$39 for an Outdoor Photo Shoot with Retouched Digital Images from MGM Creative Studios ($75 value)

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In a Nutshell

Professional photographers create stunning portraits during outdoor shoots, with digital retouching of images afterwards

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid for 1 person. Valid only within 20 miles of zip code 10472. Subject to weather. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $39 for 60-Minute Outdoor Photo Shoot with Retouched Digital Images ($75 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.

A Chat with MGM Creative Studios

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?

The major inspiration was to do what I love to do.

What do you love most about your job?

Besides the actual task of taking pictures, I enjoy meeting new people from around the globe. That will never get tiring.

What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?

WOW!! (And that is before the editing process)

Customer Reviews

I was very happy with Matt's services today. He showed us around Central Park and guided us through our photo experience as we were visiting the New York city area for vacation. thank you so much Matt for all your help and capturing our special moment. He was very personable, people oriented and good at what he does.
Corey W. · November 17, 2016
Matt was amazing ! Very happy with the entire experience and the photos look awesome! Thank you 😀
Barbara B. · July 23, 2016
Matt was amazing! He took us through Central park to different spots and took some fabulous family photos. We were visiting from Australia, so we will always have these gorgeous photos as memories of visiting New York. He also kept my 2 kids under 4 entertained and they had a great time.
Sonia B. · August 23, 2017

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