Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Justin Kates, portraitist and staff photographer for Stiff Magazine, captures fashion shots and glamour images with a honed aesthetic that edges toward the dark and gritty. Before each shoot, his makeup artist highlights features with a professional hand, either lightly accenting faces or artfully transforming them with heavy shadow. Throughout photography sessions, Justin creates provocative images that simultaneously highlight beauty while deconstructing it to reveal the depths beneath. After shoots, he helps clients select images that he professionally retouches. With a masterful hand he beefs up colors and blends out imperfections.
At FastFrame, highly trained framers enhance artwork, memorabilia, photographs, and other keepsakes with custom-crafted frames. Like a magic 8 ball's opinion on investment portfolios, the prices at FastFrame vary wildly, hinging on size and scope—many projects start at around $100. Accent mementos with a complementary wood or metal frame, or prevent precious fine art from escaping walls and joining traveling art shows. Framers can add mats to ensure a dramatic, polished presentation, and seal the back of frames to guard works from dust and debris. FastFrame safeguards client satisfaction with a 30-day design guarantee, allowing owners to return pieces if they can't play nicely with nearby light fixtures, in addition to a lifetime craftsmanship guarantee.
BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames has been helping starving artists since 1488, when it was known as BINDERS Pizza and Art Supplies. It's where a young Michelangelo pointed at a paintbrush, and with a mouthful of gorgeous mozzarella and a thick Italian accent asked, "What'sa that?" It's where Rembrandt learned to create without frustration and enjoy stewed tomatoes. It's where Monet bought a field easel and a chili dog.
Frame Warehouse creates professional, custom picture frames that are designed to protect all kinds of artistic creations and memorabilia while complementing their natural charms. Customers can choose from hundreds of ready-made mats and frames that translate into thousands of frame permutations (tabletop frames average $7–$10), or they can opt for a custom design clipped from the crafty corners of their own minds. All framing products are of the highest quality—barrier papers, dust covers, acid-free products, and five kinds of UV-resistant glasses combine to permanently preserve your masterful fingerpainting from fifth grade or your collection of two-dimensional cross-sections sliced out of the world’s skyscrapers. Prices vary widely depending on how the customer navigates the flowchart from frame size to final product, but most jerseys can be framed for less than $200, diplomas for as low as $75, and posters for under $100.
Cheap Joe's framing gurus craft beautiful dwellings for treasured photos, paintings, and posters with a huge selection of custom frames. In a variety of styles, finishes, and sizes, the shop's premade frames range from the demure 11"x14" ($53+) to the brawny 24"x36" ($96+), though Cheap Joe's can construct any size upon request (call for a quote). Art aficionados may select from more than 150 types of moldings and colors such as black, white, gold, silver, and natural wood-grain to complement both the piece and the home it's destined to adorn. The expert staffers cater to every individual's wishes, including the mat size and mat-to-artwork ratio. Those seeking a setting for prestretched canvas paintings of the founding fathers' lawn darts league can order a glass- and mat-free frame, such as the 18"x24" ($15) or 24"x36" ($18).