The seasoned shutterbugs at Living Image Photography capture the personalities of subjects by eliciting natural poses and keeping studio shoots comfortable. Sessions accommodate up to five family members or grinning clones, as well as unlimited portrait props, such as a loyal family sedan or an antique hydrogen blimp. After smiling, staring blankly, or grimacing at the camera for a reel's worth of shots, the apprehended images will be enhanced and burned to a DVD to be taken home and viewed during dinner parties or affixed to a disco-style baby-crib mobile. To keep smiles lasting from photo sessions to portrait mounting, customers can opt to transform thumbnails into full-size prints with a 15% discount.
Photographer Dana Michele, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, describes herself as a “relationship photographer.” Supported by a team of associate photographers, Michele captures candid, heartfelt moments during engagement sessions and family portraits that focus on the affection between her subjects.
Alternatively, she and her staff’s single-subject sessions immortalize high-school seniors before they pack up their hot-air balloons and leave for college, or brand new infants cooing into the lens. Michele’s team strives to tailor their photography to their clients’ sensibilities, which they explore during optional preshoot consultations. Clients can opt for the controlled lighting of the studio, or outdoor shoots with urban backgrounds such as brick walls, public parks, or flocks of pigeons playing chess in the park.
Under the umbrella of The Art Institutes, The Art Institute of Jacksonville is a fully accredited branch of Miami International University of Art & Design. They offer programs and degrees in the applied arts, ranging from culinary arts and digital filmmaking, to interior design and how to convince shoppers they like wearing potato sacks. The faculty includes a diverse crew of instructors with industry experience and degrees from institutions such as The Juilliard School, the University of Southern California, Vancouver Film School, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. The Institute frequently holds art exhibitions, gallery showings, and student showcases of projects such as films and shorts.
At Art League of Jacksonville, a team of skilled multidisciplinary artists teach courses, deliver speeches at events, and showcase work at special exhibitions. Though it focuses on the visual arts, the league also offers a music-and-acting curriculum, teaching aspiring artists to draw pictures with charcoal, create elegant sculptures from stone, and remove all of Rutherford B. Hayes' facial hair with Photoshop. Classes cater to artists of all ages and abilities, and exhibitions allow students to display their work to the public.
Signature Service: DSLR camera workshop
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Canon and Nikon
Pro Tip: Please be sure to bring your DSLR camera to the workshop.