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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.
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.
We offer simplified, step by step photography training in different formats. We highly recommend everyone begins with the Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography. We offer it both as a live, interactive online course with lots of support, hands on training and private lessons.
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 short Florida trips (we live here after all!), Cuba and Women Only trips.
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“ Peggy and Joe are wonderful photographers with a gift for explaining things well. ”
Peggy Farren, a full-time professional photographer and the founder of Understand Photography training center, recently stopped in New Orleans while on a road trip. Click the story to learn about her experience there as well as see a few of her photos from her stay.
Tom Tracy, a photojournalist and event photographer, recently photographed a heavy metal band at a children's charity gala. In order to protect his hearing, he took special measures to reduce the effects of the loud music on his ears. Click the story headline to learn more about Tom's tips for covering loud events!
Explore beautiful St Croix, US Virgin Islands while expanding your photography skills! Peggy and Sid have teamed up again to put together a photo trip that will blow your mind! This trip is for any level of photographer since it is limited to just five participants. Scroll down to see some of the photography opportunities and lessons we have planned!
May 2016 Newsletter is Out! Better Beamer, How to Invert Colors, St Croix! Articles/video lessons include How to Invert Colors using Photoshop, Better Beamer and 100-400 Lens and Photographing a Wedding With Another Company.
Benefits of occasionally ‘doing it someone else’s way’ as a subcontractor Recently a buddy left me in charge of shooting one of his standard South Florida wedding jobs — a Cuban couple with “getting ready” at a landmark hotel, a church ceremony nearby with a dinner reception at a local venue where he is a preferred photographer. Actually, it was something of a surprise to learn that this was the first time my friend fully delegated a wedding assignment to someone in his absence. Having shot with him once or twice before and knowing how very specific he is in terms of how he does things and how devoted he is to the technical details, I pressed for a personal sit-down and review of some wedding jobs — his and mine — during which I could take notes and ask lots of questions. I wanted to minimize problems and potential misunderstandings.
Joe Fitzpatrick offers his insights as a professional photographer and instructor. Beginner or expert you will come away with knowledge that will make you a better photographer. For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a super simplified explanation of front and rear curtain sync for your speedlight. First curtain flash is the default on most flashes. The flash will go off in the beginning of the shutter duration. Second curtain (rear) will cause the flash to go off at the end of the shutter duration, causing a more natural motion blur if using a slow shutter speed.
If you are like me, you are busy!! I love online classes but sometimes lack the discipline to do the work. That's why when we put our popular "Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography" course online, we made it a live and interactive class.
Did you know that Understand Photography holds a free** photowalk every single month? We say "almost free" because although we do not charge, sometimes there is an entrance fee to where ever we are going. Join fellow photographers and come out and shoot! You'll enjoy the camaraderie and most likely learn something from your fellow photographers.
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”.
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.
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!
Many you've never heard before!