Though everyone likes the look of a glossy loved one, few can afford human lamination. Learn to laminate your own humans with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a basic-photography workshop hosted by Arising Images, held at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester on April 17 (a $125 value). Participants should plan to arrive at the Royal Park Hotel’s ballroom no later than 9:15 a.m. The session will wrap up at 3:00 p.m. All participants should bring their own cameras. After taking the class, Groupon customers can exchange their Groupon for $49 credit towards a new portrait shoot.
Twice named Detroit’s Best Photographer in WDIV’s 4 The Best awards, the husband-and-wife team at Arising Images specialize in capturing every subject’s best angle. During the course of the day, Prem will help novices transform cameras of all kinds from pricey paperweights to portrait-producing powerhouses, ultimately improving photos for family albums and adoring Facebook fans. A mixture of lectures and breakout sessions will cover the basics of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, image editing and why it’s best not to douse digital files in chemical-developing solutions.
When Prem and Cheridy Mukherjee got married in 2001, they didn't know anything about creative wedding photography. Prem's interest in taking photos had been piqued during his travels in Sydney, Australia, but it wasn't until after he had met and married Cheridy that his interest flourished into a real talent. Cheridy soon picked up the camera herself, and together the husband-and-wife team became Arising Images, expertly capturing shots for weddings, engagement announcements, and family-portrait sessions. In 2009, with more experience under their belts, the couple wanted another shot at their wedding album. They once again donned white attire, along with a colorful pair of sneakers, and posed for artistic, playful shots that truly captured their joy—something they strive for in their own photography sessions.
Prem, who has shared his expertise at national conventions, passes along his camera-friendly knowledge to budding photographers. He spends the sessions educating students on the functions of their own cameras. Private lessons shower all the attention upon one participant, while a tag-along on a photo shoot or wedding allows students to view Prem and Cheridy in their professional environment.