Photographers preserve subjects' precious memories, abolishing the need to hastily scoop reflections out of nearby fountains. Seek permanence with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $39 for a three-hour digital photography workshop (a $79 value)
- $69 for a three-hour digital photography workshop for two (a $158 value)
- $99 for a full-day introductory Adobe Photoshop seminar (a $199 value)
During the hands-on digital-photography workshop, up to 15 students glean photo-snapping tips from an experienced instructor who discusses the basics of exposure, shutter speed, and aperture, in addition to lighting, posing, and lens choices. Shutterbugs also apply learned concepts and receive personal feedback from their teacher. Students must bring their own DSLR camera, a camera card, one or two lenses, and the camera’s manual. The classes will be held Monday, May 28, 7 p.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday, June 3, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m.–10 p.m., with more dates added as classes fill up.
The all-day Photoshop seminar, led by Dave Cross himself, plunges up to 25 photo-editing newbies into the world of Adobe Photoshop CS5. This lecture-style class explores topics such as navigating the program, retouching images, and using layers. The class will be held Saturday, May 26, from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 9, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Dave Cross Workshops
Software guru Dave Cross, a 2009 inductee in the Photoshop Hall of Fame, has been sharing his picture-manipulating wisdom with thousands of students since 1987, leading seminars on popular computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. In just the past 12 years, Cross has traveled to every state in the United States to teach the ins and outs of Photoshop, and he continues to run digital-photography and image-editing workshops at Studio 3 in Oldsmar. He has taught hundreds of students how to get their cameras out of automatic mode and to take better photographs. A man who wears many hats, Cross is also the lead instructor for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, a co-host of a web-based show called Photoshop User TV, and the voice behind a weekly podcast known as “Ask Dave,” in which he answers user questions about Photoshop and doles out free advice on how to airbrush ghosts out of family portraits.