Photographers preserve subjects' precious memories, abolishing the need to hastily scoop reflections out of nearby fountains. Seek permanence with this Groupon.
$45 for a Three-Hour Digital-Photography Workshop ($95 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. Each student must bring a DSLR camera, a camera card, one or two lenses, and the camera’s manual. The classes will be held Thursday, January 17, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, January 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, January 30, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, February 13, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Monday, February 18, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with more dates added as classes fill up.
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.