Vision Photography’s team of shutterbugs can shoot subjects under the controlled lighting of their spacious studio or beneath streaming sunlight in the flowering fields adjacent to it. Photographers can also capture familial bonds, the glow of moms-to-be, and the expressions newborns make when grappling with man’s existential dilemma.
Englewood Camera's expert imagists pass on hard-won photo wisdom to aspiring shutterbugs in small, hands-on classes. The Basics of Digital Photography class acquaints fledgling photographers with the conceptual essentials and technical principles of camerawork, including framing, focus, film exposure, and using the flash to temporarily blind uncooperative children. From class discussions, pupils can learn from the experience of fellow shutter squires and develop an infectious curiosity about photography that will endure after the three-hour class.
Personal trainer Lori Johnson and nutritionist Jackie Mitchell wanted to create a one-stop shop for clients' exercise and dietary needs. LJ's Powerhouse's fitness classes range from classic workouts such as yoga to modern workouts such as TRX suspension training and BOSU ball training. Nutrition services help exercisers stay healthy outside of class with such options as the Shopping Smart package, where a consultant accompanies the client to the grocery store, and the Pantry Raid package, where a consultant removes unhealthy food stored in kitchen cabinets and fridges or stashed out of sight in the VCR.
Photojournalist Thomas Cooper dives deep into each project at Lightbox Images, ensuring active and engaging shoots that draw out the uniqueness of his subjects. Capturing crisply composed images, he applies his 20 years of experience to shooting everything from weddings and concerts to portraits, fashion, sports, and commercial ventures.
Chef Penni Royston credits nature’s bounty, specifically colorful fruits and veggies, as the inspiration for Nature’s Table Cooking School. A certified Natural Foods Chef, Penni ousts processed junk from recipes and instead uses healthy foods preferred by any serious crafter of edible art. During her classes, chef Penni rounds up a rainbow of ingredients to craft raw dishes, gluten-free fare, or vegan soup and pizza made from scratch. She shifts between demonstration and student participation as she teaches, sending each pupil home with a recipe and a packet of nutritional info so they can calculate how many graves they’ll have to dig in the backyard to burn off the calories.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: None
Pro Tip: Dr. Steven Lazarus is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience.