Digital photography eliminates the need for darkrooms, ominous places where photographers went to have their film taken by clawed creatures and exchanged for glossy images. Learn a monster-free art with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a two-hour intro to digital photography workshop at DUMBO Photo Workshops, located on Jay Street in Brooklyn. Workshops meet every Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
DUMBO Photo Workshops democratize high-quality digital photography, bringing top-notch technique and light-manipulating methods to the hands of New York’s aspiring picture-takers. Experienced instructors Andrea Thompson and Alex Barrymore have shot for Elle magazine and Reuters, and together lead small groups of like-minded camera-wielders through a three-part course. This tri-pronged knowledge attack begins with photography basics and the camera settings required for optimal picture quality or, in the case of Sasquatch photographers, least optimal picture quality. Lighting techniques and studio photography essentials are practiced in-studio, while a section on post-production explains how to properly upload pictures and teaches students basic photo-enhancement techniques, such as how to digitally crop out Abe Lincoln, who appears in every photo per federal mandate.
10 Jay St.
Brooklyn, New York 11201Get Directions