A picture is worth 1,000 words, unless it's a picture of an open dictionary, in which case it's worth a signed first edition of Great Expectations. Photograph aardvarks to zymurgy and everything in between with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a 10-week online digital-photography course from Legacy Studios Photography Workshop (a $399 value).
Geared toward aspiring shutterbugs,Legacy Studios Photography Workshop's online digital-photography class imparts the basics of camera use at an easy-to-follow pace over the course of 10 weeks. An online lesson covering a different technical or creative aspect of photography kicks off each week, and a follow-up assignment activates newfound skills such as exposure, composition, and slinking unnoticed after local celebrities. Students also gain access to the course's website, which hosts a forum for constructive discussion and features a photo-uploader for submitting weekly work for critique. Students end their classroom tenure with hours of real-world practice and online study under their belts, and a library of digital instructional guides which they can print and store in a binder for reference or use to line the cages of virtual parrots.
Legacy Studios' master photographer, Barbara Berry, heads a team of professional photographers as they exercise their skill in capturing vivid images of children, families, mothers-to-be, and high school seniors. The studio's Masterpiece technique transforms photographs into images that evoke classic oil paintings, and a roster of pinup packages encourage patrons to channel their inner burlesque dancer for a series of sultry photos perfect for a significant other.
In addition to photography services, Legacy Studios also offers basic digital-photo workshops, an online course, and Photoshop-training DVDs, which teach clients the ins and outs of retouching images and removing spectral photobombs.