Digital technology has allowed for the introduction of many new art forms, just as Leonardo da Vinci once predicted on his blog. Upload a masterpiece with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a Quick Pack photo shoot at Skyrider Photography (a $250 value). The Quick Pack includes:
- Photo shoot for one person with one look
- 50–100 high-resolution images on customer’s own zip drive, laptop, or other hard drive
The husband-and-wife shutterbugs at Skyrider Photography approach every shoot with an artistic eye, specializing in high-quality images for actors, business professionals, online daters, pets etc. Pack a suitcase or the throat-pouch of a pet pelican with three logo-free outfits to bring along and show staff members, who will help piece together an ensemble that best captures clients’ personalities. Photo sessions last around an hour, but may run shorter or longer based on the nature of the shoot. The photographers harness natural sunlight, so appointments on days with questionable weather may need to be rescheduled. Immediately following the shoot, the photographers will emblazon 50–100 high-resolution images of various poses onto customers’ own zip drive, laptop, or art museum to host the images (any hard drive must be formatted for a Mac computer and have a minimum of 4GB of free space). For an additional charge, customers receive a professional makeup application to enhance their bone structure or antlers. Deposit fees will be waived for Groupon customers.
Romeo and Kimberly Rider, the husband-and-wife team behind Skyrider Photography, shoot the vast majority of their photos using natural light. Whether outdoors or in their studio, the duo harnesses the sun's natural power to create images for everything from advertisements to vintage art. But with the rise of social media and the decreasing popularity of sculpted busts, much of the Riders' work now centers on headshot photography. They work with clients to select wardrobe pieces that blend color and texture, crafting images that will showcase personality to casting agents, bolster a website's "about me" section, or delight estranged third-grade classmates on Facebook.