In-Studio Photo Shoots from Washington Talent Agency (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Rockville Studio

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In a Nutshell

Photographers snap headshots for clients to use on their various online profiles, capture senior portraits, or shoot regular photo shoots

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 2 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. Additional fees apply for additional outfits and images and locations. Not valid with any other options. In studio only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

$99 for in-studio headshots for social-media outlets ($199 value)

  • One outfit
  • 10–15 shots and one web ready digital image
  • Use it for a LinkedIn, Facebook, or dating-website profile picture

$149 for an in-studio senior-portrait photo shoot ($299 value)

  • Three outfits
  • 10–15 shots for each outfit 
  • One image per outfit

$49 for an in-studio photo shoot for one ($99 value)

  • One outfit
  • 10–15 shots and one digital image

Additional fees for more shots, images, outfits, and locations.

Portraiture: Facing the Camera

Modern portrait photography owes many of its stylistic elements to the artistic media that preceded it. Learn about this artistic lineage with Groupon’s exploration of portraiture.

From Paleolithic cave drawings to the presidential paintings on the White House walls, portraiture immortalizes both the subject and the point of view of its creator. The ancient Egyptians took this concept perhaps more literally than most: funerary portraits were painted over the faces of mummies in order to carry the deceased into the afterlife with their best likeness showing. In medieval times, the preeminence of the church led to a preponderance of ecclesiastic subjects. And as the Middle Ages faded into the Renaissance, great painters began to depict not only the noble subjects who commissioned tableaux of their families, but also themselves.

Self-portraits were often done simply as practice or to show off the artist’s technique in the absence of other subjects, but many early examples also introduced an element of fun, not unlike the goofy shots one might take in a photo booth or in front of a laptop’s built-in lens. Rembrandt, for example, made etchings of himself hamming it up like an actor on the Shakespearean stage and grasping an Indonesian dagger with gleeful solemnity. But he also devised one of the most elegantly dramatic lighting effects in portraiture, which photographers have adopted and still use today. Rembrandt lighting bathes one side of the subject’s face in full light and the other in darkness, interrupted only by a triangle of light around the eye and cheek. Light-dark contrast used to add volume to a subject was also cribbed by shutterbugs from Renaissance painters.

Portraiture didn’t progress smoothly from grand oils to dignified, large-format photos. Because the first cameras required about 10 minutes of exposure, fidgety human subjects were not a good fit. Even as exposure times shrank, the physical medium posed a problem. The most accessible means of photography in the mid-1800s was the daguerreotype, in which light etched images directly onto a metal plate. Costs and camera mechanics kept the plate small, and so the first popular portraits measured only a few inches across. They were not for dominating a parlor wall but for holding in the hand as a keepsake or sliding into a photo album, in the same way as the work of once-common miniaturist painters whose craft the camera gradually replaced.

For decades, portrait photographers continued to draw heavily on the past, sometimes placing their subjects in not only the poses and draped settings of the old masters, but even in Renaissance-style costuming. As cameras became smaller, faster, and more portable, however, the candid or faux-candid shot became viable, freeing photographers to use the spontaneous poses, lively expressions, and current backgrounds studios use today.

Customer Reviews

Fast and friendly and, while I wasn't looking forward to taking my daughter for a head shot, it turned out to be really fun! The photographer gave great advice and took amazing pics that seemed to capture as much of her sweet personality as her beauty! The only problem was choosing a pic, but at least with that, we couldn't go wrong!
Kristin F. · May 30, 2016
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    Rockville Studio

    14670 Rothgeb Drive

    Rockville, MD 20850

    +13017621800

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