The Florida Center for Creative Photography will showcase 50 photographs celebrating Clearwater in a free photography exhibit entitled “Our Bright and Beautiful Home from Beach to Bay.”

The photographs celebrate the city through a variety of black and white images and color photographs created by members of the Florida Center for Creative Photography.

The exhibit opens Friday, Sept. 14  with an opening reception from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Second Century Studios, 331 Cleveland St. in Downtown Clearwater. The exhibit will remain open through the month of September and a part of the month of October.

The regular hours of the exhibit will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Second Century Studios. The exhibit will end with a closing reception that is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12.

Along with the exhibit, the Florida Center for Creative Photography will offer free photography classes in October at Second Century Studios. The classes will be taught by Jeff Donald, the organization’s director.

The schedule for the free classes is as follows:

• Beginning Photography, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 2

• Guidelines for Better Photo Composition, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 2

• Learn Lightroom Mobile, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 3

• Learn Lightroom Mobile, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3

• Get Your Camera Off Auto and Shoot in Manual, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 4

• Get Your Camera Off Auto and Shoot in Manual, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 4

• Shutter Speed, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 5

• ISO and Exposure, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 8

• Beginning Flash Photography Part I, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 8

• ISO and Exposure, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 9

• Beginning Flash Photography Part II, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9

• The Camera, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 10

• Beginning Flash Photogaphy Part III, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10

• The Camera, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 11

• How to Shoot and Edit HDR Photographs, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 11

The Florida Center for Creative Photography is based in Clearwater and has more than 4,400 members. Contact the organization at (727) 365-4784 or visit Facebook.com/FCCP.org to learn more.