A mop of hair fringes an infant's milky-white face, his plump cheeks reminiscent of a porcelain doll. Though the image is black and white, the boy's eyes are as striking as any baby blues—reflections of the white linens gathered around his legs add depth and life to his playful gaze. This photograph, which won Janet Boschker the Canon Par Excellence Award in 2010, is but one of many that have earned the photographer numerous accolades.
At Northlight Photography, the Boschker's own studio, the photographer flaunts her signature blend of award-winning artistry in custom portraiture. Whether capturing the innocence of a child, the love of a family, or the excitement of a special event, she strives to turn each image into an artistic and timeless representation of its subject. The expert also shares some of her trade secrets through introductory and advanced photo classes.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, body-building sport classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week.
Xplore Scuba equips erstwhile landlubbers to explore the ocean's wily blue underbelly. This basic introductory course acts as a first step toward greater subaqueous adventuring, with near-amphibious instructors first schooling students on dry land before letting them loose in controlled waters. Students wary of traditional bathtub-and-twisty-straw snorkeling will delight as Xplore Scuba professionals mold top-quality gear to their limbs and lungs, facilitating safe diving fun for the remainder of the three-hour experience.
Like a memory, Robert Eilers's images exude a distinctive and dreamlike glow. While keeping his subjects—whether a child, family, or model—in focus, he gives each a soft finish, which enhances the picture's texture and depth. He applies these touches with ease to draw out each photo's natural beauty, but the process itself isn't simple. It requires a trained eye and a mastery of post-production editing tools. He brings all these ingredients to each session, ensuring every shoot results in pictures primed for framing and preservation.