Photography has progressed exponentially over the past century with the development of digital cameras, faster shutter speeds, and smiling. Capture the latest trends of emotional technology with today's Groupon: to the Academy of Photo Arts. Choose from the following option:
- For $38, you get a one-day Canon 600D camera rental (an $85 value).
- For $48, you get a three-hour digital Discovery Photography 101 class (a $150 value).
- For $88, you get two three-hour digital Discovery Photography 101 classes (a $300 value).
The Academy of Photo Arts trains creative eyes to capture striking reflections through interactive digital photography workshops helmed by professional instructors. For those who have already mastered the shutterbug arts, the Academy of Photo Arts offers one-day rentals of a Canon 600D that boasts ideal technical functions for any occasion. Alternatively, budding paparazzi may whet their lenses during the three-hour beginner course that supplies students with useful tips and techniques regarding exposure, composition, light measurement, and clever incantations to ward off red eyes. With the beginner class or equivalent experience under their belts, pupils can tackle sophisticated camera settings in the intermediate class, or delve into the innovative depths of HDR, filters, and extreme exposure in the advanced survey. Each workshop requires students to furnish their own cameras, but camera rental is available for an additional $38.
Academy of Photo Arts
It’s tough to get tree frogs, toucans, and monkeys to sit still in a studio. That's why the leaders of the Academy of Photo Arts take photography trips to Costa Rica, where they can find exotic wildlife in its natural habitat before capturing it on film. The photography academy’s travel courses can also whisk students off to Venice’s picturesque canals, or to Las Vegas to capture shots of the Grand Canyon or the landfill where all copies of Vegas Vacation are buried.
The school hosts Toronto-based courses as well, where keen-eyed photographers lead interactive workshops on wildlife photography and landscape photography. The in-studio courses, meanwhile, focus on techniques that help artists create flattering lighting setups, perform seamless Photoshop edits, and unscrew lens caps rather than smashing them to pieces in frustration. The Academy also provides photo- and video-booth rental that allows photo-takers to capture as many photos and video as they want in both color or black-and-white.
York University Heights
238 Supertest Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M3J 2M2