Capturing True Emotion Photography

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In a Nutshell

  • Workshop for all skill levels
  • Creative & technical instruction
  • Award-winning photographers
  • 75% off optional photo safari

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Promotional value expires Mar 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Registration required. Camera not included. May split Groupon between event dates. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 total value) from Capturing True Emotion Photography. All photography workshops are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Choose from these dates:

  • Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
  • Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
  • Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

This Groupon is good for the Capturing True Emotion workshop, which is currently scheduled to take place at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

The Capturing True Emotion 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, Val Westover Photography’s four-hour session in the photo dojo will have your camera-op chops in top shape. Groupon users have the option of purchasing a two-hour photo safari (a $200 value) at 75% off. All safaris take place after the morning session and allow students to put their shutter-speed savvy to good use under the tutelage of their former instructors. Frequently asked questions can be found here.


Val Westover photographer Stephanie Adriana won the prestigious Equine Photo of the Year from Cowboys & Indians magazine for her photo of stampeding horses, as noted in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Val Westover Photography has more than 2,400 Facebook fans.

Capturing True Emotion

Val Westover and Stephanie Adriana, both authors and photographers, draw from diverse artistic backgrounds. Val once trained hundreds of photographers as the manager of a nationwide portrait studio, and Stephanie has seen her work featured in an array of photography and fashion magazines. Applying fine-tuned artistic styles, they snap candid photojournalistic compositions and posed portraits of new couples, newborns, mothers-to-be, families, and secret families.

They also pass on their skills through step-by-step workshops, during which they use a blend of professional tips and practice exercises to teach the basics of ISO, shutter, and aperture alongside applied artistic principles. They then give protégés free rein to practice what they’ve learned in hands-on, on-location photo safaris, during which students capture shots of wildlife and people.

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