Group or Individual Photo Shoot at The Cocktail Office (Up to 72% Off). Four Options Available.

The Cocktail Office

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In a Nutshell

Experienced photographers capture and process professional-quality images at this Brooklyn studio

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Subject to weather. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. On-location photo shoots much be within 3 miles of zip code 11231. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $49 for a 1-hour in-studio headshot photo shoot for one ($175 value)
  • $150 for a 2-hour on-location family or group photo shoot ($300 value)
  • $99 for a 1-hour in-studio photo shoot for one or an on-location photo shoot for a family or group ($200 value)
  • $180 for a 1-hour in-studio character portrait session with a custom wardrobe for one ($400 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

Moebius was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and took top-quality photos that met me needs!
Aundre B. · June 28, 2016
I would highly recommend this business. The owner is highly competent, relaxed, and very patient. This deal is well worth purchasing at this price.
Antoinette P. · May 1, 2016
Moebius was very cool, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
Tae L. · March 25, 2016
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    The Cocktail Office

    592 Johnson Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11237

    +19177896441

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