Photographers preserve subjects’ precious memories, abolishing the need to hastily scoop reflections out of nearby fountains. Learn the art of permanence with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a five-hour Capturing Light photo-safari workshop from Joel Archer Photography, held at Polo Grill in Utica Square (a $480 total value). The workshop includes:
- Five-hour instructive workshop with appetizers and beverages (a $450 value).
- An 8”x10” custom print on museum-quality archival paper (a $30 value).
- A complimentary $25 gift card toward custom framing at Nault Fine Art Gallery.<p>
Participants will need to bring their own camera. Each photography workshop takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. This event takes place on the following dates:
- Saturday, February 25
- Saturday, March 24
- Saturday, April 28
- Friday, May 11
- Saturday, June 2
- Saturday, July 14
Joel Archer, a professional shutterbug and educator, guides aspiring photographers through image-snapping basics during five-hour workshops held in the upscale restaurant Polo Grill and in the picturesque environs of Utica Square. While stationed in Polo Grill’s detail-rich wine cellar, students equipped with their own cameras learn how to creatively capture natural and flash-enhanced light, how to control aperture and depth of field, and how to use a camera’s ISO settings and a screening of Beaches to detect light sensitivity. Joel then leads students on a hands-on photo safari through Utica Square. Students put their newfound pictorial prowess to use as they capture images of detailed edifices and off-duty sports mascots in the quaint shopping center. The Polo Grill waitstaff provides complimentary hors d’oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages for participants during the workshop. Afterward, a trained staff member immortalizes the museum-quality keepsake within a frame of your choosing from Nault Fine Art Gallery’s hundreds of selections.
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.