A skilled photographer captures a subject's sense of wonder, such as when a baby discovers a flying butterfly or when a baby discovers flying. Document developmental milestones with this Groupon.
$69 for a Full-Day Basic Photography Workshop ($280 Value)
On July 10 or July 12, students gather from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. within the modern architecture of the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Centre to study the basics of manual, digital SLR photography under the tutelage of expert photographers. Through both lecture and hands-on exercises, instructors endow students with the skills to take professional-quality pics by manipulating the shutter speed and aperture on manual settings, or using the auto setting to turn the camera into a robot that takes pictures for you. Attendees should supply their own digital SLR camera with a midrange lens, two memory cards, and two batteries.
Founded with the objective of simplifying the often overcomplicated art of digital photography, fotoscool employs a team of seasoned instructors—each a longtime professional with a celebrated career—to guide photography students through seminars and workshops held across the country. Keeping their overarching objective of simple-yet-entertaining instruction in mind, savvy teachers design each session to get participants on their feet with hands-on activities such as interactive exercises, on-location shoots in scenic locales, and bonding human-camera trust falls. In an effort to branch out of the classroom, fotoscool also periodically hosts tours that ferry photo enthusiasts to scenic far-flung locales for extended shooting lectures and on-site experience.