Digital technology has allowed for the introduction of many new art forms, just as Leonardo da Vinci once predicted on his blog. Upload a masterpiece with this Groupon.
$39 for a Four-Hour Digital Photography Workshop (Up to $295 Value)
- Photography for Fun or Profit (Beginner), with a choice from March 12 at 6 p.m., April 10 at 6 p.m., May 14 at 6 p.m., or June 25 at 6 p.m.
- Photographic Lighting and Posing Workshop (Intermediate), with a choice from March 13 at 5 p.m. or June 26 at 6 p.m.
- Basic Photoshop/Portrait Retouching, with a choice from March 14 at 6 p.m. or May 15 at 6 p.m.
Led by shutterbugs Adilfa and Russ Ford, these three workshops introduce shutter fingers to the latest digital-photography techniques. Photography for Fun or Profit gives beginners an easy grasp of digital-camera settings, including automatic and manual modes, and imbues basic portrait-taking skills. Camera-confident students can delve into elementary studio setup during the Photographic Lighting and Posing Workshop, which teaches budding photogs how to direct their models into flattering poses and how to manipulate light using a softbox, an umbrella, and blackmailing bulbs. Photoshop classes revolve around simple and efficient methods for portrait retouching, such as smoothing skin, realistically slimming figures, and altering backgrounds. As workshops fill up, more dates may be added depending on demand.
Don Polo Photography
Don Polo Photography owner Adilfa Ford named her business after the grandfather who raised her on a rustic farm in La Luz, Venezuela. The only surviving pictures of her late mother and grandparents were taken by Adilfa herself as she honed her shutter skills and nurtured the seeds of photographic passion into a blossoming love of the visual arts. Accompanied by her husband, Russ Ford, Adilfa travels the globe to teach photography seminars and add to an impressive resume of more than 800 weddings, returning to her Taylorsville studio to snap more portraits of familial love and newlywed bliss. An ample amount of studio and garden space accommodates small and large portrait groups as they have their contagious smiles immortalized, posing in front of vibrant backgrounds or flourishing greenery. After the team of professional flash dispatchers finishes capturing precious moments, they digitally enhance, retouch, and spellcheck each picture's 1,000 words.