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$89 for a 30-Minute On-Location Photo-Shoot Package with Image CD from Brooke Taylor Studios ($450 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Professional photographer captures memories during on-location photo sessions, with a CD of digital images

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid only 15 miles within 98275 Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • 30-minute on-location photo shoot with CD of five low resolution photos and $50 credit for prints (a $514 total value)

Exposure: Let the Light Shine in

Whether creating a glossy print or a digital JPEG, photography is still all about capturing light. Check out Groupon’s examination of exposure to explore one tool for getting the perfect image.

As complex as it seems, photography is a simple phenomenon requiring only light-sensitive material inside a dark box and a hole with a shutter. As the shutter opens, light streams through the lens, exposing a piece of film or an SLR's digital sensor to the image outside the box. Thanks to that exposure, the once-fleeting light becomes a photograph, rendered in precise detail and preserved for all posterity.

The exact exposure depends on the shutter speed, which can last as short as 1/2500th of a second to as long as several hours. A faster shutter speed captures faster action but requires more light and therefore a larger opening—or aperture—which shortens the field of focus. Conversely, a slower shutter speed needs a much smaller aperture to capture the same amount of light, though this also exposes the camera to the image for a longer time, making the stars look like lines drawn across the sky or a waterfall look like a solid white curtain draped from a giant's towel rack. Of course, a proper exposure is a matter of balance—too much time in bright light, and the photograph will wash out. Not enough time in the darkness, and the world will be nothing but shadows.

Brooke Taylor Studios

As a child, Brooke Taylor went through her fair share of disposable cameras. Though the cameras quickly disappeared, her pictures and her love of photography didn't. At Brooke Taylor Studios, Brooke pours her lifelong passion for photography into capturing candid, natural photographs of subjects being themselves, eschewing fake smiles and canned poses.


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  • “Absolutely wonderful experience. She was a great photographer and was able to capture some wonderful photos even with less then cooperative toddlers! :) ”

  • “Amazing photographer and stellar photos! ”


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