Better Photos with your Fujifilm X Starts Here

The only photography course Fujifilm photographers need

  • Simple but thorough

    All courses include short, easy-to-digest videos accompanied by a text outline. Quizzes at the end test what you've learned.

  • Instructor interaction

    Courses include assignments you may submit for feedback. Live Chat is available during office hours. Schedule Zoom calls for one-on-one meetings.

  • Photography community

    Interact with other Fujifilm photographers and participate in monthly photo challenges.

This program is not affiliated with Fujifilm Corporation in any way.

Fujifilm X Members - Silver

Includes all courses, community, and monthly meetings

Basic Plan (meetings not included)

This membership includes all of the courses below, plus:

Fujifilm X Community, a place to meet other Fujifilm photographers around the world, ask questions, share ideas, and participate in monthly photo challenges.

Monthly one-on-one Zoom meetings (one hour), where we can discuss camera setup, photography philosophy, photo reviews, and more. This is only available with the Silver plan.


No extra fees, cancel any time


More courses to be delivered throughout 2021:

  • Single Flash Photography Basics
  • Perfect Fujifilm In-Camera JPGs
  • Introduction to Astrophotography


Click on any of the courses below to see free previews before purchasing:

Fujifilm Camera Courses

Start here to learn your camera

Fujifilm Beginner Courses

Discover how to take advantage of what makes Fujifilm cameras great

Fujifilm Intermediate Courses

Take your photography to the next level with courses on storytelling, composition, editing, and selling

Fujifilm Advanced Courses

Learn the more advanced functions in Fujifilm cameras

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's included in the membership?

    All of the courses in the list above are included in the membership. I'm also currently adding & updating new courses all the time, so there's more to come! There's also a membership community exclusive to subscribers, where you can participate in monthly challenges and more. Members of the Silver plan will receive a scheduling link every month to schedule a one-hour Zoom call.

  • How long will I have access to the material?

    You will have access to all material for as long as you're a member. You can always go back and redo lesson modules and rewatch videos if you need to. Every course also includes PDF downloads, so be sure to get those to have if you ever decide to cancel your membership.

  • What's the cancellation policy?

    You may cancel at any time without penalty, all by yourself in your Account Settings.
    You'll lose access to the material at the end of the billing period (month or year) you've paid for.
    If you'd like a refund, I can offer a partial refund prorated for your billing period and you'll lose access to all material at that time.

  • Can I pay with PayPal?

    Unfortunately, at this time, PayPal is not supported for subscriptions.

  • Are these courses affiliated with Fujifilm?

    No, I've developed and published all material on my own. I am not affiliated with Fujifilm. Just a very happy customer who has fallen in love with photography again after using the camera system, and am here to share that enthusiasm with you.

  • Can I check out free previews before enrolling?

    Absolutely. Click on any of the individual courses to enroll in free previews. Then come back to this page to enroll in the membership!

Course Reviews

What others have said so far...

Mark Northcote

5 star rating

“This course is very comprehensive covering all aspects of using a mirrorless camera. It uses a variety of ways to engage your interest and allow you to practice and experiment with what is being taught. I would recommend this to anyone new to mirr...”

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“This course is very comprehensive covering all aspects of using a mirrorless camera. It uses a variety of ways to engage your interest and allow you to practice and experiment with what is being taught. I would recommend this to anyone new to mirrorless cameras and anyone that wants a better understanding of the technical aspects of using a camera to achieve your creative vision. ”

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Alaina Brown

5 star rating

“This is a fantastic course for the foundation of photography and learning your mirrorless fujifilm camera. You learn so much and this course is easy to follow, well structured, and keeps you motivated. Definitely worth the time and money.”

“This is a fantastic course for the foundation of photography and learning your mirrorless fujifilm camera. You learn so much and this course is easy to follow, well structured, and keeps you motivated. Definitely worth the time and money.”

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Joanne Gordin

5 star rating

“I highly recommend this course. I didn’t know much about cameras when I began, but by the time the course was finished, I had a working knowledge of my camera and felt confident about using all of the various settings. I liked working at my own...”

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“I highly recommend this course. I didn’t know much about cameras when I began, but by the time the course was finished, I had a working knowledge of my camera and felt confident about using all of the various settings. I liked working at my own pace and enjoyed the different ways the material was presented. The exams created the motivation to learn the material, and the assignments added the important layer of “hands on“ learning. It was a great learning experience.”

