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2212 East McDowell Road, Phoenix

Two-, Three-, or Five-Hour Photography Studio Rental at PAC (Up to 61% Off)

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Full-service photography studio rental including two lights, modifiers, lounge area, kitchen, and free parking

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1 ratings1 reviews
August 27, 2020
1 ratings1 reviews
May 22, 2019
I really enjoyed the training class! Very informative and learned a few things. Thank you!
23 ratings19 reviews
April 28, 2018
Mike ? was very accommodating and gave me a one on one lesson about my phone camera. I learned quite a lot. He was very patient.
12 ratings4 reviews
February 19, 2018
Parkwood Photography studios is a partner in the photography world and always supports photographers and the induxtry. Another great seminar/ Class
38 ratings18 reviews
January 26, 2016
Great class!
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January 26, 2016
Great group!
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August 19, 2015
Superior instruction for the 101 course - great foundational information for beginners! Thank you.

About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $31.20 for Two-hour photography studio rental ($75 value)
  • $87.20 for three-hour photography studio rental ($225 value)
  • $166 for five-hour photography studio rental ($375 value)

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.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Subject to availability to space. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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