Staff Report

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is offering events and classes for those interested in photography.

Festivus Benefit Sale

Festivus will take place on Friday, December 5. It is the annual photography benefit sale put on by the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. This year features prints from Howard G. Buffett’s Faces of Hunger. It will take place at the Admission is free for all.

Shooting Long Exposures

Do you ever wonder how photographers take cool night pictures of busy roads in cities with the red and white car lights? On Saturday, December 6 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, December 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. FMoPA will offer a workshop that explores the beauty behind shooting with long exposures. Learn to show movement, create light trails of stars, capture the blurry seawaters of the tide changing, and explore taking stunning pictures at night. The effects that can be captured with a long exposure are impressive and have an ethereal quality all can enjoy. The standard price is $110; member price: $90.

High Speed Photography

Have you ever wondered how photographers were able to capture a water splash, bursting balloon, or a bullet hitting a fruit? On Saturday, December 13 from 1:30- 5:30 p.m., learn the basic art of high-speed photography which records these kinds of fast-moving objects, documenting things that are normally invisible to the human eye. This workshop will help you understand the beginning techniques behind high speed photography. Standard price is $80; member price is $70.

Next Step Photography

Take your photography to the next level with a hands-on, four-week workshop that bridges the gap between the beginner and advanced photographer. In this portrait-focused course, International Fine Art Photo Award winner, Jeremy Scott will give personalized instruction on developing fine-art concepts, use of off-camera flash to create studio-quality lighting anywhere, working with people and models, advanced tips for editing, sharing and promoting photo work and more. Students will photograph subjects at locations in and around the museum and receive instructor critique. This workshop will run from Thursday, January 8 through Thursday, January 29 from 6-8 p.m. A DSLR Camera capable of manual aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings is required. Optional is Speedlight Flash or LED Video Light. Standard price is $150; member price is $120.

First Step Photography: Foundation Workshop

Are you ready to start your journey in Fine Art Photography? From Monday, January 6 through Monday, January 27 from 6-8 p.m., learn the basics in this four-week foundation workshop introducing beginners to the fundamental techniques of exposure, lighting and composition.

International Fine Art Photo Award winner, Jeremy Scott will give personalized instruction.

Students will shoot portraits, still-life, landscapes and architecture in and around the museum, as well as having weekly photo assignments for instructor critique. This class is for people of all ages with little or no experience in photography, or for those seeking a refresher on the basics. The standard price is $150 and member price is $120.

Crystal Springs Preserve Photo Safari

On Saturday, January 10, from 9 a.m. -12 Noon, join photographer, Carlie Chew on a guided walk through the Crystal Springs Preserve. Along the walk capture artistic photos of the distinct Florida ecosystem and wide array of flora and fauna. Don’t miss out this unique opportunity to join fellow photographers and capture Florida’s exotic plants and cold blooded creatures. This workshop is for photographers of all levels, but it is highly recommended that you have a film or digital camera. The cost for this photo safari is $60; $50 member price.

Except for the Crystal Springs Photo Safari, workshops are held at FMoPA, which is located at 400 N. Ashley Dr. in Tampa. For more information on FMoPA or to register, visit

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