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 & Bolts - Photo 201 workshop from New York City Photo Safari (an $80 value).
Gather the basic supplies before the workshop, such as your camera (DSLR or small point-and-shoot), memory cards, and a fully charged battery. This two-hour 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. Friendly instructors will help budding photographers troubleshoot location photography's many challenges, such as how to compensate for lighting conditions and how to frame difficult subjects, such as architecture or the victims of "yo mama" jokes. Check the calendar to find out when Intermediate Nuts & Bolts - Photo 201 sessions are scheduled, and call ahead to book a spot and find out the workshop's location. As an additional bonus, Groupon buyers can get 25% off the cost of another safari when booking their workshop with this deal.
Though few online reviews exist for New York City Photo Safari, it has some customer testimonials posted on its website:
- 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.