One Class with Three-Month Online Membership or One or Two Photography Crash Courses from Chimpsy (Up to 74% Off)


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In a Nutshell

Pro photographers lead skill-specific online tutorials that cover photo-editing software; crash courses involve field trips with lessons.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $69 for one two-hour photography crash course and one online course in Adobe Photoshop, Elements, or Lightroom (a $266 value). Includes Chimpsy's extended version of Aspiring Pro Manual and a three-month online membership to Aspiring Pro.
  • $49 for one two-hour photography crash course (a $125 value)
  • $89 for two two-hour photography crash courses (a $250 value)

Introductory and intermediate crash courses commence with one hour of classroom instruction so students master their technique before taking to the streets for hands-on practice with fellow classmates. In addition, online courses invite burgeoning photo editors to watch two-hour video tutorials—live or prerecorded—designed around concepts such as dialing in colors and tonality, removing unwanted objects, and working with masking and layers. The Aspiring Pro membership, led by Chimpsy founder Mark Cafiero, grants beginners professional photo critiques, unlimited contest entry, and savings on classes and other services. Students will also receive a free copy of Mark Cafiero's Guide to Going Pro.


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.

Customer Reviews

71 Ratings

Great class! Good class size and very easy to get the help you need.
Sarah E. · September 24, 2012
Great beginner course.
Kristine H. · September 16, 2012
Instructor was very nice and informative
Tania H. · August 31, 2012
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