In addition to teaching amateurs the ways of the camera, the photographers at Hudson's Photo Workshops have been coaching professional photographers for over 25 years. They create portraits on location or at the Tukwila studio, which is replete with low lighting, plush couches, and neutral-toned walls. The final images look wholesome and classic, ideal for a large custom wall display in your home. In addition to capturing portraits, the photographers outfit clients with prints and digital slideshows that facilitate online sharing. Classes elucidate photography techniques, including the rule of thirds and how to capture a 20-story human pyramid without a wide-angle lens.
Since 1990, Sportraits's photographers have captured sports teams, individual players, and event attendees with a variety of photography services. They visually memorialize squads' roster portraits in their studio or on location, and transplant their visages onto prints, buttons, and statuettes. After digitally editing shots of club, team, and band members, they hand over eye-catching tableaus for use as backdrops for football games, gymnastics matches, or hot-dog-eating championships.
The photography haven's event photo boutiques present a fun alternative to traditional photo booths at parties, as they allow groups of guests to pose in front of custom backgrounds under the skilled eye of a photographer. Boutique rentals can be further customized with the addition of prints and props such as hats and glasses.
After four years as an adventure photographer, Jane Speleers founded The Royal Squirrel Photography in 2011. The name isn't just jokey—reverence for nature inspires the eco-conscious photographer to only distribute paperless agreements to her clients and primarily share images in online galleries or on DVDs. Not surprisingly, that reverence also finds its way into Jane's photographs, whose compositions are simultaneously preoccupied with humans and the magnificent landscapes behind them. Soaring tree branches and expansive stretches of blue sky tower above engaged couples and expectant moms in some pictures, while others home in on grinning kids and embracing families.
The bride stood under the photographer’s lights, resplendent in her wedding gown, as her family looked on from a distance. As she and her photographer, M. Chen, prepared for the shoot, she was handed a package—a prewedding gift from her soon-to-be husband. When she lifted the lid, she immediately burst into tears. Inside laid a photo of a great dane puppy—the dog she’d always wanted, which her husband planned to give her on their wedding day. As she ran to hug her mother, Mr. Chen ran after, shooting image after image, capturing the exact moment she fell into her mother’s arms. These quick reflexes have been honed through his nearly 30 years as a sports photographer and professional fly swatter, and he draws on photojournalistic techniques to compose a traditional portrait or snap once-in-a-lifetime, candid moments.
Regardless of specific approaches, he consistently draws from the landscape style of Ansel Adams and the dramatic lighting techniques of Monte Zucker. His work as a photojournalist and private portrait photographer has earned him more than 300 publications in the glossy pages of New York Daily News, Popular Photography, ESPN Magazine, and Professional Photographers of America magazine. When not snapping on-location engagement shoots, family portraits, or boudoir sessions, he passes on his technique through traveling photography seminars, hands-on workshops, and by gently tapping the heads of his students. Though formerly designed only for professional-level photographers, these classes instill confidence and camera basics in beginners. As he frequently finds new class examples and takes feedback from his students, Mr. Chen frequently fine-tunes the curriculum after each seminar.