The best photographers rise to the top by practicing, while second-best photographers rise to the top by shooting blackmail photos of the first-best. Snap like a champ with today’s Groupon: for $37, you get a Learn to Shoot Like a Pro photography lighting package, which includes one hour of private instruction on lighting and a two-day lighting equipment rental from Lightrein (a $150 value). The lighting equipment rental includes:
- One Lightrein LR4A 400 Ws analog flash
- One 10-foot air-cushioned light stand
- One softbox and speed ring
- One Lighttools 40-degree soft egg crate
- One reflector with stand
- One dedicated flash trigger
Groupon purchasers may choose to bring a friend to act as a model during the lesson, creating quality images and furthering the learning experience.
Lightrein’s experienced photographers school shutterbugs of all skill levels on students’ own DSLR cameras during customized, private instruction sessions, after which pupils can take home professional-grade lighting kits for two days. During the 60-minute lesson, expert camera-wielders demonstrate how to use lighting equipment to best display each subject’s tripod-shaped tattoos with precision. An ultrabright 400-watt strobe pulsates light on subjects, and a softbox directs light through a soft egg crate, all of which allows photographers to design effects that eliminate spill, vanquish flare, and fill confined spaces with a soft glow. After students learn how to create dramatically different effects, they take home equipment for two days to capture picturesque moments at personal studios and on-location shoots of modelling sasquatches. Instruction is by appointment during Lightrein’s regular business hours, and equipment can be booked for any two consecutive days of the customer’s choice, including weekends.