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Photographic Center Northwest

900 12th Ave., Seattle

$49 for a Digital Photography Class or $55 for a Black and White Photography Class at Photographic Center Northwest ($135 Value)

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  • Learn how to take better pictures
  • Master camera menus and options
  • Get pro tips from working photographers
  • Darkroom materials included for the B&W course

Customer Reviews

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3 ratings2 reviews
January 5, 2013
Great class, awesome deal
1 ratings1 reviews
December 12, 2011
Great class!
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10 ratings6 reviews
April 26, 2013
I was hard to set up a time to do the photos. But the out door set up was great and we look forward to seeing our pictures
6 ratings3 reviews
February 19, 2013
This groupon was definitely worth the price. I'm even feeling inspired to take more classes at PCNW (and I joined as a member the day after the workshop).
1 ratings1 reviews
January 21, 2013
The photography class was way beyond my expectations. Highly recommend this place.
9 ratings3 reviews
January 7, 2013
Great class and Carlos Bayne was an excellant teacher!
1 ratings1 reviews
November 10, 2012
Would recommend them for classes; good instructors all the way around.
3 ratings3 reviews
November 7, 2012
Great instruction from a very informative, friendly, helpful teacher!
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About This Deal

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:

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.


Photographic Center Northwest has a mention from Fodor's and The Stranger, and more than 1,950 Facebook fans:

  • 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

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.