In the days before mirrors, baseball players would collect their own baseball cards so they'd always know what they looked like, regardless of slugging percentage. Enjoy the preservative nature of photographs with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for an online two-hour post-production/editing software class (a $99 value)
- $49 for an in-classroom two-hour photography crash course (a $125 value)
- $69 for both classes (a $224 value)
Students choose a course level by camera type and experience: Point and Shoot, DSLR Intro, and DSLR Intermediate. The first hour comprises a camera anatomy lesson—explaining the various features and functions—and the basics of shot composition. The second hour is a walking field trip around the city, in which students can take their lessons for a spin.
During the online class, students watch a live webinar lecture presented by a professional photography instructor. The course covers photo-editing software, including Photoshop and Lightroom.
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.