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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October 2019

The Photography Futurescape

October 13 @ 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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panel discussion moderated by Tampa Bay Business Journal Editor-in-chief and FMoPA board member Alexis Muellner Photography has changed, for the better or worse according to many points of view. But one thing we can all agree on is that the medium is now an integral part of our current culture in surprising and compelling ways.  The introductions of the digital camera and its integration into cellphones and the internet are the turning point in terms of how images are created, used…

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Journey Through Personal Creativity

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 16, 2019

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States

Most beginning photographers tend to randomly capture images of everything they see and experience, resulting in confusing portfolios of single photographs and a lack of strong intellectual and aesthetical bodies of work. This intensive workshop is designed to encourage all students to find their unique creative voice, resulting in solid directions for the future and applicable projects for everyone regardless of experience.   Creative photography is a process, one that utilizes a simple approach to establishing photography projects, otherwise known…

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Events and Family Portraits

October 17 @ 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 share with you some of the fun approach I use to get families and kids interacting together and laughing for those amazing shots. Half the class will be with live subjects to show you the posing techniques and how to interact with the family and children.

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Social Media Blogging Bootcamp

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Showcase your photography through online blogging. Connect with your audience and build a strong online community. An overview of the the tools needed to produce engagement and conversion. Class discussion will cover social media platforms and apps that will engage online audience and dialogue. This course is designed for all levels of photographers to cultivate their online presence.

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Photo 101 Express

October 20 @ 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 4-hour workshop 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. This class is based on multiple lecture presentations as well as extensive hands-on applications and one on one support. The topics covered in this workshop include: Camera and lens basics, F-Stops, shutter speeds, ISO, focal lengths Automatic versus manual captures, RAW versus JPG Understanding histograms, correct exposures in varied conditions Color…

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Smartphone Photography

October 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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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.  This course is designed for people who want to improve their skills and understanding of mobile photography in order to take better — and more artful — pictures of people, places and things.  This presentation-style workshop is open to all mobile device-users, but…

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Product Photography

October 26 @ 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 indoors 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…

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November 2019

Photoshop Basics

November 2 @ 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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Photoshop Basics Adobe Photoshop is a digital photo-editing program commonly referred to as the Digital Darkroom. It allows you to push the boundaries of digital editing and is widely used by professionals, emerging photographers and artists. Within this 4-hour workshop, you will encounter the useful camera raw function through the Adobe Raw Interface, resizing and saving your images in different formats, the basic tools for retouching spots, dust and flaws and how to work with layers and color corrections. This…

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Iphoneography – Smartphone 101

November 9 @ 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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Wondering which photo editing apps you should be using and how to get the most out of them? There’s a class for that! In this course, you’ll learn how a pro photographer uses 5 of the leading apps to edit photos on her phone. Your instructor, Deirdre Powell, will walk you through her process for editing and enhancing photos with the popular apps such as VSCO Cam, A Color Story, Snapseed, Adobe Photoshop Express, and Adobe Photoshop Mix. She’ll share…

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Business of Art

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 10, 2019

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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In my many years of experience as a commercial and fine art photographer, I found that the greatest downfall of photographers and artists is a lack of business knowledge, particularly in terms of pricing. This 2-week, 8 hours intensive workshop is designed to give the attendees a solid foundation in running their business, either in the commercial or fine art genres.   The topics explored in this workshop include: business legal structures, insurance, accounting, sales tax, business licenses, pricing models…

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