Flying Turtle Photography captures indelible images of kids and families during intimate snapfests. Photographer Melissa Gilbert brings a nuanced touch to maternity and newborn sessions, snatching honest expressions from tykes and proud parents. Flying Turtle’s 2,000-square-foot boutique studio illuminates compositions with both industry and natural light as Melissa puts her subjects at ease in front of a multitude of backgrounds. Alternatively, scenic outdoor spots set a natural backdrop for wedding photos, baby portraits, and Arbor Day publicity fliers, all of which can be printed by the studio.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.
Seasoned shutterbug Joel “Gus” Archer takes pride in watching his photography students develop new skills and a visual voice as he leads a variety of classes that can benefit novice and experienced photographers alike. Beginners learn to wield their new Nikons, Canons, iPhones, or optically implanted cameras in group classes or deepen their talents in sports, underwater, or macro photography. In addition to teaching the general population, Joel has shared his expertise to train law-enforcement agencies from the International Association of Arson Investigators to the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association, as well as the Junior League of Oklahoma City. When Joel isn’t teaching, he draws from his Swedish and Cherokee heritage to inform his breadth of work and compiles tutorials such as his upcoming book, Dark Dirty Secrets of Digital Photography.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
When photographer Annamarie Garcia peers through her lens, she scopes out moments that reveal her subject's personality or capture the emotion of milestone events, from weddings to pageants. In the last 10 years, Funny Face Family Photography has blossomed from a single shutterbug to a team of eight determined to artistically frame smiles and disprove the existence of bunny ears. Using whimsical backgrounds and props, professional lighting, and wardrobes, the photo team snaps families in kinetic poses and couples with love-locked eyes. In addition to dynamic in-studio work, flash poppers travel as far as Houston to shoot weddings, senior photos, or UFO sightings, and they can even set up shop at the hospital to capture images of proud new parents and their bundles of joy.
The tech experts at Flicko's Video Services usher the sights and sounds of outdated media into the digital age. They have worked with film dating back to the 1920s, adjusting its exposures and color levels until it was perfect to display with a DVD player. Their expertise extends to dozens of different audio and video formats, including 8-millimeter film, cassette tapes, and VHS. They can also edit videos to add special effects, smooth transitions, and Bigfoot. Aside from the aforementioned AV formats, the digitizers transform photos, slides, and negatives into digital slideshows complete with music.
Guided by more than 25 years of experience in technological wizardry, Creative Photo Video Inc.'s trained preservationists transform analog movies and photographs into a modern digital format. Beloved tunes held captive on outdated tapes find a new home on CDs, and Home Movie Film, Video Tapes, Slides and Photos are transferred to shiny new DVDs or External Hard Drive, a durable and long-lasting medium that can be played back on any number of dedicated players, computers, game consoles, or Internet–enabled gramophones. The skilled technicians also helm wedding-video productions complete with photo montages and recaps, which have thrilled countless couples and have found their way onto the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Colorband PhotoArtisans are Roy Groat Jr. and Jamie Chen, whose photographing abilities transform beautiful scenery into beautifully crafted images. Before on-camera debuts, models have the option to meet with the photographers and discuss the shoot. During the portrait session, the picture makers will make pictures while subjects pose through two outfit swaps and two background changes (a $150 value). Emphasis is placed on creating great images in the studio with minimal digital darkroom enhancement. However, digital manipulations can be added upon request, from adding texture overlays or halos to simply shuffling faces around to confuse future generations.
The memory-preserving digitizers at MotoPhoto etch outdated images onto conveniently contemporary media. Three DVD transfers transmit home movies from tangle-prone VHS tapes onto easily storable and Frisbeeable DVDs. Add a mix of music, captions, and voiceovers to transform mundane family films into Oscar-worthy documentaries about childhood soccer games and the gritty politicized underbelly of noncompetitive piano recitals.
