Getting the Most from Your Fujifilm X Series Camera

with Rick Berk

July 18 – 29, 2024

Thursdays and Mondays; 9:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $450.00

Course Description

Since 2010, Fujifilm has been at the forefront of the mirrorless camera revolution with their release of the X100 camera. Now on their 5th generation of X-series cameras, Fujifilm has earned their place in photographers’ camera bags with cameras that feature classic controls such as shutter speed dials and aperture rings on lenses, while packing their cameras with innovative features and technology.

Led by veteran photographer and tech guru Rick Berk, we delve deep into the focus and exposure systems of Fujifilm X Series cameras, including popular models including Fuji X-T5, X100V, X-T2, X-T3, X-T4, X-T30 II, X-S10, X-T200, GFX, X-H2S, X-H2, X-H1, and X-E4. From understanding autofocus modes to mastering manual focus techniques, you learn how to achieve precise focus in any shooting scenario. Additionally, Rick demystifies exposure settings and techniques, helping you capture beautifully balanced and dynamically exposed images in any lighting condition.

Throughout this hands-on online workshop, Rick explores the creative tools and customization options available in Fujifilm X Series cameras. Discover how to leverage features like film simulations, dynamic range settings, time-lapse, and the extensive bracketing features of X-series cameras, as well as custom function buttons to infuse your images with your unique artistic vision. Rick also shares his insights on customizing camera settings to optimize your workflow and adapt to different shooting situations seamlessly.

This workshop spans two weeks, so you have time to test out the concepts you learn in class and time to do your homework. Yes, there is homework! But don’t worry, the homework is fun and designed to help fortify everything you learned during the workshop.

By the end of the workshop, you emerge with a deep understanding of your Fujifilm X Series camera and the confidence to capture breathtaking images that reflect your unique perspective and style. Whether you’re capturing landscapes, portraits, or street scenes, this workshop empowers you to make the most of your Fujifilm X Series camera and take your photography to the next level.

If you are new to mirrorless technology, a lifelong seasoned pro, or someone interested in picking up a camera again after a few years away, Rick welcomes everyone to this workshop.

Additional Information

All are welcome
What You Should Know:

This program is designed and intended for current owners of a Fujifilm X system camera or those interested in learning more about this mirrorless camera system. A working knowledge of basic camera operations is required.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 9:30-11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Thursdays and Mondays starting July 18 and ending July 29 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 14 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.


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For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Foundation, Technical, The Camera Series
Rick Berk

Rick Berk is a fine-art nature and landscape photographer based on Maine’s midcoast. After beginning college as a graphic design major, he took photography as a requirement and was immediately enamored with the photographic process.

Rick has spent nearly 30 years in photography, beginning as a sports photographer covering professional sports, before transitioning to working as a technical specialist for camera companies. His responsibilities included training photographers, consumers, and photo specialty retail staff on photographic technology and its real-world application. In the past several years Rick has transitioned back to being behind the camera full-time, traveling extensively to produce eye-catching landscapes.


Instagram: @rickberkphoto

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