• Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography Interactive Online
    Please register here: http://onlinephotoworkshops.com/course/four-weeks-to-proficiency-in-photography/ Once you purchase an online course, you own it for life (for the life of my business, which hopefully, is a long time!). This is an interactive class with tons of support. It’s not like the online classes you’ve taken before with a person just talking at you. Peggy is right there with you so you can ask immediate questions and get immediate answers during class time. Then you can ask questions anytime and get answers within a few hours the rest of the time. Instructor Peggy Farren really simplifies and shows you STEP by STEP how to use your camera. She has a great way of explaining the technical aspects of photography so that even right brain creatives can understand it. We have LOTS of pictures of the cameras and where to find the settings, and also lots of photographs to show you the effects you can achieve. Week One: Shoot in Manual – We’ll get you shooting in the Manual setting in just two hours. This has been our most popular workshop since the start of Understand Photography Training Center. You won’t believe how simple exposure is! You’ll have a surge of confidence after this first class. Week Two: Composition – The Most Important Class you’ll take to Improve Your Photography! Everyone thinks they understand the Rule of Thirds but we find that they really don’t. Learn where your eye naturally goes and how to use leading lines, power points, negative space, color and more to make a more pleasing image. In this workshop, you’ll learn why you are not winning competitions with your images – it’s almost always a composition issue! We teach some basic posing in this class as well. Posing just means you are helping someone look their best. It shouldn’t be grueling or stiff. Learn the simple techniques to make your subjects look great! Week Three: Lighting Essentials - Do you love natural light? So do we! Learn how to take great pictures in natural light. Open shade, add dimension, use reflectors, additive and subtractive light.However, natural light is not practical at all times. Learn to use your flash to create natural looking light when needed. The principles are the same for both pop up flash that comes with your camera and a speedlight. You’ll also learn how to take a speedlight off your camera in the easiest way. Flash can be complicated. We simplify it. Week Four: The Technical Class - Don’t worry! You’ll be ready for this workshop! Metering Modes, White Balance, Drive Modes, Focal point, focus modes and more! We do our best to make the technical stuff easy to understand! The format of each week is this: Day One: A two-hour video. Meet me at your computer at the designated time for each workshop. You can type questions as we go along. If you miss it, you can continue to ask questions in our private Facebook group. Peggy will monitor it often. Day 2, 3, 4: You’ll receive a daily exercise, to seal the information into your brain. It should take 30 minutes or less each day.Day 5: Quiz. Let’s make sure you are really understanding what you’ve learned this week.The next two days are for fun and practice! This will be repeated each week with a different lesson. All classes, assignments, and quizzes will be recorded and available to you on the membership site to watch or review anytime you like, forever (or for the life of my business! LOL!). ~ Peggy Farren, Founder and Instructor, Professional Photographer; in business since 2001. (Check out my site at www.naplesportraits.com) Please register here: http://onlinephotoworkshops.com/course/four-weeks-to-proficiency-in-photography/

    ONLINE EVENT

    Your Computer Screen · Anywhere, FL

  • Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography: Hands-On Course
    Do you REALLY understand exposure and how to shoot in the manual setting? How to win at photography competitions – as a frequent judge, Peggy will reveal the most common disqualification reasons and how you can overcome them. Does using flash intimidate you? It’s not as tough as you think! Are you about to take an exotic trip and want to be sure you come home with awe-inspiring pictures? Are your technical insecurities keeping you from earning a good living in photography? Avoid feeling overwhelmed by learning what is vital to know to produce great images consistently. …. and much, much more! We’ll help you put together a clear plan of action to get a solid photography education. The Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography is designed to give you a solid photography education in just four short weeks. Week One: Shoot in Manual and Understand Exposure – We’ll get you shooting in the Manual setting in just two hours. This has been our most popular workshop since the start of Understand Photography Training Center. Two and a half hour class. Week Two: Composition – The Most Important Class you’ll take to Improve Your Photography! Everyone thinks they understand the Rule of Thirds but we find that they really don’t. Learn where your eye naturally goes and how to use leading lines, power points, negative space, color and more to make a more pleasing image. In this workshop, you’ll learn why you are not winning competitions with your images – it’s almost always a composition issue! THREE hour class. Week Three: Lighting Essentials – Learn to see the light. Work with natural light. Work in Open Shade. Learn to use your flash to create natural looking light when needed. The principles are the same for both pop up flash that comes with your camera and a speedlight. Flash can be complicated. We simplify it. THREE hour class. Week Four: The Technical Class: Don’t worry! You’ll be ready for this workshop! Metering Modes, White Balance, Drive Modes, Focal point, focus modes and more! We do our best to make the technical stuff easy to understand! Two and a half hour class. Classes are held at Understand Photography Studio. We designed the course with all the necessary things you need to know, and skipped a lot of the extras. We want you to gain confidence in shooting in manual and really understanding exposure and the basics. With a solid foundation, you’ll be taking fabulous photographs in just a few short weeks! Once you have a strong foundation, EVERYTHING else will come so easily for you! I've watched so many photographers struggle for years, just because they never got a good understanding of the important basics. You can do this! We work really hard to keep thing simple!! ~Peggy Farren Founder and Instructor Professional Photographer (Check out my site at www.naplesportraits.com) In business since 2001. Please note we offer this as an online class as well. Many students choose to do both the hands on and online course. You'll receive a substantial discount on the online class if you choose to do this. Just let us know. http://understandphotography.com/shop/four-weeks-to-proficiency-in-photography/

