Photography has progressed exponentially over the past century with the development of digital cameras, faster shutter speeds, and smiling. Capture the latest trends of emotional technology with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a four-hour digital-photography workshop from Don Polo Photography (a $295 value). The workshops offered include:
- Photography for Fun or Profit, a beginners’ workshop that runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the following dates:
- December 12
- January 9
- March 12<p>
- Photographic Lighting and Posing, an intermediate workshop that runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following dates:
- January 31
- March 13<p>
- Basic Photoshop/Portrait Retouching, an intermediate workshop that runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following dates:
- February 1
- March 14
As workshops fill up, more dates will be added. Workshops are held at Focal Point Studios in Sandy or Don Polo Photography in West Jordan.
Don Polo Photography’s dynamic duo Adilfa and Russ Ford lead three digital-photography workshops designed to imbue beginner and intermediate camera operators with new confidence and skills. During the beginner-friendly Photography for Fun or Profit workshop, instructors teach students the basics of digital photography, including what to look for in a digital camera, lighting basics, the difference between automatic and manual modes, and Photoshop tips.
Photographic Lighting and Posing focuses on the ins and outs of studio setups, such as light placement, soft boxes, and umbrellas, and it sheds light on posing techniques and astral projection with a live demo. Intermediate shutterbugs can fine-tune their technique by diving into the depths of Basic Photoshop/Portrait Retouching, learning basic program settings and preferences before discovering the magic of layers, blending, and facial retouching.
Don Polo Photography
Don Polo Photography owner Adilfa Ford named her business after the grandfather who raised her on a rustic farm in La Luz, Venezuela. The only surviving pictures of her late mother and grandparents were taken by Adilfa herself as she honed her shutter skills and nurtured the seeds of photographic passion into a blossoming love of the visual arts. Accompanied by her husband, Russ Ford, Adilfa travels the globe to teach photography seminars and add to an impressive resume of more than 800 weddings, returning to her Taylorsville studio to snap more portraits of familial love and newlywed bliss. An ample amount of studio and garden space accommodates small and large portrait groups as they have their contagious smiles immortalized, posing in front of vibrant backgrounds or flourishing greenery. After the team of professional flash dispatchers finishes capturing precious moments, they digitally enhance, retouch, and spellcheck each picture's 1,000 words.