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Photography is more fun when you know what you are doing. If you prefer simplified, step by step training without all the technical jargon, you’ve come to the right place!

At Understand Photography, We Simplify the Technical!

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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. ET. After each episode, we post the show notes right here on our website!

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Episode 61: Successful Wildlife Photography with Nikon Ambassador Ron Magill

On this episode of The Understand Photography Show, Peggy Farren interviews dynamic speaker, wildlife conservationist, and Nikon Ambassador Ron Magill. Ron shares his enthusiasm for photography as a way to reach people about his deepest passion, animals.

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Episode 60: Camera Care with Isaac Hadid

In this episode of The Understand Photography Show, Peggy Farren interviews Isaac Hadid from Southern Photo Technical Service. Isaac discusses common problems that may occur with your camera, regular maintenance you can do yourself, and when to send your camera in for professional servicing.

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Episode 59: The New Lightroom with Joe Fitzpatrick

On this episode of The Understand Photography Show, Peggy Farren interviews technical photography guru Joe Fitzpatrick as he explains the differences and similarities between Lightroom Classic and the new Lightroom CC.

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Episode 58: Publishing a Photo Book with Stefania Pifferi

In this episode of The Understand Photography Show, Peggy Farren interviews photographer Stefania Pifferi to talk about her brand new book "Colors of Naples". Stefania talks about all of the steps and decisions involved with creating and self-publishing this beautiful coffee-table style photo book.

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Episode 57: Aerial and Fine Art Photography with Barry Howe

On this episode of The Understand Photography Show, Peggy Farren interviews aerial photographer Barry Howe. Barry talks about how he found his niche in photography as well as how to start selling your work at art shows.

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Episode 56: Exploring Florida's Landscapes with Reg Garner

On this episode of The Understand Photography Show, Peggy Farren interviews Florida native and landscape photographer Reg Garner. Reg talks about exploring central Florida's lakes and rivers in a customized kayak and gives tips on photographing with a slow shutter speed.

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Episode 55 - Answering Common Questions with Joe Fitzpatrick (Part 2)

Peggy Farren talks with producer and co-host Joe Fitzpatrick as they answer common questions from the Understand Photography Facebook group. This week the duo discusses which lenses, hoods, and filters may be best for you.

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Episode 54 - Answering Common Questions with Joe Fitzpatrick (Part 1)

Peggy Farren talks with producer and tech guru Joe Fitzpatrick as he answers common questions posed by members of the Understand Photography Facebook group. They discuss memory cards and storage options, cleaning techniques, exposure problems, and batteries.

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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Essential Preparation Tips for Travel Photography

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