InFocus Education Class Schedule
Class Subscription - February 5, 2020
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.
• Feb. 9th - 9:30 AM -  MeetUp at Bok Tower  - FREE*
• Feb. 11th - 6:30 PM -  Sony Mirrorless User Group  - FREE
• Feb. 18th - 6:00 PM -  How to Take Better Portraits  - $95
• Feb. 19th - 6:30 PM -  Olympus User Group  - FREE
• March 7th - 9:00 AM -  Camera Basics  - $75
• March 13th & 14th -  Olympus MeetUp at Grand Prix  - St. Pete- FREE*
• March 17th - 6:00 PM -  Beyond Camera Basics  - $75
• March 20th & 21st -  JPI Trade-In Event  - Save the Dates!
• March 21st - 9:30 PM -  Milky Way Over Big Cypress  - $135*
• March 26th - 7:00 PM -  Playing with Light and Fire  – $85
• March 28th - 7:00 AM -  SeaScapes with Mark Cohen  - $75
• April 1st - 6:00 PM -  Camera Basics  - $75
• April 4th - 4:00 PM -  Sony Users Group Field Trip  - FREE
• April 2nd - 6:30 PM -  Low Light Photo Group  – FREE
• April 7th - 6:00 PM -  Beyond Camera Basics  - $75
• April 19th - 3:30 AM -  Milky Way Over Blackburn Point - $55*
• April 26th - 4:30 PM - Burrowing Owl Field Trip - Cape Coral - FREE
*Admissions are not included. Outdoor events are rain or shine.
A guide through the prime menu & button controls, operations, and workflow. Along with practical tips about using an interchangeable lens system (ILC). What will cover: • Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Menu Navigation • Maintenance. FEE $75 - *Free with a camera purchase from JPI. March 7th at 9 AM and April 1 at 6 PM
Leaving the Automatic Zone, but still, need some help navigating the rules of the photographer's road. Join Steve and Faith Hutchinson as they guide with shooting techniques. Learning how to shoot in manual working with the exposure triangle (ISO • Aperture • Shutter). Bring an interchangeable lens camera - Mirrorless or D-SLR - with a fully charged battery. FEE $75 - *Free with a camera purchase from JPI. March 17th at 6 PM and April 7th at 6 PM.
*FREE class with camera purchase from JPI is valid for either Camera Basics or Beyond Camera Basics. Not for both classes.
This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of portrait photography, including recommended camera settings, lighting demonstrations, and simple posing techniques. Students will have hands-on shooting time in the photo studio with a live model* to practice what they've learned. What will be covered: • Focal Length • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Using the Flash • Lighting your subject • Expansion & Compression • Light Modifiers. The class is for either a D-SLR or Mirrorless camera user. FEE $95 • February 18th at 6:00 PM.
Join Foto Dono for a stroll through one of Florida’s best-kept secrets, Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida. Bok Tower, a carillon bell tower built in 1929, is a national historic landmark surrounded by a contemplative and informal woodland setting offering a series of romantic recesses and tranquil resting spots, picturesque vistas and breathtaking views of the singing tower. An excellent opportunity to create unique landscapes and macro images. Garden admissions not included in this event. FEE-FREE • February 9th at 9:30 AM - Gratuities are encouraged for MeetUp leader. Tipping is a personal choice and at your discretion.
MeetUp with JPI and Olympus at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete - March 13th and 14th.

Look for the Olympus Tent! JPI and Olympus will be there to answer questions and loan out camera gear! Olympus Tent will be in the tent area within the Grandstand. They recommend purchasing Paddock and Pit Passes for access. Tickets are available from Grand Prix - Website and at the Box Office. For tickets go to MeetUp times will be modified as we get closer to the Grand Prix.
Learn how to create Panoramic images of the Milky Way. In March, the Milky Way will present itself with a panoramic view in the early morning sky. One of the best places to view and photograph it is around the Florida Everglades. A favorite spot for many Astrophotographers. Join Foto Dono between March 21st and 22nd in Everglades City for an opportunity to photograph the night sky. The class is limited to ten people. FEE: $135.What's Included: Camera Settings • Creating Panoramics • Composition • Instruction • field trip • an afternoon class learning how to edit & process the photos from start to finish. Not included: Lodging • transportation • food.
Join Mark Cohen on an exciting field trip to Cortez 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. March 28th at 7:00 AM. Fee $75
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. What will be covered • Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Lighting. FEE $85 - March 26th at 7:00 PM - Location City Island, Sarasota, FL
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 photograph the Milky Way. Trying to shoot at on-location does have its challenges, mainly because of light pollution. The main goal for the field trip is to provide experience in creating a single shot exposure or multiple exposures for the stacking of the night sky. The next step is to render in post-production with Lightroom, Photoshop, or other editing software. The optimal time to photograph is from 4:00 AM to 5:30 AM. FEE $55 - April 19th at 3:30 AM - Location Blackburn Point Park, Osprey, FL
Join JPI down in Cape Coral to photograph the Burrowing Owls. 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. FEE FREE - April 26th at 4:30 PM - Cape Coral, FL

