A picture is worth a thousand words, making photographs and stick-figure sketches the easiest solutions to looming dissertation deadlines. Take advantage of efficient visual-communication strategies with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get a 45-minute photo shoot at one of three locations (a $100 value), a 25-image slideshow DVD (a $100 value), and one 11”x14” portrait (a $185 value) from Spotlight Photography (a $385 total value). Shoots can be held at the studio location, Canal & White River State Park, or Riley Park in Greenfield.
Aside from a camera, master photosmith Mark Watson wields his 34 years of experience, his keen eye for light, and his lighthearted sense of humor when immortalizing subjects within tangible memories. Families, high-school seniors, or betrothed robber barons work with Mark to select a location on or near his 2 acres of woodsy, photogenic landscape, which contain such aperture-appeasing backdrops as a two-story horse barn, a fishing dock, and a Japanese bridge. Two indoor camera rooms provide space for sheltered shots.
The 45-minute shoot begins when Mark eases subjects of all ages into genuine grins before guiding them through the posing process. After the shoot, Mark injects a DVD with 25 images for clients to view at will. Patrons also receive a professional-grade 11”x14” portrait perfect for adorning living rooms or jumbo-size wallets.
Whether its family or high school senior pictures, custom-designed family photo holiday cards, or professional executive and business portraits, Spotlight Photography's Mark T. Watson has established dominance over the photographic arts. Taking an artistic approach, his subjects pose in front of celebrated area parks and landmarks, or decamp to the studio's two-acre estate where a ring of piney evergreens conceals rustic accents including a barn, and gazebo. In addition to overseeing these shoots, Mark also focuses on the needs of the community, helping local kids battle cancer and other illnesses through their participation in Flashes of Hope.