Digital cameras have allowed photographers to spend less time in dark rooms and more time gluing cotton-ball wigs and googly eyes onto old film canisters. Create art in the digital age with this Groupon.
*$49 for an Online Photography Course for One ($250 Value)
Written and presented by professional photographer Val Westover, the full online course incorporates lessons from eight subcourses that focus on different elements of the craft, from controlling the shutter speed to creating an image through light and composition. Interactive examples and graphics make understanding the concepts simple, and the ability to access the lessons from a computer, smartphone, or tablet allows students to complete the coursework at their own connivence. If necessary, students also have access to professional photographers during the duration of the course.
Capturing True Emotion
Capturing True Emotion is driven by a dynamic band of instructors who rove across the continent with cameras and teaching skills in hand. By fusing their narrative, tech-savvy minds together into one oversize head, the educators provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete control over all of their camera settings. During the hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, students convene at a tantalizing location to practice skills such as controlling depth of field by adjusting the aperture, composing a family portrait so there's not always a burning zeppelin in the background, using alternative angles to avoid red eye, and other techniques.