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 this Groupon: for $49, you get a digital-photography class at PhotoArts Marin in San Rafael (a $200 value). Choose from the following options:
- Sunday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 25, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 16, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 27, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday, July 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 18, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.<p>
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 the manual and auto functions on 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.