FMoPA Institute

A variety of classes taught by highly validated professionals, explore the technical aspects of photography, the creative potential residing in everyone, and the applications towards creative practice.  All the workshops can be taken as single units of particular interest, or as a full concentration resulting in certificates of completion.

We look forward to a most productive and fruitful year with over 30 workshops that cover most aspects of photography and promote photography education. 

 

Return Policy
Students are responsible for their course choices. We recommend careful course selection. If you have questions about appropriate placement, FMoPA Staff is available for course advisement during registration and class placement sessions. In the event that you must withdraw from a course, the following policy will be in effect:
Refunds or withdrawal requests must be sent to education@fmopa.org  

The date the request email is sent will determine refund eligibility. All approved refunds take at least four weeks to process. FMoPA cannot be responsible for providing refunds for classes or programs missed as a result of student illness, student emergencies, or events beyond FMoPA’s control.

 

A refund or class credit can only be issued if cancellation is up to three business days prior to the class start date. No refunds / class credits will be given after that time.
Refunds require a $55 processing fee (per workshop). Class credit allows the full 100% amount paid to go towards other classes.

 
 

Concentrations

Basic Photography

Basic Photography

8 courses

Photocredit: Pierre and Cathy

Creative Photography

Creative Photography

8 courses

Photocredit: Pierre and Cathy

Photographing People

Photographing People

8 courses

Photocredit: Melissa Dozier

Photographing Places

Photographing Places

5 courses

Photocredit: Scott Bolendz

Product Photography

Product Photography

3 courses

Photocredit: Pierre and Cathy

Smart Phone & Social Media

Smart Phone & Social Media

8 courses

Photocredit: Scott Bolendz

Analog

Analog

4 courses

Photocredit: Pierre and Cathy

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January 2020

Storytelling Through Photography

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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We all have a story to tell, a legacy or statement, a call to action, a declaration of what you believe, what makes you mad or happy, your unique observations of the world around you, your life itself with its peaks and valleys. The medium of photography makes it possible to tell your story and sometimes make a change. A picture tells a thousand words. Several pictures correctly sequenced tell a full story - your individual story. In this workshop,…

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February 2020

Photo 101

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 17, 2020

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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This 3 weeks, 7.5 hours workshop is an extension of the express class and is designed to provide the students with a sound knowledge of how to operate their cameras for both solid technical results, as well as creative applications.

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Black and White Photography – February Class 2020

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join award-winning fine art photographer Scott Bolendz for a crash course into the world of digital black and white photography.  In this 3-hour workshop, students will review the core fundamentals of what makes a strong, compelling black and white image (with many examples!), explore different types of monochromatic photography, and also learn about the creative role and application of dodging and burning techniques, vignettes, textures, high contrast and soft-focus features. This course is designed for users of both smartphone and…

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Cityscapes Photography

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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rom early paintings of the industrial landscape to the reinterpretation of the developed place in expression of the self, images of the man-made environment have been intertwined in our quest for discourse through the photograph. This workshop will offer participants an insight into the use of cityscapes in photography and how the man-altered landscape can describe us as much as we are describing it. Participants will be given a historical primer in the landscape in man’s presence, shown a variety…

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Wedding Photography Basics

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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In this class, I will go over the very few important basics of photographing a wedding. Content will include from booking the clients, engagement sessions, to understanding the required particular aesthetics for each wedding. Part of the class will include live posing techniques and how to interact with couples.

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Smartphone Photography

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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This 2-hour workshop is an introduction to the exciting world of mobile photography.  Students will learn the fundamentals of taking a good photograph, review smartphone camera and native editing functions, explore popular third-party photo-editing apps and discover other mobile camera-related accessories. 

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Product Photography

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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This concentrated workshop will explore indoor studio lighting techniques for a variety of products, the use of reflectors, lighting modifiers and simple materials used for commercial outcomes. Images will be projected on large screens during each capture, demonstrating the processes used in real-time. Artificial lighting or a combination of ambient, natural and continuous or flash can appear complicated or mysterious for many. This workshop is designed to simplify these processes with live demonstrations, real-life examples, and applications for home-based studios…

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Awareness and Mindfulness

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Gain a deeper connection to your imagery through an exploration of mindfulness and awareness. This is a study into how we approach the imagery we create.

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