$39 for Three-Hour Photography Workshop at Paulo Jordao Photography ($145 Value)

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Workshops for digital-camera owners—with a special focus on digital SLRs—emphasize departing from factory settings, lighting, and editing

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Getting photos taken is a great way to document your life and convince yourself at any given moment that you're not just a brain floating in a jar somewhere. Get existential evidence with this Groupon.

$39 for a Three-Hour Photography Workshop ($145 Value)

The course, open to all experience levels, focuses on adjusting digital cameras’ factory settings to take higher-quality pictures. The workshop runs Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the teacher’s home studio. Students must bring their own cameras. Although all digital cameras are welcome, the curriculum favors digital SLR cameras. For more information, see the class description.

Paulo Jordao Photography

Loyalty to digital cameras’ factory settings can hinder photographers shooting in unusual venues. Photographer Paulo Jordao teaches his students to manually adjust their settings to suit their surroundings during hands-on workshops, whose curricula also emphasize lighting, composition, and post-shoot editing. Open to all skill levels, the workshops can expand semi-professionals’ skill sets or aid parents trying to document their tots’ childhoods without adding extensive footnotes to their height chart.

When he’s not teaching workshops, Jordao, along with his wife, Peggy, who is also a photographer, can be found snapping photos of newly engaged couples, capturing sultry boudoir shoots, and shooting videos for special events.

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