Senior or Couples Photo-Shoot from Joffoto (Up to 67% Off)

Washington DC

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$200 56% $111
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In a Nutshell

Photographer captures playful portraits of students, couples, and children at indoor and outdoor locations in Northern VA

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Customer must sign release form for photographer to use photographs. Valid only within 25 miles of zip code 20176. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

$89 for a senior portrait photography package ($200 value)

  • One-hour on-location photo-shoot for one
  • Two wardrobe or theme changes
  • Choice of 15 high-resolution edited digital images
  • Password-protected online gallery with full printing rights

$99 for a couples/engagement photography package ($300 value)

  • One-hour on-location photo-shoot for two
  • Two wardrobe or theme changes
  • Choice of 20 high-resolution edited digital images
  • Password-protected online gallery with full printing rights

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

Jof is fantastic and really listens while adding his professional wisdom!
Darlene L. · September 1, 2014
Come with some ideas.
Marcie V. · June 23, 2014
Jof is an awesome photographer! He is so full of energy and excitement. I would recommend him to anyone!
Krystin · June 22, 2014

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