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2901 N Country Club Rd., Tucson

Beginners' Digital Photography Class for One or Two at Jones Photo (Up to 63% Off)

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

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5 ratings3 reviews
July 23, 2020
Great class. Really enjoyed the PowerPoint presentation. Nice refreshments...highly recommend this.
2 ratings2 reviews
January 12, 2020
Very informative. Learned much more than I thought I would. Would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn about DSLR photography.
1 ratings1 reviews
November 17, 2019
This class was very good for a beginner photographer. A lot of information was presented about the functions of the camera as well as the "how tos" of picture taking. The only reason for 4 stars is that no one called me to tell me when the class was occurring. If I hadn't called, we would have missed it.
3 ratings3 reviews
August 2, 2019
very informative class
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1 ratings1 reviews
April 16, 2019
Our teacher for our photo class, Steve, was very knowledgeable and thorough. He helped each one of us individually to understand how to use our equipment better and with his slide show and hand outs he explained to us some really smart ways to take better photos. I highly recommend his class.
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April 15, 2019
Such a great class. It was very informative and Steve is extremely knowledgeable! He covers so much in the class, but it does get to be a bit overwhelming and long towards the end. I love that they provide handouts to take home because it gives me the opportunity to process things and go back at a later time.
14 ratings3 reviews
April 14, 2019
My wine loved the class. The instructor, Steve, was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful in explaining things. Thank you!!
3 ratings3 reviews
April 3, 2019
Jones Photo is family owned and has been established for many years. They are friendly and professional. I always feel comfortable and confident that I will be welcomed and that my photos will come out great.
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About This Deal

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.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 365 days. Subject to availability. Limit 4 per person. 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.

About 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.