$49 for a Three-Hour On-Location Photography Workshop from Digital Photo Academy ($99 Value)

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Professional photographers sharpen skills in proper lighting, framing & timing while shutterbugs snap range of illustrious local sights

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Promotional value expires May 7, 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.

Photographers swiftly capture what sluggish painters cannot, such as the sparkle of a fleeting smile, the identity of media-shy superheroes, 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 Saturdays and Sundays at various times and locations, with both indoor and outdoor locations available.

Staffed by experienced, professional photographers, Digital Photo Academy teaches shutterbugs of all skill levels how to creatively ensnare memories. The Composition in the Field class fans artistic flames during three-hour on-location workshops with an intimate group of 10 or fewer people. Sculpt lackluster freeze-frames into vibrant masterpieces as seasoned camera wielders guide lenses toward flawless lighting and thoughtful framing, garnering snaps that are more perfectly timed than those of a beat poet’s alarm clock. Students can choose from various locations, class times, and themes including a low-light shoot at the Schuylkill River Banks, a sightseeing snapfest around Rittenhouse Square Park, or a visual exploration of the Mural Mile. Each class offers unique photo-honing opportunities around Center City, such as capturing frame-worthy images of the University of Pennsylvania’s architecturally rich campus or nabbing candid shots of unsuspecting ghosts picking their teeth. Students 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.

Customer Reviews

My class was awesome!! I came into the class more advanced than most of the other attendees, but still managed to learn a lot and really appreciated the time Armond took to help me and the others out.
Ed L. · April 5, 2012
The class was great. I learned more in those 3 hours then I had in any class
Nora S. · December 18, 2011
It was a fun class and I learned a lot
Soledad L. · April 11, 2017

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