Studio-Lighting or Photography Class from Jimmy Loyd Photography

Jimmy Loyd Photography

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LC ·
August 1, 2012
Great class, thank you!


Rachel A. · 5 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· April 19, 2018
I bought this Groupon for my little sister who is in high school. She had an amazing time and enjoyed the group atmosphere. She learned a lot and will be returning soon.


Toby P. · 1 review
· November 3, 2017
Jimmy was great! He helped us immensely with the 5 Basics of shooting in Manual mode during the hour beginners class. It was just enough information to soak in but not overwhelming. And after understanding those basics, my shots have been so much better. It's definitely worth every penny if you want to take better pictures. We look forward to taking the 2-hour class next!

What You'll Get

Although poor lighting makes for fun haunted houses, it tends to make for unflattering photographs and disastrous archery tournaments. Learn how to take pictures that say more than 1,000 words with today's Groupon to Jimmy Loyd Photography. Choose between the following options:

  • For $45, you get a 2.5-hour studio lighting class for digital SLR cameras (a $150 value). This course requires a DSLR camera, and takes place at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites.
  • For $50, you get a three-hour photography class for point-and-shoot or digital SLR cameras (a $150 value). This course takes place at the Japanese Garden in Hermann Park.

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When not freelancing for the Houston Chronicle or snapping shots in his studio, professional shutterbug Jimmy Loyd shares essential tricks and tips from his 25 years of camera commanding with aspiring photographers. Up to 50 students can meet at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites Greenway Plaza for a 2.5-hour meditation on studio lighting. Jimmy teaches students when to use external flashes versus studio lights or colored gels versus rainbows ordered to stand still. Participants even explore how to use a green screen and substitute in their own picturesque backgrounds or Doppler images. Each student must bring an SLR camera or any camera with a removable lens.

Pupils tote their own digital point-and-shoot or DSLR cameras to the Japanese garden in Hermann Park for a three-hour photo-taking tutorial, during which they'll fine tune compositional skills by framing shots of surrounding flowers and park-goers. With Jimmy’s cheerful, camera-savvy instruction, students are made privy to the secrets of how to compose, light, and frame a photograph as effortlessly as Ansel Adams opened his breakfast cereal.

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option and location purchased. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability. Must be 16 or older; under 18 requires parental waiver. DSLR camera required for Studio Lighting class. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Jimmy Loyd Photography

Over his 25-year career in snapshottery, Jimmy Loyd has accumulated an impressive list of skills as freelance photojournalist for the Houston Chronicle, portraitist, and studio owner. An early adapter to the digital-camera revolution, he can capture digital or analog family portraits, professional headshots, and in-the-moment sports images with ease. Loyd also employs his expertise in intermittently scheduled classes and photo tours, which might occur on-location at the Houston Zoo or, for more candid shots, out in the wilderness where animals don't have access to stylists.

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