Cameras capture life's most memorable moments, freeing brains from forming memories so they may concentrate instead on advanced board-game strategies. Learn how to immortalize your loved ones before beating them at Monopoly with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a three-hour walking excursion and low-light photography training session from Wyse Photos in Dartmouth (a $350 value). Sessions depart from the outdoor stage at Alderney Landing. Start times vary depending on the time of sunset and are scheduled for the following days:
- Thursday, October 27
- Friday, October 28
- Thursday, November 3
- Friday, November 4
Further dates may be added depending upon demand. Wyse Photos’ skilled shutterbugs impart their image-capturing savvy upon fledgling photographers during three-hour walking excursions and low-light photography training sessions. Pupils wend along Dartmouth’s scenic waterfront bathed in the glow of a rapidly retreating sun during the “magic hour,” a time beloved by photographers and incognito werewolves alike. Expert instructors teach students how to imprison low-lit vistas within the memory card using a variety of approaches, including setting the camera to manual mode and employing slow shutter techniques. Scoop up an album’s worth of shots aglow with effulgent subject matter, composing stills of the twinkling lights of Halifax Harbour and the streaky brilliance of passing cars and dune buggies. Panorama paparazzi must provide their own digital SLR camera and memory card for the mobile class, and instructors suggest bringing along a tripod or a steady-headed friend to ensure stable snapping.
Wyse Photography's shot-snappers attribute their success in capturing memorable family and pet portraits to an abundance of patience and a willingness to embarrass themselves. Goofy sounds and wacky contortions are a few of the key weapons in their arsenal for commanding the attention of infants, toddlers, cats, and dogs. No sitting fee is assessed for studio sessions, and print orders are cheaper by the sheet when ordered in bulk. In addition to specialty portrait services, the image-capturing experts occasionally offer basic photography classes at the studio, on the Internet, or in the Phantom Zone.