Married for nine years and a photography team for five, Brian and Jennifer Hartman bring an artistic touch and approach to their on-location photography. Employing a photojournalistic style and dramatic lighting, they capture solo subjects and groups during posed and candid moments, earning critical acclaim from the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and The Knot and placing images in the pages of Elle and Seattle Bride magazines.
Not content to simply point and shoot, the Hartmans light compositions using chiaroscuro or high-exposure natural lighting and often accentuate subjects with extreme angles, forced perspective, or unique natural surroundings. They shoot in vibrant color or black and white, and can edit photos to enhance colors or, by request, replace each subject?s face with Winston Churchill?s. Though the Hartmans use professional tools, they?re glad to help students break into photography via ultra-accessible devices such as the iPhone?following in the footsteps, they note, of Annie Leibovitz, who endorsed the iPhone?s camera on NBC Nightly News in 2011. When not conducting on-location sessions, Brian also leads large-scale workshops in which they pass on their knowledge through graphic slideshows and hands-on training.
Centennial Ice Arena may be owned and operated by the Billings Amateur Hockey League, but hockey is by no means the only sport that takes place on its glassy plane of frozen water. In fact, the rink's calendar is chock-full of not only youth and adult hockey practices, but also figure-skating events, basic skating instruction, and even curling. Public skates, when the zambonis and confused ice fishermen clear the rink and open it to the general public, are also scheduled throughout the week.
With 15 years of entertainment experience, Kameron has something for all ages! His repertoire includes: balloon sculpting, kids and family magic, close-up magic, stage magic, fire eating, glass walking, even magic, juggling and fire eating lessons!
Snap Fitness' all-access key card provides fledgling fitnessers with 24-hour cardio and strength-training benefits. The sparkling, spacious facility is outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment, including an abundance of high-end cardio machines, free weights, and strength-training gizmos. Marble-cut trainers teach a basic eight-workout plan to all members, giving them the tools to exercise on their own to release infomercial-fueled aggression at midnight or pound the treadmill at 5 a.m. to get pumped for a 6 a.m. bare-fisted fruit-juicing session. Even exercisers in conventional time slots will see how Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard.
The Loft entertains libation-seekers within a 40,000-square-foot hybrid dance club, full-service casino, and sports bar. A selection of domestic drafts, including Bud Light, Miller Lite, Fat Tire, and Blue Moon ($2.50–$3.75 per pint), pours through the pub's pipes. Well drinks ($4.50) offer a classy sippable and handy way to extinguish your pyromaniac friend's "adjustments," and an assortment of you-call-it specialty shots ($5.25–$8), including the sweet-tart Jello shot, help jumpstart the night.
Calling upon more than 50 years of competitive and training experience, grand master Suk Byung Park develops proper technique in his students while encouraging the growth of character through mental discipline, respect, and self-control. Park's many instructors boast accomplished careers and autographed copies of The Karate Kid, both of which allow them to impart their wisdom upon students of varying ages and skill levels. Classes gather multiple times a week for slightly more than an hour, covering disciplines including tae kwon do, judo, and other styles that teach the importance of only hurting flies when life or pinball high scores are at stake.