Photographers preserve subjects’ precious memories, abolishing the need to hastily scoop reflections out of nearby fountains. Seek permanence with today’s Groupon: for $85, you get an all-day Take Fabulous Photographs class at Photography Classes Canada (a $175 value). Classes run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, January 14
- Sunday, January 15
Professional photographer and experienced photography teacher Jim Slobodian passes on his shutter-snapping expertise during all-day digital photography workshops. During the eight-hour session, shutterbugs learn fundamentals of moment capturing including the use of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, as well as how to use a flash properly and which exposure modes to use in which situation. The grin-capturing guru also teaches students how to compose photographs⎯giving each print depth, dimension, and the right balance of artistic flair and giant chicken suits. Participants also discover how to augment photography equipment with accessories, such as polarizing filters, tripods, and memory cards. The photo professor rounds out the class with a lesson on managing and editing digital photos. Learn how to organize and catalogue photos as well as how to tell the difference between file types and colour spaces.