Palm Beach Photographic Centre

West Palm Beach

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In a Nutshell

Camera courses show beginners how to best use their device and optimize their photos online; Photoshop course imparts intro-level techniques

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Promotional value expires Nov 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Extra $20 fee for camera rental. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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This workshop helps beginners get a grip on their DSLR camera, covering basic device features, proper setup, and selecting pixel resolution for different end uses. Instructors focus on the social possibilities of photography in the digital age and incorporate tips on preparing files for email, uploading them to the web, and choosing a storage device. Students should bring their camera if they own one, as well as the manual. This workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on select dates through October 26.

This lecture covers a host of practical tips for snapping shots in the studio or in the field. Instructors teach good habits, including proper camera setup, basic principles of composition, and using the device's instant feedback feature for improved results. This workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on select dates through November 2.

In Photoshop Basics, students immerse themselves in the Adobe program’s interface and basic interactions in either Windows or Macintosh. The hands-on session describes the tool updates of the latest version of the program, including copy and paste, color correction, and selection tools. The instructor will also cover tips on file formats and web usage. This workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on select dates through December 10.

Palm Beach Photographic Centre

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the visual arts, Palm Beach Photographic Centre has kept citizens abreast of ever-evolving aesthetics since it was incorporated in 1985. Recently settled into their brand-new facility in the City Hall complex, guest instructors including Robert Farber, Ross Whitaker, and Laurence Gartel hold more than 300 photography workshops every year. The in-house staff teaches other classes, with curricula ranging from Photoshop tutorials to technology-oriented lectures to far-flung traveling workshops in such locales as Peru, Bali, and the mirror city located beneath Lake Mangonia. Members earn discounts on all of these opportunities, receive invitations to exclusive events, and get the chance to be displayed in the annual INFOCUS juried exhibition.

Customer Reviews

The class was informative. The instructor, Shane, was professional and very knowledgable in Photoshop and he was a genuinely patient & nice guy.
Beverlee M. · January 6, 2013
Excellent class. I would recommend for anyone interested in photography.
Kent L. · September 19, 2012
A fantastic class, I feel I know all about what I can make my camera do now
Deborah M. · August 19, 2012

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