$169 for a 45-Minute Outdoor Family Photoshoot from Picture Chest Photography (Tiny Toes) ($860 Value)

San Jose

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In a Nutshell

Professional photographer captures up to four subjects on-location in a treasured family portrait

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New clients only. Valid only within 25 miles of zip code 94040, additional fees apply for travel beyond radius. Subject to weather. Appointment required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid for up to 4 people. Shipping and handling not included. Not valid for commercial shoots, head shots, maternity, engagement, or newborn shoots. Complimentary photo shoot does not include prints or digital media. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

  • $169 for 45-minute family outdoor photo shoot ($860 value)
  • 9 4”x6” prints
  • 1 high resolution digital image
  • 1 complimentary 45-minute photo shoot within 3 months of the first shoot

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.

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