InFocus Education Class Schedule
Class Subscription - February 28th 2019
We are rolling out an alternative ticketing service through called the Bradenton JPI Photo Group.

The Bradenton JPI Photo Group will allow us to create and maintain our ever growing list of photo enthusiasts. Along with many customers and students who already use this service. It's a little bit like Facebook, just without all the ads. It's free to join the Group on MeetUp. You can share photos, leave reviews and reach out to one another in the class.

If you prefer, you can still register for most classes via The classes listed on JPI's website will direct you to the appropriate links. Of course you can always call your registrations in to the store directly - (941) 896-9921.

If you have a thought or comment about the new service please email our Education Director, Dono,
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.
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* - March 13th @ 6PM & April 27th @ 9AM * Free with your camera purchase from JPI.
And the Grand Prix at St. Pete
SEASCAPES with Mark Cohen
Follow along with acclaimed photographer Mark Cohen on an exciting field trip to a South Florida fishing village with endless possibilities to photograph unique images of various seascapes. Capture views of the bay, docks, boats, a net camp, reflections, traps, buoys and many other natural scenes, including birds and local wildlife. He will be sharing his vast knowledge of photography with all attendees and answer questions about scenic and landscape photography. It is an early morning class intended to capture the subtleties of light and color set to the natural background of the Cortez Fishing Village. FEE $75 - March 16th @ 7AM
Creating images with light or light painting is a unique and popular form of photography. It's moving a light source while taking a long exposure photograph, either to illuminate a subject or space. All you need is an interchangeable lens camera (ILC), a tripod and a remote switch.The workshop will get you out of the "auto" zone of your camera. Photographer David Frayer, along with model and photographer Kat Fodor , will guide you through your camera settings and allow you to create memorable images. The workshop is for all levels of photographers.
. Fee $75 - March 21st @ 8PM .
The JPI Canon User Group will be heading to the Venice Area Audubon Rookery. Plus, Canon Specialist Jeff Leimbach will be there to answer questions about equipment and photography.

Friday March 22nd - Meet at the Venice Rookery 7:00 AM - Early Birds get the best photos! Bring your Canon ILC (interchangeable lens camera) a decent telephoto (300mm). Unless it rains then we will shoot on Saturday the 23rd at 7:00 AM

Saturday March 23rd - Meet at Johnson PhotoImaging at 12:00 PM . Jeff will be holding his class "This Is How I Would Do It." Bring up to 5 of your favorite JPEG birding images on a thumb drive or memory card. Jeff will critique them on for composition and such.

This is a FREE event.

Jeff will also be in the store doing demos throughout the day Friday and Saturday.

Directions to the Rookery in Venice - Turn off of U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) onto Annex Road located between the R. L. Anderson Administration Building and Florida Highway Patrol building. Continue on Annex Road and you will see the Venice Audubon Center on your right. The Venice Area Audubon Rookery is a short distance past the Venice Audubon Center on the right.

If you are coming down the interstate take exit 193 and head west on Jacaranda Blvd. Make a right on U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail). Then turn left on Annex Road.

Be sure to sign up here to let us know you are coming.
Working with Lightroom
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 Mike Faron, as he walks you through various steps to enhance your photography experience. The class is limited to 6 students and runs 2 hours approximately. Fee $75 - March 26th @ 6PM .

Bring your fully charged laptop with a copy of Lightroom.
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

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 March 12th at JPI. The meeting will start @ 6:30 PM

For New Members: This is the registration page for the next Sony Mirrorless User Group meeting. 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 March 14th @ 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 March 27th @ 6:30 PM.
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