Fujifilm Camera Fundamentals

The perfect interactive Fujifilm photography course for beginner and intermediate photographers. Learn all about how to use your Fujifilm camera to turn your snapshots into photographs.


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Fujifilm camera setup

Start off by going through the most important settings across all Fujifilm X cameras to help you be a more efficient photographer. Use the provided camera-specific checklists to follow along for your camera.

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Perfect exposures

Nail your exposure every time! After a basic intro to the exposure triangle, you'll learn when & how to use Fujifilm's exposure modes. To top it off, become comfortable with the histogram to create perfectly-exposed photographs no matter which Fujifilm X camera you own.

Sharper photos

Learn how to use Fujifilm's different focus features, both in manual and autofocus, to put an end to blurry photographs.

Course objectives

What you'll learn by the end of this course

Set up your Fujifilm camera to be an efficient photographer

Understand the exposure triangle

Know when and how to use the PASM exposure modes

Use your camera's meter and histogram for perfect exposure

Be proficient in both manual and auto focus; using your camera's focus assist tools

Get perfect color with white balance


What do you need?

Any Fujifilm X or GFX camera. Checklists are provided for several Fujifilm X interchangeable lens cameras.

That camera's manual (electronic or print) for reference and assignments.

You'll need to complete the end-of-chapter test before proceeding to the next chapter; assignments are optional.

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What's included in this Fujifilm photography course?

This isn't just a collection of videos!

46 short videos

Short, digestible videos demonstrate the module topic without extra fluff. Each video is accompanied by text & photos for the readers, as well as a PDF outline for download.

13 tests & quizzes

Four ungraded quizzes and nine final exams will reinforce learning. Do you need to go back and re-read something? These tests will let you know.

9 assignments

You'll complete and turn in nine assignments so I can provide you feedback on how well you've understood and are applying what you've just learned.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to Fujifilm Camera Fundamentals

    2. Virtual Classroom Orientation

    3. Student Survey

    4. Community Introduction

    5. One-on-One Consult Call

    1. Download: Fujifilm Camera Checklists

    2. RAW vs JPEG

    3. File Recording

    4. Camera Metadata

    5. Display Settings

    6. Customizing Buttons

    7. Test: Fujifilm Camera Setup

    8. Worksheet: Camera Setup

    1. What is PASM?

    2. AUTO ISO

    3. Using Program Auto mode

    4. Using Aperture Priority mode

    5. Using Shutter Priority mode

    6. Using Manual mode

    7. Test: Exposure Modes

    8. Download: Exposure Modes

    9. Assignment (Optional): Exposure Modes

    1. How the Camera Sees Light

    2. Metering Modes and Measuring Exposure

    3. Determining your Exposure Value

    4. How to Adjust Exposure

    5. Exposure Bracketing

    6. Test: Exposure Compensation

    7. Download: Exposure Compensation

    8. Assignment (Optional): Exposure Compensation

    1. What's a Histogram?

    2. Quiz: Match the Histogram to the Image

    3. Using the Histogram While Shooting

    4. The Blinkies and RGB Histogram

    5. Test: Exposing with the Histogram

    6. Download: Exposing with the Histogram

    7. Assignment (Optional): Exposing with the Histogram

About this course

  • $129.00
  • Time to complete: 1-2 weeks minimum, completing all assignments
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Camera setup checklists and chapter outline PDFs

What people say

Student reviews


Shadreck Nyamukuvhengu


Fujifilm Camera Fundamentals has jump-started my understanding of the Fujifilm camera system. It has saved me countless hours in learning the Fujifilm camera basics and John has been more than willing to answer my numerous questions and correct my mistakes throughout. He and his courses are an invaluable resource for anyone desiring to learn about the Fujifilm camera systems and photography concepts. This is the best series of courses I have ever found!

Curt Brooks


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.

Mark Northcote


This course helped me understand my camera better. The instructor provides clear and detailed explanations for how to use the camera and the important concepts regarding focus, exposure, white balance, etc. The presentations provide excellent graphics to show how to set the camera and the instructor gives nice examples to illustrate his points. The instructor also provides helpful and quick feedback on assignments. Great class!

Elene Feigenbaum


Wished I had done this course a few years ago, when I started with digital photography. It beholds everything necessary to get a thorough and practical understanding of digital photography, especially with Fujifilm cameras. It would have saved me a lot of time in reading books and looking at youtube videos.

Jos Smeets


John Peltier makes it very clear from the onset, that he is 'in your corner' to assist you as you complete his courses. However, he also is clear that one gets out of these courses is directly related to the input. It is obvious that he is a seasoned teacher, providing a learning method to achieve individual goals. I am looking forward to enjoying these courses.

Bob Deutsch


This is an excellent course. I started a bit intimidated by my new-to-me Fujifilm camera, with relatively weak technical knowledge about photography. I finished feeling much more confident. John Peltier's explanations are easy to understand and provide a solid foundation of information. The modules are manageable in size and well constructed by topic, each building on the last. The opportunity to submit assignments for each module provided a great way to gain practical experience with the concepts. John personally reviews your work and comments on it. I've found myself returning repeatedly to the course downloads and reworking assignments on my own to help solidify my knowledge. In short, I highly recommend Fujifilm Camera Fundamentals. It's had a major positive impact on both my understanding and my work.

Michelle Friars


If you are changing from a DSLR to the Fuji system then this is the course for you! This course takes the frustration out of learning. I wish the shop that I purchased my camera would have recommend this course to me. Previously, I had only shot in auto, now I'm shooting in manual & raw and I understand my camera, the lenses and much more.

Angela Hjertstedt


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.

Alaina Brown


Very thorough, very detailed, not just for Fujifilm users but for any who are new to digital photgraphy or require more of the theory behind it. The quizzes at the end are great for validation.

Mark Haar


This is an excellent overview of the Fuji Xseries system plus a great basis photography crash. I highly recommend it and am very pleased I took the time to do so.

Bill Farrell


Excellent course!

Annemieke van Middelkoop


I appreciated that you did not speak too quickly, and I thought you described the fundamentals in a clear and concise way. I am in my 80 year, and find some videos hurried, and confusing. Yours is not. I appreciate CC- a godsend!

Barbara Gibson


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

Beverly Jay


I found this course engaging and particularly liked the quizzes and assignment as they gave the opportunity to re-enforce what I had learnt.

Peter Hubbard