What You'll Get
Quality photos leave the subjects looking their best, unlike mouth-staining popsicles and confrontational Christmas-shopping tussles. Learn to turn sticky situations into memorable snapshots with today’s Groupon to the Photographic Center Northwest on 12th Avenue. Choose from two options:
- For $49, you get a digital photography crash course (a $135 value).
- For $55, you get a black-and-white photography crash course (a $135 value).
The Photographic Center Northwest supports the world of virtuosic visualizers through education, exhibitions, and public programming. Newcomers to digital photography can learn how to use their digital cameras to their fullest potential. During the five hour class, acquire tips and tricks on navigating the fast-moving waters of the menu options without falling in, ways to make shot-improving adjustments, and how to read histograms to evaluate images still trapped in the camera womb. Nostalgic point-and-shooters and the color-averse can check out the black-and-white class where shots will go from camera to dark room in five hours. This course not only reveals the tricks needed for stellar grayscale shots, it also teaches students to process film and obtain negatives for printing in their dark-room facilities.
- A small, starkly attractive gallery space occupies the front of this photo education center. Student work is often on display, but this gallery is not just a repository for end-of-workshop projects. Curated shows often feature well-respected photographers, whose work ranges from journalistic to fantastical. – Fodor's
- The facilities are top notch. Whether you are working analog or digital, the Photo Center has great facilities available. They have black and white darkrooms, color darkroom, and digital darkroom (macs, scanners, printers). – Rafael, Stranger
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must be at least 16. Online registration & reservation required; subject to availability. 72-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Valid for option purchased only. Not valid w/ other offers Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Photo Center NW
When Photo Center NW was originally founded in the early 1980s it was known as the Exposure School of Photography. Since then it has undergone numerous transformations, some of which included becoming a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Now standing as a mecca for students and creators in the Pacific Northwest art community, the center hosts regular exhibitions in addition to a robust curriculum of classes and workshops. Their faculty conducts 53-credit certification programs and 10-week courses within the facility’s four labs devoted to black-and-white and digital photography. The building also houses an immense reference library and plans to add a daylight studio and a playground for the cameras to relax in the very near future.