Without photography the mind would have nothing to prompt recollection, and great zoo outings, magical birthday parties, and days where your family wore the same sweater would be forgotten. Keep memories intact with today's Groupon to Chimpsy. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a two-hour point-and-shoot or DSLR photography field trip in Orange County (a $125 value).
- For $49, you get a two-hour point-and-shoot or DSLR photography destination field trip to Encinitas (a $125 value).
In Chimpsy’s two-hour workshops, professional photographer Dawn Lowrey or Rick Starkman teach students of all experience levels to wield the power of point-and-shoot or DSLR cameras. The instructor will cover the general anatomy, functions, and favorite Enlightenment thinkers of individual cameras and offer artistic tips and techniques, possibly detailing the ways to adjust white balance, accommodate natural and artificial lighting, and utilize the rule of thirds for stunning compositions. Students will receive a take-home workbook detailing the contents of the workshop, enabling them to avoid blurry pictures the next time they see Elvis. Classes at Chimpsy include a walking tour of the Orange County or Encinitas area that serves as an invigorating photo field trip.
Chimpsy keeps class sizes small to avail pupils of the instructor's laid-back yet attentive guidance and exhaustive knowledge of Jeopardy answers. The lineup of upcoming workshops has yet to be determined, so keep an eye on the schedule and visit Chimpsy's Groupon page to book your class.
At the tender age of 6, Mark Cafiero received his first camera. Though it was broken and filled with cartoons his father had drawn of Mark and his sisters, that camera sparked an early interest in photography. Since then, that spark has erupted into a full-fledged passion, leading Mark to become a professional photographer who has snapped photos for hundreds of clients, including celebrities and professional athletes. To share his spark with others, Mark founded Chimpsy, an resource that helps photographers of all experience levels calibrate their skills with casual in-person and online classes.
Available in more than 30 cities across the nation, Chimpsy's two-hour crash course features a hands-on shooting session and campfire-style presentation on topics ranging from camera anatomy to photo composition. For home study, online classes help photographers—beginners and aspiring pros alike—get more from their pictures through two-hour video tutorials that cover photo-editing software, shooting tips and techniques, and steps on how to build a photography business. From the comfort of their bedrooms, students can watch these professional photographer-led tutorials live or replay previously recorded sessions. Along with instructional classes, Chimpsy offers shutterbugs a place to submit photos for contests with monthly prizes or for feedback from peers, pros, and sentient picture frames.