Today's lighting equipment gives photographers more options than they had a century ago, when photos could only be taken outdoors during a flash of lightning. Learn modern photographic techniques with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for Digital 101, street, night photography, or iPhoneography workshop ($90 value)
- $69 for Digital 101, street, night photography, or iPhoneography workshop for two ($180 value)
Instructors welcome everyone to their hands-on classes, teaching students regardless of age, camera, or experience level. In Digital 101, they demonstrate how to handle a camera's manual settings and think about a shot, covering everything from lighting techniques to shutter speed. During the night photography workshop, they review the foundational elements found in Digital 101 before taking to the streets of Washington Square Park and Chinatown to study blur control, freezing motion, and exposure. The street photography workshop also begins with a review before classes head outdoors, where teachers impart tips and tricks to creating stunning compositions from sights found in urban settings. Alternatively, the iPhoneography course focuses on capturing visual stories through mobile devices.
Soho Gallery for Digital Art
John Ordover's father may have been a lawyer, but he served New York's thriving community of modern artists, representing the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and Nam Jun Paik. The rampant creativity and off-beat sensibilities of this crowd greatly influenced John, who translated their visual sensibilities into the words of his own writing. Eventually, he even opened Soho Gallery for Digital Art as a way to carry on his father's legacy of supporting art in all its forms. In addition to showing off works for sale, he uses his space to screen short films, stage experimental theater productions, art competitions, and host classes for curious or aspiring artists. His workshops focus primarily on photography, teaching students how to best blend their modern technology with traditional artistic skills, such as the sense of composition and the ability to smell paint drying up to seven miles away. The gallery also hosts a number of events including music shows, book readings, product launches, fashion shows, and gaming events. Noted events for the gallery have included showcases for The International iPhoneography Show, Land Art Generator Initiative, and FX Photo Studio.