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30-Minute Outdoor Shoot with One 8x10 Print or One High-Res Image Download from Andres F. Patino (Up to 86% Off)

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Professional photographer shares passion for images by providing a wide range of services, including portraits, weddings, and landscapes

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27 ratings11 reviews
June 8, 2020
Loved friendly & professional
1 ratings1 reviews
December 25, 2019
5 out of 5! It was a great experience working with Andres. I would definitely recommend him!
3 ratings3 reviews
May 7, 2019
One of the best shoots I have ever been on! I would highly recommend Andres! Andres was friendly and executed my photoshoot with ease and extreme professionalism! He took the time to get a variety of good poses. At the end I had over a hundred shots to choose between and I actually had trouble picking out two! I love them all! I will absolutely have him do more photography for me soon.
14 ratings8 reviews
May 6, 2019
Great! Andres is very professional and gives a calming effect which eased my awkwardness and anxiety when solo taking pictures. I would definitely work with him again and highly recommend him.
16 ratings12 reviews
March 30, 2019
Great photography
2 ratings1 reviews
February 24, 2019
We hired Andres for a family photo shoot on Fort Lauderdale beach. Andres was punctual, professional and friendly. He took suggestions well and also had some great ideas on how to get some great family photos. Thank you for a great photo shoot! We are excited to see our family photos.
12 ratings8 reviews
March 12, 2019
Andres was fantastic! He is very friendly, patient and attentive. He's pictures turned out better than I could have expected, since we wanted sunset picture at the beach, and he arrived in time, while we were stuck on traffic at I95. He waited us, and was very understanding. What surprised me so much, was the fact that our pictures just looks like was the plan to be. Would definitely recommend his services. His pricing is super reasonable and the pictures was available very shortly. We will definitely contact him again in the future.
1 ratings1 reviews
September 14, 2018
Andres was fantastic! He arrived on time, was great with the kids and we got our photos back in less than 2 weeks. Photos came out beautiful and his pricing is super reasonable for add ons - highly recommend!!!
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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.

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