Tyler Wirken draws on a background in photojournalism to educate novice and intermediate photographers in the art of shutter snapping. Three accessible class options include camera mechanics, which teaches novice shooters how to take advantage of basic camera functions, manipulate exposure, and use flashes to temporarily stun anyone who comes too close to their hidden stashes of Mr. Goodbars. An extensive camera-control class delves deeper into handling exposure and device settings, allowing those who shoot at the intermediate level to manipulate cameras like devious puppeteers. Light-and-composition classes teach how to cast everyone in the best possible light and why white balance isn't appropriate after Labor Day.
Signature service: Professional Videography and Editing
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours for the short film option and 5 or more hours for the silver package option
Brands Used: Canon Camcorders, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects
Portrait photographer Christina Lundeen strives to capture each subject's unique essence through quirky and creative portrait images done in color as well as traditional black and white. The decade Christina spent as a Big Apple resident sparked her passion for photography, inspiring and shaping her artistic vision and honing her talent for infusing photos with a particular energy, mood, or Statue of Liberty photo bomb. Christina continued to sharpen her technical skills during a year-long trip around the world in 2007, and now snaps subjects of all ages on-location or from the comfort of her Kansas City studio.