Photos with a "cinematic fashion feel"—that's how Jennifer Emery of PBJ Candids Photography describes her style. With a background in acting, she certainly has a grasp of the dramatic. Whether shooting headshots, weddings, or portraits, she uses that approach to infuse images with excitement. During her 20 years as a photographer, her unique style has landed her work in renowned publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings and Pasadena Magazine.
A highly adaptable photographer, she can customize her style to suit virtually any photographic opportunity. That includes live events, corporate photography, and creative pin-up girl or boudoir sessions. With her cinematic touch, she also creates art prints, photo jewelry, and photo coasters. As a photographer with a boundless passion for the art, she also leads workshops, teaching others how to operate digital cameras, compose images, and return the souls accidentally captured on film.
An open community for creative types, Citizen Space welcomes those who are looking for a space that offers the chat-friendly vibe of a coffee shop with the productivity-focused environment of a professional workspace. Anyone may join at the membership level of their choosing to gain access to dedicated resident desks and communal tables, a completely free library, and a supportive horde of like-minded programmers, painters, writers, and other artists. While the studio's open minds are largely focused on providing a spot for individuals' dream realization, they also regularly host classes that help broaden artistic horizons and teach students how to shoot paint out of a cannon.
At Berg Studios, Gregory Berger-Sobeck and his fellow instructors help actors reach their full potential. Not only has the school itself won awards, but Gregory's Yale–style techniques have helped propel his alumni onto the sets of Modern Family, Mad Men, and Youth in Revolt. Berg Studios has also launched students onto Broadway and Emmy Award stages. Testimonials from his trainees praise the skills he has taught them, along with the self-confidence his guidance has helped foster.
For two decades, Harry Menedjian, the videographer at Long Term Memories, spent time working on the developing and editing side of the film industry. In 1989, he branched off into a new endeavor that put him behind the camera.
Now, he captures the first kiss between a new husband and wife, the joyful celebration of a baptism, and the fleeting disappointment on a birthday boy's face when he realizes that he didn't turn into Superman after blowing out his candles. He takes all that footage, edits it down, and puts it on high-definition DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
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.
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.