Photography skills come in handy throughout life, capturing precious moments, preserving family memories, and providing irrefutable alibis. Equip yourself with the essentials with today's Groupon: for $100, you get a four-hour beginner photography workshop at Flare Productions (a $350 value).
The Brooks Institute–educated shutterbug at Flare Productions imparts students with the photo-snapping know-how to capture moments and transform them into stylized microfilm memories. During four-hour beginner photography workshops, the benevolent class master, Tara, saturates brain sponges with the ins and outs of their personal cameras, including introductions to F-stop and shutter speed and what the camera really means when it tells the photographer to focus. Amateur Ansel Adamses will also learn tips for working in natural light, tricks used by professional photographers, and methods for setting photos up for prints. To keep workshops hands-on, classes maintain a cap of six participants, providing pupils the instructor attention to ask questions and craft in-depth student-teacher secret handshakes.
Tara Jones takes a picture every day, whether she’s working or not. This passion for aesthetic excellence landed her at the Brooks Institute, and her restless ambition led her to open Flare Productions a year before graduating. In the decade since, Tara has composed stunning shots of the Californian landscape, documented countless weddings, and captured the smiles of subjects lit by both natural light or the natural shine of teeth that’ve mistakenly gnawed on glow sticks.
Tara shares her infectious enthusiasm with the clients she shoots and the students she teaches. During introductory workshops, she elegantly explains how to manipulate manual camera settings to enhance the story woven into every still image. She also takes time to answer any questions that students may have in regard to printing or eating photos.
Garden St. and Arellaga St.
Santa Barbara, California 93105