Creating a masterwork of photographic art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of self-reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of photographic creativity with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a four-hour digital-photography workshop (a $250 value) and a two-hour photo safari (a $210 value) from Capturing True Emotion. Choose from the following dates and times:
- Monday, March 28, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Monday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This Groupon is good for the Capturing True Emotion workshop, which will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel Portland. The workshop is driven by the dynamic duo of Val Westover, a dedicated author and portrait photographer, and Stephanie Adriana, an author and award-winning fine-art photographer. By fusing their narrative, tech-savvy minds together into one oversized head, the two provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete control over all of their camera settings.
During the four hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, you'll learn how to control depth of field by adjusting the aperture, strategies for lighting an artful chupacabra sighting, how to compose a family portrait so that there’s not always a burning zeppelin in the background, how to avoid red eyes using alternative angles, and more.
Whether you're a seasoned sniper with your shuttered shooter or looking to better know a birthday gift, Capturing True Emotion’s four-hour session in the photo dojo will have your camera-op chops in top shape. Also included in the Groupon is the two-hour photo safari (including zoo admission, a $210 value). All safaris take place at the Oregon Zoo from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. after the morning workshop on the dates listed above and allow students to put their shutter-speed savvy to good use under the tutelage of their former instructors.
Cowboys & Indians magazine named Val Westover photographer Stephanie Adriana's photo of stampeding horses the Equine Photo of the Year, as noted in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Val Westover Photography has more than 2,700 Facebook fans.
Capturing True Emotion
Capturing True Emotion is driven by a dynamic band of instructors who rove across the continent with cameras and teaching skills in hand. By fusing their narrative, tech-savvy minds together into one oversize head, the educators provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete control over all of their camera settings. During the hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, students convene at a tantalizing location to practice skills such as controlling depth of field by adjusting the aperture, composing a family portrait so there's not always a burning zeppelin in the background, using alternative angles to avoid red eye, and other techniques.