$39 for Three-Hour Beginners’ DSLR Photography Class at J. Holland Photography ($80 Value)


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Classes cover DSLR fundamentals such as button function, settings, and menus, as well as how to capture the sharpest image

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Class must be used by same person. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must bring camera. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Photographers must be patient in order to catch the exact moment when the sun crests the horizon or a child learns empathy. Learn to stop time with this Groupon.

$39 for Three-Hour Beginners’ DSLR Photography Class ($80 Value)

Getting to Know Your Camera walks beginners through the fundamentals of DSLR cameras, including buttons, settings, and menus, as well as tricks for shooting the sharpest photos. All students must bring their own camera.

At heart, all those tricks and settings involve controlling the crucial element of any photo—exposure. Check out Groupon’s examination of how finding the right amount of light is key.

Exposure: Let the Light Shine in

As complex as it seems, photography is a simple phenomenon requiring only light-sensitive material inside a dark box and a hole with a shutter. As the shutter opens, light streams through the lens, exposing a piece of film or an SLR's digital sensor to the image outside the box. Thanks to that exposure, the once-fleeting light becomes a photograph, rendered in precise detail and preserved for all posterity. The exact exposure depends on the shutter speed, which can last as short as 1/2500th of a second to as long as several hours. A faster shutter speed captures faster action but requires more light and therefore a larger opening—or aperture—which shortens the field of focus. Conversely, a slower shutter speed needs a much smaller aperture to capture the same amount of light, though this also exposes the camera to the image for a longer time, making the stars look like lines drawn across the sky or a waterfall look like a solid white curtain draped from a giant's towel rack. Of course, a proper exposure is a matter of balance—too much time in bright light, and the photograph will wash out. Not enough time in the darkness, and the world will be nothing but shadows.

J. Holland Photography

At J. Holland Photography, Johnny Holland wields 15 years of professional photography experience to capture carefully calibrated images. His work ranges from family portraits to award-winning landscape photography and athletic art prints that honor the accomplishments of Yukon and Piedmont High School football teams. A board member at Professional Photographers of Oklahoma, Johnny is assisted in the studio by his wife, Carrie, who helped him start the business in 2001. The duo also lead classes on photography-related topics, from using the manual settings on your camera to removing that unsightly extra head from your self-portraits in Photoshop.

Customer Reviews

11 Ratings

Had a good class on Saturday, learning how to use my camera.
Lavane V. · July 1, 2013
Very informative class. The Holland's made it easy to understand the information given in the class and took the time to make sure you did. Would recommend!
Teresa K. · June 16, 2013
I did not know about J Holladnd Photography before Groupon. I learned a lot and enjoyed my class very much!
Kelli H. · June 15, 2013
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