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 three-hour Composition in the Field workshop (a $99 value).
- For $89, you get a Composition in the Field workshop for two (a $198 value)
Workshops are held on various days at differing times and locations.
A crew of 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 bald eagles not wearing their hairpieces.
Students choose from a variety of class times and locations, including a sightseeing snap fest through the once state-of-the-art Eastern State Penitentiary, the flower-heavy quartersnatural and architectural wonders of the Schuylkill River Banks, the flower- and statue-heavy quarters of Rittenhouse Square Park, and the halls of stained-glass windows and murals at the National Shrine of Saint Rita. Participants should plan to schlep their own digital camera and any other equipment, such as a tripod or anti-red-eye spell book, 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.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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