Online Classes for Facebook Fans

Florida Center for Creative Photography

Beginning Photography Online Classes

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Need to Signup for the Online Class? Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the blue links.

Need to download the recorded class you missed? Please follow this link.

Welcome to online training with the Florida Center for Creative Photography. FCCP is a leader in photography training in the Greater Tampa Bay area and is expanding our programs on a national basis beginning in 2013. Our State of the Art training facility will bring our expert instructors right into your living room.

Learning photography doesn't get any easier than the FCCP online classes. Our simple email or online registration gets you signed up, paid and confirmed in just a few minutes. On the evening of the class, you'll click a link in your confirming registration email and you'll be online, live with the instructors and dozen of other students throughout the US.

Then for the next four weeks, you'll be watching our instructors and power point presentations Live on your computer screen. Each of the four nights you'll be learning and discussing with our instructors all the aspects of beginning photography. The four one hour classes will fly by and before you know it, you'll feel more like a pro and be getting amazing images with your camera.

Dates for the classes and registration information is at the bottom of the page.

Week One topics include the following:
  • Learn about exposure and dynamic range

  • Learn about f/numbers, f/stops and aperture

  • Learn about Depth of Field and how to use DOF to improve your photographs

  • Learn about Aperture Priority Mode

  • Learn about your cameras light meter and common metering methods including Evaluative/Matrix, Center Weighted Average and Spot Metering.

  • Learn much, much more and also receive your optional homework assignment

After the first week's class you'll have the opportunity to take a quiz online and receive an optional shooting assignment that will help you put into practice the classroom theory from the first class. Here is the link to the first weeks quiz. A password is required to access the quiz. The password is distributed to the registered students.

Couldn't make the first class? Well, that's OK too. Each class is recorded and available to watch online or download, for your convenience. The class also includes a limited Q & A period, but you have the opportunity to ask questions every Sunday night from 8 PM to 9 PM on our radio show, Picture This. The show can be listened to Live in the Tampa Bay area and streamed live to your computer, iPhone or iPad.

Topics for the next three nights are listed below.

Week Two Topics include:
  • Learn about Shutter Speeds and how they affect exposure

  • Learn About Shutter Priority Exposure Mode and how to use your shutter speeds creatively to enhance your images

  • Learn about ISO and when to use Auto ISO and when to select ISO 100, 400, 800 etc.

  • Learn how to combine ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed to control exposure and make more creative and exciting photos.

  • Receive a free computer program to help you learn exposure

  • Receive you links for the optional quiz and optional shooting assignment

Week Three Topics include:
  • Learn the different Auto Focus Modes and when you use each mode

  • Learn the Record, Playback, Set-Up and Custom Menus

  • Learn about Raw, JPEG and TIFF formats and what they mean and when to use

  • Learn about Exposure Compensation and Manual Exposure Mode

  • Receive your links for the optional quiz and optional shooting assignment

Week Four Topics include:
  • Review weeks one through three

  • Learn the basics of Composition

  • View examples and discuss various principals of composition including Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Use of Color, Simple Background and many more

  • Receive links to final quiz and shooting assignment. Students have the opportunity to upload images to their special gallery and receive comments from fellow students. Instructors occasionally will provide comments and feedback, but their participation is not a part of the program and is optional on their part.

Click here to learn more and signup for May classes, dates are May 6, 13, 20 and 27

Click here to learn more and signup for June classes, date are June 3, 10, 17, and 24

Click here to learn more and signup for July classes, dates are July 1, 8, 15, and 23

Click here to learn more and signup for August classes, dates are August 5, 12, 19, and 26

Click here to learn more and signup for September classes, dates are September 9, 16, 23, and 30

Classes for October, November and December will post the first week of September.

Classes are limited to 200 students. If classes fill early, additional dates will be added dependent on instructor availability.

Click here for our Online Classes FAQ

Vouchers from Groupon expire after 1 year, but their promotional value does not expire. All classes are covered by the FCCP Education Guarantee and may be repeated at no charge to the student, but is limited to available seats.

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New FCCP Supporter Member Special Offer January 11, 2015 7:41 AM Jeff D.
Amazon Local Special Offer August 28, 2013 6:39 PM Jeff D.
Online Classes for Meetup Members April 28, 2013 11:39 AM Jeff D.
Online Classes for Facebook Fans April 28, 2013 11:36 AM Jeff D.
FCCP Education Guarantee March 7, 2013 12:37 PM Jeff D.
Online Classes FAQ May 2, 2013 7:39 PM Jeff D.
Online Classes from FCCP May 2, 2013 7:41 PM Jeff D.
Learn to take your iPhone photos from plain to WOW February 5, 2013 10:47 AM Jeff D.
iPhone workshops for beginning photographers August 5, 2013 2:05 PM Jeff D.
FCCP In-the-Field Mini Workshops August 6, 2013 8:31 AM Jeff D.
Florida Center for Creative Photography Sponsors October 7, 2014 10:57 AM Jeff D.
FCCP Photo Editing Workshops August 5, 2013 1:44 PM Jeff D.

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