At Experience Photography, seasoned photographers converge to conduct photo shoots and swap skills inside a 1,500-square-foot studio. On the main floor, a cyclorama wall, green screen, and props enhance photo shoots, and a sturdy lock keeps out photo-bombing mayors. Upstairs, photographers impart their wisdom to shutterbugs of all levels during workshops, which cover topics such as composition and studio portraiture.
Sometimes when you leave childhood dreams behind, they still catch up with you. Such was the case with Dan Welsh, who, after a decade in the military that included a tour of Bosnia, found himself returning to the artwork that he had loved as a kid. Rediscovering his passion led him to found Motor City Tattoo Studio—named for his grandfather's Oshawa cab company—where he and three other skilled tattoo artists now bedeck their patrons with custom ink. Amid bright lime-green walls, the team also caters to clients seeking piercings, permanent makeup, and laser tattoo removal. Periodically, the group hosts custom art shows at their studio that aim to inspire guests to get tattoos of especially fetching art frames.
For nearly five decades, G & K Picture Frame Canada has been protecting keepsakes from the wear and tear of time⎯and they do so in style. With four shops scattered across Ontario, the family-owned business presents its clients with hundreds of custom framing options and combinations. Expert staff members at each location help navigate the oasis of choices, flexing their framing muscles by putting everything from diplomas and sports jerseys to exotic brochures and clothing behind glass. They can also safeguard 3-D objects and bulkier relics, such as guitars and needlepoint creations.
The professionally trained photographers at Snap Photo Studio capture timeless family moments with in-studio portraiture. During each session, they capture personalities through creative and dynamic lens-work, while getting to know each family through jokes and smiles. Within cleanly designed, modern studio spaces, staff members encourage children to take candid, classic poses, as well as dynamic action shots. The studio also handles more pragmatic photography needs, such as passport pictures, available at select locations.
Jennifer Rue relishes all photographic opportunities. No matter the subject, to her, capturing a moment is always exciting. She brings that enthusiasm to her clients' customized photo shoots, be they for families, kids, couples, or pets.
Transfer specialists and digital editors at Canada Home Movies apply advanced technology to conserving the legacy of analog media, particularly film. True preservationists, the team cleans delicate audiotapes before copying them into one of two file types, and manually colour-corrects each photo negative and every scene transferred from film. Film also gets special treatment during the export process, as the resulting MPEG4 files (AVI and DV are also available) stream at 6,000 kbs, making them higher quality than the average DVD and smarter than the average bear. To imbue the digital scrapbooks with personality, Canada Home Movies helps clients customize DVDs with complimentary chapter menus and will emblazon graphics onto discs and cases.