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.
Memorable weddings are marked by a mix of traditional moments and fun-filled spontaneity, and Kevin Luna is there to capture it all. He's passionate about photographing weddings, and spends time getting to know the happy couple before their big day, in order to ensure his photos perfectly capture the unique personalities of the bride and groom. But wedded bliss isn't the only emotion Kevin immortalizes: his studio boasts sleek hardwood floors and expansive windows that flood the room with natural light?perfect for capturing sleeping newborns and napping families. There, he also directs and photographs boudoir photo shoots that yield flirty images, each one completely customized through the use of props, backdrops, and lighting effects.
Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.
Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.
Nicole Shelley Models has placed people in campaigns for some of the world's most recognizable brands, including Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, and Nike. As a licensed and bonded model and talent agency, the company works with both seasoned and amateur models, prepping the less experienced ones with runway and print training before seeking their placement in advertisements or runway shows. Nicole Shelley Models can also provide support for various types of events, putting together promotional items, invitations, entertainment, and public-relations campaigns.
The electronics experts at Electric Avenue help guests find the perfect piece of technology, ranging from professional studio lighting equipment to foolproof point-and-shoot cameras. They also stock their shelves with computers, phones, and home-theater gear, as well as gadgets to spruce up cars and audio equipment for DJs. The staff also offer in-store photography lessons, electronics repairs, and free camera cleanings.
In "auto" mode, cameras automatically adjust their settings to their environments?but in the more artist-friendly manual mode, photographers control every element of their image, from its point of focus to its exposure time. At PhotoSCOOP Stay in the Loop, instructors help their students master the second photography style in four-hour Stepping into Manual Mode workshops, which cover topics such as ISO, aperture, and adding an external flash.
The photography center hosts workshops on more specialized topics, too. Studio Lighting and Posing 101, for example, covers the essentials of flattering studio portraits, whether you're capturing a smiling family or a newlywed couple. Other sessions focus on topics such as outdoor shooting and fashion photography.