Loyalty to digital cameras’ factory settings can hinder photographers shooting in unusual venues. Photographer Paulo Jordao teaches his students to manually adjust their settings to suit their surroundings during hands-on workshops, whose curricula also emphasize lighting, composition, and post-shoot editing. Open to all skill levels, the workshops can expand semi-professionals’ skill sets or aid parents trying to document their tots’ childhoods without adding extensive footnotes to their height chart.
When he’s not teaching workshops, Jordao, along with his wife, Peggy, who is also a photographer, can be found snapping photos of newly engaged couples, capturing sultry boudoir shoots, and shooting videos for special events.
By employing state-of-the-art equipment and a knack for capturing striking high-definition images, Dead Pixel Studios ensures that subjects will be portrayed with a music video's pizzazz. Dead Pixel’s impressive 2,300-square-foot facility includes an enveloping cyclorama wall, providing an immersive backdrop for aspiring models, aspiring married couples, aspiring high-school graduates, and aspiring adults (children). In between flashing spontaneous poses and smile-inducing eye twinkles, you can chill out, touch up coiffures, and apply fresh clown face paint with steady-handed precision in the studio's separate makeup room and lounge.
Sugar and Spice owners Chelsey and Angela haven't forgotten the fear that consumed them when they first bared all in front of a foggy camera lens. This awareness is what makes them the ideal pair to helm a boudoir photography studio, which pairs its solo shoots with sessions incorporating couples, pinups, and pregnant subjects. By drawing from their past experience, all-female staff members work to ease subjects' fears as they highlight their best features, no matter what size, shape, or kind of droid they might be. Since the studio doesn't dabble in wedding shoots or children's photography, Sugar and Spice is able to pour all of its resources into its boudoir photography, which is reflected by its 20 different sets, more than 300 pairs of shoes, thigh-highs and stockings, and hundreds of outfits in sizes 0–26.
If clients start to get lost in piles of lingerie, the team has plenty of ideas and ready-made looks to choose from, such as the girl next door in jeans and a T-shirt or the more involved bikini-clad George Washington crossing the Delaware. Touting itself as the only stateside boudoir studio to offer complimentary clip-in hair extensions, Sugar and Spice also flaunts its beauty retouching services, which are included with every product.
Photography became a part of Miguel Karroum's life from the very beginning—so much so, in fact, he says he was almost born "inside a darkroom." In his native town of Valencia, Venezuela, his parents operated a studio and darkroom, and Miguel grew up learning the ins and outs of the business firsthand. He's been operating his own studio since 1990, and the Miguel Karroum Photography portfolio showcases the camerawork and editing skills of a true lifer. Outdoor shoots harness the natural, sun-soaked beauty of Fort Lauderdale, and indoor sessions use professional lighting techniques to capture clients in flattering poses.
Cesar Montada is a firm believer in the old adage that eyes are the windows to the soul. Whether photographing models, expectant moms, or kids, Cesar focuses on his subjects' expressions, from dramatic glances to uncontrollable delight. He brings the same level of detail to weddings, sweet 16s, and other events, which he covers with a mixture of posed shots and candid images. After wrapping each shoot, Cesar preserves his best work for clients with prints and online galleries.
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