Photography, unlike social etiquette, encourages people to point, flash, and don matching Cosby sweaters in public. Hone your socially acceptable sharpshooting with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get an Introduction to Digital Photography workshop from Fresno Digital Workshops (a $79 value). Classes meet at the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and are currently scheduled for June 25, July 23, August 20, and September 10. Check for information on upcoming workshops.
Fresno Digital Workshops exposes the secrets of photography and cultivates related skills in both budding and experienced soul catchers. The veteran image hunters behind the Introduction to Digital Photography course draw on their own lens-wrangling expertise to encapsulate the basics of film-free photography in a concentrated one-day course. Each symposium of 15–20 students commences with an intensive focus on camera and flash mechanics before moving on to trickier topics such as shutter speed, setting the aperture, and teaching your camera about reproduction. Sessions break midday for lunch and wrap up with a group discussion of participants’ presubmitted shots. Snapshot snarers should bring their own point-and-shoot or DSLR camera, as well as a notebook for recording pithy takeaways about the effects of exposure, composition, and photo-haunting ghosts in completed images.
1055 Van Ness Ave.
Fresno, California 93721