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Skilled photographer imparts small groups with hands-on shooting experience amid scenic St. Louis spots or evening views of the city skyline

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Promotional value expires Jun 26, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather conditions. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The best pictures say a thousand words, and the worst ones remain silent even when shaken repeatedly. Give photos something to talk about with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for a three-hour beginners’ photography course for one (a $75 value)
  • $56 for a three-hour beginners’ photography course for two (a $150 value)
  • $29 for a 1.5-hour St. Louis Skyline photography class for one (a $65 value)

During the beginner course, instructors explain basic digital-photography and composition techniques to groups of six to eight students so they can get the most out of their cameras. Classes meet at the north entrance of the St. Louis Zoo Saturday–Monday and at the Boathouse walk in Forest Park on Fridays.

As the sun sets over St. Louis, photographers pair with instructors to capture the city as its lights turn on, aiming to create their own photo worthy of a postcard or magazine. Class meets from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Casino Queen parking lot on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.


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

Brian was very professional and well prepared. Good experience.
Terry T. · March 4, 2013
Great class very informative
Deborah M. · January 18, 2013
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

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