A professional nature photographer for more than 25 years, Ray Bulson captures images of Alaska?s pristine country. As a fine artist, Bulson has exhibited with the North American Nature Photography Association, the Ptarmigan Arts Cooperative Art Gallery, and the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers. As a stock photographer, he has contributed images to print magazines and electronic media, including panoramic shots of peaceful Alaskan landscapes and paparazzi shots of Mother Earth?s fashion don?ts for celebrity rags. Bulson passes on his knowledge in photography workshops and presentations.
Sleek PartyPix booths shelter up to eight posing patrons as shutters snap unlimited photos and lab-quality printers bestow crystalline prints. Interior monitors dispense step-by-step instructions for adjusting frames and selecting color or black-and-white pictures before shots printed on water-, smudge-, UV-, and origami-resistant paper arrives within 15 seconds. White, matte black, or sparkling black curtains shield participants in privacy while blending into any flanking décor. On-site PartyPix attendants stand guard and answer participant queries as exterior monitors loop the evening's photographs alongside historic scenes of ink-cartridge history in custom slideshows. The soft-sided and lightweight booths are easy to transport, allowing personnel to swiftly erect stations before patron events and disassemble them afterward.
Christina Marie Williams helms Nonchalant View Photography, where she blends classic portraiture and modern photography into her own picture-taking style. When she captures a photograph, she emphasizes the feeling and beauty of a specific moment, making a fleeting interaction, emotion, or scene permanent. Her portfolio includes striking nature scenes, animals, festivals, and people.
The Crave's collection of modern and classic video games thrills players of all ages with selections for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and the Nintendo Entertainment System. In the futuristic, black-lit game room, digital warriors can challenge their most-despised supervillains on a 40-inch LCD TV screen or immerse themselves in a 2.1 surround-sound gaming chair, which envelopes competitors in a built-in surround-sound system and enhances the battle cries of approaching koopa troopas. Players can challenge fellow gamers in head-to-head combat or fend for themselves as they warp to the '80s with Ms. Pac-Man, slay walking corpses in Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, or perform a digital end-over in the safety of Skate 3.
From the moment he began snapping shots for his high school's yearbook, Scott never stopped. After graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he honed his craft at several Anchorage studios before opening Fitzgerald Photography in 2000. He took amateur shutterbug Alicia under his wing, teaching her all his behind-the-lens tricks. As their business blossomed, so did their romance; the two married in 2005.
Together, they capture portraits of families, seniors, newborns, expectant moms, and wedding guests. Scott and Alicia build each snapshot around candid interactions between kin rather than forced poses. Though they have a studio for digitally tweaking images, printing, and shooting, they also like to take full advantage of Alaska's beautiful topography. During on-location shoots, their lenses capture subjects framed against mountain landscapes, posed along woodland trails, or throwing fistfuls of butterflies into tranquil creeks.
Okamoto's Karate's dedicated karate and tae kwon do instructors transform pedestrians of all ages and experience levels into finely calibrated martial artists within fully mirrored training facilities replete with changing rooms. During a diverse lineup of classes, the highly trained staffers shepherd students aged 4 to typewriter-user through a dynamic training system that fuses Japanese karate with Korean tae kwon do, working to lay the foundation for active and confident lifestyles. In addition to hosting classes for average citizens and out-of-shape superheroes disguised as average citizens, the studio is also home to the world-championship team, Team Alaska, which has been featured on ESPN's worldwide telecast of the US Open & ISKA World Martial Arts Championships in 1999 and 2000.