DRS Photography's duo of accomplished shutter snappers draws on more than 40 combined years of experience capturing famous performers to tutor pupils in photographic technique before guiding them through practice sessions at their in-house studio. Camera-bearing apprentices absorb rudimentary knowledge and skills during a three-hour course, such as learning about aperture and lenses, controlling shutter speed, manipulating different lighting configurations, composing exciting shots, and persuading Tasmanian devils to sit still during portraits. Subsequent two-hour safari sessions shuffle students among various studio sets based on different themes and images. Though not included with today's deal, customers can also browse an assortment of accessories, such as lenses, cases, film, and time-stopping pocket watches sold in the studio store.
A 1973 Pontiac LeMans hits a tree. Windows shatter and panels bend. The local fire company quickly responds, assessing the situation and cleaning up the mess. A young volunteer from the rescue squad takes out his camera and carefully snaps a photo of the scene. That picture ends up landing high-school student Sean Duffy his first gig as a photojournalist with his local paper, the Daily Intelligencer. Since then, Sean has spent nearly three decades covering events ranging from the 1987 NFL strike talks to the Challenger hearings at the White House, snapping shots that have appeared in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, and on oddly burnt pieces of toast.
Within a renovated garage situated behind an old antique store, Sean Duffy's 1,000-square-foot photography studio brims with clear light and liberating space. Here, he captures the unique personalities and spontaneous smiles of families, graduating seniors, and narcissistic poltergeists by carefully listening to their desires, aiming to match each image to the one dwelling in the client's imagination.
Signature service: Elegant and affordable wedding portraits
Staff Size: One person
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Cannon cameras and lenses; Photoshop
Pro Tip: After 30 years of photographing weddings, we know how to handle and please every client.
One man crouches low, weapon resting on his shoulder. Another stands erect, a pair of binoculars held to his face. An entire military squad of toy soldiers stands ready for eternal battle within a shadow box crafted by Neal Raffensberger. The shadow box is one of 4,000 framing options showcased inside Raffensberger Photography & Framing's red-brick façade, where professional photographer and custom-framing specialist Neal and his assistant help patrons conserve their most beloved mementos. Multitudes of frames, mats, mountings, and glass—including conservation glass that blocks 99% of color-dulling UV rays—come together to display anything from photographs and posters to jerseys and wisdom teeth. Neal, who first dabbled in photography at the age of 5 in his father's basement darkroom, also flaunts his artistic eye behind the camera in the store's onsite studio. Families, couples, and proof-seeking Bigfoots can capture history in portrait sessions, which use digital photography to allow for immediate viewing after each shoot.
A picture is worth a thousand words, unless it's just a picture of 999 words or less. Today's deal gets you 88% off thoughtful thousand-worders with an in-studio session and three prints from DGN Photography for $25 (a $200 value). Along with your one-hour in-studio session (a $75 value), you get one 11x14 print (usually $75 value) and two 5x7 prints ($25 value each). The 11x14 print is mounted with satin finish, so you don't need any glass to show off everyone's faces (the 5x7s are printed with a lovely luster finish). You may also purchase additional prints or digital files with a 25% discount.
Led by Amitai 'Ami' Sela, the staff of Amitai Sela Photography works to create timeless, classic images that tell a story. Working creatively with clients, Ami, along with photographers, captures indelible portraits or candid shots at events in the style desired. Packages for the first year of a baby's life help to document everything from maternity shots to learning to stand, and wedding packages can include slideshows set to music and special-effects editing.