The newest digital cameras can seem scary, especially with all the confusing buttons and the miniature grandchildren trapped inside. Face your photographic fears with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for a half-day DSLR photography workshop for one (a $600 value)
- $135 for a half-day DSLR photography workshop for two (a $1,200 value)
My First Camera: Essentials for Everyone introduces new shot-snappers as well as more experienced photographers to the finer points of operating a DSLR camera, including instruction in both theory and practical use. Classes convene outdoors so students can explore the plethora of settings on their cameras, such as aperture and shutter speed, while directing their lenses to interesting subjects. Techniques covered include blurring backgrounds for artistic effect, using natural light, and framing shots with the rule of two thirds, which doesn’t actually mean only covering one third of the lens with your finger.
Dean Oros Photography + Design
When asked to describe his philosophy towards his work, Dean Oros finds it in a Bengali poem by Rabindranath Tagore. The first line reads, “The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.” This sense of connectedness shines through the images in his portfolio, from the warm glow that illuminates a snow-blanketed landscape to the vibrant colors and buzzing energy spilling from a carnival midway. The subtle eye employed in these sweeping scenes also adds a unique touch to Oros’s work with families and newlyweds—he eschews stiff poses for candid expressions of love and spontaneous displays of tooth enamel. When he’s not framing shots, Dean leads classes to help students capture memories with their own cameras.