30- or 60-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot with Image Disc and Prints from Tracy Gober Photography (Up to 61% Off)


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In a Nutshell

Traveling photographer sets up on-location shoots for subjects of all ages, before the best shots become digital images and physical prints

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid only within 15mi of 30044. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A photograph can last a lifetime, provided it's framed properly and not smooched too often. Make memories last with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$39 for a 30-minute photo shoot package ($90 value)

  • 30-minute on-location photo shoot for up to four people of any age
  • Disc with up to nine digital images
  • Five 4"x6" or 5"x7" prints

$69 for a 60-minute photo shoot package ($175 value)

  • 60-minute on-location photo shoot for up to six people of any age
  • Disc with up to 15 digital images
  • Five 4"x6" or 5"x7" prints
  • Five 3"x5" prints

Photo shoots can take place within 15 miles of the 30044 zip code.

Early Photography: Portraits of Invisible People

Photography is a modern marvel whose roots stretch back nearly 200 years. Check out our guide to the world's first exposure to photography—the daguerreotype.

Before JPEGs, before flimsy Polaroids, before even black-and-white prints on cardboard stock, the earliest practical photography method—called the daguerreotype, after its inventor, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre—could only capture images on a heavy metal plate. To take a picture, the photographer first had to coat a copper plate in silver, then cover it again with a vapor of bromide or halide. The combined chemicals formed photosensitive crystals on the surface of the plate, which was then placed into a camera and exposed to the subject. Doing so imprinted a latent image, invisible to the naked eye. To make it materialize, a treatment of mercury vapor washed the bromide or halide from the portions of the plate that received the most light, leaving only silver particles in the image's highlights. A dip into a fixer dissolved the silver from the less-exposed areas, and the resulting highlights and shadows formed a clear image of a family or a fruit bowl with a top hat.

One day in 1838, Daguerre tested his invention by pointing his camera over a busy Parisian boulevard. The result was a crisp, richly detailed portrait of city life, with only one thing missing: life. Since daguerreotypes required exposure times of 10–15 minutes, the camera never captured the people and wealthy horses that bustled along the street, making the City of Lights look more like a ghost town. One man, however, did stand still long enough to appear. He was getting his shoe shined, and his bent knee shows up clearly among the shadows of trees behind him. Doubtless, the polish on the man’s shoes quickly scuffed and faded, but the polished silver plate endures as the earliest known photographic image of a person.

Customer Reviews

Awesome experience! Tracy is a lovely lady and a great photographer. She was especially patient with our two small kids. We highly recommend her!
Natascha H. · June 15, 2014
Tracy was a joy to work with! It is obvious she loves her work and celebrating with a family at life's most precious moments. She was flexible and worked with us to find a great location. She was professional and fun turning our session into a party. We highly recommend Tracy Gober Photography. 4 stars!!!
TL P. · April 20, 2014

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