In high school and college, Veronica Williams's intense academic schedule soon gave way to art and photography classes, where her passion for taking pictures ultimately evolved into Portraits N More Photography . Today, she blends photojournalistic and artistic aesthetics to capture on-location or in-studio images of engaged couples, families, kids, and high-school seniors. Subjects strike poses in an array of outfits in front of natural backgrounds or special-effects backdrops that put guests right on the 10-yard line of a football field or among crashing waves at the beach.
After each session, Veronica assembles her shots into an online proofing gallery so clients can select their favorites to keep as prints, enlargements, or digital pictures on a CD. For weddings, Veronica teams up with a second photographer to cover the event before amassing a private online proofing gallery and a DVD of images free of blemishes.
Capable of charming vampires into appearing on fillm, Mandy Leonards is, as the name suggests, the primary photographer at Mandy Leonards Photography, though she sometimes works with her husband Jerry, also a professional soul-stealer. Her specialties include engagement and family photography, and as a result, she's versed in numerous human prototypes, from nervous high-school seniors to surly babies. Her goal is always to get to know her subjects, weaving personalities through image pixels with the craft and skill of a bearded, robe-clad alchemist. With today’s Groupon, the eagle-eyed experts at Mandy Leonards Photography will immortalize a group of up to six people in your prints or imbue your solo shots with all the soul and personality needed to convince commercial casting agents you’ll be great at selling sodas and cereals.
Professional clicker Eileen Keenan guides pupils through the basics of using their DSLR cameras and bringing their vision for artistic images to life during two-hour introductory workshops. Keenan teaches her students to bend light and photogenic spoons to their will by revealing the secrets of camera's photo-perfecting mechanisms such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. A group of 15 or fewer students bonds with their cameras as they coordinate the three techniques to properly expose images and then manipulate them for desired visual effect. Budding shutterbugs spend the final 30 minutes of class actively practicing what they’ve learned about balance, composition, and capturing fairies on film as they venture forth to work their shutters under the instructor’s watchful eye. Students must provide their own DSLRs.
Home Video Studio's audio-visual experts transfer precious memories from the archaic constraints of magnetic tape to the digital utopia of DVD. The tape-to-disc conversion age-proofs a multitude of media formats, including VHS, MiniDV, VHS-C, SD memory cards, and 8mm tape. Home Video Studio will also insert chapter breaks, allowing viewers to skip over any part where they’re not winning trophies.