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$20 for 1-Hour Photo Shoot at Tamara Murphy Photography ($250 Value)

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An experienced photographer captures flattering images over the course of a 1-hour shoot

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13 ratings9 reviews
June 14, 2020
I loved it. I appreciate her during this time she gave me an appointment so I can have professional headshots too
4 ratings4 reviews
December 18, 2017
We used this as a family/ engagement shoot for our save the dates cards. It was a fun shoot! We met at Washington Park in the afternoon so we had some great sunset shots. Our photographer was very knowledgeable and willing to put herself in unique positions for the perfect shot! With this groupon however, it does not cover the price of the photos and they were a little pricier than I was expecting but the quality of the photos was worth it.
11 ratings7 reviews
December 7, 2017
The photographer was very skilled at getting the right shots. He really knew how to use the lighting and surroundings to create the most perfect family photos.
3 ratings1 reviews
August 31, 2017
This was our first time for family picture. We had Andrea. She was very nice and provided accommodation for our grandmother. Although she was very professional, there was a lack of creativity in posture suggestion. The photo gallery did not quite meet our expectation. Overall experience was OK.
4 ratings2 reviews
August 24, 2017
Jason or photographer was great!! But the prices for pictures are super expensive!
1 ratings1 reviews
June 16, 2017
My photographer, Jason was great. Very friendly and nice; had lots of good ideas for shots. Very excited to see the proofs of the finished product.
21 ratings7 reviews
May 18, 2017
Used the shoot for our engagement photo session in downtown Denver. Fun, delightful experience
46 ratings37 reviews
May 6, 2017
Waaaaay tooooo many emails back and forth to get clarification on options. Would be emailed minimal info thus needing to resend my question(s). This happened multiple times. Phone call MUCH quicker and more efficient. If I could, I would send you all the emails that transpired. :o(. Liked the guy who did the actual photography. Doing "professional" photos outside unique, but no opportunity to check or correct "undesirable wind blown" hair. Prices on photos ordered TOO expensive. Would not do again with them. Prefer a studio setting in the future. Penney's, Sears or other ... just fine with lower prices.
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The Deal

  • $20 for a 1-hour photo shoot ($250 value)

Boudoir, glamour, engagement, headshot, family, and senior portraits are valid for this photo shoot. Images not included, special rate applies to customers who purchase a voucher.

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.

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Must be 18 or older. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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