SnapClasses.com's photography professionals impart fledgling photogs with digital picture-taking knowledge during the four-hour workshop. The class is divided into three parts—digital basics, taking better pictures, and what to do after the shoot—to cover all aspects of digital photography. Each camera crusader will learn shutter-snapping fundamentals, such as how to understand camera functions, how to manipulate settings to obtain desired effects, and how to react when your camera asks you to focus. Students will also study backgrounds, foregrounds, and how to get up-close and personal without agitating touchy subjects. Before class ends, amateur paparazzi will become adept at eliminating pesky instances of red-eye and learn how to print perfectly captured pictures of cabbage heads that resemble Pete Rose.
OceanAirSC’s experts clear vents, ducts, and upholstery of dust and debris. By spelunking homes' nooks and crannies with professional equipment and products, the team leaves sofas, dryer vents, and crawl spaces sparkling clean. Keeping these areas neat and tidy helps prevent the growth of unpleasantness such as mold, which can harm a person’s health by eventually turning into artery-clogging blue cheese.
Repeatedly lauded as Columbia’s Best Home Furnishings Store by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and Best Furniture Store by the Free Times, Whit-Ash Furnishings defends its tony titles with a 40-year history of accentuating the living spaces of local denizens. Patrons can peruse more than 500 items priced under $100 or make a beeline for sittable housewares, such as sofas and recliners ($299+). Throughout the 40,000-square-foot show room lie the dazzling threads of oriental rugs and former magic carpets, as well as a variety of mattresses selected for their loft and jumpability. Home-space decorators can swap negative space in every room of the house with goods from more than 300 manufacturers, such as lamps, vases, and five-piece dining sets, which include tables to store suppers or pet silverware ($599+).
Before Bell Biv DeVoe warned that girl was “Poison,” Johnny Gill “Just Got Paid,” Ralph Tresvant boasted his “Sensitivity,” and Bobby Brown declared it was “My Prerogative,” all six new jack swingers strutted across stages as teen sensation New Edition. Fully reunited and dressed to the nines, the soulful sextet packs the stage with decades of accumulated Top 10 classics and smooth dance moves. The nearly two-hour set spans the group’s entire career, from falsetto-laden classics such as “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now,” to later hits such as “If It Isn’t Love,” all mixed with stacks of tracks from their successful solo careers. This tour finds them putting on a show that's "loose, fast-paced, high-spirited, loaded with hits and personality, and thoroughly entertaining," according to NJ.com's review of a recent concert, bringing to life a catalog of songs that stick to ears like honeycomb earmuffs.
Trustus, which was named Best Local Theater Company of 2010 by the Free Times, is a 25-year-old theater company that stages innovative, contemporary plays fresh off New York’s stages. Reasons to Be Pretty is one of the latest works from writer, film director, and tragicomedy master Neil LaBute, whose filmography includes Nurse Betty and In the Company of Men. Reasons to Be Pretty is the final installment of LaBute’s trilogy of plays dealing with beauty and physical appearance. When Greg mentions that his girlfriend Steph has a few physical imperfections, she erupts with rage, causing him to ponder society’s emphasis on looks, love, and lacy mittens.
Adornment diviner Rebecca Howser applies an artistic mind's eye to living spaces of every sort. Homesteaders can seek style counsel during in-office meetings or invite Howser to their homes for a hands-on examination of each room's requirements. Howser summons design know-how to craft decorating schemes that fit within each individual budget. Refurbish staid rec rooms, give kitchens new culinary pop, and clean up living rooms marred by dust-bunny graffiti artists. Appointment times are flexible, with convenient scheduling slots available for even the busiest of bedroom bedeckers.