What You'll Get
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 and a same-day two-hour interactive photo safari (a $450 total value) from Val Westover Photography. This Groupon is good for the "Capturing True Emotion" workshop, which is currently scheduled at least once a month through March 2011 at the De Neve Plaza Room on the UCLA campus.
Groupon holders may split the class and safari portions between two dates or combine them back-to-back on the same day.
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.
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. After the workshop, you'll depart with Val Westover's book, A Photographer’s Guide to Success, which comes bound tightly with tips, tricks, practice exercises, reference material, and glue.
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, while the two-hour interactive photo safari gives you a chance to put recently acquired skills to work in the gritty, real-world trenches, which offer numerous chances to capture baby lizards and frolicking salespeople. For complete schedule, check the sidebar to the right.
Val Westover photographer Stephanie Adriana won the prestigious Equine Photo of the Year from Cowboys and Indians magazine for her photo of stampeding horses, as noted in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Registration required. Groupon forfeited for cancellations. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.