Digital technology has allowed for the introduction of many new art forms, just as Leonardo da Vinci once predicted on his blog. Upload a masterpiece with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a two-hour photo-walk excursion from Jason Domingues Photography (a $100 value).
Acclaimed photographer Jason Domingues, whose shots have been spotlighted in the New York Times, takes students out of the classroom and onto the streets of downtown Kansas City during two-hour photo walks that span the city's most photogenic enclaves. No more than 10 budding shutterbugs converge at one of five downtown locations, where Domingues reviews basic camera functions and settings before escorting acolytes to the streets to capture still lifes, action shots, and bunny ears in repose while providing critiques and guidance.
An evening jaunt through the Power and Light District reveals vivid nightlife tableaus illuminated by cartoon lightning bolts, and excursions to Union Station allow students to shift between indoor and outdoor techniques. Class dates, times, and locations are subject to change, so check the blog portion of Jason Domingues Photography's website often to find an ideal class. Most sessions are solidified about one month prior to their run date.
Jason Domingues Photography
A woman in a gown runs through a fountain. A little girl wearing Mickey Mouse ears watches an airplane as it rolls up to the gate. The footprints of newlyweds mark a red carpet. The images that photographer Jason Domingues captures aren't always expected. In fact, Domingues seeks out unpredictable angles and hones in on surprising details while snapping shots for weddings, family portraits, engagement sessions, and senior pictures. The memory preservation specialist has been featured in the New York Times for his innovative approach to photography and was named a Fear Less Photographer––1 of about 900 photographers nationwide who create artful, sometimes avant-garde wedding portraits.
Unlike many professional artists, Domingues loves to share his secrets, hosting classes for shutterbugs of all skill levels to learn how to effectively use cameras to generate awe-inspiring photos of landscapes and politicians checking their mail. His in-class lectures acquaint beginners to basic concepts, he also takes more advanced students to the city streets and provides ongoing critique and tips while watching them frame shots.