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Reviewed November 7, 2012
What You'll Get
Photographers use fancy terms, such as "shutter speed," "metering," and "clicky metal box" that makes time be still. Let pros be pros with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a three-hour digital-photography workshop and shootari (a $245 value)
- $45 for a two-hour iPhone-photography workshop and shootari (a $99 value)
The three-hour digital-photography workshop teaches students how to identify and capture great shots using their digital cameras. Instruction covers tripods, lenses, flash usage, and more before a hands-on shootari to practice newly learned skills.
During the two-hour iPhone-photography workshop, students learn to capture compelling images with their mobile devices. The class covers controlling exposure and focus, overlaying guides for better composition, shooting panoramic and HDR, and using various lenses. Instructors also detail shooting quality iPhone videos, harnessing apps, and sharing photos on Instagram. A free iPhone app is included with the class.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. May buy one of each course. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Photo Elan
Brian Hartman brings an artistic touch and approach to his on-location photography. Employing a photojournalistic style and dramatic lighting, he captures solo subjects and groups during posed and candid moments, earning critical acclaim from the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and The Knot and placing images in the pages of Elle and Seattle Bride magazines.
Not content to simply point and shoot, Hartmans lights compositions using chiaroscuro or high-exposure natural lighting and often accentuates subjects with extreme angles, forced perspective, or unique natural surroundings. He shoots in vibrant color or black and white, and can edit photos to enhance colors or, by request, replace each subject’s face with Winston Churchill’s. Though Hartman uses professional tools, he's glad to help students break into photography via ultra-accessible devices such as the iPhone—following in the footsteps, he notes, of Annie Leibovitz, who endorsed the iPhone’s camera on NBC Nightly News in 2011. When not conducting on-location sessions, Brian also leads large-scale workshops in which he passes on his knowledge through graphic slideshows and hands-on training.