InFocus Education Class Schedule
Class Subscription - June 7th 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.
• June 11th - 6:30 PM -  Sony Mirrorless User Group  - FREE
• June 14th @ 10:00 AM -  JPI TRADE IN DAYS
• June 14th - 10:00 AM -  OLYMPUS DEMO DAY
• June 14th - 10:00 AM - NIKON DEMO DAY
• June 14th - 10:00 AM - TAMRON DEMO DAY
• June 15th @ 10:00 AM -  JPI TRADE IN DAYS
• June 15th @ 10:00 AM -  OLYMPUS DEMO DAY
• June 18th @ 6:00 PM -  Working with Flash  - $75
• June 26th - 6:30 PM -  Olympus User Group  - FREE
• June 30th - 8:30 AM -  Wilderness Photo Safari  - $99
• July 6th - 9:00 AM -  Camera Basics  - $75
• July 7th - 2:30 AM -  Low Light Excursion to Coquina Beach  - $49
• July 11th - @ 6:00 PM -  Lightroom Workflow - From Camera to Print  - $75
• July 16th - 6:00 PM -  Beyond Camera Basics  - $75
• July 18th - 6:30 PM -  Low Light Photo Group  - $10
• July 19th - 10:00 AM -  Coffee and Cameras with Olympus  - FREE
• July 21st - 6:30 PM -  Nature Photo Walk  - $75
• 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.
Come meet our Camera Specialists during Demo Days at our Trade In & Trade Up Event in June
  • Tamron Demo Day is June 14th
  • Nikon Demo Day is June 14th.
  • Olympus Demo Days are June 14th and 15th
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. July 6th @ 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. July 16th @ 6PM .
*FREE class with camera purchase from JPI is valid for either Camera Basics or Beyond Camera Basics. Not for both classes.
Lightroom Workflow
- From Camera to Print -
Lightroom is a powerful tool for the photographer. It’s an organizer, Editor, and can output your creative works in a myriad of ways. The big question is, “Where do you start?” Based upon the idea that “one of the best ways of learning is doing”, we’ve set up a new class that takes you through the process - several times. We’ll take a look at some of the variations and options, while building a solid foundation in the overall workflow. The class is limited to 6 students and runs 2 hours approximately. Bring your camera and your laptop (fully charged, with a copy of Lightroom). FEE $75 - July 11th @ 6PM .

Base level knowledge of your computer's filing system, storage locations, and operational shortcuts will go a long way towards enhancing your experience in this course and with your computer system.
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 - June 18th @ 6pm .

Students should bring an interchangeable lens camera - either a D-SLR or mirrorless. Please be sure to fully charge your camera's battery. Bring a memory card you don't mind formatting and a way to take notes.
$90 for an hour tutoring session
You can secure a session online or call the store @ (941) 896-9921.
Coffee with Olympus - Sit down for a cup of joe with Olympus Specialist, Carlos Quilichini. He’ll help you with menu navigation and other technical questions. These are 30 minute sessions for Olympus camera owners of either EM1 MK I & MK II, EM1X, EM5 MKII, EM10 MKII & MKIII. Spots are limited - sign up today and reserve your cup of coffee with Olympus. Only one camera per session for only one session. Double registrations will be cancelled and given to next person in line.

You can click below to sign up for your appointment. You will need to arrive 30 to 25 minutes before your appointment.

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.
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 .
Low Light Excursion to Coquina Beach - In this workshop we will cover • Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Shooting in Low Light • Long Exposures. 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 Coquina Beach in Bradenton to photograph the Milky Way. Trying to photograph at that location does have its challenges, mainly because of light pollution. However most of the shooting will be at the beach. July 7th at 2:30 AM - Fee $49
Nature Photo Walk at Celery Fields - Picking up the camera and go with Foto Dono for a Photo Walk to Celery Fields. In this workshop we will cover • Camera Settings • Exposure Techniques • Landscape Composition • Use of Lenses • Tripods • Creative Thinking. So bring your walking shoes, a charged battery and creativity. The walk ends at sunset! FEE: $75 - July 21st at 6:30 PM. This is rain or shine event!
SONY MIRRORLESS USER GROUP  -   Announcing the next meeting for Sony Mirrorless Group on June 11th @ 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 a6400/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.

Meeting Times: The Low Light Group meets bi-monthly. Field Trips and other similar events are scheduled when appropriate. - The next meeting is Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 PM. We will have a special guest speaker from Olympus - Carlos Quilichini. Also joining us will be our extra special guest, Kat Fodor of Fodor Fotos. There will be a hands on demo for light painting. There is a $10 fee for the demo. You can read the latest Low Light Photo Group newsletter here.
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 . 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 .
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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