Creating a masterwork of photographic art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of self-reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of photographic creativity with today’s Groupon: for $59, 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 Capturing True Emotion workshop takes place at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Workshops last from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and check-in starts at 8 a.m. Workshops are held on the following days: Friday, May 13; Saturday, May 14; Monday, June 20; Tuesday, June 21; Thursday, July 14; and Friday, July 15.
Capturing True Emotion workshops are driven by the dynamic duo of Val Westover, a dedicated author and portrait photographer, and Stephanie Adriana, an author and award-winning fine-art photographer. By fusing their narrative, tech-savvy minds together into one oversized head, the two provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete control over all of their camera settings.
During the four hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, students learn how to control depth of field by adjusting the aperture, strategies for lighting an artful yeti sighting, how to compose a family portrait so that there’s not always a burning Zeppelin in the background, how to use alternative angles to avoid red-eyes, and more.
All photo safaris (a $200 value) take place from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. after the morning workshop on the dates listed above and allow students to put their shutter-speed savvy to good use under the tutelage of their former instructors.
Capturing True Emotion
Capturing True Emotion is driven by a dynamic band of instructors who rove across the continent with cameras and teaching skills in hand. By fusing their narrative, tech-savvy minds together into one oversize head, the educators provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete control over all of their camera settings. During the hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, students convene at a tantalizing location to practice skills such as controlling depth of field by adjusting the aperture, composing a family portrait so there's not always a burning zeppelin in the background, using alternative angles to avoid red eye, and other techniques.