Photographers use fancy terms, such as “shutter speed,” “metering,” and “clicky metal box that makes time be still.” Learn from a pro with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a three-hour Digital Boot Camp 101 class for one (a $375 value)
- $109 for a three-hour Digital Boot Camp 101 class for two (a $750 value)
Built on aesthetic fundamentals, the learning tour covers composition, framing, and finding interesting patterns while the outdoor setting provides a practice field to work on controlling white balance, brightness, and sharpness. Though designed for DSLR users, the Digital Boot Camp lessons are also applicable to owners of compact digital cameras and even camera phones.
Classes begin at 9 a.m. on select Saturdays, and students should arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 8:50 a.m., when the session will begin with a breakfast snack of Starbucks coffee drinks and danishes. They need bring only their camera, its manual, a fully-charged battery, and any memory cards.
The Candid Frame
Though he enjoys playing with the latest toys of the trade as much as the next photographer, Ibarionex Perello's love of the art stems from its ability to transform the mundane into the remarkable. After years of writing instructional articles and technical reviews, Perello kicked off his podcast, The Candid Frame, to interview fellow photographers and place a finger on the creative—rather than the mechanical—pulse of the art. In the broadcast's five-year history, Perello has interviewed such stars of the field as Gerd Ludwig of National Geographic, William George Wadman of Time, Bill Frakes of Sports Illustrated, and the Hubble Telescope. Besides his hands-on broadcasts on the state of the art, Perello is a notable instructor of photography, both at his own workshops across Southern California and as an adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design.