Photographs transport people to an earlier time without the need to master quantum physics or pay the tolls associated with America’s wormhole highways. Capture fleeting moments for future examination with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a Capturing Light Photo Safari package at the Nault Fine Art Gallery from Joel Archer Photography (a $480 value). The package includes the following:
- Five-hour instructive workshop with appetizers and beverages (a $450 value)
- 8”x10” custom print on museum-quality archival paper (a $30 value)
- Complimentary $25 gift card toward custom framing at Nault Fine Art Gallery<p>
Capturing Light sessions run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:
- Saturday, March 31
- Sunday, April 22
- Saturday, May 19<p>
Session check-in begins at 10:30 a.m.
Photographer Joel “Gus” Archer lends shutterbugs his trained eye via instructive photo safari seminars in order to grow their knowledge of photographic composition. Over the course of the five-hour session, Joel imparts image-imprisoning skills such as how to control depth of field, adjust shutter speed, and capture the moon’s good side. Using the gallery’s photogenic surrounds as practice subjects, students learn to harness their camera’s snapping power through hands-on tutorials from Joel that focus on lighting and ISO. In order to prevent stomachs from growling mid-shutter click, hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic libations will be supplied for all participants. At the end of the day, select your favorite shot to be transformed into an 8”x10” print on museum-quality archival paper ready for framing or folding into a novelty locket.
Joel Archer Photography
Seasoned shutterbug Joel “Gus” Archer takes pride in watching his photography students develop new skills and a visual voice as he leads a variety of classes that can benefit novice and experienced photographers alike. Beginners learn to wield their new Nikons, Canons, iPhones, or optically implanted cameras in group classes or deepen their talents in sports, underwater, or macro photography. In addition to teaching the general population, Joel has shared his expertise to train law-enforcement agencies from the International Association of Arson Investigators to the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association, as well as the Junior League of Oklahoma City. When Joel isn’t teaching, he draws from his Swedish and Cherokee heritage to inform his breadth of work and compiles tutorials such as his upcoming book, Dark Dirty Secrets of Digital Photography.