A photographic memory is a blessing and a curse: you can remember everything, but none of it is open for interpretation. Share the burden every camera must carry with today's Groupon: for $49, you get an amateur-photographer workshop from PBJ Candids Photography (a $99 value). Choose from workshops running Sundays between July 10 and August 14 in Echo Park. Beginner workshops start at 11 a.m., and the more advanced workshop starts at 1 p.m. after July 17. Students must bring a DSLR; cameras are not provided for either class.
With photography published in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, PBJ Candids' Jennifer Emery has more than 20 years of frame-freezing experience. During the approximately two-hour amateur-photographer workshop, this skilled shutterbug will pass on her camera-wielding tutelage. Pupils learn through hands-on lessons, practicing shutter-snapping skills with a model present during the workshop (a $10 model fee due the day of the class is not included with today's deal). The beginner session covers basic operation of the camera's tools⎯f-stops, shutter speed, exposure, and depth of field⎯while the advanced workshop covers composition, cropping, and lighting, allowing students to capture self-portraits that can be framed and hung on walls or glued to cereal boxes so that people will think you're an Olympic athlete.
PBJ Candids Photography
Photos with a "cinematic fashion feel"—that's how Jennifer Emery of PBJ Candids Photography describes her style. With a background in acting, she certainly has a grasp of the dramatic. Whether shooting headshots, weddings, or portraits, she uses that approach to infuse images with excitement. During her 20 years as a photographer, her unique style has landed her work in renowned publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings and Pasadena Magazine.
A highly adaptable photographer, she can customize her style to suit virtually any photographic opportunity. That includes live events, corporate photography, and creative pin-up girl or boudoir sessions. With her cinematic touch, she also creates art prints, photo jewelry, and photo coasters. As a photographer with a boundless passion for the art, she also leads workshops, teaching others how to operate digital cameras, compose images, and return the souls accidentally captured on film.