FastFrame's talented framers and designers elegantly preserve prized art prints, photos, and artifacts with custom frames assembled out of a variety of mouldings and materials. The hard-working staff builds wall-worthy encasements for two- and three-dimensional keepsakes with a speedy turnaround time, enshrining engagement photos in contemporary frames and safeguarding deflated banana boats in snazzy shadow boxes. The seasoned technicians can craft exoskeletons for pictures using standard mats and frames or specialty fabrics and acid-free preservation materials. As a sign of its dedication to exceptional customer service, FastFrame's 30-day guarantee allows for free redesigns within 30 days of sale, along with a lifetime guarantee on structural craftsmanship.
Whether capturing newlyweds and their families, parents and children, or a tree reaching for the skies atop a rocky cliff, photographer Robert Villena eschews traditional posing and straightforward composition for a candid, photojournalistic style. He often shoots from unique angles, such as over a subject's shoulder or underneath a pair of clasped hands, and renders his images in vibrant colors or heavily contrasting black and white. He further enhances shots with bold lighting effects and frames compositions to emphasize his subjects' unique characteristics, such as a rock formation's size or a human's lack of bat wings. When not helming on-location shoots for wedding and landscape photography, he often educates others on his photographic technique and style through on-location workshops for both beginners and advanced amateurs.
The classes at Colorado Photography School cover just about every imaginable facet of modern photography, from buying and bonding with one's first DSLR to embarking on a wedding-photography career to finding yourself on the other side of the lens as a model. Software classes help you perfect images post-shoot by learning to use basic editing programs and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom rather than painting directly on your laptop screen. There are also subject-specific sessions on topics such as landscape photography?a special favorite of school founder Simon Andrews, who's managed to find time for plenty of wilderness excursions in his decade as a pro photographer.
Relying on a BA in fine art and more than 11 years of experience, Reed Fair left his Chicago home to open 45 Degree Custom Picture Framing with Colorado Springs' mountains as his backdrop. His framery preserves treasured images with more than 1,500 styles of mouldings, more than 1,000 mat options, and eight varieties of glass. Fair holds eco-friendly art-preservation techniques at the top of his priority list, offering visitors 150 mouldings made from wood that is recycled, is sustainable, or has sworn it led a past life as a dining room chair. Guests navigate the roiling ocean of framing options that span modern, antique, and weathered moulds to select the right border for their photo, certificate, or piece of memorabilia. For added convenience, 45 Degree's crew will deliver the finished product free of charge.:m]]
Photographer Jake and lighting expert Sokol team up to give clients exquisite, detail-oriented photo shoots that capture memories. Those details include everything from time-lapse techniques and color calibration to making sure no one has food stuck in their teeth. Through years of obsessive study and professional experience in Colorado Springs, Jake ensures precise composition and flawless photos with a journalist's perspective. The duo exacts this precision during sessions for families, couples, kids, and individuals. Weddings are also considered a forte, and they cover them with two photographers to guarantee every single meaningful moment is captured in crisp detail.
Feminine Studios' all-female team supports clients during fun-and-flirty photo shoots. Photographers teach clients how to achieve sultry poses akin to a supermodel or Dita Von Teese. Professional makeup artists and hairstylists transform clients into bombshells, and photo retouching cleans up shots and helps make them shine.