A picture is worth a thousand words, making photographs and stick-figure sketches the easiest solutions to looming dissertation deadlines. Take advantage of efficient visual-communication strategies with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get $150 toward educational photography sessions at Project Basho. Bring your own camera to expand your photographic memory-making skill set—or, for one-day classes and weekend workshops, rent one in-class for a $30 fee (availability is limited).
Project Basho's experienced instructors cultivate creativity with a number of learning experiences for photogs of all skill levels. Start from pixel one with a three-hour primer course, such as the Digital SLR Tutorial - Basics, which imparts students with a better understanding of aperture and shutter speed to create stronger, more evocative pictures of people or department-store mannequins. Each session maintains a cap of 15 students, enabling participants to master ISO sensitivity, white balance, and focusing amid an intimate class atmosphere.
Dive deeper into the depths of photographic realms by using your Groupon toward a class or weekend workshop. The Digital SLR in Practice class helps advanced students evaluate their preexisting portfolios and refine aesthetic techniques through hands-on instruction ($225), while the Personal Project weekend workshop equips students with a weekend's worth of training to share passions through picture projects or tell a story using frame-by-frame pantomiming poses ($395).