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 $99, you get a full-day professional photography workshop with photographer Brad Wrobleski from fotoscool (a $280 value). Full-day workshops are held in the Park Room at the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert and run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, January 20; Saturday, January 21; or Sunday, January 22
- Friday, January 27; Saturday, January 28; or Sunday, January 29<p>
Fotoscool’s internationally acclaimed photographer and cinematographer Brad Wrobleski—whose work has been featured in the likes of National Geographic and BBC—guides shutterbugs through the ins and outs of photography during full-day workshops held in the Enjoy Centre’s balmy surrounds. Amid the verdant flora of the greenhouse and nursery, up to 80 students get introduced to digital SLR photography through expert instruction, interactive exercises, and bonding human-camera trust falls. While flashes are optional, attendees should bring an SLR camera with a midrange lens, two memory cards, and two batteries. Learn to eschew the camera’s auto-programmed modes for manual settings that facilitate personalized picture taking without the hassles of monogramming each pixel. A midsession lunch break serves as a respite for weary trigger fingers, and pupils can scoop up sustenance from one of the Enjoy Centre’s restaurants and cafes (not included in today’s deal).
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.