Sitting for a photo was once a long and arduous process, as evidenced by the unkempt facial hair grown by our earliest presidents during their portrait sessions. Learn to capture a clean image with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a digital-photography class from PhotoArts Marin (a $200 value). Choose from the following four schedule and location options:
- Saturday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sonoma Community Center
- Saturday, March 24, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sonoma Community Center
- Sunday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Marriott Napa Valley
- Sunday, March 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Marriott Napa Valley
Photographer Glen Graves, who possesses a sensitive and aesthetically attuned eye informed by decades of experience, demystifies digital photography for budding shutterbugs during a four-hour class entitled The Fundamentals for the Craft of Digital Photography and an Introduction to the Design and Art of Photography. The veteran flash dispatcher allows groups limited to 50 students to pick his brain for useful tidbits on how to use their digital cameras to capture imaginative photos and the scientific ramifications of string theory. After each class, protégés receive a take-home class guide, an operation guide for their particular camera, and a cheat sheet for technical issues.
PhotoArts Marin – Glen Graves
More than 20 years of photography experience grants PhotoArts Marin's Glen Graves more than just an eye for an ideal snapshot. His skill with traditional film cameras, lighting, and composition elements imbues his photos with a quality that has drawn the attention of such clients as Ford, US Air, and Architectural Digest. When not capturing boudoir portraits or smiling families during photo shoots, Glen can be found in the classroom teaching aspiring photographers the tricks of the trade, from using dynamic angles to frame a subject to how saying “cheese” banishes spirits intent on photobombing.