The best photographers rise to the top by practicing, and second-best photographers rise to the top by shooting blackmail photos of the first-best. Snap like a champ with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a four-hour digital-photography workshop (a $250 value) and a two-hour photo safari (a $200 value) from Capturing True Emotion (a $450 total value). The workshop and safari take place on the following days: May 24, May 25, June 9, and July 9. Workshops, held at the Marriott downtown, last from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the safaris, held at Liberty Park, last from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. More dates and times will be added to meet demand.
Led by the tech-savvy Hal Allen, a dedicated wildlife and landscape photographer, Capturing True Emotion workshops provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete control over all of their camera settings. During four hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, students learn how to control depth of field by adjusting the aperture, how to compose a family portrait, how to use alternative angles to avoid red eye, and how much lighting to use when spotting yeti at the local laundromat.
Capturing True Emotion’s two-hour photo safari takes pupils on a picturesque voyage through Liberty Park, providing camera bearers several opportunities to put their newly acquired shutter-speed skills to good use under the tutelage of their former instructors. Photo students can snapshots of colorful foliage, frolicking recreationalists, and the park’s serene pond, as well as give songbirds hungry for a Tony nomination their long-awaited moment in the spotlight.
Capturing True Emotion
Val Westover and Stephanie Adriana, both authors and photographers, draw from diverse artistic backgrounds. Val once trained hundreds of photographers as the manager of a nationwide portrait studio, and Stephanie has seen her work featured in an array of photography and fashion magazines. Applying fine-tuned artistic styles, they snap candid photojournalistic compositions and posed portraits of new couples, newborns, mothers-to-be, families, and secret families.
They also pass on their skills through step-by-step workshops, during which they use a blend of professional tips and practice exercises to teach the basics of ISO, shutter, and aperture alongside applied artistic principles. They then give protégés free rein to practice what they’ve learned in hands-on, on-location photo safaris, during which students capture shots of wildlife and people.