A precious photograph can be ruined by the elements—a fire will char it, a rainstorm will wilt it, and a breeze will blow it into a courtroom, where it will be counted as evidence. Best Mother Nature with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get an eight-hour Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Develop Module Workshop from Light Photographic Workshops (up to a $521 value), part of the Light on Location series. The workshop will take place at the Nikko Hotel San Francisco, and check-in for both dates is at 8 a.m. Choose between the following two dates:
- Saturday, November 19
- Sunday, November 20<p>
Helmed by photo instructor Hal “Bull” Schmitt, Light Photographic Workshops simplify Adobe programs with single-day, eight-hour sessions designed to turn Photoshop neophytes into pic-enhancing masters. The course will delve into Lightroom’s powerful, easy-to-use sliders, tools, and basic editing functions for removing apparitional pic crashers. Though not required, students are welcome to bring their Lightroom 3–equipped laptop to the class to follow along with the lesson plan or a notepad and quill pen to take notes. Upon completing the course, each student takes home an instructional DVD with more than 8 hours of material for multimedia reminders of the class’s subject matter and a 40 percent discount on their first fine art, photo, or fine-art gallery canvas wrap print order through Light Workshops. Students are encouraged to bring either a bagged lunch or lunch money to save personal computers and fellow students from accidental ingestions.