Before cameras, people seeking to leave a legacy could only hope to secure their place in future textbooks by poisoning the emperor. Avoid being a mere footnote with this Groupon.
$99 for Kids' Photography Summer Camp ($200 Value)
During two-day camps, kids work in small groups and individually absorb the finer points of professional camera settings, composition, and exposure. Instructors introduce the elements of genre photography—including outdoor and fine art—supplying hands-on opportunities to practice shooting and lighting techniques. Campers then edit their own projects, employing the postproduction tools of Adobe Photoshop to create their own take-home portfolio. Camps are held June 18–19 and July 23–24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each camper should bring his or her own camera and laptop computer.
Andy's Fine Portraits
A group of bridesmaids surrounds the bride for a postceremony photo. As the flashbulb goes off, the photographer, Andy Leithner, is smiling along with them. This is just one of the more than 1,500 weddings he has shot in his 26-year career, a kind of longevity attributed to his enthusiasm for capturing his subjects' energy. Having developed a photojournalistic, bride-focused approach to the big day has made him a seven-time winner of Oklahoma State's Best Custom Wedding Album award. Since training at both the Texas School of Photography and the Delta School of Photography, the award-winning portrait photographer has also documented innumerable graduations, births, and clouds shaped like Ansel Adams. In addition to owning Andy's Fine Portraits, he has been invited to serve as a visiting photography lecturer for the Professional Photographers of America and at Tulsa Junior College.