Details ETC Photography

Grand Rapids

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Photography-basics class taught by experienced photographer teaches beginners about lighting, shutter speed & digital-camera settings

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Promotional value expires Jul 4, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required 48hrs in advance, subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Photographs transport people to an earlier time without the need to master quantum physics or pay the tolls associated with America's wormhole highways. Capture fleeting moments for future examination with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a Photography 101 class from Details ETC Photography (a $125 value).

Professional photographer Jessica Christensen draws from more than 14 years of still-framing memories to captain Photography 101 classes from Details ETC Photography. Students can choose between one two-hour session or two one-hour sessions and are required to bring their own SLR or point-and-shoot digital camera. During classes, pupils of all ages raptly hang on Jessica's every word about f-stops, shutter speeds, ISOs, camera settings, while learning how to catch neighbors in the act of stealing pies cooling on kitchen windowsills.

Jessica leads patrons through the step-by-step process of ensnaring quality images of children or scenery, from proper lighting techniques to working with real life backdrops. Attendees, who opt for two separate sessions, can spend a week between lessons using the new techniques they’ve learned, and then return to class to show off freshly snapped pictures. At the end of class, the best photo wins its creator a free 10”x20” family portrait, giving you the chance to upgrade the framed family photo that has been hanging in your parents’ home for the past 600 years. Check online for class times.

Details ETC Photography

Jessica Christensen has spent much of her decade-long career photographing models prone to unexplained screaming fits—babies. Families in her First Year Baby Club enjoy a year’s worth of quarterly photo sessions, which document their tot’s transformation from a baby to a baby who makes mortgage payments. For subjects with more birthdays under their belts, Christensen captures lifelong connections in vivid, high-contrast shots of parents and children or newlyweds.

Christensen also helps budding photographers to compose their own professional-quality images with hands-on photo courses. Her introductory sessions focus on camera settings on quality point-and-shoots and DSLRs alike. More advanced workshops explore the shores of Lake Michigan and other outdoor venues, and they frequently involve portraiture practice with live models, rather than the less expressive faces of text-message emoticons.

Customer Reviews

48 Ratings

I took the Phptoshop class and I learned a lot. I also received a lot of personal attention when I needed it.
June V. · March 5, 2013
Jessica is an excellent teacher....she knows her craft very well, and applies it well for her students. I'm looking forward to more lessons from her. Highly highly recommend :))
Penny M. · March 1, 2013
Excellent class with a great teacher that explained some basics, giving me much more confidence and eagerness to use my camera!
Emily K. · January 8, 2013
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