Quality photos capture piercing looks, toothy smiles, and elusive dodo sightings much more efficiently then papier-mâché sculptures. Learn to capture life quickly with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a four-hour digital-photography workshop from Don Polo Photography Inc. at Focal Point Studios in Sandy (a $495 value). Choose from the following dates: July 18 or August 15 for the Basic workshop; July 19 or August 16 for the Advanced Lighting and Posing workshop; or August 17 for Basic Retouching/Photoshop workshop. Additional dates may be added as necessary.
Adilfa and Russ Ford of Don Polo Photography Inc. have instructed savvy shutterbugs and negative newbies across the Americas in the art of photography for more than 17 years. Learn the advantages of shooting raw images, how to shop for a digital SLR camera, and how using common household objects such as chairs and statues of chairs can help improve at-home photographs. Uncertain photo posers who often find themselves placing one hand in their pocket while the other one is giving a palm reading can finally relax as Adilfa presents vogueing tips and demonstrates lighting techniques that can disguise skin flaws and imminent horns. Post mug snapping, Russ's Photoshop tips and printing instruction will help patrons' photos stand out in family albums or family-album critique sessions.
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.