    Understand Photography Studio

    2383 Linwood Ave #302 · Naples, FL

    $297.00
  • Shoot in Manual and Understand Exposure
    Please note that this is the first of the "Four Weeks to Proficiency" classes. You may take one class, all of them or some of them! Obviously it's best to take all four in a row! To register for all four classes at a discount, click HERE. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Early registration $59.00 through October 6 Regular price $79.00 October 7 to class start date DSLR operation and exposure basics Please note this is a class for users with DSLR, bridge and mirrorless cameras that shoot in the manual setting. Not sure if you have one? Scroll down. Two hour workshop Bring your camera and manual $79 early registration through October 6 $99 regular price This is our most popular workshop! This class is why our group has grown so much. It's such a great place to start! If you want to learn the basic technical info in an easy to understand, hands on class, this is for you. Come to this workshop to learn about basic settings for shooting in manual mode, Fstops, camera lens basics, etc. It's not going to be super technical but you'll learn enough to get out of automatic mode and feel comfortable controlling your camera. Take this class and start taking pictures in manual setting with a perfect exposure right away! This will be in a classroom type setting. Bring your camera so you'll be able to practice what we are learning. We'll keep it small so each participant can get a little individual help. Since every camera is different, bring your manual. PLEASE FULLY CHARGE YOUR BATTERY! And then don't forget to bring the battery! Reservations required. See you there! Instructor: Peggy Farren of Avant-Garde Images, Inc. http://www.naplesportraits.com PLEASE BE SURE YOU HAVE A CAMERA THAT SHOOTS IN THE MANUAL SETTING BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THIS WORKSHOP! 1. If your lens does not come off, you do not have a DSLR. You may still be able to take this class if you are positive your camera can shoot in the manual setting. 2. If you are unsure, please email Peggy at [masked] with your make and model number and she can verify. DSLR and mirrorless cameras pretty much all work the same and therefore we can offer a group workshop. Some bridge are similar to DSLRs so please inquire if you have one. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ We offer private lessons for point and shoot or bridge users. Please email us at [masked] for more info or read about them here: http://understandphotography.com/step-by-step-training/private-lessons/

    Understand Photography Studio

    2383 Linwood Ave #302 · Naples, FL

    $59.00
  • Lightroom Part 1 - Workflow (Library)
    Get started right with Lightroom. Lightroom is a powerful program but can be tough to learn on your own! $79 early registration two weeks before $99 regular price This is the first of a 3-class series! In this hands on Lightroom workshop, Joe Fitzpatrick will focus on the Library Module. He will guide you through the initial setup, showing you how to make the choices that are right for you. Then he will share with you his proven workflow system. You will learn how to import and organize images, add your copyright, then sort, review, compare, rate, resize and export them. You will discover how to harness the power of keywords to quickly find images and see how keyword presets and the painter tool can simplify keywording. Joe teaches this workshop in the friendly, easy to understand style that many have experienced on his photowalks and workshops. Lightroom can be frustrating if you are trying to learn it on your own! Limited class size! This is an interactive course. Participants should have a laptop with Lightroom CC, 6, 5 or 4 installed. A mouse is strongly suggested for editing. If you don't have a laptop and would like to bring your desktop, just come a few minutes early to set up. We Simplify the Technical!

