Getting photos taken is a great way to document your life and convince yourself at any given moment that you're not just a brain floating in a jar somewhere. Get existential evidence with this Groupon.
$99 for a Three-Hour Photography Workshop and Photo Session ($495 Value)
- Three-hour introduction-to-photography workshop
- Freestyle-photography session with other students from class
- CD of all images taken during the photo session
Over the course of a three-hour class, instructors reveal basic photographic techniques and emphasize the importance of proper lighting in a photo shoot or shadow puppet performance. They also introduce students to the LightGrid studio, a robotically controlled, digitally integrated space for capturing still photography and live video using wall-inlaid studio lights. After the workshop, instructors let students loose for a photo session, where they can apply what they've learned by snapping portraits of each other or training their lenses on the studio's props.
Blue Sky Rental Studios
The tech-savvy staff members at Blue Sky Rental Studios lease three varied studio spaces to clients for multimedia, film, and still-photography shoots. Two studios with multipurpose floors and white industrial walls bathe subjects in natural light spilling in from tall, white windows. The Light Grid studio's four walls and ceiling are inlaid with digitally controlled studio lighting, enabling photographers to join forces with a robot without having to promise their camera's hand in marriage. Outside these three creative spaces, a 7,000-square-foot hall hosts a range of private events such as weddings and new-equipment showcases.
When not hosting creative talents, Blue Sky staffers contribute directly to the process as they provide camera gear and accessories, photography and production assistants, and services such as location scouting and casting. They can also aid in completing a photographer's digital workflow with postproduction work, secure-image archival, and hand-drawing mustaches on models in each photo.