Wedding-Photography Package or Family Shoot from Illuminated Grace (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

Photographer uses composition, depth of field, lighting, and shutter speed to capture wedding images that tell stories and show emotion

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Subject to weather. 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 a gift. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Not combinable with other promotions. Valid only within 25 miles of zip code 83686. Charges may apply for distance beyond 25 miles. Doesn't include photo print credit or wedding book. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Four Options

$59 for two-hour outdoor family photo shoot ($125 value)

  • Rights to photos
  • Unlimited wardrobe changes
  • Up to 40 retouched images on DVD

$299 for basic wedding package ($600 value)

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding details
  • Rights to photos
  • Engagement photos
  • Group shots

$425 for essentials wedding package ($900 value)

  • Wedding details
  • Group shots
  • Getting ready
  • Engagement photos
  • Ceremony
  • Retouched images on DVD
  • Essential aspects of reception

$699 for complete wedding package ($1,500 value)

  • Engagement photos
  • Getting read
  • Bridal and groom
  • Rights to photos
  • Wedding details
  • Retouched images on DVD
  • Full reception
  • Ceremony
  • Family shots

Action Shots: Faster than the Human Eye

A good camera can halt even the ultraquick motion of a football player midtackle or a ballet dancer as he leaps into the air. Learn what’s behind this magic with Groupon’s investigation into action shots.

To understand how a stationary photographer can capture a cheetah in midstride or the expression on its face as it dunks a basketball, it’s helpful to first consider how any camera works. When a picture is taken, the camera’s shutter opens and closes in front of the lens, letting in a precise amount of light for a set amount of time, depending on the exposure setting and the shutter speed. The lens lets in the light from anything that’s in front of it, which is then recorded on film or digital sensor.

This is not so different from how the eye and the brain process images. As on a movie camera, moving bodies register on the eye as a series of still shots that decay and are “refreshed” at imperceptibly small intervals, about 1/30th to 1/50th of a second. This can be considered analogous to the eye’s shutter speed. If the shutter speed of a camera is set around this range, it will capture motion in a way that looks natural to the human eye—that is, sharply if the image is a person ambling down the street, but perhaps more blurrily if it’s a tiny UFO speeding through an alley. If the shutter speed is slower, it will produce a blurred image, and, if it is much faster, it has the chance to capture instants that the eye can’t register clearly.

To catch fast-moving action, a shutter speed of at least 1/1000th of a second is usually required. The lighting, too, must be extraordinarily bright, since the quicker the shutter speed, the less light gets in; a photographer will widen the aperture to let in more light accordingly, and for long-distance shots, an electronic flash unit is required. There are a few other tricks in the action photographer’s bag. If you’re stuck with a slow shutter speed or dim lighting, you might have better luck aiming for the quick moment of stillness, or peak action, when, for instance, a figure skater stops being propelled upward and is about to sink back down. Another option is to set the camera itself in motion, smoothly panning in the direction of a bike racer, who will appear less blurry than the background.

As quick as the shutter speed may be, the photographer is eventually limited by the speed of the reflexes in the human hand. To overcome this barrier, systems have been invented that cause the subject to effectively take its own picture by crossing a triggering infrared beam or even making a loud sound.

Customer Reviews

Absolutely a blast to have Kris take our engagement photos. She was awesome!
Chad P. · May 14, 2016

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