$89 for a 60-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot with Prints from Raquel Goncalves Photography ($548 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Photographer uses a clean and contemporary style to snap images that capture her subjects’ personalities

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Valid within 20 miles of 01702. Additional $20 fee for every 5 miles outside of merchant's 20 mile service area (max of 40 miles outside of service area). Subject to weather. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Clients must book 2 appointments, 1 appointment for 60-minute shoot and another appointment to view photos. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $89 for 60-Minute Photo Shoot Package ($548 value)

  • 60-minute on-location photo shoot for up to five people ($150 value)
  • One 11 x 14 print ($199 value)
  • One digital full resolution copy of the same as print ($199 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.

Customer Reviews

She is really nice and prepared
Anya L. · September 23, 2015
An absolutely lovely person and an amazing photographer! She was so wonderful to work with and she spent so much great quality time with us to make sure we got all the photos we were hoping for! i would certainly recommend her for any photo needs!
Kristina S. · February 15, 2015
She is really fun and energetic! You will have a great time!
Poliana M. · November 20, 2014

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