observing the nesting owls.
Field Trip Fee – FREE

Meeting Place – The parking lot of the Cape Coral Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33914

Date & Time - Sunday, April 28th at 4:30 PM - Depending on weather.

Call Johnson PhotoImaging at (941) 896-9921 if you have any questions.

Event duration may vary, somewhat, from the designated time - depending on group size, and group involvement. The event has an active participation part and expects full interaction with each student. The goal is for everyone to learn, create and enjoy.
SONY MIRRORLESS USER GROUP  -   Announcing the next meeting for Sony Mirrorless Group on April 9th @ 6:30 PM at JPI.

Please bring 5 JPEG images the show Incongruity - Anomalies of things that don't belong. You can bring them on a thumb drive or memory card. Please place images in a separate folder.

For New Members: This group is open to owners of the following Sony Mirrorless systems a6300/A6500, a7/a7 II/a7 III, a7R/a7R II/a7R III, a7S/a7S II, and a9 cameras.

About the Sony Mirrorless User Group - A community of like-minded Sony Enthusiasts that meets on a regular basis. The Sony Mirrorless User Group is open to the public and photographers interested in Sony mirrorless systems. Hosted by Michael Arbor, the group will explore the exciting world of Sony. There are no fees or dues for joining this group. The group relies on the active participation from all attendees. If you have any questions you may contact Michael Arbor at
LOW LIGHT PHOTO GROUP  - The Group is open to all interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) 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 from all attendees. The next meeting is May 16th @ 6:30 PM .

 The photo theme for this meeting is "Looking for the Dark in all the Light places". Bring up to 5 jpg images on a thumb drive or memory card. Please have only those images on the device or in a folder that has only those images. If you have any questions, you can reach Dono at JPI - (941) 896-992
OLYMPUS USERS GROUP  - The Group is open to the public and photographers interested in Olympus micro 4/3 mirrorless systems. Hosted by Steve & Faith Hutchinson , Olympus Ambassadors and Workshop Partners. For more info about them go to . 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 April 24th @ 6:30 PM.
IT'S A small WORLD
Johnson PhotoImaging is sponsoring a juried photography exhibit at the Senior Friendship Center in Sarasota, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236. The show will run from Nov 1st to Dec 5th. The exhibit is open to all JPI customers, InFocus students and other participants showcasing their recent photography work. The title for the exhibit is "It's a Small World." The theme implies an emphasis on close-up or macro photography, however it is open to interpretation.
First Place $200 - Second place - $100 - Third Place - $50. Plus a $50 JPI Gift Card for Viewer's Choice Award to be selected day of the reception.
ENTRY FEE - $8 per piece due upon receiving. Entry Fees are non-refundable. You can submit up to six entries.
Each work must be unique & be mounted on a 16" x 20" inch black board no more than 3/16" thick. Prints sizes can be between 12"x12" to 16" x 20". Any work that fails to follow this will be disqualified. There are no refunds. Do NOT add any hanging device on the back. Photographer must present the work finished and ready to be displayed at time of drop off. 

Important Dates:
Receiving - October 25th & 26th at JPI.
Reception - November 1st from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at SFC.
Pick Up Work - Dec. 11th - Dec. 14th at JPI.
See below for additional details or call the store, (941) 896-9921. Ask for Dono.

Good luck!
Here is a look back at some of the events that have been hosted through JPI in 2019. You can share your favorite photo from an event by using the #johnsonphotoimaging on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Olympus O-MD E-M1X Launch Event
SeaScapes with Mark Cohen
Fire and Light
Canon Users Field Trip
Macro Photo Walk
Sony Users Field Trip
Guest Photographer - Peter Baumgarten - Olympus Visionary
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