A photographic memory is a blessing and a curse: you can remember everything, but none of it is open for interpretation. Share the burden every camera must carry with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a Get The Picture, Tell a Better Story photography workshop at Dennis Mock Photography in Balboa Park (a $200 value).
Dennis Mock Photography’s owner tutors picture-snatching protégés in lighting, composition, and choosing subject matter during his hands-on workshop Get The Picture, Tell a Better Story. Over the course of the three-hour class, students absorb expert tips from a professional photographer including using existing light to enhance pictures, creating visually interesting compositions, and dealing with wedding cakes that keep blinking. Pupils practice the new techniques with their own cameras, switching between wide-angle and telephoto lenses during the workshop. Students can take their newfound photography skills and apply them to taking vibrant family vacation snapshots, special-event photos, and candid pictures of the postman for the neighborhood’s new gossip magazine.
Dennis Mock Photography
Dennis Mock's self-proclaimed spontaneity and documentary spirit have earned him dozens of local and national awards from photographers associations and national camera companies. His background in sports photography allows him to capture split-second moments of joy or truly spectacular action passes of familial play, and his experience in architectural photography gives him a natural sense of composition—whether he’s at parks, beaches, or shooting a newborn session in his professionally lit studio. Before each shoot, he discusses costuming and venue choice with clients to decide how and where to best capture the earnest smiles of graduates and high school seniors, the savvy stare during business head shots, the doting looks of parents, the proud family and kid moments, and the uninterested glances of celebrity trees. When he's not out taking photos, Dennis is busy helping others hone their composition and lighting skills during photography workshops that cover everything from camera functions to digital editing and the importance of storytelling.