Digital Photo Academy

Digital Photo Academy

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I bought this as a gift for my stepdad and he had a wonderful time, learned a lot, and enjoyed being in a new environment. He took some great photos!
Katherine D. · January 2, 2018
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We are so pleased that your stepdad felt our program was worthwhile!
Merchant replied · January 2, 2018
The Seattle composition in the field workshop was outstanding! My wife and I took it to learn how to use our new camera and we got more information then we expected. Our instructor did a fabulous job and we look forward to participating in more workshops in the future!
Stefan E. · December 26, 2017
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Glad it worked out for you and your wife!
Merchant replied · December 28, 2017
We attended a Composition in the Field photography workshop offered by Digital Photo Academy. We selected a Hudson Valley workshop, which started in Newburgh, with an overview of specific camera features and techniques we would be applying in the field. Mark, our instructor, is very knowledgeable and patient, and guided us through the various camera settings we would be using. He also showed us examples of stunning low-light images he has captured, which is what we were setting up for. This gave us some great visuals to frame in our minds as we readied ourselves. The day of our workshop we experienced the first snowfall of the season, which provided a surreal backdrop to the instructional segment, as well as for the drive into the field. We had special access to the renowned Brotherhood Winery in nearby Washingtonville, NY. As we set up our tripods in the historic cellars of the winery, we eagerly began applying what we learned. We moved strategically through the catacombs -- and encountered breathtaking views thru our lenses -- which were captured with our newly learned skills. While the scenes looked really good on our small camera screens, the real treat was when we downloaded the images on our computer back at home. Wow. Just wow! After a day with Mark we took our photography skills to another level. Thank you Mark and Richard for putting this incredible experience together! We look forward to coming back at different times of the year, so we can continue to further our experiences and skills!!!
Nina M. · December 12, 2017
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We are completely touched by your kind remarks! Thank you.
Merchant replied · December 13, 2017

What You'll Get


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 today's Groupon: for $49, you get a three-hour Composition in the Field workshop from Digital Photo Academy (a $99 value). Workshops are held on Saturday and Sunday at various times and locations.

A crew of five professional photographers teaches shutterbugs of all skill levels how to creatively ensnare memories in Digital Photo Academy's array of informative classes. The 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, an instructor guides lenses toward flawless lighting, thoughtful framing, and stealthy snapshots of aldermen cheating at local mini-golf courses.

Students choose from various class times and locations, including a star-studded trip down Hollywood Boulevard, where instructors supplement basic compositional lessons with instructions on photographing humans in their natural habitat. A tour weaves in and out of The J. Paul Getty Museum, where camerapeople can snap shots of majestic stone architecture and verdant landscaping. Other rich reservoirs of urban imagery include Greystone Mansion and Venice Beach. Participants should plan to schlep their own digital camera and any other equipment, such as a tripod or an anti-redeye spell book, to the site of their picturesque adventure.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Aug 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. 1-week cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Subject to availability and weather. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Digital Photo Academy


After 12 years of 124 professional photographers conducting live weekend photo classes in 24 cities, they have heard every photography question in the universe. Questions are answered in over 4 hours of online courses covering Controls of DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras as well as composition strategies to allow learning at own schedule and pace in own comfortable setting at home or elsewhere.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.