Four-Hour Introductory DSLR Photography Class for One or Two at Orcatek Photography (Up to 75% Off)


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Mysteries behind Av, Tv, and other settings on DSLR cameras unravel as instructors lead workshops that help students take better photos

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Good photographs can be ruined by redeye, when the bright light of the flash causes eyeballs to protect themselves by turning completely around and exposing their brain cords. Learn how to avoid this and other photographic mishaps with this Groupon.

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In this introductory workshop, students learn the basic functions of their digital SLR cameras. An instructor explains its various settings (Av, Tv, S, P, and M), as well as basic compositional guidelines and tips for using the flash indoors and out. The schedule lists upcoming classes, though more will be added based on demand.

Orcatek Photography

If it were up to Dean Farrell, he would always have a camera in his hand. As a photographer at Orcatek Photography, Dean's mission is not to just capture an image. When he points his camera at a person, object, or landscape, he wants to reveal a "new point of view," and in a sense transform his subjects without having to trade in one of his wishes from the wood nymph whose life he once saved. His artistic philosophy translates into a physical determination to take the best photo possible, which he'll shoot by climbing over obstacles or even crawling in the dirt. Dean demonstrates this philosophy and passion for photography through his studio's diverse menu of services. He takes striking, black-and-white photos of newborns, intimate close-up shots of mothers-to-be, and candid portraits of couples and seniors from unconventional angles. His specialty—boudoir and retro pinup shoots—swing from tasteful high-angle shots of subjects tangled in sheets to playful costumed poses pulled straight from the 1940s.

Not one to keep his techniques secret, Dean shares his knowledge on multiple topics during workshops that encompass both fundamentals and advanced lighting and composition skills. Workshops venture outside the realm of photography to video workshops help budding filmmakers capture better footage.


The best workshop I have done, I learn [sic] so much and was fun. I really recommend to anyone that want to learn photography.

Niceli Benevento, Google+ Local

His teaching style is relaxed and hands-on, but he manages to get a lot of information out during the 4-hour session.

Reviewer, Google+ Local


  • “WONDERFUL!!!!”

  • “Highly recommend this class if you do not know how to use all of the functions on your digital camera and or you'd like a better understanding on how to take better...”

    “Highly recommend this class if you do not know how to use all of the functions on your digital camera and or you'd like a better understanding on how to take better pictures.”

  • “Great class! Excellent teacher did a great job explaining complicated concepts in terms beginners can understand”

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