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In a Nutshell

Professional photographer instructs students in composition & camera techniques during trek through Forest Park or Saint Louis Zoo

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Promotional value expires Apr 25, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Camera, manuals, and charged batteries not included. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Photographs transport people to an earlier time without the need to master quantum physics or pay the tolls associated with America’s wormhole highways. Capture fleeting moments for future examination with today’s Groupon to STL Photo Art. Choose from the following options:

  • For $20, you get a two-hour fall/winter photo walking tour for one person (a $60 value).
  • For $39, you get a two-hour fall/winter photo walking tour for two people (a $120 value).
  • For $75, you get a two-hour fall/winter photo walking tour for four people (a $240 value).<p>

Mobile workshops meet at the Boat House in Forest Park every Monday and Saturday, and the Saint Louis Zoo every Wednesday and Sunday.

Helmed by professional shutterbug Brian K. Owens, STL Photo Art’s walking photography classes introduce fledgling picture takers to the world of memory capturing through informative, interactive sessions. Shutter snappers wield their own cameras, manuals, and charged batteries while traipsing through outdoor wonderlands, learning how to catch nature at its best without startling animals or causing trees to combust beneath bright studio lights. Participants focus on picture composition and color combinations, gleaning helpful tidbits on integrating surroundings into vibrant portraits while perusing Forest Park’s Grand Basin lake or the Saint Louis Zoo for inspiration. Bring along a friend as a modeling subject or employ nearby sunflowers for close-ups, zooming in on petals or photographing seeds for math projects on the Fibonacci sequence.


When camped out at a picturesque St. Louis spot—from an old barn to the iconic Arch—Brian K. Owens sees more than just the opportunity to take a pretty picture. The fine-art photographer and owner of STLPhotoArt grasps for stories in each of his photos, stories that he seeks to bring to his clients through commercial shoots and instill in his students during photography classes. The shutterbug guides beginning shooters through Forest Park and the St. Louis Zoo, dispensing photography know-how along the way. Owens also lends his talented eye to elegantly capture moments at weddings, engagements, and knight-christening ceremonies.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this hands-on photography class. Click "buy" now! The best Groupon I have ever purchased and it exceeded my expectations! I was missing out on so many of my camera's capabilities. Brian is a fantastic instructor!!
Kathy P. · October 7, 2014
Great way of learning how to use a digital camera. Fun and laid back!
Debora D. · October 6, 2014
Great class. Sign up and enjoy.
Jim S. · September 14, 2014
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