One- or Two-Hour In-Studio Photo Shoot for up to up to Five with Prints at GLJ Photography (Up to 53% Off)

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Good photographs can be ruined by redeye, when the bright light of the flash causes eyeballs to protect themselves by turning completely around and exposing their brain cords. Stare straight with this Groupon.

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  • $39 for a one-hour in-studio photo shoot for up to five with four 5x7 prints ($80 value)
  • $75 for a two-hour in-studio photo shoot for up to five with four 5x7 prints ($160 value)

Pets are allowed.

Early Photography: Portraits of Invisible People

Photography is a modern marvel whose roots stretch back nearly 200 years. Check out our guide to the world's first exposure to photography—the daguerreotype.

Before JPEGs, before flimsy Polaroids, before even black-and-white prints on cardboard stock, the earliest practical photography method—called the daguerreotype, after its inventor, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre—could only capture images on a heavy metal plate. To take a picture, the photographer first had to coat a copper plate in silver, then cover it again with a vapor of bromide or halide. The combined chemicals formed photosensitive crystals on the surface of the plate, which was then placed into a camera and exposed to the subject. Doing so imprinted a latent image, invisible to the naked eye. To make it materialize, a treatment of mercury vapor washed the bromide or halide from the portions of the plate that received the most light, leaving only silver particles in the image's highlights. A dip into a fixer dissolved the silver from the less-exposed areas, and the resulting highlights and shadows formed a clear image of a family or a fruit bowl with a top hat.

One day in 1838, Daguerre tested his invention by pointing his camera over a busy Parisian boulevard. The result was a crisp, richly detailed portrait of city life, with only one thing missing: life. Since daguerreotypes required exposure times of 10–15 minutes, the camera never captured the people and wealthy horses that bustled along the street, making the City of Lights look more like a ghost town. One man, however, did stand still long enough to appear. He was getting his shoe shined, and his bent knee shows up clearly among the shadows of trees behind him. Doubtless, the polish on the man’s shoes quickly scuffed and faded, but the polished silver plate endures as the earliest known photographic image of a person.

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    Syracuse

    5858 E Molloy Rd.

    Syracuse, New York 13211

    315-404-8792

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In a Nutshell

Under the controlled lights of a studio, a photographer snaps shots of up to five people and pets; session includes four 5x7 prints

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required 24 hours in advance. Open to groups of up to 5 people. Pets allowed. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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A 1-hour in-studio photo session for up to five with four 5x7 prints
$80 list price - 51% off - Save $41
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$160 list price - 53% off - Save $85
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    5858 E Molloy Rd.

    Syracuse, New York 13211

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