A bright flash accompanying a clicking lens attracts the attention of passersby because it usually means there is a celebrity present or a photographer just captured a rare firefly supernova. Learn how not to miss a single moment with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a beginners' DSLR photography class with Ryan + Beth Photographers, located downtown at Transcend Coffee (a $350 value). Classes take place May 21 and May 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ryan and Beth Kelly have brandished their professional bulbs at weddings and lifestyle events around the globe and utilize this experience to enlighten budding photographers. Shutterbugs-to-be learn how to make effective use of their own cameras in an intensive, two-hour digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) photography class. Each memory-manufacturing seminar is typically composed of about 20 participants and focuses on basic techniques for capturing life as it happens, rather than when it sneezes or blinks. Students leave class having mastered skills such as photo-flattering exposure and how to find the right lighting without deciphering an astrocompass.