Private Lessons & Excursions

Private Lessons

We offer private instruction and custom photo excursions.

  • Private Lessons cost $100 the first hour, $50 each additional hour (2 hr minimum required)

We'll team you up with the appropriate instructor for your needs. We carefully screen our photography instructors for both teaching ability and photography skill. Basic photography to advanced, including software programs such as Elements, Lightroom and Photoshop.

We have instructors in Fort Myers and Naples!

Photo Excursions

Understand Photography offers all types of photo excursions! Most excursions are for one to four photographers, however, we can accommodate large groups as well. If you are looking for something different and exciting to offer to your clients during convention breaks, offer them an afternoon photography excursion. With enough notice, we can even provide all the equipment including cameras.


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Outdoor and Nature Photography

Outdoor and Nature Photography

Our nature photographers will take you to the right places for the type of photography you hope for. We have expert bird photographers and landscape photographers ready to guide you and help you with your camera settings. We are approved by the National Park Service to conduct Photography Workshops in Everglades National Park.

Four hours, $425 for up to two people. $75 per extra person, up to four people total


HDR, Night and Cityscapes

HDR, Night and Cityscapes

Are you more of an artist than a nature or people photographer? We will give you basic lessons on night photography and High Dynamic Range. Then it’s off to the streets to photograph for two hours. We will show you incredible photo opportunities and help you with your settings. Your final hour and 1/2 will be spent learning the processing techniques needed for stunning images. Fort Myers or Naples.

Three hours, $425 for up to two people. $75 per extra person, up to four people total


Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

Come do a fashion shoot with a gorgeous model!

Our Fashion Photographer and Lighting expert will help you and let you use his lighting equipment – studio lights on location using different modifiers. Would you like a chance to use them on location, in a real life situation with a teacher to help?
This is not a formal class, but a hands-on experience. Bring your own camera and whatever equipment you have. You’ll leave with beautiful portfolio images and the opportunity to use some fabulous lighting equipment. Your final hour and 1/2 will be spent learning the processing techniques needed for stunning images. Fort Myers or Naples.

Three hours, $425 for up to two people. $75 per extra person, up to four people total

  • 4 WEEKS TO PROFICIENCY class is the best money I have invested in my photography!

    I’ve had lessons in person and never came away understanding more, having more questions. But with this class within 20 minutes I had gained more knowledge than in three hours with a one-on-one lesson!

    Susan Ferrer

    Best four week class ever!!

    I didn’t know how to use my camera before this class with Peggy and now I have a greater understanding and I can definitely say my pictures look better. Her teaching is unique and I would recommend this class for anyone who has a love for photography.

    Griselda Baker
  • 4 Weeks to Proficiency achieves what it claims!

    Like many others I have carried my DSLR camera around for years but shooting on automatic or programmed modes – sometimes with mixed results. In four short weeks I feel that I have a solid foundation to shoot in manual mode and change the camera’s settings to take much better, and more creative photographs.

    Jill Wood

    I hesitated to invest in a structured course because I’m so busy.

    I loved, loved, loved this course!

    I hesitated to invest in a structured course because I’m so busy. Even so, I didn’t feel like pre-recorded courses would work for me because I learn best when I receive feedback from my instructors. This course gives the best of both worlds. I had the option to take the course live or pre-recorded, but I was still able to get feedback from Peggy through the Facebook group. Peggy’s “Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography” was the perfect solution for me!

    ‎Michelle Chiarelli
  • You made it fun and easy to understand!

    This class was unbelievably helpful and I learned so much. It was also incredibly enjoyable because you made if fun and easy to understand. So, thank you very much!

    Sami Kennedy

    She is easy to talk to and there’s no need to be embarrassed by any questions.

    I took this class to get a few tips and to learn some new things. I learned everything I wanted to, and then some. Peggy does her best to explain everything thoroughly and shows examples, which was helpful to me. She is easy to talk to and there’s no need to be embarrassed by any questions. I’m glad I took the course, and if you’re interested, you should take it too!

    Rae Wesolowski
  • I’ve been working alongside my husband who’s a photographer, for over 20 years but never understood how to take a picture, except on ‘P’

    It’s great to have learned the basics and much more, in a simple easy to understand way and with patience when I asked for advice. T

    Michele Sandison

    I hesitated to invest in a structured course because I’m so busy.

    I loved, loved, loved this course!

    I hesitated to invest in a structured course because I’m so busy. Even so, I didn’t feel like pre-recorded courses would work for me because I learn best when I receive feedback from my instructors. This course gives the best of both worlds. I had the option to take the course live or pre-recorded, but I was still able to get feedback from Peggy through the Facebook group. Peggy’s “Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography” was the perfect solution for me!

    ‎Michelle Chiarelli

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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