Students must bring their own laptops with Adobe Lightroom 3.0 for the editing class, and digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLR) with charged batteries, memory cards, and corresponding manuals for photography classes.
Tosha Gaines photography runs the gamut from soft focus and muted colors to images bursting with brilliant hues and sharp detail. As a lifestyle photographer, she snaps photos on location and consults with clients to develop the styles they desire. She does that during photo shoots for families, couples, kids, and individuals. Great at working with everyone to foster a relaxed and fun environment, she also has a unique talent for working with those with special needs. Besides portrait sessions, Tosha also loves covering weddings and shooting engagement sessions.
Southern Quick Print is a printing paradise equipped with tools, machines, and manpower working together to provide services ranging from offset and large-format printing to more-specialized jobs such as die-cutting and embossing. The copycat robots in the shop will make a standard 8.5"x11" black-and-white copy for a dime and will make a bulk order of 500 copies for $25. You can also collaborate with the friendly experts to produce eye-catching full-color banners ($7 per square foot, includes basic design) or brain-catching business cards (starting at $35 for 250).
Kristie P. LaRochelle, a celebrated Birmingham-area photographer with degrees in photography and graphic design, captures genuine, contemporary portraits of children, families, babies over 3 months, or pets in casual settings. Clients can choose between a studio session or a location shoot at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, where subjects can smile amid lush fauna that rarely blinks. Kristie fosters a laid-back atmosphere to help capture authentic moments, and uses digital SLR equipment to produce top-notch digital images that can be printed up to 5" x 7". In addition, clients will choose three images to compile for a signed 10" x 20" high-resolution art print, ideal for installing on flat roofs to document children to their satellite grandparents. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.