Photo Shoot for an Individual, a Couple, or a Family with Images from Lydia Trudelle Photography (Up to 69% Off)

London, ON

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In a Nutshell

Photo session yields up to 25 high-resolution edited photos on DVD in both black-and-white and color

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 20 km. of zip code N0L1W0. Extra fee of $20 outside service area. Subject to weather. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • C$49 for 30-minute photo session for one person (C$145 value)
  • C$69 for 60-minute family photo session for up to six people (C$220 value)
  • C$89 for 60-minute photo session for a couple (C$175 value)

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

Great photographer! Quick to get the shots of our lil ones, but kind and gentle! Highly recommend!
Jodie N B. · October 18, 2014

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