Beginners' Digital Photography Class for One or Two at Jones Photo (Up to 64% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Learn how to work your digital camera with the help of two expert instructors, who also teach techniques such as lighting and composition

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Classes available on Saturdays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $32 for Three Hour Beginning Photography Class for One Person ($65 value)
  • $49 for Three Hour Beginning Photography Class for Two People ($135 value)

Exposure: Let the Light Shine in

Whether creating a glossy print or a digital JPEG, photography is still all about capturing light. Check out Groupon’s examination of exposure to explore one tool for getting the perfect image.

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.

Jones Photo

From a black-and-white photo lab to a consummate producer of today’s digital images and fine art giclees, Jones Photo has been painstakingly scanning and printing the inimitable pictures of clients since the company’s inception in 1947. While the experts inside the sprawling one-story adobe confines have remained on the cusp of each new technological breakthrough, such as color film and digital files programmed by a cryogenically frozen Ansel Adams, they also continue to develop 35 mm and 120 film. Whatever the original medium, they print images on traditional, scratch-resistant photo paper as well as create canvas wraps, photo albums, and photo composites.

Customer Reviews

This was a great, informative class for my 13 year old daughter. She is a photography lover and was able to learn new things from this class. They even put together a packet of helpful information and notes to refer to. Thank you!
Nadine S. · 2 days ago
Fantastic class! Very knowledgeable instructor, who presented the class material in a fun way and easy to understand. Loved the hands on and answering of all questions. Every student receives take home material also. I would recommend this class to anybody who wants to learn about digital photography. Worth every penny!
Christine K. · 3 days ago
I learned so much!! The teacher/instructor was well prepared and extremely knowledgeable. This class is worth every penny.......even without the Groupon, I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys photography and wants to learn some basics!
Lori W. · January 22, 2017
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    2901 N Country Club Rd.

    Tucson, AZ 85716


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