A picture is worth a thousand words, making photographs and stick-figure sketches the easiest solutions to looming dissertation deadlines. Take advantage of efficient visual-communication strategies with today’s Groupon to Brice Media. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get a 90-minute Introduction to Photography class (a $125 value). Class is held every other Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- For $49, you get a two-hour Lighting and Composition class (a $125 value). Class is held every other Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- For $50, you get a photo package for up to four (a $190 value), which includes:
- A one-hour photo shoot for up to four people on-location in Jackson, Ridgeland, Brandon, Madison, or Canton
- A disc with five copyright-released images
- Access to an online gallery of images from the shoot
The husband-and-wife visual storytelling team at Brice Media photographically freezes moments and teaches fledgling shutterbugs how to capture their own images. Introduction to Photography classes cover camera basics, including standard functions, options to look for when picking a camera, and how to activate the search-and-destroy function for intrusive bunny ears. Alternatively, the Lighting and Composition class trains photographers’ eyes to seek balance and contrast in their work with framing techniques and natural illumination. Classes retain a small size—10 students maximum—to ensure ample one-on-one instruction and enough players for pickup games of full-contact kick the can. Students should call one week in advance to reserve a spot in either class.
Those who prefer to work the camera from its other side can import the talents of the Brice team for a one-hour photo shoot at a location of their choosing. Up to four subjects can strut their stuff for the pair of skilled shutterbugs, gaining access to a full online gallery of pictures from their session, as well as a disc with five copyright-released images to use and reuse in homemade five-month calendars or cheer pyramids formed by cardboard cutouts of themselves.
As youngsters, Charles and Talamieka Brice experienced the world through drawing. While his life revolved around comic heroes such as Batman and The Hulk, hers hinged on doodling family members and teachers rather than biting their likenesses out of hunks of cheese. When the pair met in art classes at Jackson State University, what began as a friendly rivalry quickly transformed into a rewarding romantic and artistic partnership. Now married, the award-winning illustrators, photographers, and graphic designers use their talent to craft work for individuals and corporations equally adeptly. They capture striking images of families, kids, and weddings from behind the lens, which they preserve as prints, images burned onto discs, or customized hand-drawn portraits. Their skills extend to pet portraits, watercolor and oil paintings, and sculpture. Additionally, their graphic designs have professionalized the look of corporate brochures, logos, and catalogs.