FREE Photography Class — Learn Your Lenses - Zooms, Primes and More . . .

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O'Keefe's Family Restaurant

1219 South Fort Harrison Avenue · Clearwater, FL

How to find us

We're in the room to you left once you enter O'Keefe's

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Learn Your Lenses — Telephoto, Wide, Zooms and Primes
Today's class will give you a greater understanding of camera lenses and can help add more creative control to digital photography. Choosing the right lens for the task can become a complex trade-off between cost, size, weight, lens speed and image quality. This class aims to improve your understanding by providing an introductory overview of concepts relating to image quality, focal length, perspective, prime vs. zoom lenses and aperture or f-number. FCCP Director Jeff Donald will lead the class.

This class has never been offered before. Upcoming classes will include using filters — Polarizer Filters, Neutral Density (ND) Filter, Graduated Neutral Density Filters (GND) and may require this class as a prerequisite
for the other classes.

Topics he'll be covering include;

• Lens elements and image quality

• Influence of lens focal length and image quality

• What focal length lens to use when

• Zooms vs. Primes/Fixed Focal Length

• Influence of lens aperture/f-number on image quality

• Using Wide Angle lenses

• Using Telephoto lenses

• Much, much more . . .

The class is a more formal structure and Jeff will be using both a Keynote (PowerPoint) Presentation and a White Board to explain the basics of Panoramic Photography. The digital projector, projects onto a 12ft screen and everyone has a great seat in the intimate setting at O'Keefe's.

The entire class is recorded, with audio, and will be available to download or stream for FREE to FCCP Supporter Members and those that attend the class in person. Not a FCCP Supporter Member? It's easy to become a supporter and very affordable. Please follow this link to learn more about becoming a FCCP Supporter Member.

Students will also be provided with a link to download all the slides used in the Keynote in PDF format. This will simplify note taking for some students.

Can't attend the class in person? Then consider joining the LIVE stream of the class. You'll not only be able to watch the class live, but you'll also be able to download and/or stream a HD quality recording of the class. There is a nominal charge for this service. Please follow this link to learn more about the LIVE steam and RSVP to attend,

A food or beverage purchase is not required. Please consider purchasing a beverage. They serve coffee, tea, Coke products and various juices. They are providing table service and will have a large room to cleanup after we leave.

Do You Want to Continue the Learning After the Class and Get All Your Questions Answered?

Join fellow students and FCCP photographers for an enjoyable lunch at O'Keefe's Family Restaurant. O'Keefe's is where many of the locals gather. It’s definelty a local’s place and the prices reflect it. No purchase is required to join the discussion at O'Keefe's following our Learn Your Lenses class.

What FCCP Members are saying about our FREE classes.

Great group of people, great teacher & a comfortable, quiet meeting site! . . . Jane

I have had good instructors in the past, but Jeff Donald is by far the best. He speaks clearly and loudly, he knows his subject, he knows what is important to cover, he stays on task, he repeatedly asks for questions, he is friendly, he has a sense of humor, and he is everyone’s idea of a leader. . . . . . John

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