InFocus Education Class Schedule
Class Subscription - April 30th 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.
• April 30th - @ 6:00 PM - Working with Flash - $75
• May 4th - @ 3:30 AM - Milky Way Field Trip - North Jetty Beach - $49
• May 7th - @ 6:00 PM - Beyond Camera Basics - $75
• May 14th - @ 6:30 AM - Sony User Group Meeting - FREE
• May 16th - @ 6:30 PM - Low Light Group Meeting - FREE
• May 18th - @ 9:00 AM - Camera Basics - $75
• May 18th - @ 6:30 PM - Photo Pub Crawl - $75
• May 19th - @ 5:30 PM - Macro Photo Walk - $75
• May 22nd - @10:30 AM - Canon Demo Days - FREE
• May 22nd - @ 4:00 PM - What Would I Do - FREE
• May 22nd - @ 6:30 PM - Olympus User Group - FREE
• May 23rd - @10:30 AM - Canon Demo Days - FREE
• May 27th - Memorial Day - The Store is Closed!
• May 30th - @ 6:00 PM - Lightroom Workflow - From Camera to Print - $75
• June 14th @ 10:00 AM - JPI TRADE IN DAYS
• June 15th @ 10:00 AM - JPI TRADE IN DAYS
• June 30th - 8:30 AM - Wilderness Photo Safari - $99
• Oct. 25th @ 10:00 AM - Receiving for Photo Exhibit - It's a Small World
• Oct. 26th @ 10:00 AM - Receiving for Photo Exhibit - It's a Small World
• Nov. 1st - @ 2:30 PM - Reception for Photo Exhibit - It's a Small World
Nov. 10th - Save the Date! - Return to Dry Creek.
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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 .
Camera Basics -  A guide through the basic menu & button controls, operations and workflow. Along with practical tips about your new interchangeable lens system (ILC). What will cover: • Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Menu Navigation • Maintenance. FEE $75 - *Free with your camera purchase from JPI. May 18th @ 9AM
Beyond Camera Basics - You've left the Automatic Zone, but you still need some help navigating the rules of the road. Join Steve and Faith Hutchinson as they guide you with hands on shooting techniques. You'll learn how to shoot in manual working with the exposure triangle (ISO • Aperture • Shutter). Bring your interchangeable lens camera - Mirrorless or D-SLR - with a fully charged battery. FEE $75 - *Free with you camera purchase from JPI. May 7th @ 6PM .
*FREE class with camera purchase from JPI is valid for either Camera Basics or Beyond Camera Basics. Not for both classes.
$90 for an hour tutoring session
You can secure a session online or call the store @ (941) 896-9921.
Camera Lessons - Things to do before your appointment - Please be sure your camera batteries are charged. It is recommended to bring a memory card that is empty or contains no important pictures or videos. These appointments are usually very technical about a specific equipment or photo technique. Please bring something to jot down notes. It is recommended that your write down 3 to 5 questions about what you would like discuss or learn. Available most days after 6pm, Monday through Friday.
Computer Photo Editing Lessons - Things to do before your appointment - Please be sure your lap top is charged. These appointments are usually very technical about a specific program. Please bring something to jot down notes. It is recommended that your write down 3 to 5 questions about what you would like discuss or learn prior to your appointment. Most software uses the computer operating system as the basis for the applications uses. Having a base knowledge of shortcut keys and the computer’s filing system help you better understand the software’s features and functions. Please be sure the correct software is installed before your appointment. Available on most days during the day, Monday through Friday.
Milky Way Field Trip - North Jetty Beach - Photographing the Milky Way isn't as tough as it seems. It just requires the right equipment and patience. Foto Dono will be hosting a field trip to North Jetty Beach to photograph the Milky Way. Trying to photograph at that location does have it's challenges, mainly because of light pollution. However most of the shooting will be at the beach. The main goal for the field trip is to provide an experience in creating a single shot exposure or multiple exposures for stacking of the night sky. These images will then need to be rendered in post with Lightroom, Photoshop or other editing software. We will meet in the parking lot next to the restroom. The address is 1000 South Casey Key Road. May 4th @ 3:30 AM - Fee: $49.
Photo Pub Crawl - Steve & Faith Hutchinson will be taking photographers on a Photo Walk around Downtown Bradenton. The focus of the walk will be close-up, cityscape, and low light photography. This is for all levels of photographers. The walk will stop along various pub's and taverns along Old Main Street. Drinking is optional. You'll meet at the corner 4th Ave West and Old Main Street. Directly across from the Lost Kangaroo Pub. The end of the walk will be along the River Walk. May 18th @ 6:30 PM - Fee $75
Macro Photo Photo Walk - Discover the world of Macro Photography. Join JPI for a macro photo walk to Palma Sola Botanical Park. You'll wander through the 10 acre lush tranquil gardens around the three lakes. Armed with a macro lens, a tripod and a water bottle, you'll explore the ability to make photographs of small items larger than life size. This is for all levels of photographers on practical macro tips on equipment, composition and depth-of-field. Fee – $75 - 30% of the fee is to be donated to the park. May 19th @ 5PM.
Low Light Excursion - Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park - You don't need expensive photo gear or a telescope to photograph the stars at night. What you do need is a camera with manual settings, that can swap out lenses and a tripod. The other thing you need is a very dark sky. Join Foto Dono on field trip to photograph the Milky Way at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park and Wild Island, FL. This area is one of the few places in Florida that have the darkest skies. Included is field instruction, image review and discussion. What is not included is transportation, overnight accommodations, park fee and food. Register here and for more info . Fee: $79 - 2 nights June 1st to June 2nd. Shooting between 10PM to 1AM each night.
Wilderness Photo Safari - A wildlife photo safari with Foto Dono in the heart of Florida. Photograph from safari trucks equipped with stadium seating and a full-coverage canvas shade. Plus opportunities to feed the animals. Over 450 animals with 50 different species in wide open 260 acres of Florida wilderness. All of this is located north of Lakeland, FL in Safari Wilderness Ranch. Here are just some of species at the ranch - scimitar-horned oryx (a species that is extinct in the wild), common and defassa waterbuck, zebra, camels, ring-tailed and red-ruffed lemurs, red lechwe, nilgai, kudu, watusi cattle, and more! You'll also have a chance to see a variety of native wildlife too. - Fee $99 - June 30th at 8:30 AM .
SONY MIRRORLESS USER GROUP  -   Announcing the next meeting for Sony Mirrorless Group on May 14th @ 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 .

There will be a software demo with Luminar 3 and Aurora HDR 2019 and how those fit into my workflow for editing photos.

 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 May 22nd @ 6:30 PM .
What Would I Do - A photo editing & critique class with Canon Specialist, Jeff Leimbach. He will be teaching his photography class, What I Would Do. This is a FREE class. Bring up to 3 image files, either JPEG or RAW. Jeff will load them up into his computer system and edit and critique them. Seating is limited. Be sure to register here and save your seat. The class is on May 22nd @ 5:00 PM.

Jeff will also be doing a series of Canon Camera Demos in the store from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM May 22nd & 23rd. A perfect time to ask questions and try out Canon camera systems and lenses.
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.

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