    Understand Photography Studio

    2383 Linwood Ave #302 · Naples, FL

    $79.00
  • Composition - The Best Class you'll Ever take to Improve your Photography!
    Composition - The Best Class you'll Ever take to Improve your Photography! Instructor Joe Fitzpatrick $79 early registration price through October 14, 2018 $99 regular price Let's face it – some people have an eye for composition and some don't. Learning the “rules” of composition will help you think each picture through before hitting the shutter button. Once you learn the “rules” you can break them! Take it from the judges of photo competitions: Most images don't merit because of glaring composition errors! Students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. You will also understand why some of the previous images taken work so well and why you and other people like them so much. This class is very interactive and includes lots of examples to help students absorb the information through repetition. We examine a variety of genres, including location portraits and street photography, landscapes and cityscapes, and static and action scenes. • The Rule of Thirds • Working the Lines in Your Photography (how to use horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines) • Finding Fresh Angles to Shoot From • Photographing People • Getting Horizons Horizontal • Getting Images Straight • Fill Your Frame • Creating Negative Space for Impact • Getting Backgrounds Right • Framing Your Shots • How to Use Converging Lines to Enhance Your Photography • 4 Rules of Composition for Landscape Photography • Breaking the ‘Rules’ of Composition Bring any pictures you'd like critiqued or just bring yourself!

    Understand Photography Studio

    2383 Linwood Ave #302 · Naples, FL

    $79.00
  • Lightroom Part 2 - Editing (Develop)
    In this class, the second in our series of Lightroom hands on workshops, Joe Fitzpatrick will show you how the Lightroom Develop Module makes post processing your images quick and easy. $79 early registration through October 16 $99 regular price This is the second of a 3-class series! Check out the other two classes: • Part 1: In this hands on Lightroom workshop, Joe Fitzpatrick will focus on the Library Module. He will guide you through the initial setup, showing you how to make the choices that are right for you. Then he will share with you his proven workflow system. You will learn how to import and organize images, add your copyright, then sort, review, compare, rate, resize and export them. You will discover how to harness the power of keywords to quickly find images and see how keyword presets and the painter tool can simplify keywording. • Part 3: Learn how to fine tune exposure, easily correct white balance, and add pop to your images by adjusting and enhancing colors and contrast. See how the crop and level tools can correct common compositional mistakes. Find out how Lightroom can correct lens distortion, straighten buildings, reduce noise and sharpen images. Explore how Lightroom can save you time and effort by applying adjustments to multiple images. Joe teaches this small class workshop in the friendly, easy to understand style that many have experienced on his photowalks and workshops. Lightroom can be frustrating if you are trying to learn it on your own! Limited class size! This is an interactive course. Participants should have a laptop with Lightroom Classic CC installed. A mouse is strongly suggested for editing. We Simplify the Technical!

    Understand Photography Studio

    2383 Linwood Ave #302 · Naples, FL

    $79.00
  • Lighting Essentials including Flash Photography
    Open shade, subtractive lighting, additive lighting, working with whatever light you have. Speedlight and pop up flash basics on camera. The word Photography literally means Writing with Light. Learn to work with and understand lighting. $79 early registration through October 21 $99 regular price Prerequisite - you must be comfortable shooting in the manual setting on your camera. Please take our DSLR exposure basics class first. This is a great second class! If you've ever taken instruction from Peggy Farren, you know how she simplifies everything! Learn basic lighting in this easy to understand class. We will bring in a model so that you can practice what you've learned to seal the info into your brain! Look good because you may end up in pictures as we practice on each other! Please register as early as possible! Bring: • DSLR camera with a fully charged battery • Speedlight, if you have one. If not, your pop-up flash will do. • Fully charged and extra batteries for your speedlight • As always, bring your camera and speedlight manuals.

    Understand Photography Studio

    2383 Linwood Ave #302 · Naples, FL

    $79.00
  • Lightroom Part 3 - Advanced Techniques
    The third in our series of Lightroom hands on workshops is designed for those who have mastered the basics of the Library & Develop module and want to step up their game. $79 early registration two weeks before $99 Regular price This is the last of a 3-class series! Check out the other two classes: Part One: Part Two: Stepping beyond the basics, this class covers Lightroom's advanced editing tools and how to successfully utilize them. Joe Fitzpatrick will be your guide as you post process portrait, wildlife and a landscape images. You will learn the step by step workflow and advanced techniques that will take your images to the next level. You may use either images we provide or your own images. Joe teaches this small class workshop in the friendly, easy to understand style that many have experienced on his photowalks and workshops. Lightroom can be frustrating if you are trying to learn it on your own! Limited class size! This is an interactive course. Participants should have a laptop with Lightroom Classic CC installed. A mouse is strongly suggested for editing. We simplify the technical!

