Living in a world dominated by image-capturing bloggers, paparazzi, and reflective lakes requires a keen understanding of photography in order to survive. Fight photo-fire with hotter fire with today's Groupon. For $40, you'll get a two-hour, outdoor SNAPshops photo field trip with professional photographer Mark Cafiero, where you'll learn tips and techniques for snapping better images. The interactive course for point-and-shooters also includes a take-home workbook with documentation of everything learned.
Snap dragon Mark Cafiero is the owner and lead photographer of Cafiero Photographers, the founder and president of Family Tree Photographers, and an avid advocate of outdoor exploration. In addition to penning pieces for Rangefinder magazine and presenting at international photography conferences, Mark's also well versed in natural Colorado adventures. The small class size (25 students maximum) allows for a true hands-on experience. Choose from a variety of lens-friendly locations: downtown Denver, Washington Park, Pearl Street Mall, 300 yards beneath the earth's surface, or nearby sunrise hikes on some of the state's top trails. The classes offer instruction on subjects including framing and composition, portrait shooting, and use of natural light. Students will also learn about the anatomy and function of their cameras in a way that won't embarrass the camera.
Advanced photography skills can provide a means of making friends and family look fantastic or a passive form of revenge. Stage a scenic picnic or two-person baseball game in the stunning Colorado wilderness with a new girlfriend and send the well-framed, expertly lit shot to her ex. Classes are offered once or twice per weekend, occasionally during the week, and based on availability; call ahead to schedule a session.
A former student offers this rave review of SNAPshops on Mark Cafiero's online journal, Six Peeps:
- If you’re thinking about private lessons with Mark, don’t hesitate - he took years off of my learning curve in a few hours. Nothing beats working 1:1 with a pro, and Mark is the best of the best. – Josh Kaufman
CityVoters also enthuse over the maestro, nominating Cafiero as one of the best photographers in Denver: