Photographers preserve subjects' precious memories, abolishing the need to hastily scoop reflections out of nearby fountains. Seek permanence with today's Groupon for classes at REDred Photo School & Studio. Choose between the following options:
- For $65, you get two introductory photography, makeup, or styling classes (a $160 value).
- For $99, you get two intermediate photography, makeup, or styling classes (a $200 value).
Knowledgeable instructors lead classes of 10 or fewer students in 15+ different hands-on, introductory or intermediate classes that elucidate general photography skills, makeup, styling, lighting, and relevant computer applications. During the Introduction to Studio Lighting course, pupils discuss lighting sources, metering, and how to avoid cease-and-desist notices from the jealous sun while practicing skills sharpened by immediate feedback. Lens jockeys hone their techniques in the Introduction to Digital Photography session to learn camera basics and the fundamentals of adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and exposure.
In intermediate classes, such as Metering 101, shutterbugs absorb light-metering knowledge to create sharp contrast, avoid overexposure, and develop the keen eyes of Waldo's parole officer. Study Studio Portraiture to learn how to pose models and choose optimal lighting, or attend Family and Group Portrait Essentials to brush up skills for capturing crucial moments at upcoming clan reunions. For an additional fee, pros can upgrade to advanced classes when registering.
REDred Photo School & Studio
Founder Neil Buckland grew up with a Canon FTb in his hands, and as an adult, parlayed his affinity for striking images into a lucrative career in advertising design and branding. But something wasn’t right. As time passed, Buckland was spending more and more time finding excuses to ditch work and take some snapshots. Finally in 2008, he gave into his true calling, ditched the workaday world of office life, and founded REDred Photo School & Studio.
Today, his accessible workshops and classes help students learn some of the trickier intricacies of modern photography—from understanding what exposure is and how to manipulate it to how to rejigger a DSLR’s auto-modes so that it actually takes decent pictures. Other classes cover more technical concepts such as studio lighting, while still others such as The Art of Photography focus on the aesthetic side. Buckland’s studio is available to rent for personal or commercial photo shoots of any kind, and, for additional fees, the staff can augment such shoots with make-up services, lighting assistance, models for hire, and old-fashioned pterodactyl-powered cameras.