Digital Photo Academy

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Professional photographers teach students basic camera functions or how to light and frame images of architectural and natural sights

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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.

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Composition in the Field workshops equip students with the skills to evoke surprising imagery from everyday surroundings. During each indoor or open-air outing, an experienced photographer guides lenses toward flawless lighting, thoughtful framing, and stealthy snapshots of bald eagles not wearing their hairpieces. In past courses, students have captured images of the complex architecture and stained-glass fixtures of Eldridge Street Synagogue, the streets of Chinatown, the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Terminal, and the colorful foliage of Central Park. Participants should plan to schlep their own digital camera and any other equipment, such as a tripod, to the site of their picturesque locale.

Designed for novice photographers who have just bought or are considering buying a digital SLR or digital point-and-shoot camera, the Intro to Digital Cameras workshop covers the basic elements of both camera styles. Students will learn the mechanics behind the light-controlling aperture on their SLR camera, or find the ideal setting for their point-and-shoot models. The workshop concludes with a demo still life and live-model shoot that lets students apply the shutter knowledge and synonyms for “cheese” they’ve just learned in a practical setting.

Workshops take place Saturday and Sunday at various times and locations under the tutelage of professional photographers. Check out the full schedule for more information.

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.

Customer Reviews

Practice after the class so you can remember what you learned.
Michelle B. · January 11, 2016
Good beginner class
Amola S. · November 10, 2014
I enjoy the class and the instructor was very helpful.
Peter Q. · August 10, 2014
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    Financial District

    89 South St.

    Pier 17

    Manhattan, New York 10038

    877-372-2231

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    Lower East Side

    Christie & Rivington

    Manhattan, New York 10002

    877-372-2231

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    East Village

    24 1st Ave.

    Manhattan, New York 10001

    877-372-2231

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