The shutterbug instructors at Shoot Like A Pro cement photographic know-how into their clients’ craniums through technical lessons and onsite practice. During workshops and excursions, students first learn to manipulate their own cameras, picking up tips about ISO, f-stop, shutter speed and composition before testing their skills during two hours of shooting time. Shoot Like A Pro’s events lend themselves to all types of digital cameras as well as to beginner photographers and more experienced students looking to refresh their skills.
Joe and Stephanie of Light Snap Studios specialize in wedding photography, shooting more than 50 of the joyous events every year. But their talents go well beyond that; they visually document families, high-school seniors, parties, aspiring actors’ headshots, and promotional photography for businesses. After they finish shooting, they touch up images to make them shine and create slideshows, DVDs, album covers, and custom calendars.
A passionate, professional, and personable shutterbug, Mark Hensel thrives on preserving both candid and posed images for a diverse range of clients. After a consultation to determine the direction and look of the shoot, familial units can traipse to the 1,200-square-foot studio for the one-hour snap-a-thon (a $150 value), striking myriad poses or reenacting the reunion scene from An American Tail. The relaxed and fun nature of Mark Hensel's studio also makes today's deal a great option for photos of a new baby, graduation photos for a shy senior, or new headshots for the neighborhood Boo Radley.
If he chose to display all his awards in one place, photographer Michael Barton would need just about all the wall space of his showroom at Indigo Photographic. As it is, Michael opts to let his work do the talking and rest silently on the laurels of several Kodak Gallery and Fujifilm Masterpiece awards. Armed with master's degrees in photography and electronic imaging, Michael brings his keen eye and extensive training to bear on stirring solo portraits of children and adults as well as tasteful and edgy boudoir images. He also transmutes images of flowers and landscapes into dreamy, color-soaked compositions. Michael’s camera and imagination also have captured the lithe, balletic movements of a wild garlic plant, sans its traditional tutu made of Miracle-Gro wrappers.
Portrait Creations will travel to a single location - either in Chicago, or within an hour's drive north or west of the city - to document you in your natural habitat. It could be your home, favorite park, or somewhere that features the Chicago skyline. Maybe you've put off getting family studio portraits because getting all the kids to behave during a studio trip sounds like pulling teeth out of dried concrete; have Portrait Creations come to you. If you're proud of your beautiful home, feature your wonderful foyer or fireplace prominently as your pictures' backdrop. If you live in filth, hide that filth behind Portrait Creations' professional studio backdrops.
The celluloid specialists at ScanDigital turn grainy 3"x5" photos and dented VHS tapes into dependable digital files that fill the future with the pleasant retrospections and introspections of a warm and wonderful past. With $100 worth of services, you can digitize roughly 200 photos, 170 negatives, 145 slides, seven 3’’ 8mm film reels, or five videocassettes; mix any of the memory mediums of ScanDigital services (click here to see all the formats). The digitization process includes photo color correction and cleaning and prepping film to ensure the highest possible transfer quality. Go online and fill out a form that generates a shipping label, then mail the materials. After about a week, you get back the original copies along with their new, high-quality clones on DVD.