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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 this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $49 for a three-hour Composition in the Field workshop for one (a $99 value)
- $89 for the above workshop for two (a $198 value)
- $75 for a four-hour Beginner Photoshop course (a $150 value)
Composition in the Field workshops don’t just introduce students to the technical aspects of their cameras, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and other settings—they focus on changing the way these budding photographers see the world from behind the lens. After an instruction on camera controls, students take to the field at an indoor or outdoor locale, accompanied by a professional photographer who teaches techniques and tips for capturing powerful images. He or she teaches students how to manipulate natural light and how to use shutter speed to make it seem as though subjects are a whirlwind of motion.
Upcoming photo ops include capturing the industrial rail yards at the coal-transfer station, immortalizing the Gothic architecture of the now shut-down Eastern State Penitentiary, and wandering the seven city blocks of Chinatown. Participants should bring their own digital camera and any other equipment, such as a tripod, to their picturesque locale.
Designed for those who have just bought Photoshop or are using a free trial, the Beginner Photoshop course covers the basic elements of transferring photos from a camera or to a website, cropping photos, and adjusting the contrast and brightness levels. Students will learn the basics of the Curves tool, which allows users to easily adjust the exposure of their photo. A laptop with an installed version of Photoshop is required for the course. 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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 10, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. 1-week cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. 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.