The structure for this event has evolved our the years and is now an AMA — Ask Me Anything. We literally mean it too! Come with a list of questions about your camera, computer, software, or just general photography questions and you’ll leave with answers.
The Sessions are lead by several of the photo experts at FCCP, including Jeff Donald with over 20 years experience teaching photography including 4 years at Montana State University. Jeff's older brother Lew also instructs and was General Manager for Dodd's Camera in Cleveland for almost 10 years. During that time, Lew helped ten's of thousands of customers learn photography.
Please bring your camera if you have specific camera or lens questions. There is internet access, but computers are not required.
The meetings are hosted by O'Keefe's Family Restaurant and we are not charged for meetings at this establishment. Please show your appreciation by purchasing a drink (full service bar) or ordering a meal or snack.
There is FREE parking in the parking lot. It is also well lightened at night.
Upcoming 2018 FCCP PhotoTours
Ghost Towns & Spring Wildflowers, Western Montana — May 16 ~ 22, 2018 ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/242874394/ )
Ghost Towns & Spring Wildflowers, Western Montana — May 23 ~ 29, 2018 ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/246175160/ )
Yellowstone/Tetons Wildlife with Fall Colors — September 19 ~ 25, 2018 ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/244223235/ )
Yosemite, Light and Landscapes — October 24 ~ 30, 2018 ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/244643761/ )
Yellowstone in Winter — Feb/March 2019
Ghost Towns & Spring Wildflowers, Western Montana — May 2019
Yellowstone/Tetons Wildlife with Fall Colors — September 2019
Fall Colors & Lighthouses, Acadia National Park/Portland — October 2019
Polar Bears & Northern Lights, Churchill, MB — Oct/Nov 2019
My Recommended Retailers
Where you buy your gear matters. You expect to get what you ordered and you want to pay a low price for it. The retailers I recommend below are the ones I trust for my own purchases.
B & H Photo and Video ( http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Great-Deals/ci/16478/N/4280521071?BI=4308&KW=&KBID=4736 )
Adorama - The Photography People ( http://www.adorama.com/?kbid=64386 )
Lensrental.com — Rent the Best Cameras & Lenses Available ( http://www.pjatr.com/t/TUJGRktHSkJGS0dJS0xCRkpOSkVN )
Bringing you the activities and this site is now a full time job (typically 60-80 hours per week). Thus, I depend on membership fees and on the commissions received from you using the links on this site to make any purchases. My family and I are grateful for your support! - Jeff
FCCP Membership Options:
Pay Your Monthly/Annual Optional Dues ( https://www.meetup.com/Florida-Center-Creative-Photography/events/240801300/ )