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.
fujifilm histogram

SHARPER PHOTOS

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

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  • Camera Setup Checklist

    Fujifilm camera setup checklists are available for the most popular Fujifilm cameras.

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

Prerequisites

What do you need?

  • Any Fujifilm X 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.

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

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    2. Virtual Classroom Orientation

    3. Student Survey

    4. Community Introduction

    5. One-on-One Consult Call

    1. Download: Fujifilm Camera Checklists

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    2. RAW vs JPEG

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    3. File Recording

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    4. Camera Metadata

    5. Display Settings

    6. Customizing Buttons

    7. Test: Fujifilm Camera Setup

    8. Worksheet: Camera Setup

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    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

Student Reviews

5 star rating

A great learning experience

Joanne Gordin

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 cam...

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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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5 star rating

Excellent Course!

Curt Brooks

Fujifilm Camera Fundamentals has jump-started my understanding of the Fujifilm camera system. It has saved me countless hours in learning the Fujifilm camer...

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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!

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A reaction to 'Fujifilm Camera Fundamentals'

Bob Deutsch

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 ge...

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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.

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5 star rating

excellent course to understand your camera

Mark Northcote

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 pract...

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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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5 star rating

Take this course!

Alaina Brown

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 follo...

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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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5 star rating

A great way to learn the basics

Nathalie Ringstad

The course was easy to understand and has made me a better photographer

The course was easy to understand and has made me a better photographer

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5 star rating

Fantastic Course

Beverly Jay

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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4 star rating

Fits Perfectly

Barbara Gibson

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 ...

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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!

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5 star rating

Very Efficient Beginning

John Heinrichs

Concise, too the point information and instructions.

Concise, too the point information and instructions.

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