6709 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | (941) 896-9921 | Mon-Fri 10am-6pm & Sat 10am-2pm


Throughout the year, we have special events and field trips. Each event or field trip is a unique experience. All levels of photography enthusiasts image creators are welcome. Whether you are looking to add to your portfolio, looking to pick up some unique skills or simply to shoot with other photographers you are certain to enjoy these experiences. Make sure to join our mailing list to keep up to date of all our adventures.

Dates, Times and online registration for classes are listed HERE. Otherwise contact the store directly via email @ education@jpiphoto.com or call (941) 896-9921 to register.

Field Trips & Events

Car Show, Movie, Food Drive & Photo Opportunity

Attention Photographers!


Due to the extremely high probability of afternoon thunderstorms and showers during the event Johnson PhotoImaging, Olympus, Sony, Sigma and Manfrotto will not be in attendance.

Camera gear registration is now closed.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (941) 896-9921.


Your JPI Team

Keep dry this weekend.

Due to the probabilty of bad weather we will not be in attendance.


May 19th, Sat





3:00 PM to 7:00 PM









Bok Tower Photo Walk

Join us for the Bok Tower Photo Walk organized by Olympus and Johnson PhotoImaging. There is no charge to join us on the Photo Walk. However, each participant is responsible for entry fees.

Never heard of Bok Tower? Bok Tower is a national historical landmark in central Florida. Nestled on the highest elevation on the Florida peninsula, crowned with a Singing Carillon Bell Tower, surrounded by lush gardens. An experience that inspires all who visit.

Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853

Excellent opportunity to practice those landscape and macro photography skills.

Meet some of the Crew from JPI and Olympus Photo specialist Carlos Quilichini. Carlos will have some loaner* cameras and lenses from Olympus for you to use during the Photo Walk. First come, first served.

Please register here so we will know how many people to expect. Plus, we can notify you of any changes. If you have any questions, you can reach JPI at (941) 896-9921 ask for Faith.

 - If anyone is interested in Carpooling please arrive at Johnson PhotoImaging by 7:45 AM. We will leave by 8:00 AM sharp! If you are traveling on you own - Meet us in the front by the arches. (see goup photo) Be there between 10am and 10:15am.

Time Table for the Day - Wed, May 30th

7:30 AM - Meet at JPI.
8:00 AM - Leave from JPI and drive to Bok Tower.
10:00 AM - Arrive at Bok Tower
12:00 PM - Break for Lunch
1:00 PM - Free Range Photography.

*Must present a valid driver's license to obtain loaner photo equipment for event.

The event is free to attend, except entrance fee for Bok Tower.

May 30th





7:30 AM

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

Light Painting With David Frayer

This event is for all levels of photographers with interchangeable lens cameras.

Photo by David Frayer

Date - Thursday, June 14th

Time - 6:00 PM

Equipment - D-SLR camera or Mirrorless System. You'll need a very sturdy tripod and a remote switch for your camera.

Light painting is a photographic technique in which long exposures from 5 seconds to several minuets are made by moving a hand-held light source. The light is the is then used to "paint" the subject in light. It can also be used create an "impossible" image all in the camera. A simple process that can produce exciting images with practice.  David's presentation is more than just knobs and buttons. It's about learning from his passion of photography. He has an energy level that's infectious.

For more of David's work you can go to Uncle Snaf Photographic Art.

Fee: $75

Register Here

Running time is 2 hours approximately.  Spots are limited so sign up soon before it fills out.

I'm a firm believer that Art comes from the soul not the equipment."  -- David Frayer

Fireworks with Michael Lawhon

Join us July 3rd at 11:30 AM for a seminar on photographing fireworks presented by our special guest Michael Lawhon. His classes have delighted and inspired photographers for decades. Later on, after Mr. Lawhon's seminar we will head to Nathan Benderson Park for their Fireworks Spectacular. A great way to practice for the main event the next day!

Organized in part by Manfrotto.

Mr. Lawhon will demonstrate with practice, and the right equipment, you too can create amazing images of the rockets’ red glare. After the class on July 3rd you are invited to join the crew from JPI at Nathan Benderson Park for the July Fireworks Spectacular. The Spectacular is from 4pm to 10pm on the same day. Fireworks show starts shortly after sunset. More on the meet-up details at Nathan Benderson as we get closer.

Michael Lawhon is a successful photojournalist, which included time as a team photographer for the San Francisco Giants baseball club. Michael has been recognized with many awards for his images which have appeared in publications in over two dozen countries. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time-Life and many more. You can check out Michael's work over on his Instagram feed @Lenswork.

Fee: $75 - Seating is limited.


July 3rd, Tues


11:30 AM



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