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Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a 2.5-hour beginner DSLR camera class (a $100 value)
- $75 for a 2.5-hour beginner DSLR camera class for two (a $200 value)
T.J. Gillespie teaches up to 10 pupils per class how to identify and control their camera's aperture, shutter speed, and ISO in a two-hour session at Holiday Park. Classes commence at 9 a.m. typically on the second and last Saturday of each month. Groupon customers may also spend an additional $60 to apply their voucher value of $100 toward a two-hour, 1-on-1 instruction (a $160 value).
The party host kept snapping shots, instantly uploading each picture onto his television. It was the early 1990s, and to T.J. Gillespie⎯who had dabbled in photography until breaking a lens and camera⎯digital photography seemed like a magic trick. T.J. now teaches that magic trick, using a full-frame Nikon D700, to students during two-hour group or freeform one-on-one sessions. He emphasizes hands-on practice over long lectures, harnessing his teaching experience from years as a full-time computer-software instructor to patiently guide pupils through locating and adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. By spending time outdoors, primarily in Holiday Park, T.J.'s apprentices discover how to work around various light conditions and how to catch fast-moving subjects such as squirrels, songbirds, and fugitives.