Recommended Equipment:

  • D-SLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • A Sturdy Tripod with a Gimbal (You can increase your workflow in the field when you add a Gimbal to a tripod. )

A super-telephoto lens - see below for lens recommendations. Getting the most benefit for this event, you need to use a super-telephoto lens. The following are the recommended lenses.

  • Tamron 150-600 G2 for Canon, Nikon or Sony (A-Mount Only)
  • Sigma 150-600 Sport for Nikon or Canon
  • Canon EF 100-400 II USM with a 1.4x Extender.
  • Nikon AFS 200-500 with 1.4x Extender.
  • Olympus PRO 300 f4 with 1.4x Extender.
  • Sony Mirrorless 200-600 G Master - with 1.4 Extender.
*For D-SLR or Mirrorless systems only.
These appointments are usually very technical about a piece of specific equipment or photo technique. Please bring something to jot down notes. Write down 3 to 5 questions about what you would like to discuss or learn.
One on One instruction on how to use your digital camera and create photos is available with our expert instructors.

FEE $90 for 1-Hour. Please charge the camera batteries. It is recommended to bring a memory card that is empty or contains no significant pictures or videos.

Date & Times - You can schedule an appointment Monday through Friday at 6:00 PM through the end of the month. Register online or call JPI at (941)-896-9921. Some Saturdays are available, call the store to schedule.
Lightroom is a powerful tool for the photographer. It is an organizer, editor, and can output creative works in a myriad of ways. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a solid foundation in importing, organizing, and editing; or an experienced user wanting to explore new options to augment your workflow, our instructors have the experience to guide you. Each One on One lesson builds around the student’s needs.

Fee: $90 - Bring your camera and your laptop. Fully charge all devices for the class. All software, before the start of the lesson, must be already installed.

Date & Times - You can schedule an appointment Monday through Friday at 1:00 PM through the end of the month. However, if you would prefer another time during the week, please contact Mike Faron at JPI - (941)-896-9921. There are no appointments available during the weekend.
Our expert graphic artists can give guidance through many topics like - image compositing, color corrections, working in layers, digital asset management, advanced operations, selection tools, basic editing settings, and much more. Although this usually is for 1-hour, extra time is available at the hourly rate.

FEE $90 - All software, before the start of the lesson, must be already installed.

Date & Times - You can schedule an appointment Monday through Friday at 11:00 AM or 3:00 PM through the end of the month. However, if you would prefer another time during the week, please contact our Graphics Department at JPI - (941)-896-9921. No appointments are available for the weekend.
*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.
Johnson PhotoImaging is hosting their Spring Trade-In - Trade-Up Event

The event is an excellent time to clear out your photo closet of unwanted photo gear. The trade-in specialist will be in the store evaluating your equipment for trade. They will buy your gear, or you can trade-in for store credit for your new camera gear.

Here's what they are looking for - Digital or interchangeable lens (DSLR or Mirrorless) cameras - Lenses and accessories - Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony Leica, Pentax, Tamron, and many more brands! Need a quick estimate? To see if you have the kind of gear we are looking for, call Rob at 850-476-2697. If you have questions about the event, you can all JPI at (941) 896-9921.

Hours: Friday, March 20th - 10 AM-6 PM - Saturday, March 21st - 10 AM-2 PM. No appointment necessary - First come, first served.
A community of like-minded Sony Enthusiasts that meets regularly. The group is open to photographers interested in Sony’s mirrorless systems. Hosted by Michael Arbor, there are no fees or dues for joining this group. The group relies on the active participation of all attendees.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 11th at 6:30 PM. Special Guest - Sony Specialist, Ranieri Palavicini

Cape Coral Field Trip, April 4th at 8:30 AM. Photographing the Burrowing Owls.
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. The group relies on the active participation of all attendees. ‍Meeting Times: The Low Light Group meets bi-monthly. Field Trips and other similar events are scheduled when appropriate.

The Group is open to the public and photographers interested in Olympus micro 4/3 mirrorless systems. Lead 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.

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