Without cameras to capture our likenesses, people would commission expensive portraits or spend hours trying to help clones get their hair right. Reproduce your grin with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $25 for an introductory photography workshop held at La Dolce Photography Studio (a $75 value), taking place on select Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. See a list of available dates.
- $45 for a three-hour nature-focused photo safari held in Valley Forge National Historical Park (a $180 value). See a list of available dates.
- $55 for both an introductory photography workshop and three-hour outdoor nature-focused photo safari (a $255 value)
In the introductory photography workshop, instructors impart basic principles of camera settings, including coordinating shutter speed, setting ISO and aperture, the effects of lighting and angles on mood and composition, and lens selection. Students can explore different approaches to each principle through teacher demonstrations and in-workshop experiments.
In the nature safari, Jeff Berkes helps pupils search for natural light as they experiment with wide-angle and telephoto lenses, filters, and long exposures. The instructor also expounds on global locations where photographers can capture a range of natural subjects. All outdoor sessions take place at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Students can bring their own camera to the in-studio workshop or outdoor safari, along with the camera manual, to receive some one-on-one camera-working instruction.
La Dolce Photography
La Dolce Photography's cofounders Alan Bogusky and Dan Zitofsky began their own photography venture after Alan left his band's photo shoots dissatisfied with the photographer's work. Striving to capture a personal essence that was missing in those photos, the duo works with other seasoned shooters who immortalize over-the-shoulder gazes during photo shoots outdoors or within a spacious studio. The brick-walled space hosts meetings between passionate photographers, in-house professional makeup artists, and their prospective subjects. After sessions, editors retouch images to ensure immaculate skin, flawless lighting, and a background free of phone booths trying to jumpstart modeling careers.
La Dolce's photographers learn to keep subjects at ease and spot their cardboard-cutout replacements with the aid of trainers from affiliated Miami and London studios. For outdoor sessions and workshops, La Dolce partners with outdoor-nature photographer Jeff Berkes, whose lens has captured extreme weather and landscapes for publications such as National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Outdoor Photographer.