Next Meetup

Sensor Cleaning in Naples and Gear Flea Market
Isaac Hadid from Southern Photo Technical Service ( will be here in Naples to clean sensors and pick up cameras for repair. We'll also have a "flea market". Bring any camera gear you'd like to sell or give away. I am going to sell or give away of some self stick albums, studio lights, and other miscellaneous stuff that I never use! If you have two or more cameras, just put them in as your "guests" when you register. He'll be at Florida Southwestern College from 8:15 a.m to 9 a.m. (before the Seth Resnick lecture - details here: then at Understand Photography studio starting at 9:45 a.m. You can drop your cameras off at the college until 9 a.m. or at Understand Photography studio after. Please drop off your cameras by noon if possible. Included with each sensor cleaning is one free lens cleaning. Extra lenses are $5 for each cleaning. Depending on how busy he is, you can either wait or come back to pick your camera. Rocky can give you an estimate when you drop off the camera. You can also drop off broken cameras. Isaac may be able to give you an estimate right then. All cameras will need to be picked up by 3:00 pm. at Understand Photography Studio. We assume no liability if the cameras are not picked up. This is such a great service that Southern Photo Technical Service provides for us in Naples. Don't miss it!

Understand Photography Studio

2383 Linwood Ave #302 · Naples, FL


What we're about

Welcome to Understand Photography, Southwest Florida’s only established, hands-on, professionally-led photography school! We've spawned lots of competitors that come and go, and everyone keeps coming back to us. Contact us at

Professional photographer Peggy Farren started this training center in 2009, when she saw the need for hands-on and simplified photography training. Photography is "in" right now! The training opportunities are overwhelming! We strive to make our training as simple as possible. Please read the reviews of our many happy customers/students!

Peggy screens and specially trains each teacher. Our instructors have technical knowledge and also real world experience. You won't find any teachers who just picked up a camera last year here! It's a bit painful to see beginners teaching and giving bad advice to new photographers. One group told their students that they take 5000 pictures at a wedding! This is not the norm and no experienced photographer would ever steer you this way!

If your goal is professional photography, learn from pros who have successfully been in business for at least five years. You don't want to burn out by working long hours for little money! If you are a nature photographer, learn from photographers who have spent some time out in the field. You want to know what the best spots are at each time of year, when and where to find the wildlife or flora you want to photograph and what to be prepared for to create incredible images!

Each instructor is given tips and techniques on improving their teaching skills. We've kept our five star rating with Meetup for over seven years and we want that to continue!

Email Peggy Farren at or call us (239) 263-7001.

We provide learning opportunities and social events for photographers from beginners to professionals.

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Click HERE (!) for a description of our 1/2 day and full day photography excursions. Are you interested in Nature? Birds? HDR? Night photography? Learn while doing with a pro photographer at your side!

Check out our online forum, in-house photography workshops, courses and classes. Photographers come from all over world to attend our events.

Our friendly group comprises of beginners to professional photographers. We have nature events, model shoots and classes for every level of experience. We try to offer at least one free event each month.

Bring your camera and manual to each meetup!

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