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$95 for $195 Worth of a Photo Shoot at Island Photography

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Photographers Seth and Reggie capture memories during photo shoots for weddings, newborns, family portraits, landscapes, and more

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3 ratings2 reviews
August 17, 2016
Reggie was great taking the pictures. Can't wait to see them all!!!!
7 ratings2 reviews
August 16, 2016
Excellent service.
1 ratings1 reviews
August 16, 2016
We decided on a whim to hire a photographer for our babymoon and 5 year wedding anniversary. We called Island Photography not expecting to get an appt so fast but Reggie immediately picked up the call and booked us for a Sunday, despite it being his day off. He was not only prompt and professional, but he was the kindest person you could ever meet. Reggie took us to 10 different locations, which included multiple scenic stops just so we could sightsee and tour the beautiful east side of Oahu while also taking photos at incredible locations. Whether you're a local or a tourist, don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Mahalo Reggie!
9 ratings2 reviews
August 10, 2016
Loved it! Reggie was very nice and very professional!
1 ratings1 reviews
August 10, 2016
Amazing photographer. Great to work with and good communicator. I did a trash the dress session with Reggie and I couldn't be happier!
2 ratings1 reviews
August 3, 2016
We had a great photo session with Reggie! Very prompt to respond to emails and had a fun time.
1 ratings1 reviews
July 27, 2016
Reggie was great! Very Patient with the kids. I really loved the pictures. He took us to 2 locations and wanted to do a 3rd but we were out of time. I highly recommend Island photography if you're looking for really great and fun photography session!
3 ratings1 reviews
June 26, 2016
Reggie was awesome!!!! I came here for my graduation vacation and he gave me a brief tour and took awesome shots in 2 great locations. Friendly and professional, and very personal service! If you want family photos or vacation photos I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Island Photography!! Aloha 🙌🏾

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The Deal

  • $95 for $195 worth of a photo shoot

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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