Basic or Premium Photography Package from Troy Francisca Photography (Up to 86% Off)

Irvine Industrial Complex-East

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In-studio or on-location photo-shoot packages come with hundreds of photos; up to three outfit changes and optional hair and makeup session

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 3-day cancellation notice required or extra fee up to Groupon price may apply. Valid only within 30 miles of Lake Forest studio location. Studio or on location shoots. Maximum of 3 outfit changes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

$79 for a basic photography package (a $500 total value)

  • 1.5-hour photo shoot (a $180 value)
  • 200 unedited photos (a $100 value)
  • 10 retouched photos (a $100 value)
  • 1 retouched 8”x10” print (a $120 value)<p>

$129 for a premium photography package (a $900 total value)

  • 2.5-hour photo shoot (a $250 value)
  • 300 unedited photos (a $150 value)
  • 20 retouched photos (a $200 value)
  • 5 retouched 8”x10” prints (a $200 value)
  • Hair and makeup session (a $100 value)<p>

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.<p>

Early Photography: Portraits of Invisible People

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. As the two chemicals combined, they formed photosensitive crystals on the surface, and the plate was 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. Likewise, 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.

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    Irvine Industrial Complex-East

    27 Spectrum Pointe

    Suite 309

    Lake Forest, CA 92630


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