By employing state-of-the-art equipment and a knack for capturing striking high-definition images, Dead Pixel Studios ensures that subjects will be portrayed with a music video's pizzazz. Dead Pixel’s impressive 2,300-square-foot facility includes an enveloping cyclorama wall, providing an immersive backdrop for aspiring models, aspiring married couples, aspiring high-school graduates, and aspiring adults (children). In between flashing spontaneous poses and smile-inducing eye twinkles, you can chill out, touch up coiffures, and apply fresh clown face paint with steady-handed precision in the studio's separate makeup room and lounge.
At Mhoner Photography, a husband and wife duo of photographers captures clients' cherished moments during on-location shoots. The team memorializes big moments even for tiny subjects, snapping shots of baby showers or children's birthdays. They also commemorate special events such as family picnics, weddings, and the dog's graduation from medical school.
Loyalty to digital cameras’ factory settings can hinder photographers shooting in unusual venues. Photographer Paulo Jordao teaches his students to manually adjust their settings to suit their surroundings during hands-on workshops, whose curricula also emphasize lighting, composition, and post-shoot editing. Open to all skill levels, the workshops can expand semi-professionals’ skill sets or aid parents trying to document their tots’ childhoods without adding extensive footnotes to their height chart.
When he’s not teaching workshops, Jordao, along with his wife, Peggy, who is also a photographer, can be found snapping photos of newly engaged couples, capturing sultry boudoir shoots, and shooting videos for special events.
Over Marlon’s career, which spans more than 15 years, he’s worked with a wide range of clients, including models, families, real-estate companies, and interior designers. No matter the client or the subject, he applies the same attention to detail and professional approach to capture each image in crisp detail. He brings his photojournalistic style to weddings and other large private events, as well. And, understanding the necessity of a fine finishing touch, he takes all images into the editing room after shoots to correct colors and imperfections for a flawless presentation.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.