Cameras capture life’s most memorable moments, freeing brains from forming memories so they may concentrate instead on advanced board-game strategies. Learn how to immortalize your loved ones before beating them at Monopoly with today’s Groupon from Wyse Photos in Dartmouth. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a three-hour Photography 101 class (a $140 value).
- For $49, you get a three-hour walking excursion and high-key photography training session (a $250 value). Walks depart from the outdoor stage at Alderney Landing and are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More classes will be added if there is sufficient demand; current classes are scheduled for the following days:
- Saturday, January 14, 2012
- Sunday, January 15, 2012
- Saturday, January 21, 2012
- Sunday, January 22, 2012
- Saturday, January 28, 2012
- Sunday, January 29, 2012<p>
Wyse Photos’ skilled shutterbugs impart their image-capturing savvy upon fledgling photographers during three-hour walking excursions and high-key photography training sessions. Students explore basic camera technique in three-hour Photography 101 classes, which focus on improving photographic skills based on current expertise. Over the course of the intro-level workshop, pupils wield their own cameras to test techniques such as adjusting zoom, shutter speed, and light levels, and learn how to achieve balanced composition and how to sneakily shoot still-lifes without scaring them off. Students must bring their own camera, which may be an SLR or point-and-shoot, provided it can switch to manual mode. With no prior experience necessary and class sizes kept small, students can explore the lens-based craft with one-on-one instructor attention and the chance to experience their cameras achieving self-awareness.
Walking excursions send pupils wending along Dartmouth’s scenic waterfront bathed in the glow of reflected snow and ice, a tableau beloved by photographers and snowman troubadours alike. Expert instructors teach students how to imprison wintry vistas within their memory cards using a variety of approaches, including setting the camera to manual mode, employing multi-exposure shooting, and fast or slow shutter techniques. Students also learn how to best use the available light to aid in the quality and emotional spectrum of their photos. An album’s worth of beautifully executed shots results, each one aglow with snowbanks, ice crystals, and abstract shots of native flannel-growing trees. Panorama paparazzi must provide their own digital SLR camera or point-and-shoot with a manual mode, as well as a memory card for the mobile class. Instructors suggest bringing along a tripod or robotic arms to ensure stable snapping.
Wyse Photography's shot-snappers attribute their success in capturing memorable family and pet portraits to an abundance of patience and a willingness to embarrass themselves. Goofy sounds and wacky contortions are a few of the key weapons in their arsenal for commanding the attention of infants, toddlers, cats, and dogs. No sitting fee is assessed for studio sessions, and print orders are cheaper by the sheet when ordered in bulk. In addition to specialty portrait services, the image-capturing experts occasionally offer basic photography classes at the studio, on the Internet, or in the Phantom Zone.