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Reviewed November 28, 2011
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What You'll Get
Amateur photography often leads to sinister red eyes, cropped faces, and strongly worded cease-and-desist letters from Bigfoot's attorneys. Capture visual mysteries with today's Groupon to Balanced Exposure in Schaumburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get a two-hour informational DSLR Purchasing class (a $95 value).
- For $75, you get a three-hour DSLR Flash Photography for DSLR Cameras class (a $195 value).
At Balanced Exposure, professional shutterbug Russell Lowe and his staff illuminate the finer points of digital camera performance and operation. DSLR informational classes arm prospective buyers with knowledge to help them prepare for their first digital camera’s impending arrival by the stork, or expand their existing system with top-notch gadgets. In pursuit of understanding the most important features of the image-snagging equipment, students compare photographic apparatuses, evaluate different lenses and external flashes, and discuss the best ways to safely tote gear.
Flash-photography classes clarify manual light management with an external flash, revealing the effects of camera settings such as aperture, alongside environmental-manipulation techniques for inside, outside, and inside-out photography. Instructors illustrate how bounce flash, fill flash, and off-camera methods can compensate for backlighting issues, and showcase the school's seven studio flashes in action. For this class, snap-happy pupils must bring their own cameras, external flashes, memory cards, instruction manuals, photo ID, and pirate lens patches. Check the class schedule for dates and times of both classes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. For flash photography class, must provide own camera with external flash, instruction manual, and photo ID. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Balanced Exposure
With a career spanning more than 20 years, Balanced Exposure's owner, Russell Lowe, has worn many hats, including forensic photographer, wedding photographer, and commercial photographer. Russell has always had a passion for teaching, which is why he finally opened up his own studio space. He and his staff help novice photographers shake hands with their shutter button during DSLR Camera Basics and introductory Photo Essentials classes for DSLR/Mirrorless cameras, whereas DSLR Advanced classes lead intermediate students further into the world of flash lighting by exploring how to use external flashes, set up studio lighting, and sell paparazzi-style photos of local squirrels to National Geographic. Crime-scene processing classes draw on Russell's background as a court-qualified expert in forensic photography and an evidence technician to teach techniques used by real-world forensics experts. Aspiring wedding and studio photographers hone their craft and practice postproduction techniques in the fully equipped studio, which also hosts professional portrait shoots.