30- or 60-Minute Photo-Shoot Package with Prints from Andrés F Patino (Up to 86% Off)

Fort Lauderdale

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$358 78% $279
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In a Nutshell

Professional photographer crafts portraits and captures moments in on-location sessions; prints and edited images are included

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as 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). Only valid within 25 miles of 33020. Valid for up to groups of 10. Valid for all ages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

$79 for a 30-minute photo session ($358 value)

  • Access to an online gallery
  • 10 edited images
  • One 8”x10” print

$99 for a 60-minute photo session ($690 value)

  • Access to an online gallery
  • 30 edited images
  • Two 8”x10” prints

Lighting: The Key to a Good Portrait

To capture you at your best, photographers must work with a fickle apprentice—light. Check out Groupon’s overview of the ways that light makes you look good.

Shadows enveloping your neck. A double chin that shouldn’t be there. Blemishes on the forehead rather than your favorite hat. Every amateur photographer has suffered the ill effects of bad lighting. Professionals, however, understand the virtues of proper lighting in bringing out the best of their subjects, whether within the controlled world of the studio or out amid the unpredictable mercy of the outdoors.

In a studio, photographers employ a set of tools that ensures light only hits their subjects in the most flattering ways. Depending on how the subject and photographer want photos to look, shadows can either mar an otherwise great shot—by emphasizing wrinkles and imperfections—or add drama, texture, and dimension through the highlighted contrast. They can reduce the contrast by using a broad light source, which spreads the rays out over multiple directions, or soften the light with an effect—similar to the way clouds make sunlight less intense—known as diffusion. Photographers may also use multiple synchronized flashes to hit many angles at once, reducing contrast, or light subjects from a specific angle—in general, more texture and detail is visible when the light hits a subject at a greater angle, and longer, more angular shadows can add extraordinary depth to an otherwise two-dimensional portrait.

Obviously, outdoor shoots allow for less control over the light, but some techniques from the studio still work. Collapsible diffusers, for instance, help mitigate direct sunlight, and holding a reflector under the subject’s face can help rid it of any glaring shadows. The most effective tool, however, is often good planning. A photographer may decide to schedule a shoot for a specific time of day to take advantage of more flattering lighting or to ensure they won’t be shooting directly into the sun at a specific location—in which case they’ll have to pay Apollo’s exorbitant royalties.

Customer Reviews

He was awesome! I haven't seen our photos yet but he was super easy to work with. Fun and relaxed. Can't wait to see our pictures!!!
Lorena G. · September 26, 2016
I had an amazing experience with Andres. He has a special eye for catching the right photo and he is very nice and professional . I can't wait to see the results from the shoot.
Perry W. · September 20, 2016
He's awesome! Very nice and easy to work with! A very pleasant experience!
Amanda L. · September 18, 2016

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