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 to Light Work. Choose from the following options:
- For $68, you get a one-semester membership (a $137 value).
- For $80, you get any workshop at Light Work (up to a $165 value).
- For $137, you get a one-year membership (a $274 value).
On a mission to support and nurture local imaging artists, Light Work’s digital lab, darkroom, and studio facilities host workshops that open mental apertures to myriad photographic disciplines. Photoshop 101 bequeaths the basics of pixel manipulation to eager mouse and shutter fingers, which will be able to control color, alter contrast, add text, and apply other acquired talents to their digital art. Wade into classic photography with a basic black-and-white darkroom workshop that connects students to the bones of modern soul preserving. Students stroll step-by-step through the photographic process from film loading to exposure control, and eventually develop their own negatives, create their own prints, and learn which contrast filters most flatter accidental snapshots of slightly blurred sidewalks. Shutterbug students can render a slice of the fiery autumn during a fall-landscape photography class, which integrates lectures on aesthetics and technique with field shooting.
Members to Light Work can swoop in to all facilities for one or three semesters, partaking in black and white and digital labs and the studio. The professional staff can lend assistance with the equipment or help members Photoshop the copyrighted characters out of Disneyland vacation photos. Members can augment their photo chops with discounts on single and multi-session workshops, as well as discounts at local camera stores. Each semester at Light Work lines up with Syracuse University’s semester schedule; yearly members can partake in all three semesters, as well as access the facilities between semesters by appointment.