$75 for a Digital SLR Photography Class at Lightscapes Photography in Duluth ($150 Value)

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What You'll Get


Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but many would be incomprehensible without captions, such as "family photo (as seen from space)" or "x-ray of prime minister eating a hot dog." Learn the art of photography with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a four-hour digital SLR photography class at Lightscapes Photography, located in Duluth (a $150 value).

Mary Buck, owner of the Lightscapes Studio and certified professional photographer, draws from her 25 years of experience to show new digital SLR camera owners how to use their equipment to produce aesthetically pleasing pictures. In this four-hour, 14-chapter course, photographers become well adept in the principles of composition, how to use the camera's manual controls, and how to use the camera's flash to temporarily stun approaching supervillains. Courses are currently scheduled throughout January, and each class should only contain about six to eight classmates. Students also receive Mary Buck's step-by-step course book to aid them in their pixilated journeys.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Sep 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Registration required. 24-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Must bring your own SLR camera, manual, lenses, and a blank memory card. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Studio 2.8


“So many people go through life looking at things without really seeing them,” muses Mary Buck, founder of Studio 2.8. Her mission as a teacher is twofold: to help her pupils see things and to help them share what they see with others. “Photography lets you paint with light,” she tells her classes, “but you have to go in with a vision.” She gives her pupils the tools to realize their visions during workshops that delve into all facets of digital photography, from the basics of adjusting f-stop to the advanced skills needed to capture a delicious smell of pixels.

It isn't surprising that Buck is a photography teacher; photography runs in her blood. Both of her siblings and her sister-in-law are skilled photographers, and she's been aiming her own lens at subjects since she was just 18. As a professional, her talent for catching dimples and laughter has led to portraits that families can pass down to new generations or Earth-conquering aliens. Seventeen years after starting her own studio, her passion for the art form has only grown, and her enthusiasm for sharing what she calls “that fire in my belly” with her students still burns strong.

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