$69 for a 90-Minute Photo-Shoot Package with Prints and CD at PerfectClick ($150 value)

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Children grow up fast, which is why it is important to document their early years and challenge them at basketball before they develop hand-eye coordination. Remember the good times with this Groupon.

The Deal

$69 for a 90-minute photo-shoot package with prints ($150 value)

  • 90-minute photo-shoot session
  • Two 8"x10" prints
  • Four 5"x7" prints
  • CD 5 selected with digital copies of photos

    (Free custom design Gift for all groupons used before January 1st 2014)

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.

In a Nutshell

Photographers with a knack for portraiture capture memories, then create prints and digital copies.

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must schedule appointment. 72 hour cancellation notice required. Valid within 15 miles of 95008 zip code. Additinal fee for any distance over 15 miles Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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