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How to Get the Most of Out of This Site by Peggy Farren

At Understand Photography, our motto is "We Simplify the Technical". Our blog posts, as well as all our training programs and materials, are designed with that in mind. Meet Peggy Farren, the founder of Understand Photography, as she explains how to get the most of this website.

Our Trips and Excursions

Cuba, Everglades, Old Naples Photo Tour, Women Only trips and more. Peggy Farren and Joe Fitzpatrick will give a very brief overview of what makes our excursions so special.

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Photography Training

Photography Training

We offer simplified, step by step photography training in different formats.

We highly recommend everyone begins with our Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography course. This course is a live, interactive online class with lots of support! and includes practice assignments.

We also offer training through hands-on, in person workshops and private lessons.

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Tours and Trips

Tours and Trips

Join us for a short two hour tour, a day trip or spend days with us!

With the exception of our trips to Cuba, we limit attendance to five or six photographers per tour so that everyone can get individual attention.

We plan our tours so that every level of photographer will learn, have lots of fun and leave with amazing images!

We specialize in tours to Cuba, short Florida trips (we live here after all!) and Women-only trips.


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Product Store

Product Store

Here are our products and services, as well as trusted affiliates, partners and friends' products.

Do you need your camera cleaned or repaired? Would you like a custom photo bag created just for you?

Our classes and trips can be purchased here as well!

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“ Peggy and Joe are wonderful photographers with a gift for explaining things well. ”

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The Understand Photography Show

Live Show Schedule

Here is the schedule for the upcoming LIVE episodes of The Understand Photography Show! This schedule is updated frequently. Each episode is live on www.facebook.com/UnderstandPhotography every Friday at 4 p.m. EDT. After each episode, we post the show notes right here on our website!

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Episode 24 Show Notes: Working with Researchers to Get THE Shot ft. Larry Richardson

Thanks for tuning into episode 24 of The Understand Photography Show! To watch the video replay now, watch it now on YouTube: The show is now available as a podcast on iTunes!! Please do us a HUGE favor and leave us a rating and review! We are trying to reach more photography enthusiasts on iTunes and we only have a week to do so! Your help makes a huge difference! To hear this episode as a podcast on Soundcloud, click here: http://www.soundcloud.com/understandphotography Here are the show notes for episode 24 of The Understand Photography Show:

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Episode 23 Show Notes: Scanography ft. Susan Germyn-Francis

Thanks for tuning into episode 23 of The Understand Photography Show! To watch the video replay now, watch it now on YouTube: The show is now available as a podcast on iTunes!! Please do us a HUGE favor and leave us a rating and review! We are trying to reach more photography enthusiasts on iTunes and we only have a short few more weeks to do so! Your help makes a huge difference! To hear this episode as a podcast on Soundcloud, click here: http://www.soundcloud.com/understandphotography Here are the show notes for episode 23 of The Understand Photography Show:

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Episode 22 Show Notes: Camera Support Systems ft. Joe Fitzpatrick

Thanks for tuning into episode 22 of The Understand Photography Show! To watch the video replay now, watch it now on YouTube: The show is now available as a podcast on iTunes!! Please do us a HUGE favor and leave us a rating and review! We are trying to reach more photography enthusiasts on iTunes and we only have a short few more weeks to do so! Your help makes a huge difference! To hear this episode as a podcast on Soundcloud, click here: http://www.soundcloud.com/understandphotography Here are the show notes for episode 22 of The Understand Photography Show:

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Episode 21 Show Notes: Landscape Photography ft. Brian Call

Thanks for tuning into episode 21 of The Understand Photography Show! To watch the video replay now, visit us on YouTube: The show is now available as a podcast on iTunes!! Please check us out! To hear this episode as a podcast on Soundcloud, click here: http://www.soundcloud.com/understandphotography Here are the show notes for episode 21 of The Understand Photography Show:

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Episode 20 Show Notes: Florida Landscape Photography ft. Joey Waves

Thanks for tuning into episode 20 of The Understand Photography Show! To watch the video replay now, visit us on YouTube: The show is now available as a podcast on iTunes!! Please do us a HUGE favor and leave us a rating and review! We are trying to reach more photography enthusiasts on iTunes and we only have a couple more weeks to do so! Your help makes a huge difference! To hear this episode as a podcast on Soundcloud, click here: http://www.soundcloud.com/understandphotography Here are the show notes for episode 20 of The Understand Photography Show:

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Episode 19 Show Notes: Opening Your Own Gallery ft. Jim Robellard

Thanks for tuning into episode 19 of The Understand Photography Show! To watch the video replay now, visit us on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MFK-S2qbIJ0 The show is now available as a podcast on iTunes!! Please check us out! To hear this episode as a podcast on Soundcloud, click here: http://www.soundcloud.com/understandphotography Here are the show notes for episode 19 of The Understand Photography Show:

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Episode 18 Show Notes: Nature and Wildlife Photography ft. Robert O'Toole

Thanks for tuning into episode 18 of The Understand Photography Show! To watch the video replay now, visit us on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HdBVnOvwRrI The show is now available as a podcast on iTunes!! Please check us out!

What's New

Sell Your Photography as Art: Exclusive Photo Workshop

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, Understand Photography is teaming up with Carolyn Edlund of ArtsyShark to offer an exclusive hands-on workshop! In this business workshop, Carolyn and I will guide you through all that you need to know to create a successful business selling your photography as art. This workshop is designed to get you prepared to take immediate action on your journey to sell your artwork. Build Your Portfolio. Know Your Audience. Tell Your Story. Brand Your Business. Create Your Plan.

About Peggy

Peggy Farren is an award winning, professional photographer, instructor, writer and speaker.

With over 17 years as a fulltime professional photographer, Peggy offers photography training through her training center “Understand Photography”.

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I am THRILLED with what I have learned!

This class (Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography) is great because Peggy explains things in a logical easy-to -understand way. Plus she shows photos to demonstrate the points.

Julie Pecoraro

Essential Preparation Tips for Travel Photography

This free report will help you choose the right cameras, lenses and accessories for your travels. You'll need different equipment depending on where you are going, your finances, and the weight of the gear. We'll show you how to determine the best equipment for your needs. Also included is a comprehensive list on what you'll need, some things you may not have heard before but you'll be so glad we let you know!

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