PPA member and photographer Pat Guard employs her more than 40 years of experience to teach students essential camera-commanding techniques in her beginner digital-photography classes. During the three-hour course, approximately 15 shutterbugs learn to use their own DSLR cameras to blend image ingredients such as lighting, composition, exposure, and paprika into snazzy snapshots. Uncover the correlation between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to capture individual droplets during a rainstorm, and finally comprehend the inherent meanings behind the numbers on your digital sidekick, putting control into your hands instead of your camera's finicky non-hands. Throughout, Pat also imparts wisdom regarding cleaning and maintenance processes, camera modes, and appropriate lens selection.
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 encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Word Photography's staff of warm, welcoming shot snappers helps families add an attractive and ultra-personal touch to the gift-giving season. Immediate family members meet inside a controlled indoor studio for their portrait session, or use the location's manicured landscape as their backdrop, creating more photogenic conditions by harnessing natural light and teams of squirrels with flashlights. Up to two favorite poses go into a gift collection, comprising five prints in any size up to 8"x10". Finally, smiling mugs are immortalized upon 10 holiday cards, which can be sent to 10 rival families as a declaration of superiority. Word Photography may be able to shoot at to off-site locations at an additional charge depending on travel distance.
Alternative health practitioner Dr. Tyler Hamel dispenses his chiropractic care to people as young as a few months and as old as nearing 90. His manual adjustments help realign spines and repair nerves that travel throughout the body. He also bolsters his clients' nutrition by recommending dietary supplements and nutritional response testing, a non-invasive system of identifying problems preventing optimal health. They recommend personalized nutritional programs that may lead clients to a higher state of health.
A splash of bright fuchsia greets visitors as they approach Crazy Mama's, foreshadowing the trove of colorful vintage clothing, gemstones, and enchanted signature jewelry that line the shelves inside. Owner Diana Diamonds’s message of self-empowerment emanates from her stock of perfumes, which fan the flames of prospective love interests with bona fide pheromones. During signature scent classes, perfumers ply their olfactory wizardry to make personalized scents, carrying on a tradition they trace back to Cleopatra. Aside from these nose-tickling wares, Crazy Mama's covers forms with retro gear, weighs down bookcases with self-help tomes, and fills empty wind tunnels with delicate chimes.
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