$399 for a Four-Hour Photo-Booth Rental from Cupid Photobooth ($700 Value)

Southbelt/ Ellington

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$700 43% $301
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In a Nutshell

Groups gather in a 5’x6’ booth and follow easy on-screen instructions as they snap unlimited photos and pocket instant prints

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Valid only within 30 miles of zip code 77089. Appointment required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per household. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$399 for a four-hour photo-booth rental ($700 value)

  • Full-time assistant
  • Unlimited photo strips
  • Choice of color or black-and-white photos
  • Delivery, set-up, and take-down
  • Free CD with all session pictures

Early Photography: Portraits of Invisible People

Photography is a modern marvel whose roots stretch back nearly 200 years. Check out our guide to the world’s first exposure to photography—the daguerreotype.

Before JPEGs, before flimsy Polaroids, before even black-and-white prints on cardboard stock, the earliest practical photography method—called the daguerreotype, after its inventor, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre—could only capture images on a heavy metal plate. To take a picture, the photographer first had to coat a copper plate in silver, then cover it again with a vapor of bromide or halide. The combined chemicals formed photosensitive crystals on the surface of the plate, which was then placed into a camera and exposed to the subject. Doing so imprinted a latent image, invisible to the naked eye. To make it materialize, a treatment of mercury vapor washed the bromide or halide from the portions of the plate that received the most light, leaving only silver particles in the image’s highlights. A dip into a fixer dissolved the silver from the less-exposed areas, and the resulting highlights and shadows formed a clear image of a family or a fruit bowl with a top hat.

One day in 1838, Daguerre tested his invention by pointing his camera over a busy Parisian boulevard. The result was a crisp, richly detailed portrait of city life, with only one thing missing: life. Since daguerreotypes required exposure times of 10–15 minutes, the camera never captured the people and wealthy horses that bustled along the street, making the City of Lights look more like a ghost town. One man, however, did stand still long enough to appear. He was getting his shoe shined, and his bent knee shows up clearly among the shadows of trees behind him. Doubtless, the polish on the man’s shoes quickly scuffed and faded, but the polished silver plate endures as the earliest known photographic image of a person.

Customer Reviews

Fabulous photo booth and service! We highly recommend Cupid Photobooth and Ivan for any parties!
Jennifer G. · April 12, 2016
This was the best part of our party!
Karen P. · February 4, 2016
we loved the pics..we all had a great time
GUADALUPE O. · October 6, 2015
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    Southbelt/ Ellington

    10318 Raybrook lane

    Houston, TX 77089

    +12816172877

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