One-Hour On-Location Engagement, Portrait, or Family Photo Shoot from Photography4u (80% Off)

Vancouver

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C$250 80% C$201
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In a Nutshell

Glossy prints and edited digital images capture moments from on-location photo shoots with a professional photographer

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 20 miles of zip code V3T 5T7. Subject to weather. Appointment required, 48 hour advance notice required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Offer valid on outdoor/on location shoots. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

C$49 for a one-hour engagement photo-shoot package (C$250 value)

  • One-hour on-location engagement photo shoot
  • 25 edited digital images
  • One 8"x10"
  • Two 5"x7"

C$49 for a one-hour on-location portrait or family photo-shoot package (C$250 value)

  • One-hour portrait or family photo shoot
  • 25 edited digital images
  • One 8"x10"
  • Two 5"x7"

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

Rajiv is an experienced and talented photographer! He cares about each picture he takes, and is happy to let people see some of the pictures he captured. It was nice to see because often times you have to wait for a big reveal weeks after the photo session. He would also share his reasoning for switching spots or reposing us - which revealed how thoughtful he was about making each picture the best it could be. He is great with children and adults. We would highly recommend him, and we look forward to having him do our annual photo next year too!
Bindy Harminder K. K. · September 11, 2016

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