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For more than 15 years, the photographers of Ron Parks Photography have documented their clients' lives from behind camera lenses. They work in a variety of styles, and are equally comfortable capturing wedding memories, snapping senior portraits or corporate headshots, or photographing families. They can also edit photographs before developing them into prints or sending along digital copies.
When Felicity Coltman founded it in 1981, the Austin Chamber Music Center's goal was simpler than it is today, yet still ambitious: to create a summer chamber-music workshop for teens. Since then, not only have many alumni gone on to become professional musicians, but the center has expanded into an outreach organization whose concerts and instruction brings chamber music to Austin ears, instruments, and hearts. Adults of similar skill levels gather into small chamber-music groups, whereas youngsters meet with instructors on weekends, during the summer, or in school. Just two years after its founding, the center sent students on two European voyages and hosted musicians from Salzburg, starting an international exchange program that continues today.
In 1988, a unique performance series took form with the center’s Intimate Concerts, which take place in private homes so that audiences can experience the music in a personal way and help their cats learn to read sheet music. Led by artistic director Michelle Schumann the center now holds year-round concerts for a variety of musical tastes, with all programs including live program notes.
At Red Rogue Studio, photographers Julian Humphries and Amber McConnell unite old and new technology. They don't rely solely on digital cameras, also shooting with 35 mm and Polaroid instant film, which lends their photos an authentically vintage look. However, after their shoots, they retouch their images—which range in style from senior portraits to family photos to sultry boudoir shots—with high-end software, perfecting the photos by editing out any stray hairs, which were only fashionable in the 1980s.
Photo shoots should be fun, breezy, and most of all, depict subjects as they truly are. With that goal in mind, the photographers of Atxpics take their cameras into the field to shoot families, couples, and solo models with an emphasis on personal comfort and ease. The team regularly brings focus to weddings and other important life moments, capturing them in vivid color and sharp black and white. That also extends to prints, which the team meticulously edits before producing each copy as an individual shot, as part of a calendar, or as a T-shirt that reminds your parents what you look like whenever they look down.
As portraits slide out of Oh! Snap Photo Booths printer, they emerge bright, colorful, and often a little wacky. Photo booths capture cheerful moments and playful images, from friends posing together in goofy glasses to costumed youngsters acting out Wild West scenes to couples draped in feathery boas. The booths are accompanied by expert attendants, who assemble the easy-to-use touch-screens, professional lighting, and backdrops. Upon request, the accommodating staffers can supply subjects with whimsical props, custom backgrounds, and a spread of free "cheese".