Photographs transport people to an earlier time without the need to master quantum physics or pay the tolls associated with America's wormhole highways. Capture fleeting moments for future examination with today's Groupon: for $49, you get an introductory digital-photography class at Allure West Studios’ new workshop location on East State Street in Doylestown (a $99 value). Students must bring their own digital SLR cameras to Intro to Nature & Outdoor Photography and Intro to Digital SLR Photography classes, and they must bring their own digital point-and-shoot cameras to Intro to Digital Point and Shoot Photography classes.
Professional sharpshooters Natalie and Jung Wi introduce effective shot-snapping techniques during a trio of digital-photo workshops culled from the fall/winter schedule. Build a portfolio for future applications to National Geographic during Intro to Nature & Outdoor Photography, scouring the wilds of Doylestown for untamed subjects and freezing birds midflight with high shutter speeds. A special Intro to Nature & Outdoor Photography course instructs budding photographers at scenic locations in Philadelphia, with locations varying across sessions. Amateur and home photographers interested in advanced techniques learn the ropes in Intro to Digital SLR Photography, practicing as instructors influence shot composition, share advice on future camera purchases, and translate “say cheese!” into 60 languages. An Intro to Digital Point and Shoot Photography class assuages the pain of missed fleeting moments, inundating students with a thorough overview of each camera’s picture-taking potential.
In addition to cameras, students must bring along their cameras' manuals, charged batteries, formatted memory cards, paper, and pens or pencils for taking notes.