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 Capturing True Emotion digital-photography workshop (a $250 value) from Capturing True Emotion Photography. You can also opt to redeem your Groupon for 75% off a two-hour interactive photo safari (regularly $200).
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 oversize head, the two provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization. During your 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 Visine, and more.
For an additional $50, the two-hour interactive photo safari gives you a chance to put recently acquired skills to work in the gritty, real-world trenches, offering numerous opportunities to capture baby lizards and frolicking salespeople. Workshops run from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 5 p.m.–9 p.m., and safaris run 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., on the following upcoming dates: January 23 and 24, March 15 and 16, and April 5 and 6. If you opt to purchase two Groupons, you may schedule your workshop and safari on different days. Bring your own camera or, if you don't own a camera, a slab of marble and chisel. Capturing True Emotion recommends participants peruse the frequently asked questions page of its website before attending the workshop.
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. Over 2,300 Facebookers are fans of the photo studio.
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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