An incomplete list of things that come in pairs: socks, Twix bars, earlobes, Jason Burton and Chris Knitter. Photographers Jason and Chris are the co-owners of Midspace Photography, and when clients book a shoot from Midspace, they get both of them. The duo prefers to take photographs together to add camera angles and creativity to shoots, as well as to safeguard against equipment failure. Both have several years of experience in snapping portraits of families as well as children, who can be tough to photograph because of their naturally red eyes. They also specialize in fast turnaround times—edited images and prints are usually available within 48 hours.
Following in the footsteps of her aunt, a renowned photographer, Ciera Bassett of One Eye Shutterfly harnesses the latest cameras and technology to take the sharpest pics possible. Having worked with a variety of people in all kinds of environments, she customizes shoots to each client, photographing events ranging from weddings to corporate functions and private events. She also works closely with clients during portrait sessions for families, kids, and couples, and masters the latest software to exact flawless retouchings to images.
An active Denver photographer since 1985, Bart Levy imparts hard-won wisdom to aspiring photographers in upbeat three-hour workshops. In Digital Photography 101 workshops, the seasoned shutterbug demystifies DSLR cameras, teaching pupils how to harness ISO speeds, manual settings, and flash settings to produce crisp, memorable images of lens caps. Students also learn how to compose visually striking snapshots and Levy will demonstrate the differences in digital file formats, so acolytes can upload and share pictures without setting their web browsers on fire.
Sew from the Heart beats with owner Susie's passion for textiles and fashion cultivated during her more than 40 years as a seamstress. Together with husband Hank, a retired Air Force fighter pilot who traded brawny planes for delicate needles, she shares her love with the public via a menu of classes ranging from embroidery and quilting to garment creation. The husband-and-wife team teaches students sewing-machine and software use, and frequently leads workshops such as how to turn T-shirts into quilts and how to turn quilts into T-shirts for giants. Their spacious store also houses a seemingly endless array of sewing products, stocking kits with threads and fabrics or outfitting workshops with machines, books, and software.
When Mike Maez purchased his first digital camera in 2001, it was love at first snapshot. Swapping his previous day job for a life behind the lens, Maez has since filled his portfolio with more than 40 magazine covers, publishing work for Getty, the Boston Globe, and corporate clients including AOL, Microsoft, and Ford. This infectious enthusiasm extends to his portraiture, helping him immortalize wedding days, graduations, or sack-race victories with complete photographic packages rendered in digital formats or appealing albums. Mike also teaches students to become self-sufficient shooters with photography workshops, during which classes combine hands-on experience and classroom work to teach pupils how to attractively compose and light their shots.
The specialists at Photomart commit themselves to the art of photography and its many forms by supplying professional equipment and conducting informative workshops. Their extensive supply includes lighting kits, stands, and reflectors for studio shoots, along with camera bags, cases, and tripods for on-location sessions. Photographers in need of a short-term solution can rent high-quality camera accessories from Photomart—including Nikon and Canon cameras, lenses, backgrounds, and lighting equipment—by the day, weekend, or week. In addition to digital gear, the shop carries a selection of film, paper, and chemistry for those who are dedicated to traditional photography or allergic to pixels.