Cameras capture moments that might otherwise only last in your memories and in the memories of the guy standing in the background of every known photo of you. Shine a light with this Groupon.
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- $120 for one-hour in-studio photoshoot with edited images (up to a $250 value)
- $70 for 20-minute in-studio photoshoot with edited images (up to a $150 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.
Abigail Volkmann Photography
A Pentax K1000 camera—given to her when she was young—was the seed that sprouted a lifelong passion for Abigail. It led to her earning a photography degree from Kent State University in 2004. From there she quickly transitioned into photography as a full-time career. Today, she focuses that passion into photo sessions for families and couples. She also captures the excitement of weddings and special events such as baby showers.