Putting requires intense concentration, which is especially difficult when you have an elephant standing over your shoulder. At Sport-N-Fun, miniature golfers putt their way through three 18-hole courses adorned with statues of exotic wildlife such as gorillas and giraffes. These distractions are one of the many obstacles on the terrain, where bank shots and undulating hills stand between players and holes-in-one.
Sport-N-Fun's other exhilarating activities likewise vie for visitors' attention. Thrill-seekers zip around the curves and down the straightaways of the Go-Kart track, or leap skyward while securely harnessed on the bungee trampoline. In seven batting cages, machines pitch balls toward batters at speeds of up to 85 miles per hour, offering a range for different skill levels. Inside, classic games blip and bleep as players frantically tap buttons at the arcade. Amidst all the action, GG's Pizza renews energy with servings of pizza and fountain drinks.
A group of nine people stand smiling for a photo—teammates, a family, a group of old friends. They all grin together, and when the photo is developed, eight of the nine have their eyes open. Hite Photo addresses this and other common photo problems directly, offering retouching, restoration, and a head-or-eye switch service, which eliminates the difficulty of getting a big group to all smile fetchingly or group-grimace in unison.
As a happy couple walks with fingers interlocked or pauses for a heartfelt gaze at one another, Jeremy Fisher captures every moment. He is off to the side, hidden behind the lens of his camera, which hungrily consumes images that will be expertly retouched back at the studio and eventually hang in the couple’s home or from their rearview mirror. Jeremy also arranges photo shoots for graduating seniors, families, and expectant mothers.
Platinum Boudoir's owner Melissa Tremblay captures artistically framed images within her private Birmingham studio. For boudoir shoots, Melissa plots out a series of poses that accentuate clients' best features, using a variety of angles and framing techniques. The final product is a series of tasteful boudoir photos with saturated colors or highly contrasted black-and-white tones that create a stylized silhouette. Though she concentrates on sensual boudoir shoots aimed at making each client look and feel gorgeous, Melissa also photographs weddings, newborns, and high-school seniors.