What You'll Get
Many photographers are unaware of all the advanced functions their digital camera can perform, such as bracketing exposures with a single shutter-push or erasing background distractions with a single lens-laser. Get a grip on your camera with this Groupon.
$49 for a Three-Hour Photography Workshop ($400 Value)
Groups of 6–12 people bring their own digital SLR cameras to learn how to select a proper shutter speed in manual mode, fine tune shots in Photoshop, and use strobe lights or natural light. The workshop takes place on select weekday afternoons and evenings, as well as weekend mornings and afternoons.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Appointment required; subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Steve Matteo Photography
Winner of several contest awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association including photographer of the year in 2012, Steve Matteo still remembers his early days as a news photographer for a small suburban weekly, rushing back to the newsroom to watch the film slowly develop and a sliver of history take shape. Though he went on to tackle more exciting assignments and career changes—working at the Daily Herald, compiling images for UIC's yearlong City 2000 photo project, and photographing Princess Diana's visit to Chicago in 1996—one thing hasn't changed: the thrill of knowing that his camera has memorialized a story forever.
Today, Steve is equally at home shooting for Fortune 500 companies and clients such as Northwestern University as he is creating individual portraits. When he photographs a wedding, he uses the same ingenuity and photojournalistic eye that he honed while working as a sports photographer for HBO Sports and as a news photographer for the Associated Press. His wedding photography, meanwhile, has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, garnered a 2012 Bride's Choice award on WeddingWire.com, and won the 2012 WPJA Photographer of the Year.