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Greg Ferguson

5 star rating

“The best explanation for how and when to use the Fujifilm simulations. You could spend a lot of time in trial and error determining how to best use the simulations in camera only resulting in frustration. When here it is the best explained and d...”

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“The best explanation for how and when to use the Fujifilm simulations. You could spend a lot of time in trial and error determining how to best use the simulations in camera only resulting in frustration. When here it is the best explained and demonstrated uses for the simulation. It just doesn't get any better than this.”

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Paul Kunz

5 star rating

“I really enjoyed and learned about the Fuji film simulations and how they work and affect your finished photo. The B&W simulations with filters was also very good. I would highly recommend for a good overview. I also just purchased the full...”

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“I really enjoyed and learned about the Fuji film simulations and how they work and affect your finished photo. The B&W simulations with filters was also very good. I would highly recommend for a good overview. I also just purchased the full Mirrorless Camera class. I know I will learn quite a bit! ”

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Phil Carter

4 star rating

“This course is very well explained in much detail. And I can confirm the "after course" support is excellent.”

“This course is very well explained in much detail. And I can confirm the "after course" support is excellent.”

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Johann-Heinrich Rabe

5 star rating

“very nice course to get started with the camera!”

“very nice course to get started with the camera!”

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Jason Nelson

5 star rating

“John's course provided a great overview of Fuji's Film simulations. When to use them and in what situations were covered in detail. I recommend Fuji shooters take this course.”

“John's course provided a great overview of Fuji's Film simulations. When to use them and in what situations were covered in detail. I recommend Fuji shooters take this course.”

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David Mane

5 star rating

“I came out knowing so much more than when I came in. In order, one, I found out why using film simulations is smarter than doing it later in Lightroom, two, I found out that using presets makes using film simulations easy and three now I'm armed w...”

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“I came out knowing so much more than when I came in. In order, one, I found out why using film simulations is smarter than doing it later in Lightroom, two, I found out that using presets makes using film simulations easy and three now I'm armed with knowledge, which sim to use for portraits or the low-, key cool teenage lookor the brighten it up look and most exciting the great potential of B & W. ”

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Zara Hawthorne

5 star rating

“I highly recommend this short course. The information is clearly and professionally presented with graphics and images to demonstrate the different film simulations and how they relate and differ from each other and why you would choose to use th...”

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“I highly recommend this short course. The information is clearly and professionally presented with graphics and images to demonstrate the different film simulations and how they relate and differ from each other and why you would choose to use them. Prior to discovering this course, I spent several days reading blogs and watching YouTube videos about Fujifilm film simulations before I made the decision to purchase my first Fujifilm Camera, time which I would have saved had I watched this course first. All of the relevant information was condensed into a short series of logically organised and clearly presented videos, and I now feel completely confident to use the simulations in my camera.”

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Beverly Jay

5 star rating

“Excellent course, clear and thorough presentation of all the material, plus valuable feedback on assignments from the instructor. ”

“Excellent course, clear and thorough presentation of all the material, plus valuable feedback on assignments from the instructor. ”

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Karsten Qvist

5 star rating

“A really well conceived and executed introduction to Fujifilm film simulations. It gives a good understanding of what they are meant to do, and how to use them. Allthough it works well as an introduction, it also goes well beyond the basic, for i...”

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“A really well conceived and executed introduction to Fujifilm film simulations. It gives a good understanding of what they are meant to do, and how to use them. Allthough it works well as an introduction, it also goes well beyond the basic, for instance when covering effects of white balance shifts with Acros simulations.”

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Your Instructor

I have a unique background in education that started in the U.S. Air Force where I was an F-15E flight instructor for ten years and wrote F-15E training curricula. I continued to teach helicopter lessons after transitioning to civilian life.
But I soon discovered my passion was telling stories through photography. I'm now an accredited associate photographer with Photographers Without Borders and have worked on documentary projects around the world, and have also taught photography on three continents. I've been a professional photographer for nearly ten years, having been published in places like New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Tahoe Quarterly, and National Geographic Online. Photography is a joy that everyone should have access to, and I'd like to pass it on to you also!

John Peltier

Photography Instructor