Bradford Rowley's manually finished portraiture evokes the classic regality of a time when the paintbrush was mightier than the Polaroid. Each personally appointed opus begins life as a photograph in the artist's controlled studio environment. Individual subjects can regale the camera eye with defining aspects of their personality or hobbies, augmenting poses with props such as a violin, a horse-riding crop, or a high-school-mascot costume. After that, clients select a single shot to serve as the base of the future masterpiece. Up to eight layers of paint ensconce this initial image in the trappings of old Europe during the ensuing three-month artistic process. Bradford's team of classical crafters employs digital processes only when absolutely necessary, discreetly expunging unsightly bits of lint or the ghost of Warren G. Harding.
The focus of Mark Vacker Photography is people. Whether it is a family portrait, a wedding, images of a baby, or a model at a studio session, I strive to find that unique look each person can deliver. Your look, your personality, and most of all, your emotions are important in creating unforgettable images.
As self-taught photographers, the professional shooters at Thompson Photography Group are passionate about equipping others with the knowledge needed to capture life’s meaningful moments with clarity and creativity. The Photography 101 class gives students a three-hour crash course in the basics of digital-camera operation, teaching the artistic and scientific fundamentals behind capturing great photographs. The panoply of tips includes proper lighting techniques for portraits and candid sessions, an overview of lenses and camera equipment, and ideas for the professional composition of family photos or reunion mug shots. Discover the proper ISO, aperture, and shutter speed needed for maximum moment immortalizing, and uncover helpful tricks of the trade to ensure natural and relaxed expressions from subjects. An interactive photo safari allows aspiring shutterbugs to put their newfound knowledge to use, snapping pics of real models and artificial emotions.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Yolanda Hill's passion for photography grew as her own children did, inspiring her to document their transformation from chubby-cheeked infants into independent-minded individuals. Today, at Perfect Picture Photography, she helps others capture the evolution of themselves and their loved ones with relaxed photo shoots at her studio or outdoor locations such as Okeeheelee Park and the Morikami Japanese Gardens. Her photos present a mix of candid and casually posed moments, trending toward desaturated-color shots that highlight families frolicking on the beach, tots playing with adorable props, or newborn infants taking their first power naps.