Digital technology has allowed for the introduction of many new art forms, just as Leonardo da Vinci once predicted on his blog. Upload a masterpiece with today's Groupon: for $44, you get an Introduction to Digital Cameras class for two at Creative Photo & Digital Imaging (an $89.98 value).
Creative Photo & Digital Imaging's instructor David Neff schools lens-wielding neophytes in the basics of film-free photography during 2.5-hour introductory classes. Fledgling shutterbugs lend their ears as the veteran photographer demystifies the basic functions of point-and-shoot digital cameras, such as zooming, flashing, and exploding into multicolored confetti. David also breaks down artistic principles, including composition, so students can leave with the skills necessary to take wall-worthy snapshots. Budding photographers should bring their own digital cameras to class to receive hands-on experience as they follow along to the course's demonstrations. With class sizes limited to 10 students, participants will have ample time to ask questions about proper lighting and how to downplay subjects' vestigial bunny ears.
Creative Photo & Digital Imaging
Cars line up at the drive-thru window, where instead of bags of burgers and fries, staffers hand over bundles of glossy personal photos. Inside Creative Photo & Digital Imaging, digital techs convert media such as VHS tapes, records, and reels to DVD and CD, while across the store, photo experts transfer snaps onto album prints, museum-grade canvas wraps, and gifts such as coffee mugs and puzzles. Heirloom family portraits, ravaged by rips and sun damage, doff their imperfections in the photo-restoration lab, and an onsite portrait studio captures clans as they update their sweater sets through the years. Creative Photo & Digital Imaging also hosts photography classes on subjects from how to take better pictures on camera phones to the intricacies of digital SLR cameras.