Positive Negatives

Severna Park

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Students learn to manipulate shutter speed, aperture, focus, and other digital-camera settings, and improve picture-taking technique

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Promotional value expires Feb 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must arrive by 11:30 a.m. to register. Must present voucher at workshop. Must provide own camera; recommended to bring camera manual as well. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Photographs provide the only evidence that the past existed, aside from the outdated swear words used by grandparents, such as “huckster” and “aw, chestnuts.” Make history with this Groupon.

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  • $49 for a two-hour digital-photography workshop (a $149 value)
  • $59 for a three-hour digital-photography workshop (a $248 value)<p>

Workshops will take place on February 16 and 24 at Ledo Pizza in a private room. The two-hour workshop will run from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and after a brief break, the third hour will continue until 3:30 p.m. Attendees will need to arrive by 11:30 a.m. for registration, and although outside food and beverages are not permitted, they are available for purchase at the restaurant.<p>

During the first two hours of the workshop, students will gain a better understanding of such crucial photography concepts as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, depth of field, and light metering. The goal is for students to learn how their camera thinks. In the third hour, students improve their artistic eye and picture-taking skills.<p>

Positive Negatives

If the main objective of the glamour photographer is to make the model look attractive, there are probably more challenging subjects than Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera—but that doesn't mean David Blecman is complaining. The Positive Negatives founder and longtime shutterbug—he was named the photo editor of his county newspaper before his 20th birthday more than 30 years ago—has a history of plucking these plum gigs, having snapped pictures of celebrities such as Jimmy Buffett and Gene Simmons and worked for commercial clients including Sears, JCPenney, and Bath & Body Works.

At his studio, Blecman applies his skills toward shooting everything from headshots for models and actors to portraits of kids and teens. He also shares his expertise during workshops that cover both photography and modeling, so students can know what it feels like to be on both sides of a lens without giving their neighbors a turn with the binoculars.

Customer Reviews

Great seminar. I was able to refresh my memory on techniques I learned 25+ years ago and was able to get a good introduction on how to use those techniques with digital photography.
Jim H. · February 20, 2013
Session was very informative and held my interest.
Nick B. · February 20, 2013
Excellent seminar!
Debi H. · February 20, 2013

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