After first discovering photography in Manhattan, Xenia Berg globe trots to where the work takes her, currently residing in Germany. Her work and travels occasionally take her back to LA, to collaborate with her friend and active commercial photographer Bryan Alano. Bryan takes time away from clients such as Citibank, Roxy, and Lifestyle Magazine to share insights into lifestyle and wedding photography. Students benefit from Xenia and Bryan's wealth of commercial experience, learning how to navigate lighting instruments, digitally touch-up documents, and reward well-behaved models with caviar-flavored dog biscuits.
Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.
Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.
High-impact colors and dynamic composition dominate portraits and headshots captured at Aqiyl Photography. Subjects are free to strike beguiling poses and conspiratorial smirks as photographers snap away within their versatile studio or on location in fields, on city streets, or in recently renovated doghouses. A choice of studio or natural lighting creates high-fashion and casual shots that are edited in-house.
While earning her BFA in commercial and advertising photography, Cristen Geller garnered a crisp and distinctive approach, making bold choices with color and contrast that results in artful finishes. Today, she shoots everything from products and fashion to family portraits and the boudoir. Her grasp of lighting means she can work from her well-equipped studio as well as any outdoor location during events such as weddings and open-air modeling shoots.
Downtown Framing Outlet offers customized framing treatments for cherished collectibles, letting you choose from more than 1,000 custom frame samples. Friendly and experienced staff members sift through everyday and museum-archive-quality mats to propose fantastic framing combinations based on the piece and its eventual wall-home. Clear, UV-protected, non-glare glass and Plexiglas help protect artwork from damaging sunbeams and flung peanut butter gobs so you can proudly display a diploma in a custom wooden frame ($75) or give family photographs a warm home inside a polar blue wooden casing ($75). For a 2'x3' poster of the living cast members of Friends, the designer metal frame ($75) makes it worthy of being placed atop a Christmas tree.