Saying that someone “wrote the book” on a topic is usually an exaggeration. Not so for photographer David Muse, whose resume not only boasts breathtaking glimpses of Baltimore’s coastline, but also the book he penned entitled Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis, and MD’s Eastern Shore. David’s combined encyclopedic knowledge of photographic techniques and the city he calls home harmonizes perfectly into his walking photo safaris, which lead students through the visual splendors of the ocean side city while imparting camera fundamentals. During his Inner Harbor Tour, which was praised by Andrea Sachs of the Washington Post, Muse inspires his students to capture stories of the city as they point their lenses at the harbor's bobbing boats, towering World Trade Center, and wavering reflection the iconic Domino Sugar sign, all the while expounding on optimal aperture openings and which flash settings can blind a rabid Ravens fan. All of David's events—from his historic Fells Point photo safaris to his wildlife photography weekends and West Virginia countryside workshops—all weave in his expert tips, hands-on instruction, and thoughtful, professional critiques of each student's work.
Monumental Moments Photo Booth enlivens weddings, birthdays, and dances with photo-booth rentals that are fully customizable, from their appearance to their output. LED-paneled exteriors allow event hosts to choose their booth’s color to match the event’s theme or decor in an assortment of reds, blues, and greens, or can choose for the lights to pulse in different shades. A monitor on the side can also display a customized message, logo, or personal endorsement from Mom. Further adding to Monumental Moments’ selection, both standup and sit-down booth are available and hosts are able to design the layout of the booth’s printed photo strips.
Whether capturing a family portrait or immortalizing a wedding or graduation, Cloud 9 Photography seeks to blend a knowledge of the technical side of photography with a knack for evoking beauty from its subjects. During each session, whether on-location or in-studio, a professional photographer works with clients to create ideal images that encapsulate important life events.
Robert Morton took his first picture and his first step towards becoming a professional photographer in 1983. In the years since, he's captured dynamic images for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Maserati. At Photography by Tre' Lynn, a studio named after his son and wife, Morton focuses his lens and aesthetic senses to reveal his subjects' personalities in keepsake portraits. He can arrange individual and group shots in an elegant loft studio that offers plenty of natural light and views of the downtown skyline, and the photographer can also travel to memorialize events such as weddings, parties, or space-shuttle christenings.
Street artists use walls as canvases, but probably only a few are given the opportunity to use an entire building. The aptly named Graffiti Warehouse, managed by the Rosenfeld Organization, is a massive industrial studio where street artists have access to a safe space and extra-large, 34-foot canvases to do their work. Though each artist is required to bring his or her own paint, completed pieces go up on display and can be sold on-site, with half the proceeds going back to the creator. More than a dozen established artists currently call this space an exhibition home for their paintings and other media.
Open Walls photography tours provide glimpses of select street artists' work and introduce guests to the streets of Baltimore by visiting nearby under-used urban spaces, sites of beautiful murals, and the one overpass where Picasso used to hang out. Street artists aren't the only clients served by the studio, though: Graffiti Warehouse also supplies art therapists and photographers with resources and studios that feature soaring nine-foot windows and private bathrooms.