We Simplify The Technical!

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

We limit attendance to five or six photographers per workshop leader 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 workshops in Florida and Women-Only Trips.

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August 2018

Cape Romano Dome Homes Boat Trip

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Goodland Boating Park, 740 Palm Point Dr
Goodland, FL United States
Cape Romano Dome Homes Boat Trip

Hurricane Irma knocked down two of the domes of the Cape Romano Dome Home so we are planning a boat trip to photograph it while it's still standing! Who knows if it will make it through this hurricane season. Please review the refund policy before you register. There are no refunds or transfers within two weeks of this outing unless it's cancelled. You may, however, send someone in your place. I never get tired of seeing this historic and beautiful…

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December 2018

3 Day Mt Dora Ladies Photography Retreat

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - December 7 @ 2:00 pm
Mt Dora, Florida FL United States
Mt Dora Old Baptist Church

Have fun, travel and improve your photography!
Mt Dora is an adorable town, filled with Victorian style houses, a chain of lakes and many antique and specialty stores. This year we want to go at Christmastime to experience the town all lit up! Mt Dora takes this holiday very seriously!

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January 2019

Everglades 4 Day Photo Adventure

January 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - February 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Travelodge Florida City, 409 S.E. 1st Ave/US Highway #1
Florida City, FL United States
Everglades 4 Day Photo Adventure

In Everglades the wildlife is everywhere. Birds, the Everglades is host to 350 species, as well as the ever present alligators will provide you with unique photo opportunities.
You will capture spectacular images of all this and more when you join Understand Photography in the Everglades for a 4 day photography workshop.

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February 2019

Havana & Vinales, Cuba Ladies Photo Adventure

February 2, 2019 - February 9, 2019

7 day Ladies Only Havana and Vinales trip planned for February 2-9, 2019. I LOVE CUBA! It's a small group, 6-10 ladies with hotels, transportation and most meals included for under $4000. Airfare and some meals would be extra. Workshop includes off camera lighting with models, including a dancer in Havana and a farmer in Vinales, horseback riding, classic car rides and more. We'll go during tobacco harvesting time in Vinales so we'll get awesome images of the tobacco farming,…

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April 2019

4 Day St Augustine Photo Adventure

April 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - April 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Sleep Inn Motel, St. Augustine, FL, 601 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL United States
4 Day St Augustine Photo Adventure-1

Experienced workshop leader and mentor Joe Fitzpatrick will guide you to his favorite locations at the time of day when the light is right. At each location Joe will share his techniques, enabling you to overcome exposure, lighting and compositional challenges.

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May 2019

Florida’s Forgotten Coast 5 day Workshop

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019
Coombs Inn, 80 6th St
Apalachicola, FL United States
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florida's forgotten coast

Join Joe Fitzpatrick on a trip to Old Florida in the Florida panhandle. Our base is the adorable town of Apalachicola, home of Tupelo honey and oysters!

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June 2019

Women’s Photography Weekend Naples Florida

June 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Understand Photography Studio, 2383 Linwood Ave
Naples, FL 34104 United States

Join professional photographer Peggy Farren for a women’s photography weekend. This weekend is designed for beginner to intermediate photographers. Enjoy while learning photography and go home with fabulous images!

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“I am a serious travel photographer and when I heard that UP with Peggy and Joe were offering a Cuba photo tour, I signed up right away. I was so glad that I did. Even my non-photographer husband had a blast..” Jo Crebbin

Owner, Jo Crebbin Photography

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!