Photographers preserve subjects’ precious memories, abolishing the need to hastily scoop reflections out of nearby fountains. Seek permanence with today’s Groupon for classes to REDred Photo School & Studio. Choose from the following options:
- For $50, you get a naughty or nice photo session with Santa and one 5”x7” photograph (a $100 value).
- For $135, you get a family photo session, one 8”x10” photo, and two 5”x7” photos (up to a $275 value).
- For $240, you get a fine art photo session and two 8”x10” prints (a $500 value).<p>
The talented staff at REDred Photo School & Studio create unique portraits with a variety of lighting styles, costumes, props, and designs. With dozens of backgrounds available, subjects may bring their own family, friends, props, pets, and elves. During daytime Santa portrait session, either one or two visitors can strike poses or dance with the studio’s bearded, jovial Santa. Family pets can also get in on the shoot without having to impersonate a child. Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., jovial Santa reveals his truly naughty nature for adult subjects, posing for offbeat portraits and cracking off-color jokes about Mrs. Claus. With either Santa session, there are no lines because appointments are booked in advance and fun and creativity is encouraged as these are not typical “sit on Santa’s lap” images.
Alternatively, at family portrait sessions, up to five people can choose from a variety of backgrounds and screen the image before cameras start clicking. Fine art portrait sessions begin with a creative consultation to determine the client’s vision for the portrait before stylists begin to pile on costumes and props, embellish faces with makeup, and pouf, tease, or tickle hair into an appropriate ‘do. Customized lighting and backgrounds transform the scene into a full-fledged, personality-packed work of art, evoking the mysterious smile of a Mona Lisa or the even more mysterious smile of a Jackson Pollock canvas.
REDred Photo School & Studio
Founder Neil Buckland grew up with a Canon FTb in his hands, and as an adult, parlayed his affinity for striking images into a lucrative career in advertising design and branding. But something wasn’t right. As time passed, Buckland was spending more and more time finding excuses to ditch work and take some snapshots. Finally in 2008, he gave into his true calling, ditched the workaday world of office life, and founded REDred Photo School & Studio.
Today, his accessible workshops and classes help students learn some of the trickier intricacies of modern photography—from understanding what exposure is and how to manipulate it to how to rejigger a DSLR’s auto-modes so that it actually takes decent pictures. Other classes cover more technical concepts such as studio lighting, while still others such as The Art of Photography focus on the aesthetic side. Buckland’s studio is available to rent for personal or commercial photo shoots of any kind, and, for additional fees, the staff can augment such shoots with make-up services, lighting assistance, models for hire, and old-fashioned pterodactyl-powered cameras.