Photographers swiftly capture what sluggish painters cannot, such as the sparkle of a fleeting smile, the identity of a media-shy superhero, or the split second a peregrine falcon breaks the sound barrier. Attain photographic know-how with this Groupon to Digital Photo Academy. Choose between two options:
- For $49, you get a Composition in the Field workshop for one (a $99 value)
- For $89, you get the above workshop for two (a $198 value)
Workshops are scheduled on Saturday and Sundays at various times and locations throughout the Chicago area.
Friendly and patient professional photographers such as Alex Garcia and Ellie Pritts teach shutterbugs of all skill levels how to creatively ensnare memories in Digital Photo Academy's array of informative classes. The Composition in the Field workshop Composition in the Field class fans artistic flames and helps cameras to break a sweat during three-hour on-location workshops with an intimate group of 10 or fewer people. During each open-air outing, instructors guide lenses toward flawless lighting, thoughtful framing, and stealthy snapshots of bald eagles not wearing their hairpieces.
A diverse spread of scenic spots provides the backdrop for classes and ranges from the bustling urban environs of the Chicago Cultural Center to the winding paths and exotic plants of the Chicago Botanical Gardens and the stained-glass windows of Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church. Participants should plan to schlep their own digital camera and any other equipment, such as a tripod, to the site of their picturesque adventure.
Digital Photo Academy
As memory cards replaced film reels, many photographers—both professional and amateur—felt befuddled by the new technology. That's where Digital Photo Academy stepped in. Since 2007, the business has facilitated workshops that explore all aspects of digital imagery, from operating cameras and uploading digital files to editing images and airbrushing realistic mustaches. Seasoned professionals lead the courses, helping understudies hone their use of light, framing, and timing. Students furnish their own cameras, and can tote along any ancillary equipment such as tripods, laptops, and flashes that relate to the course at hand.