    Understand Photography Studio

    2383 Linwood Ave #302 · Naples, FL

    $79.00
  • Fine Tuning the Technical Side of Your Photography
    Fine Tuning the Technical Side of Your Photography for those with cameras that shoot in the manual mode $79 early registration price through October 28 $99 regular price This class builds on what we learned in Shoot in Manual- Exposure. Bring your camera with a fully charged battery and your camera manual for this hands on workshop! In this class, we'll have a quick review of Exposure since it is the foundation of photography and the most important thing for you to know. • We'll go over the Menus and how to find what you are looking for. • White Balance - You will learn how to manage the colors of your camera under any lighting condition. We talk about setting your Kelvin number and Custom White balance. Shooting in RAW is helpful but getting the color right as you shoot will give you the most beautiful images. • Focal points and Focus Modes - How to change and why you would! Sharp pictures every time! • Metering modes - Evaluative, Matrix, Spot, Center Weighted. Your metering mode affects your exposure. Learn which metering mode is best for which circumstance. And of course, you'll learn HOW to change them. • Drive modes - Single, continuous and timer. Why, when and how! • Exposure compensation. How to and why. • Practice time!! Practicing with the instructor right there will help you remember and seal into your brain what you just learned. Plus it's fun!! Just by taking and UNDERSTANDING what we teach in the Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography, you will have such a great foundation in your photography education. Everything will start making sense. Please join us on our free photowalks and practice what you've learned!

    Understand Photography Studio

    2383 Linwood Ave #302 · Naples, FL

    $79.00
  • Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography Interactive Online ON SALE!
    Please register here: http://onlinephotoworkshops.com/course/four-weeks-to-proficiency-in-photography/ Once you purchase an online course, you own it for life (for the life of my business, which hopefully, is a long time!). This is an interactive class with tons of support. It’s not like the online classes you’ve taken before with a person just talking at you. Peggy is right there with you so you can ask immediate questions and get immediate answers during class time. Then you can ask questions anytime and get answers within a few hours the rest of the time. Instructor Peggy Farren really simplifies and shows you STEP by STEP how to use your camera. She has a great way of explaining the technical aspects of photography so that even right brain creatives can understand it. We have LOTS of pictures of the cameras and where to find the settings, and also lots of photographs to show you the effects you can achieve. Week One: Shoot in Manual – We’ll get you shooting in the Manual setting in just two hours. This has been our most popular workshop since the start of Understand Photography Training Center. You won’t believe how simple exposure is! You’ll have a surge of confidence after this first class. Week Two: Composition – The Most Important Class you’ll take to Improve Your Photography! Everyone thinks they understand the Rule of Thirds but we find that they really don’t. Learn where your eye naturally goes and how to use leading lines, power points, negative space, color and more to make a more pleasing image. In this workshop, you’ll learn why you are not winning competitions with your images – it’s almost always a composition issue! We teach some basic posing in this class as well. Posing just means you are helping someone look their best. It shouldn’t be grueling or stiff. Learn the simple techniques to make your subjects look great! Week Three: Lighting Essentials - Do you love natural light? So do we! Learn how to take great pictures in natural light. Open shade, add dimension, use reflectors, additive and subtractive light.However, natural light is not practical at all times. Learn to use your flash to create natural looking light when needed. The principles are the same for both pop up flash that comes with your camera and a speedlight. You’ll also learn how to take a speedlight off your camera in the easiest way. Flash can be complicated. We simplify it. Week Four: The Technical Class - Don’t worry! You’ll be ready for this workshop! Metering Modes, White Balance, Drive Modes, Focal point, focus modes and more! We do our best to make the technical stuff easy to understand! The format of each week is this: Day One: A two-hour video. Meet me at your computer at the designated time for each workshop. You can type questions as we go along. If you miss it, you can continue to ask questions in our private Facebook group. Peggy will monitor it often. Day 2, 3, 4: You’ll receive a daily exercise, to seal the information into your brain. It should take 30 minutes or less each day.Day 5: Quiz. Let’s make sure you are really understanding what you’ve learned this week.The next two days are for fun and practice! This will be repeated each week with a different lesson. All classes, assignments, and quizzes will be recorded and available to you on the membership site to watch or review anytime you like, forever (or for the life of my business! LOL!). ~ Peggy Farren, Founder and Instructor, Professional Photographer; in business since 2001. (Check out my site at www.naplesportraits.com) Please register here: http://onlinephotoworkshops.com/course/four-weeks-to-proficiency-in-photography/

    ONLINE EVENT

    Your Computer Screen · Anywhere, FL