Photographs of precious moments are the greatest gifts relatives can leave behind for their descendants, aside from genes for cowlick-resistant hair or hints to where inheritances are buried. Pass on a transgenerational treasure with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a BYOB DSLR-camera workshop at Felix Rust Photographers in North Chelmsford (a $200 value). Class is currently scheduled for Sunday, February 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., but more workshops will be added as customers register.
Photographers Felix and Sara Rust launch fledgling shutterbugs down the path toward mastery of DSLR cameras during four-hour workshops that include hands-on shooting. Students arrive to sessions armed with notepads, pens, and cameras or dogs with photographic memories. The Rusts shed light on the mysteries of basic camera functions and untangle oft-cryptic menus. Pupils come to comprehend shutter speed, aperture, and depth of field as Felix and Sara proffer examples and get shutters clicking. Concepts of composition—with a focus on portraiture—help camera wielders apply their knowledge to their own offspring or passersby with the exact dimensions of an unused picture frame. The class allows ample time for one-on-one questions, and brought-from-home beverages unparch throats and fuel creativity. The Rusts cut their photographic teeth on daily portraits of their own children, and today, Felix imparts his expertise to students in classes at Boston University by drawing on an approachable teaching style and ability to levitate to snap better angles.
Felix and Sara Photographers
Husband-and-wife team Felix and Sara inadvertently started a love affair with photography when they began taking pictures of their children every day to share with family members scattered across the globe. Over the years, this personal project has amassed more than 12,000 images and served as the impetus to found Felix and Sara Photographers. Flipping through their portfolio, viewers are treated to heartwarming portraits, including a kissing couple captured in the reflective puddles of a red-brick street.