One- or Two-Hour Senior-Portrait Photo Package from Carly Orozco Photography (Up to 60% Off)

Portland

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In a Nutshell

Professional photographer snaps a snazzy portrait for the high-school yearbook

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 30 miles of zip code 97007. Appointment required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. 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

$69 for a one-hour senior-portrait photo package ($160 value)

  • One-hour photo shoot
  • Four digital images on a flash drive
  • Formatting work with your high school

$99 for a two-hour senior-portrait photo package ($250 value)

  • Two-hour photo shoot
  • Eight digital images on a flash drive
  • One 8”x10” print
  • Formatting work with your high school

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

Carly was so professional and easy to work with, we would highly recommend her, the photos are top notch!
Denise N. · July 21, 2015
If getting year book or graduation pictures done be sure to bring the specifications to share with Carly so she can get more shots in the right format. Carly put my daughter at ease and got some great pictures. I really like that we got digital high quality photos that we could print ourselves. Had some of the pictures put on coffee mugs for christmas.
Monica M. · January 7, 2015
talk to the photographer before hand to let her know your likes and wants for the session, she was amazing at picking out all the perfect spots and poses before we arrived for our daughter's senior pictures!!
Elizabeth E. · January 6, 2015

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