Florida School of Professional Photography

Florida School of Professional Photography

I was really honored to be an instructor at this year’s Florida School of Professional Photography (www.floridaschoolofphotography.com/) hosted by the Florida Professional Photographers (www.FPPonline.com).  I spent four days teaching my class, “Unlock Your Creativity” and it was an amazing few days of learning and growth.  

I am incredibly proud of my students as they tackled things that made them uncomfortable and unsure and through the process they shed a lot of their mental blocks and rules that were limiting their art.  Here are a few images from class- the students selected the wardrobe, styling, background, etc. but these are my images of our awesome models!


Photography Education and Classes by Long’s Photography

Photo Basics Class

Photo Basics Class

Does your camera frustrate you?  Do you want to take better photos?  Are you confused by all the numbers and symbols on your camera?

The next Photo Basics Class is scheduled for Saturday, July 9th in our Tallahassee studio.  The class starts at 9am and ends at noon.  In class, we cover:

  • Understanding the letters and symbols on cameras and lenses
  • Understanding the auto functions of the camera and how to have some control of them
  • Understanding manual exposure- ISO, shutter speed and aperture
  • Basics of flash photography
  • How to find easy simple light
  • Understanding file formats and how to store and organize your images

Every class is customized to the needs and desires of the students.  Each class is limited to 12 people so that each student gets personalized attention.

To register, the nonrefundable $99 tuition must be paid.  You can pay that online using the button below, or you can call the studio at 850.339.5799 to pay over the phone!

Tallahassee Photography Classes by Long’s Photography

Photo Basics Class- Saturday, July 19th

Photo Basics Class- Saturday, July 19th

The next Photo Basics class is Saturday, July 19th from 9am until noon.  This class is geared to NON-professional photographers!  This class is for the average person looking to take better images, understand their camera better, and who just wants to understand what all the books mean with their nonsense abbreviations.  In the class, we will cover the basics of exposure, composition, camera functions and some basic photo editing using free software.  The class is $99 if booked before June 30th, and limited to 12 people per class.   After June 30th, class tuition raises to $129.  To reserve your spot, you can check out  online at: PHOTO BASICS or contact the studio at 850.339.5799 to pay by phone.


There is no basic knowledge, camera or software needed for the class.  I encourage all participants to bring their cameras and a notebook with them for notes.  We will begin by talking about how the camera captures and image and what goes into making the exposure.  We will cover what the buttons on the camera mean and how you can use them to get better images.  (While I am a Canon shooter, if you own a Nikon, Fuji, etc. I will still be able to help!)  We will then talk about how composition affects the final result and how to use creative compositions to elevate your images.  Finally, we will take a look at some free photo editing software, learn how to make basic adjustments and how to avoid many of the common editing mistakes.  Lastly we will have a brief question period for any material we did not cover earlier in the day or anything that was confusing or unclear.

The class will not make you a professional photographer and is not recommended for professional photographers.  This class is really focused at conquering the basics and getting the average person more confident in how their camera works.  We will not be addressing studio lighting, off camera flash, Photoshop editing techniques, etc.  In the future, if there is enough interest, we will offer more advanced and more specific classes.  If you have any questions about the material to be covered or whether the class is the right one for you, email Linda@LongsPhotography.com