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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November 2019

Travel Photography

November 21, 2019 @ 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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Do you have a passion for travel? Do you wish you could take better photographs of your vacations, explorations and adventures? Do you want to be inspired with fresh ideas to make more creative — and unforgettable — images? If so, this workshop is for you! Join award-winning fine art photographer Scott Bolendz and embark on a fun, story-filled, interactive, 2 hour presentation-style workshop designed for all types of camera enthusiasts – whether you shoot with a DSLR, mirror-less or…

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Concise History of Photography

November 23, 2019 @ 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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Few people have a sound knowledge of the history of photography, how it started, the many processes that have now culminated in the digital world. But the past can teach us the many genres, aesthetics, ethics and immense value of recording the passage of time. If anything, it is important to know were we have all been before we can establish were we are going now. Your own photography will greatly benefit from this concise insight into an exciting past.…

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December 2019

iPhoneTM Video Shooting. November 24 & December 1

December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dec 1st
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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iPhoneTM Video Shooting and iMovieTM Editing Basics An introductory class exploring storyboarding, shooting, optional 3rd party equipment review, and editing concepts/techniques.  This course gives a basic understanding of shooting video with an iPhone. You will discover how optional recommended equipment can help improve your technique including improvements with your steadiness and the quality of your video clips. We will explore the basics of storyboarding, different types of movement to make clips and editing transitions smooth as well as learning the…

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Landscape Photography

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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This workshop covers the capture and post production techniques specifically associated with landscape photography. We will discuss scene choices, composition, Photoshop techniques, lens choices and equipment needed for the varied situations encountered within different landscapes. A 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. var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout',…

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January 2020

iPhoneography – Smartphone Photography 101

January 4 @ 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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Social Media Bootcamp

January 11 @ 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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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.

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Photo 101 Express

January 12 @ 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 student with a sound knowledge of how to operate their camera 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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Fundamentals of Travel Photography

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you have a passion for travel?  Do you wish you could take better photographs of your vacations, explorations, and adventures?  Do you want to be inspired with fresh ideas to make more creative — and unforgettable — images?  If so, this workshop is for you! Join award-winning fine art photographer, Scott Bolendz, and embark on a fun, story-filled, interactive, 2 hour presentation-style workshop designed for all types of camera enthusiasts – whether you shoot with a DSLR, mirror-less or…

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Photoshop Basics

January 19 @ 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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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 course is…

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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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