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

Multiple Locations

86% of 36 Groupon Customers Recommend

Give as a Gift
Over 250 bought
Limited quantity available

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

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. This 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.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great class for basic camera use! ”

  • “Hi - I just want to take this time on behalf of me and my wife to thank Eric Gould for his time. It was our first time doing a photography workshop and the experience...”

    “Hi - I just want to take this time on behalf of me and my wife to thank Eric Gould for his time. It was our first time doing a photography workshop and the experience we had with Eric definitely motivated us to look into this more. My wife and I are both new to photography and Eric was very knowledgeable about our cameras, patient with giving us pointers and just an overall nice guy. Also, the photos came out really nice and my wife and I are so proud to show them off to friends and family!”

  • “It was great time! ”


  1. A

    Holbrook-Palmer Park

    150 Watkins Ave

    Atherton, California 94027

    Get Directions
  2. B

    Crissy Field

    983 Marina Dr.

    San Francisco, California 94129

    Get Directions
  3. C

    Heather Farm Park

    301 North San Carlos Drive

    Walnut Creek, California 94598

    Get Directions
See all 10 locations

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 Feb 12th, 2014. Limit 1 per person. 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.

Cameras and photo essentials for those who prefer looking at life through a lens