Our signature course is the “Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography”. It’s an interactive class with support from your instructor, Peggy Farren, and your classmates. It is a four week long course with homework to help seal the information into your brain. You’ll be taught which button to push or dial to turn as you learn how to shoot in the manual mode, use flash, metering modes, focus modes and more.
You’ll have daily assignments to help you really understand each lesson. This class is about the mechanics of photography, not the creativity, although your creativity will soar once you understand the technical aspects. The homework assignments tell you exactly what to do, step by step, so that when you go through the motion of changing your settings to change the effects, you’ll really start to understand what is happening. You’ll watch, listen and ACT for the best learning experience.
Our motto and our mission is to simplify the technical. We will show you exactly which button or dial to turn to change your settings. With the support of your instructor Peggy Farren, you’ll really start understanding the technical side of photography
Here is how it works:
Watch the recorded video once a week. You can watch when it's convenient for you. However, I will be available immediately for questions every Wednesday from 2-4 pm ET. Many people like to watch the video at that time so they can ask questions as they watch.
For the next three days, you'll have a daily homework assignment. Please post the homework photos under the assignments here in the Teachable site.
On the fifth day you'll have a quiz, which is more like a review to be sure you are understanding the concepts.
Two days off to either catch up or practice.
The following Wednesday, watch the next video.
Continue for the full four weeks.
Those who actively share their homework are the ones who get the most out of this course. I am here to support you so take advantage of that!
"This course and Peggy Farren are amazing. I took it last year and still go back to review the videos. I was only shooting in auto before her course, and now I shoot in manual and I am still getting better. I highly recommend this course!
- Katie Kutschinski, satisfied student
Peggy Farren is an award winning, professional photographer and instructor specializing in beach portraits, studio portraiture and weddings. Peggy’s creativity, expertise, exceptional customer service and upbeat personality helped her company become the first recipient of the Naples Daily News’ Choice Award for Photography and continue to win every year.
Peggy began offering photography training over six years ago through her training center “Understand Photography”.
The school offers training for beginning to advanced photographers, portrait to nature photographers. Peggy has a way of simplifying the technical side of photography so that her classes are in high demand. She also contracts several other professional photographers, many of them Master Photographers, to teach and lead photography trips.