Behind the clicking shutters of Natural Beauty Boudoir's cameras stands J.A. Cabrera, an artist with more than 20 years of experience in beauty photography. Unlike Santa's elves, Cabrera shares his craft with all ages, and the flashes of the photographer's camera have illuminated the sultry looks of 18- and 67-year-olds alike. During these sessions, the certified photographer puts clients at ease and coaches them into poses that will accentuate their best features. Stolen glances, pouts, and satin-and-lace clown noses freeze within the camera lens in vibrant colors or artistic black-and-white shots. All these images are immediately viewable post-session, and clients can request retouching to expunge blemishes.
Led by well-traveled shutterbug Marguerite Beaty, Crea8fotos' staff instructs owners of DSLR cameras how to professionally operate their equipment. During Introduction to Digital Photography I, Marguerite reveals how camera settings can manipulate light quality and image sharpness and trains students to control focus, particularly in the event of a photo bomb by sasquatch. After studying the camera's various knobs and switches, students compose and frame shots to produce their own eye-catching photos.
Ezzy Shot Studios is a photography studio, darkroom, video facility, and learning center all wrapped up in one location. Large wraparound windows and equipment such as strobes and soft boxes furnish the 1,000-square-foot studio, and the darkroom promotes the tradition of black-and-white silver printing. There’s also an editing facility with the latest nonlinear editing tech and a digital darkroom with Mac Pros, iMacs, and color printers. They can help with web design as well, and their workshops cover all areas of photography and digital design.
It wasn't until his teens that Puerto Rican native Rey Monroig seriously began playing the drums like his father, an accomplished percussionist. Music is still an essential part of his artistic life, but these days he splits his time behind the kit and behind the lens at Rey Monroig Photography. The same free-spirited yet controlled style that distinguishes Rey's drumming is evident in his photography, whether he's shooting families, expectant moms, or models. To bridge the gap between his two artistic specialties, Rey also photographs promotional stills, album covers, and live performances for fellow musicians.
At each Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More location across the United States, professional graphic artists print high-quality, custom designs onto a variety of products including men's and women's T-shirts and sweatshirts, toddlers' onesies, and clothing for canines. Rather than ironing or screenprinting its tees, the team uses a process called direct-to-garment printing, dying images directly into fabric to ensure that the garments won't crack, fade, peel, or develop a sense of self. The staff also eschews harsh chemicals in favor of environmentally friendly ones, such as water-based ink.
The artists price their products at a consistent rate, don't charge setup fees, and won't increase their costs, even if the desired artwork is highly complex, demands hourly compliments, or requires multiple colors. They'll happily print either a customer-created design or one of their own onto one or 300 T-shirts at once, and they turn around most in-stock items in 24 hours.