Without proper instruction, a photographer's pictures are often subject to common pitfalls such as blurred images, overexposure, and the appearance of poltergeists who were supposed to wait in the car. Hone your skills for artistic expression with today's Groupon: for $39, you get $99 worth of beginner or intermediate photography seminars at Impact Photographic Design.
Impact Photographic Design's award-winning master photographer Bruce Allen Hendricks leads aspiring shutterbugs in seminars that cater to a variety of photographic skill levels. The four-hour snapshot symposiums are directed by Bruce and fellow photographer Steve Hiebert of Personal Expressions Photography and include 10 levels of courses with corresponding schedules that inspire pupils to push the boundaries of their own abilities and comfort levels with photographing unwashed fruit. The level one seminar, So I Just Bought This Here Camera ($99), instructs rookies in the basic dos and don'ts of picture taking while shedding light on the features and functions of different types of shutterboxes. Level two's Beyond the Basics imparts expertise on how to achieve desired results, and level three, Let There Be Light ($99), instructs users on lighting techniques such as when to use a flash and when to bribe a firefly.
Advanced paparazzi can immerse themselves in levels 4–10 ($129–$249), learning everything from the ins and outs of photography in the digital world. Participants are also privy to the keys to starting a successful, profitable business without being forced to take pictures of animals and sell them to people in the market for low-maintenance pets.
Impact Photographic Design
Professional photographer Bruce Hendricks was the first Manitoban certified by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission. He's twice been named Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of Canada – Manitoba and has earned a long list of other accreditations and degrees. The artist helms his own studio and practices the lessons he espouses on a daily basis—he takes pictures of families and couples during portrait and wedding sessions and directs commercial and industry photo shoots as well. To share his experiences with others, he holds photography seminars to help professional, amateur, and student photographers learn new skills and develop confidence in both the art and the business of photography.