InFocus Education Class Schedule
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Published November 30th 2018
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UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS @ JPI
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
What to Photograph When There Is Nothing to Photograph   -  There are tons of classes to show you how to photograph but very few to show you what to photograph. This is one class that’ll give you ideas and motivation to get you out and shooting. Join JPI in welcoming back Jeff Leimbach, Canon Specialist. He'll be here during the day performing Canon Camera Demos. Then at 4:30 PM Jeff will begin his very popular seminar, "What to photograph when there is nothing to photograph?" Seating is limited. This is a FREE event.
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 - Jan. 5th & 19th @ 9AM. Also on Jan 9th & 30th at 6PM. Free with your camera purchase from JPI.
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 - Jan. 10th @ 6 PM.
Playing with Fire   -  Have you ever wondered how to freeze time and yet still make the light bend to your will? Instructor Foto Dono will be on hand to provide guidance in this exciting workshop, Playing with Fire. We will be shooting in JPI's indoor and outdoor* studio. We will cover the basic steps in - composition, white balance, exposure, controlling motion blur, and proper flash use. FEE $75 - Jan. 12th @ 5 PM.
By Path or Paddle - Photographing the Natural World - The great outdoors offers some amazing photo opportunities. Paddle and hike along with Peter Baumgarten , Olympus Visionary as he discusses the challenges and joys of outdoor photography, including tips and techniques to improve your landscape, macro, and wildlife photography. Fee $50 - Jan. 15th @ 10:30AM
The Wonders of the Night Sky - A Journey of Photographic Discovery - The night sky holds fascination for many people. Join Peter Baumgarten , professional photographer and Olympus Visionary as he discusses how he became an 'accidental astro-photographer' and how his passion for photographing the night sky has grown. A number of tips and techniques will be shared that will help improve your own night sky images. Fee $50 - Jan. 15th @ 3:30 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 - Jan. 17th @ 6PM.
Photoshop Elements - Create, Print and Share   -  A Guide to Photoshop Elements 19 - A great class for the novice in editing your images with Adobe's Photoshop Elements 19. Simple steps that will help improve your image quality with a few clicks. With fun short tutorials, you'll be amazed at what can be achieved with this powerful editor. FEE $75 - Jan. 22nd @ 6 PM.
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 - Jan. 24th @ 6 PM.
Working with Lightroom Classic   -  Adobe’s Lightroom software has a unique set of tools that is very popular among photographers. Primarily a multi-level organizer, it also has simple but powerful editing tools for the dedicated photographer. Join us as we walk you through various steps to enhance your photography experience. FEE $75 - Jan. 26th @ 11 AM.
PHOTO USERS GROUPS at JPI
SONY MIRRORLESS USER GROUP  - A community of like-minded Sony Enthusiasts that meets on a regular basis. The group is open to photographers interested in Sony’s 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. The next meeting will be announced soon.
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 January 31st @ 6PM.
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 OurPhotoTribe.com . 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 will be announced soon.
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