For photographers, the process of capturing meaningful portraits requires more than first-rate equipment and technical know-how. As the team at Jack Randall Photography knows, photographers must also establish a comfortable environment for their subjects. Armed with high-resolution digital cameras, Jack Randall's photographers capture casual poses and candid moments during shoots conducted at their indoor studio—where subjects can model with props and different backgrounds—or at a variety of scenic, Orange County–area beaches and parks. The photography troupe covers special events including weddings and engagements, as well important milestones, such as high-school graduations or a toddler's graduation from fruit purée to fruit roll-ups.
FastFrame’s skilled framers customize borders for an array of wall-worthy pieces. Selecting from an extensive inventory of materials, they craft frames to showcase original artwork or to endow special photographs with a dignified display. Their carefully curated conservation materials prevent works of art from fading and prevent their subjects from sprouting a 5 o’clock shadow. But the framesmiths don't limit themselves to two dimensions—sports memorabilia, kids’ artwork, and other three-dimensional objects find artistic preservation within shadowboxes. They even transform flat-screen TVs into customized, framed works of art by installing a VisionArt feature, which transmits the still image of a painting, family portrait, or favorite infomercial onto idle screens.:m]]
Dedicated to spreading nautical know-how, Aventura Sailing Association has been supplying aspiring seafarers with sailing instruction, boat rentals, and knowledgeable skippers since 1976. Captain Mark Howe helms the association's sailing school, which instills students with safety guidelines and sailing theory in a classroom setting before taking to the waves for hands-on experience with navigation and popular pirate songs. Instead of suffering the expenses of boat ownership, Aventura Sailing Association members are free to rent vessels from the association's stable of well-maintained 30- to 43-foot sailboats, paying only for the time spent atop the waves. Membership ($55 for each additional month) also grants discounted pricing on sailing school, access to various sailing events, and the opportunity to shadow more experienced sailors and glean subtle tricks of the trade.
Overlooking the Pacific coast from a cliff in Dana Point Harbor, Cannons Seafood Grill assembles a team of creative kitchen gurus who reinterpret traditional seafood and steak dishes. The menu sates seafood cravings more effectively than devouring a vintage copy of The Old Man and the Sea, turning fresh catches into comestibles such as scallops tossed with linguine, shiitake mushrooms, and asparagus in lobster sauce ($24.95). More hauls range from grilled Atlantic salmon ($23.95) to Alaskan-king-crab legs and Australian lobster tails (each market price). The slow-roasted, herb-crusted prime rib ($25.95) or sizzling mushrooms with garlic bread ($7.95) sate turf-centric taste buds. While diners savor Cannons' creations, the open outdoor terrace and glass-walled indoor dining space entice ocular orbs with views of sailboats, coastal lights, and the sun cannonballing into the ocean horizon.
Drysdale Imagery offers headshot, portrait, and commercial photography in Orange County, California. Located in South Orange County, Donna Drysdale specializes in faces, whether it be headshots for actors or professionals, or portraits for high school seniors or families. Come take photos you can be proud to show everyone!