Since first getting inked in 1956, Oklahoma Today has chronicled the social, cultural, geographical, and Okie-ological goings-on of the 46th state to enter the union. A [two-year subscription] (http://www.oklahomatoday.com/site/subscriptions/newsubscription.aspx) to the magazine, published through the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, plugs you into Oklahoma through six bi-monthly issues—12 issues in total over the course of two years—full of incisive articles, colorful photographs, and apolitical reporting. The current issue, for example, features the sprawling landscape of Osage County, the Greenleaf State Park campsites, a bed and breakfast in Talihina, and the music scene in Tahlequah. Past issues have highlighted vacation getaways, Oklahoma-born musicians such as Vince Gill and Garth Brooks, and some of the state's best restaurants. Oklahoma Today is also the founder of the Oklahoman of the Year award and was the publisher of the acclaimed Official Record of the Oklahoma City Bombing.
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It's a new decade, and the antiquated days of sitting still for endless hours of portraiture have been usurped by the immediacy of the camera. Today's side deal gets you a photo session, an airbrush makeover, and a 10x13 portrait printed on premium Pearlized Portraits paper from Glamour Shots for $19 (a $119 total value). With three locations to choose from—in Kennesaw, Douglasville, and Buford—you can conveniently schedule an appointment to permanentize your countenance or the collective visage of your family through sturdy and durable photography.
Professional photography offers experience and guidance, which means your pictures won't have any elbows poking out the corner of the frame. Glamour Shots' expert capturers lead the photo session while sharing directorial power with their subject. Bring your own colorful outfits (two to three) and communicate with your photographer so he or she can help you execute your vision. You're even welcome to commemorate a moment or activity in your life by bringing props, such as the newspaper featuring your victory at the Jam Recipe Throwdown or an unripe banana wrapped in lettuce. Plus, the pre-shot makeover is included ($20 value), so your airbrush kit can stay at home. The fruits of your modeling will be your choice of a fantastic 10x13 shot ($69 value) that's printed on premium pearly paper ($30 value). It will make a wonderful addition to any mantle, windowsill, or birthday cake.
The customers in Atlanta are too busy auditioning for the next season of America's Next Top Model to review Glamour Shots, but some Citysearchers in other states found a few minutes to sing its praises:
Although I was skeptical at first…I decided to go in, not opt for the airbrushing, and just take professional looking photos for my business. Not only was it EXTREMELY FUN, but the results were absolutely amazing!!! By no means would I ever consider myself an attractive man…but when I got my photos, I felt attractive. I felt good about myself. The staff was very professional, very fun, very good at what they do. – businessboy, Citysearch San Diego
Taking my daughter to this place for her Pictures was the best choice we could had made…I was pleased with the outcomes, the personal there is so helpful and kind they dress her up did the hair…they just new exactly what to do. – pncho33, Citysearch Los Angeles
At Glamour Shots®, our goal is to bring out your best in portraits. Our portrait studios specialize in makeover photography for women, families, children and high school seniors.
OKC Finest Photobooth‘s high-tech digital booths eschew the smudging ink traditional photo booths by snapping high-quality images and printing them out in about 10 seconds. During the Save the Date session, duos can take an unlimited number of shots, using quirky props such as neon-pink boas, oversize novelty sunglasses, and the groom. Couples can choose between color or black-and-white photo strips, then select which photos they wish to use for their Save the Date prints. Later that day, clients receive up to 250 printed copies—complete with their names emblazoned on a customized footer—and a DVD containing all of the images, which clients can insert into a computer or hang above the fireplace.
Denton's has been meticulously ensconcing photos and artwork in high-quality custom frames for nearly 70 years. Experienced and detail-oriented mounties can encase almost any size plane in a perfectly designed parallelogram, made from your choice of wooden and metallic-finished mouldings. A custom 8”x10” artifact can be encased for around $25, and larger custom framing averages between $100 and $200. Subscribers to pre-destiny's whimsical dictates can choose from a breadth of pre-fabricated frames, which range from $6 to $300, and DIYers can purchase glass, foam board, and mounting supplies to showcase postmodern surrealist paintings of melting microwave clocks. Pick-up, delivery, and shipping services are available.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.