Three-Hour Photography Basics or Golden Gate at the Golden Hours Workshop from Eric C. Gould Photography (Up to 67% Off)

Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek & 8 more locations

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Before the invention of the camera, people who wanted to document action in progress had to sketch speedily or crochet frantically. Revel in modern technology with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

The Golden Gate at the Golden Hours workshop is valid only at the Sausalito location. The Photography Fundamentals workshop is held at the other eight listed locations.

During the fast-paced, hands-on fundamentals workshop, students learn and practice up to 100 photographic techniques, such as controlling exposure, focus, aperture, and shutter speed, leading participants to take their cameras to the next level and leave automatic mode behind. They may also learn how to use artificial and natural light and how to select the proper lens for snapping portraits, in-motion shots, or family portraits in bad Christmas sweaters. Participants explore their artistic side as they learn how to frame compositions and blur backgrounds for dramatic effect. They should bring their own digital camera for a hands-on experience.

Alternatively, up to 15 students start at the Golden Gate Bridge to learn about snapping sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images. Bring your own DSLR camera to capture the iconic bridge at day’s end with ideal composition, light painting, exposure bracketing, and filters. Slow-exposure photography requires a tripod, which can be rented for an additional $10. The Golden Hours workshop begins 1.5 hours before sunset.

Eric Gould Photography

Having shot more than 30,000 subjects throughout his career as a photographer, including many Silicon Valley business figures, Eric Gould understands how to create a good photo in any setting. His adeptness at communicating with subjects carries into his photography workshops, where he conveys difficult concepts clearly and methodically, saving students from such rookie mistakes as shooting with the lens cap on or turning the flash on while taking pictures of your imaginary friend's third grade graduation. In his own photo sessions, he frames professional clients in business portraits and headshots, high-school seniors in youthful poses, athletes in midaction, and a wide spectrum of people and places encountered on international travels.

  1. A

    Heather Farm Park

    301 North San Carlos Dr.

    Walnut Creek, California 94598

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  2. B

    Fremont Central Park

    40205 Paseo Padre Pkwy

    Fremont, California 94538

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  3. C

    River Glen Park

    1600 Parkside Ave.

    San Jose, California 95125

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In a Nutshell

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 14th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 2 week cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price may apply. Valid only at listed locations. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must provide own camera. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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All Locations

  • Heather Farm Park (2536.8 miles)

    301 North San Carlos Dr.

    Walnut Creek, California 94598

  • Fremont Central Park (2541.4 miles)

    40205 Paseo Padre Pkwy

    Fremont, California 94538

  • River Glen Park (2543.2 miles)

    1600 Parkside Ave.

    San Jose, California 95125

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