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.
$49 for Three-Hour Composition in the Field Workshop ($99 Value)
Students experience and photograph Detroit through the lens of a first-time visitor. During each field workshop, a seasoned photography instructor leads pupils in composing photos of various Detroit locales. Participants may learn how to visually depict the architecture of Corktown, the quaint streets of Greektown, the gritty intensity of Midtown, or the sculptures of Downtown Detroit.
Photographers should plan to schlep their own digital camera and any other equipment, such as a tripod, to the picturesque site of their trip. Workshops are held on Saturdays and Sundays at various times and locations.
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.