Programs such as Photoshop can do a great deal, but it still takes a photographer to realistically capture the annoyance on the face of a celebrity who’s just trying to take out the garbage. Learn to unobtrusively grab great shots with today’s Groupon to Isla Studio. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a three-hour Beginners’ Photography class (a $149 value).
- For $89, you get a three-hour Beginners’ Photography class for two (a $298 value).
Students should bring their own DSLR or point-and-shoot camera, but are welcome to attend without a camera.
The seasoned shutterbugs at Isla Studio harness their expertise in architecture- and fine-art–photography to lead classes that educate camera wielders in the basics of capturing digital pictures. In groups of around 20–25 students, budding photogs become acquainted with how to blend imaging ingredients such as aperture, depth of field, and shutter speed into scrumptious snapshots. No past experience or special camera equipment beyond the cameras students currently own are needed, and the instructors can advise unequipped pupils on purchasing their first digital device or having their vestigial bunny ears surgically removed. Classes usually take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., plus on some weeknights—typically Wednesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dates are added regularly.
Isla Studio's professional photographers expresses the world and its people through richly colored fine-art images. Whether dealing with landscapes, buildings, portraits, or UFOs, the team waits for a moment to reveal itself, combining the timing of photojournalism with a carefully considered emotional resonance. They also expand the shutter-snapping community with small classes that explore the ins and outs of digital photography.