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Understand Photography

Naples, FL, USA
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About Understand Photography
Understand Photography offers photography tours, excursions and training in beautiful Southwest Florida. We offer photo trips into the Everglades, Sanibel Island, Cape Romano and more. We are a small group of professional photographers who love to teach and help! We work hard to be patient and clear instructors, as well as experienced photographers. We offer nature boat tours, group tours and private instruction/excursions. Please read the hundreds of reviews on our meetup site. We've been doing this for over ten years now and it's gone very well!!!
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We start on Naples' most historic street, Third Street South. You'll learn the origins of Naples as we take pictures of the historic buildings and beauty of the area. You'll be guided to see the best angles for pictures, and taught photography techniques that may be new to you. We'll then walk through the neighborhood toward the beach, with Peggy or Brian telling stories about the original settlers who lived there. We finish on the beach to photograph the pier at sunset. There will be lessons for creating fabulous sunset images!
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Paradise761282 wrote a review Apr 2020
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Excellent content on the fundamentals. Peggy indivualized each session for each persons unique camera, I am so much more confident and excited about my abilkty to maximize my camera functions. Great asignments! Just as promised i feel I now have some really solid fundamentals, knowledge to build my skills , clarity to maximize my camera>
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Peggy F, Owner at Understand Photography
Responded Apr 5, 2020
Thank you so much for the nice review! I'm so happy you are feeling confident in your photography skills! So many instructors skip over the most important things you need to learn, like shooting in the manual mode, so you really never "get it". Once you have a strong foundation in your photo skills, everything else because easier! We have offered this online interactive course for many years now. Thank you for taking it and for the nice testimonial!
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loveadventure4 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bonita Springs, Florida121 contributions89 helpful votes
My husband and I spent about three and a half hours last Monday afternoon and evening with Brian, learning the basics of our camera settings for different lighting and effects, how to compose the perfect photo, and the early history of Naples, in a walking tour that began on historic Third Street and ended at the Naples Pier for sunset. Brian is an extremely accomplished photographer, but was enthusiastic about teaching two beginners. I can only imagine what he would be able to share with an experienced photographer. The time went by much too quickly, and we went home with tons of new knowledge; about our cameras, photography in general, and the beautiful bit of paradise we call home. We highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Peggy F, Owner at Understand Photography
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Thank you so much for the nice review! We love the Old Naples Photo Tour and we love Brian! He's such a good instructor with a fabulous personality! Thank you for joining us on the tour and for the wonderful review!
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pho2 wrote a review Jan 2020
Marco Island, Florida529 contributions106 helpful votes
Really great Naples photo tour Small group made the event even better Learned some Naples history Walked and we took fun street images Finished at sunset at Naples pier Brian was hands on for camera help. Well worth the time 📸
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Response from Peggy F, Owner at Understand Photography
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you for the nice review! Our groups for the Old Naples Photo Tour are always limited to just five participants so that everyone can get the time and attention of our photography instructor/guide. Brian has been the main guide for the Old Naples Photo Tour for 5-6 years so he does a wonderful job!
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vimidnight wrote a review Oct 2019
Christiansted, St. Croix31 contributions4 helpful votes
Was blessed to have the opportunity to take a photography tour with Peggy Farren and Stefano Caporali recently to the Tuscany region of Italy. Peggy, as always, was the consummate team leader and she, along with Stefano, provided us with epic sites to photograph. We stayed at the Palazzo Conti A in Val d'Orcia, which was a delight in and of itself. I have taken a few photography trips with Peggy and highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning or improving their photography skills. She is loads of fun and makes learning exciting.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Peggy F, Owner at Understand Photography
Responded Oct 30, 2019
Thank you so much for the sweet review! I LOVE traveling with you too! What a great experience Tuscany was! We are planning to go back in 2021!
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Rosetta wrote a review Feb 2019
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Joe Fitzpatrick has planned this all encompassing learning experience through the Everglades! The agenda was perfectly time proportioned from sunrise to sunset. Every location offered a different wildlife or landscape photo opportunity, Joe's personal expert and patient attention was given to all. No question left unanswered. This trip is the perfect combination of work, pleasure and rest. Never a lapse in the agenda for traveling to each location, time to learn, time to enjoy great food with fellow photographers, and time to rest! Thanks Joe!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Peggy F, Owner at Understand Photography
Responded Feb 16, 2019
Wow! Thank you so much for the nice review! We live here at the base of the Everglades and we've been leading photo trips in this area a LONG time. As another reviewer said, Joe Fitzpatrick is a national treasure! Thanks for traveling with us!
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