Digital technology has allowed for the introduction of many new art forms, just as Leonardo da Vinci once predicted on his blog. Upload a masterpiece with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a three-hour photography workshop from Paulo Jordao Photography (a $145 value).
Professional moment-trapper Paulo Jordao of Paulo Jordao Photography conducts hands-on digital camera courses suitable for amateurs and aficionados alike. Students can bring their own digital devices to a three-hour class in which the photo guru fills the mind's aperture with information on camera settings such as portrait mode, action mode, or aura-detection mode. Classes also delve into lighting, composition, posing, and editing techniques as well as including tips on photographing challenging subjects, such as children and pets.
Paulo Jordao Photography
Loyalty to digital cameras’ factory settings can hinder photographers shooting in unusual venues. Photographer Paulo Jordao teaches his students to manually adjust their settings to suit their surroundings during hands-on workshops, whose curricula also emphasize lighting, composition, and post-shoot editing. Open to all skill levels, the workshops can expand semi-professionals’ skill sets or aid parents trying to document their tots’ childhoods without adding extensive footnotes to their height chart.
When he’s not teaching workshops, Jordao, along with his wife, Peggy, who is also a photographer, can be found snapping photos of newly engaged couples, capturing sultry boudoir shoots, and shooting videos for special events.