A student at University of Colorado–Boulder, Vasili of VCK Photos spends his free time honing his craft and capturing life’s memorable moments. With camera in hand and an adventurous spirit, he takes to all subjects with professionalism and enthusiasm, shooting everything from classic portraits and landscapes to concerts, pets, sports, and special events.
Ugly Duckling Portraits' seasoned cameraman Charles Gilbert freezes moments into family, newborn, and infant portraits, senior pictures, and professional headshots. Gilbert captures images for one to two hours as customers pose in a chosen location such as a treasured family garden, terrace, or freeway underpass. Alternatively, clients can model at a private studio and fuse their images with a choice of more than 100 green-screen backdrops including fall trees, American flags, and streaming colors. Four to five business days after sessions, customers can peruse an online slideshow of up to 40 images captured during the shoot and select one to take home as an 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" print, or select five images to be digitally retouched. Finally, the studio prints the client's favorite image with luster or glossy finish, and prints the client's most despised image onto a napkin and sets it aflame.
Sheba Wheeler thrives even when faced with the unexpected. It was a tragic death in 2005 that sparked her passion for photography; today, it’s her photography that captures the spontaneous smiles and silly faces of the customers she shoots. As the lead shutterbug at Picture Your World Photography, Sheba has published work for the Denver Post and the Wall Street Journal. She blends 15 years of journalistic experience as a Lifestyles reporter with contemporary portraiture, enabling her to fetch unique shots and—as she shares on her website—preserve the “magic of the moment.”
An active Denver photographer since 1985, Bart Levy imparts hard-won wisdom to aspiring photographers in upbeat, three- or four-hour workshops. In these workshops, the seasoned shutterbug demystifies DSLR cameras, teaching pupils how to harness ISO speeds, manual settings, and flash settings to produce crisp, memorable images of lens caps. Students also learn how to compose visually striking snapshots and Levy will also demonstrate the differences in digital file formats, so acolytes can upload and share pictures without setting their web browsers on fire.
At age 16, Elliot Marsh chose a camera over a PlayStation and he hasn’t looked back since. As someone who loves his job, he brings energy and passion to all portrait sessions for families, kids, and newborns. To get the best shots, he makes sure the setting is laid-back so clients can be themselves and candid in front of the camera. He also specializes in weddings, engagement sessions, and senior portraits.
A student at Aims Community College with ambitions of attending UNC soon, Taylor Nicole approaches each project as a learning experience while producing high-quality photos that meet her clients’ needs. With all on-location photo shoots, such as family portraits, weddings, and pet portraits, she includes professional-editing touchups as well as digital files.