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60-Minute Family Photo Shoot with Five Prints and One CD of Digital Images by Oscar Demure Photography (60% Off)

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Freelance photographer, Oscar Demure, captures family at home or on location

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Katlynetop reviewer helpful reviewer
14 ratings12 reviews3 photos
October 20, 2019
Oscar was such a relaxed guy, he showed us the pictures as he went and there were a handful I absolutely loved! My boyfriend who hates getting pics done actually enjoyed himself. 10/10 recommend, the next time we need pictures done we will 100% go back to Oscar Demure Photography.
Lorrainehelpful reviewer
5 ratings3 reviews
April 6, 2019
Oscar was amazing from the get-go. I needed pictures for graduation announcements so I searched throughout Groupon and found Oscar. I immediately contacted him via Facebook and he was very quick to respond. Before he started taking my photos, I showed him my Pinterest Board and some inspiration that I wanted for my graduation photos. He was a great photographer and coached me into what poses I should do, where to put my hands, etc. He showed me my pictures in between shots and I cannot wait to see them in person. I highly recommend Oscar!
jessicahelpful reviewer
3 ratings4 reviews
October 6, 2018
Chris was flexible with scheduling , very professional extremely patient in dealing with all six of my children with one having autism he was able to capture some amazing shots & he was able to get some fabulous shots of my eight-month-old all in all with 13 people I could not have asked for a more better photographer I would highly recommend Chris!!!!!
Tamitop reviewer helpful reviewer
13 ratings6 reviews
September 11, 2017
Excellent photos and very professional. Would highly recommend.
4 ratings2 reviews
September 17, 2016
Chris was great. He was willing to deal with all the kids not wanting to get their picture taken. He was great with our 4 month old. I would recommend to everyone

About This Deal

The Deal

  • $49 for a 60-minute family photo shoot with five prints and one cd of digital images ($125 value)

Portraiture: Facing the Camera

Modern portrait photography owes many of its stylistic elements to the artistic media that preceded it. Learn about this artistic lineage with Groupon’s exploration of portraiture.

From Paleolithic cave drawings to the presidential paintings on the White House walls, portraiture immortalizes both the subject and the point of view of its creator. The ancient Egyptians took this concept perhaps more literally than most: funerary portraits were painted over the faces of mummies in order to carry the deceased into the afterlife with their best likeness showing. In medieval times, the preeminence of the church led to a preponderance of ecclesiastic subjects. And as the Middle Ages faded into the Renaissance, great painters began to depict not only the noble subjects who commissioned tableaux of their families, but also themselves.

Self-portraits were often done simply as practice or to show off the artist’s technique in the absence of other subjects, but many early examples also introduced an element of fun, not unlike the goofy shots one might take in a photo booth or in front of a laptop’s built-in lens. Rembrandt, for example, made etchings of himself hamming it up like an actor on the Shakespearean stage and grasping an Indonesian dagger with gleeful solemnity. But he also devised one of the most elegantly dramatic lighting effects in portraiture, which photographers have adopted and still use today. Rembrandt lighting bathes one side of the subject’s face in full light and the other in darkness, interrupted only by a triangle of light around the eye and cheek. Light-dark contrast used to add volume to a subject was also cribbed by shutterbugs from Renaissance painters.

Portraiture didn’t progress smoothly from grand oils to dignified, large-format photos. Because the first cameras required about 10 minutes of exposure, fidgety human subjects were not a good fit. Even as exposure times shrank, the physical medium posed a problem. The most accessible means of photography in the mid-1800s was the daguerreotype, in which light etched images directly onto a metal plate. Costs and camera mechanics kept the plate small, and so the first popular portraits measured only a few inches across. They were not for dominating a parlor wall but for holding in the hand as a keepsake or sliding into a photo album, in the same way as the work of once-common miniaturist painters whose craft the camera gradually replaced.

For decades, portrait photographers continued to draw heavily on the past, sometimes placing their subjects in not only the poses and draped settings of the old masters, but even in Renaissance-style costuming. As cameras became smaller, faster, and more portable, however, the candid or faux-candid shot became viable, freeing photographers to use the spontaneous poses, lively expressions, and current backgrounds studios use today.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 30 miles of zip code 13215. Subject to weather. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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