Before photography, the only way people could preserve their most treasured memories was by forcing everyone around them to stand completely still for days at a time. Master the gratifying art of snapping pictures with today's deal: for $40, you get one intermediate Nuts and Bolts workshop with New York City Photo Safari, an $80 value. As an additional bonus, Groupon buyers can get 25% off the cost of another safari when booking their workshop with this deal.
Make a point to gather the basic supplies before the session, such as your camera (DSLR or small point and shoot), memory cards, and any other essentials. This workshop is geared toward moderately intermediate photographers looking for a better understanding of white balance, file formats, color space, depth of field, flash, and how to capture a vampire on film. Each two-hour, small-group safari experience offers plenty of hands-on experience and advice for understanding and remedying persistent problems in your photography, such as blurriness or coping with on-location lighting challenges.
Take your travel photos from snapshots to shots worthy of snapping at the next photography slam with advice and knowledge-building exploration of concepts such as white balance, color space, depth of field, and flash. The workshop will help troubleshoot location photography's many challenges, such as how to compensate for lighting conditions and how to frame a subject that can't fit entirely in frame, such as up-close architecture or subjects of "yo' mamma" jokes. Check the calendar for availability, and call ahead to schedule a spot in the workshop.
Past customers rave about the photography workshops at New York City Photo Safari. Here's what they are saying in online testimonials:
- Zim has brought to my amateur photography a wonderful touch of art, understanding and fun...In the span of 3 hours wandering the New York city jungle she opened my eyes to things i had looked at but not seen in 40 years of photo taking. it was great fun and most satisfying. Great way to see the city with new eyes! – Lorne A.
- I went into my photosafari [sic] not knowing much about my camera or what it was capable of...I learned how to find shots with my eyes and actually translate them into a photo. – Meghan L.
- The instructor went over some basics that really helped me understand my camera better. Then there were lots of chances to put those tips into practice, with individual 'assignments' so even if there are people at different levels of experience in a group, everybody can get something out of it. – Courtney L.
New York City Photo Safari
New York City Photo Safari coordinates year-round educational excursions that blend hands-on photography lessons with tours of NYC's most famous locales. Owner Diem "Zim" Pham—who works as a travel photographer, a position that often requires the skills to create compelling images in less-than-ideal conditions—and Zim’s team of instructors are all professional photographers currently working in the industry. Safari sizes stay cozy at no more than eight people, allowing for a wealth of personalized feedback and troubleshooting advice for each apprentice. The Metropolitan Museum of Art safari employs the lauded museum halls as a setting for lessons in the use of light and how to overcome difficult lighting challenges, whereas the avant-garde High Line Elevated Park course instructs eyes in the art of composition. Aspiring politicos can embark on the City Hall safari, which fills memory cards with crisp shots of neo-classic architecture and caped superheroes flying to and from the mayor’s office.