Getting photos taken is a great way to document your life and convince yourself at any given moment that you’re not just a brain floating in a jar somewhere. Get existential evidence with this Groupon.
- $99 for one one-hour on location photo shoot (up to a $380 value)
Exposure: Let the Light Shine in
Whether creating a glossy print or a digital JPEG, photography is still all about capturing light. Check out Groupon’s examination of exposure to explore one tool for getting the perfect image.
As complex as it seems, photography is a simple phenomenon requiring only light-sensitive material inside a dark box and a hole with a shutter. As the shutter opens, light streams through the lens, exposing a piece of film or an SLR’s digital sensor to the image outside the box. Thanks to that exposure, the once-fleeting light becomes a photograph, rendered in precise detail and preserved for all posterity.
The exact exposure depends on the shutter speed, which can last as short as 1/2500th of a second to as long as several hours. A faster shutter speed captures faster action but requires more light and therefore a larger opening—or aperture—which shortens the field of focus. Conversely, a slower shutter speed needs a much smaller aperture to capture the same amount of light, though this also exposes the camera to the image for a longer time, making the stars look like lines drawn across the sky or a waterfall look like a solid white curtain draped from a giant’s towel rack. Of course, a proper exposure is a matter of balance—too much time in bright light, and the photograph will wash out. Not enough time in the darkness, and the world will be nothing but shadows.
Marc Burgess Photography
A globetrotting photographer specializing in editorial, portrait, and fine-art photography, Marc Burgess harnesses the experience needed to capture all images and emotions. At the studio or on-location, he shoots everything from headshots to models such as Rebecca Epley of America’s Next Top Model. He also covers weddings and has snapped commercial images for publications such as Modern Living. Various packages include options such as wardrobe tips as well as professional hair and makeup. And to assist others on their paths to photographic prowess, he also leads workshops that focus on varying aspects of the craft.
“Marc did a great job. His charge was so reasonable and he gave us all photos in electronic files while other photographer may not do. I will definitely recommend him...”
“Marc did a great job. His charge was so reasonable and he gave us all photos in electronic files while other photographer may not do. I will definitely recommend him to everyone!”
“I really appreciated how he made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. He was very patient and considerate, and I felt I got value for my money because he...”
“I really appreciated how he made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. He was very patient and considerate, and I felt I got value for my money because he really allocated his schedule to commit to providing me with service 100%. Before I found out about him, I was planning to go somewhere else initially but talking over the phone to the studio, I felt as though they were just trying to squeeze me into their busy schedule; it seemed very transactional, like they just wanted to fill in their day with appointments and get the shoot over as soon as possible to serve the next client. So I was very happy that I felt no hurry or no pressure at the shoot with Marc Burgess.”
“Marc was amazing to work with. Patient and talented Marc did a great job! ”