Before photography, the only way people could preserve their most treasured memories was by forcing everyone around them to stand completely still for days at a time. Find a less-complicated option with today's Groupon to Click Workshops, with locations in Birmingham and Atlanta, Georgia. Choose from the following options:
- For $95, you get a 3.5-hour Adobe Lightroom picture-editing class (a $195 value).
- For $120, you get a 4.5-hour Intro to Photography class (a $245 value).
- For $180, you get an Advanced Photography class (a $360 value). This class is four hours in Birmingham, and 4.5 hours in Atlanta.
Students must bring their own laptop with Adobe Lightroom 3.0 for the editing class, and a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) with a charged battery, memory card, and corresponding manual for photography classes.
Led by the aesthetically talented duo of Lori Gordon, the eye behind Shooting Star Photography, and Jody Williams, the index finger behind Jody Lynn Photography, each Click class covers a wide range of techniques, tricks, and design elements through the lens of each student's respective camera. The Intro to Photography class covers basic technical aspects, such as proper exposure, metering, and lighting and also provides advice about posing subjects and where to print photos. After class, you'll leave with photography literature and access to Jody and Lori's brains for any future photographic questions.
The Advanced Photography class is designed for students with a firm foundation and high level of familiarity with their camera. Techniques covered include advanced composition and lighting techniques, Raw images, outputting for the web, and vendor recommendations. Students depart with a gray card and a solution to successfully shooting in pitch black without using a flash. These classes, which take place at various locations (sometimes outdoors), are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday throughout the year.
With today's third option, shutterbugs can unleash their inner post-production editor with Adobe Lightroom editing workshops, led by skilled editor and background ghost-remover Charlie Pappas. During this comprehensive workshop Charlie will teach all the ins and outs of Lightroom's features, including cropping, airbrushing, and image watermarking. Students will leave the workshop with a greater knowledge of how to manipulate photos for the just-right aesthetic or print layout.