Photographic Center Northwest


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Five-hour courses cover basics of B&W photography on a 35mm, digital SLR operation, or introductory Adobe Photoshop tools

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Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 72hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Photographers use fancy terms, such as “shutter speed,” “metering,” and “clicky metal box that makes time be still.” Learn to speak like a pro with this Groupon.

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During the black-and-white crash course, students spend five hours studying aperture, shutter speed, and depth of field as they snap through a roll of film on a 35-millimeter camera. Instructors then guide them through processing film and obtaining negatives for printing in the studio’s on-site facilities. For a filmless, image-capturing experience, digital SLR courses cover menu navigation on the camera to make adjustments in aperture, shutter speed, and white balance as well as the process of reading histograms to evaluate pictures in the camera. Also within the digital arena, Photoshop classes offer an introductory glance into key tools and basic editing techniques before students click “print” and watch their images come to life on an Epson digital printer.

Photo Center NW will supply the course materials for each option.

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.

Customer Reviews

The photography class was way beyond my expectations. Highly recommend this place.
Kathy S. · January 21, 2013
Great class! Loved the teacher- he did a great job demystifying the camera and empowering us to be creative. I will definitely be taking more classes, and happily recommend them to other photographers!
Michelle B. · November 7, 2012
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).
James P. · February 19, 2013
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