Balanced Exposure


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In a Nutshell

Professional photographer teaches students basic principles and proper use of the DSLR camera and its settings

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Promotional value expires Jan 16, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 7/19/12. Appointment required; subject to availability. Must bring own DSLR camera, instruction manual, and photo ID. Valid only for Photo Essentials classes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $50 for a four-hour DSLR Photo Essentials class for one (a $225 value)
  • $95 for the above class for two (a $450 value)

During the comprehensive DSLR Photo Essentials class, teachers with more than 20 years of experience guide beginning photogs through the workings of DSLR cameras, acquainting them with the settings, flash, and capabilities of their own equipment. Novices learn how and when to tweak shutter speed, aperture, and white balance in order to shoot the best possible photo in every situation, from low light to stroboscopic discotheques. For this class, snap-happy pupils must bring their own DSLR camera, memory card, instruction manual, photo ID, and pirate lens patch. Students can check the schedule for class dates and times.

Balanced Exposure

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Balanced Exposure's owner, Russell Lowe, has worn many hats, including forensic photographer, wedding photographer, and commercial photographer. Russell has always had a passion for teaching, which is why he finally opened up his own studio space. He and his staff help novice photographers shake hands with their shutter button during DSLR Camera Basics and introductory Photo Essentials classes for DSLR/Mirrorless cameras, whereas DSLR Advanced classes lead intermediate students further into the world of flash lighting by exploring how to use external flashes, set up studio lighting, and sell paparazzi-style photos of local squirrels to National Geographic. Crime-scene processing classes draw on Russell's background as a court-qualified expert in forensic photography and an evidence technician to teach techniques used by real-world forensics experts. Aspiring wedding and studio photographers hone their craft and practice postproduction techniques in the fully equipped studio, which also hosts professional portrait shoots.

Customer Reviews

This was a great experience for both my wife and I. Russ Lowe( instructor) really has a gift for passing along his vast knowledge of photography and making it easy to understand. By the end of the class, we knew more about the ins and outs of our camera than just setting it on auto and hoping for the best. Thanks Russ and Balanced Exposure and thank you very much Groupon!!!
Diego O. · March 1, 2013
Excellent learning experience! Russ is extremely knowledgable, very experienced and a good teacher. I signed up for 3 more classes.
Shirley Z. · January 17, 2013
Great class and Instrctor. Easy to understand
Norma I. · November 28, 2012

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