Digital cameras have allowed photographers to spend less time in dark rooms and more time gluing cotton-ball wigs and googly eyes onto old film canisters. Create art in the digital age with this Groupon.
Choose from Eight Options
- $59 for one year of unlimited access to an online photography course or a four-hour photography workshop plus a Creative Camera Adventure course for one (a $450 value)
- $89 for one year unlimited access to an online photography course workshop or a four-hour photography workshop plus a Creative Camera Adventure course for two (a $900 value)
Both the online photography course and four-hour workshop include a Creative Camera Adventure course held on the following dates:
- August 30, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
- August 30, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
- August 31, 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
- September 27, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
- September 27, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
- September 28, 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Four-hour photography workshops are held on the following dates:
- August 31, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
- September 28, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Written and presented by professional photographer Val Westover, the full online course incorporates lessons from eight subcourses that focus on different elements of the craft, from controlling the shutter speed to creating an image through light and composition. Interactive examples and graphics make understanding the concepts simple, and the ability to access the lessons from a computer, smartphone, or tablet allows students to complete the coursework at their own convenience. Students also have access to professional photographers during the duration of the course, and can opt to attend a live photography session on the above dates.
The four-hour photography workshop covers camera basics, helping students to shoot portraits, nature, athletics, and candid shots. The experienced instructors illuminate photography principles including ISO, aperture, shutter speed, lighting, metering, and photo composition, and also help each student to master their camera's specific settings.
All options include choice of one, three-hour Creative Camera Adventure course, Creative Camera Adventure course, an engaging, hands-on experience that allows them to apply what they've learned in the online course or live workshop. Students select one of the following course options: Paint with Light, Landscape Discovery, and Creative Action. Here, multi-skilled shutterbugs merge their artistic eye with various photographic tools, including DSLRs, point and shoot, or smart phone cameras. In addition to delving into photography principles and light and meter measures, participants capture the emotion of their subjects and scenery by understanding composition.
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.