Judah S. Harris, as a talented photographer, sees the world a little differently than the rest of us. His keen eye for visual storytelling guides both his photojournalistic and fine-art work, which has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Shutterbug, and American Photo, in international advertising campaigns, and on the covers of more than 40 novels. His carefully composed images have hung on the walls of art galleries and even inside Bloomingdale's department stores, which owns 19 of his prints. A seasoned educator as well as accomplished photographer, Judah also leads original classes and workshops for students of all experience levels, from beginners to professionals.
A Picsfly Photobooth instantly enhances any party. Revelers crowd in, grab props, and pose for pictures off in front of patterned and personalized backdrops. There's no end to the range of booth experiences and looks: events spotlighted in the Picsfly portfolio showcase a very wide range of moods and styles. The album from Agnes and Mike's wedding, for instance, features animated gifs of guests as they laugh and pose. Plus, the pictures' various green-screen backdrops have silly, half-cartoon pictures of the happy couple in the background. Pictures of a 30th birthday, on the other hand, feature superhero masks and a white, non-digital backdrop.
Props are included in every package plus plenty of other fun extras. By renting the Instagram Printer, invented in 1455 by Guttenberg's more technologically adroit twin brother, guests can print their own phone pics from the event. Booth users can add a guestbook to their rental package, too.
The accomplished and diverse faculty of The Teaching Studios of Art hones students' latent artistic gifts during hands-on classes. Sessions change monthly, with October offerings including Old Master Copy helmed by Adam Miller and second-chaired by a paintbrush-wielding pumpkin. Students study historical painting techniques in the three-hour time slot, plucking a classic work of art to emulate while the instructor leads them through the reproduction process. Kristin Künc's The Alla Prima Portrait class initiates pupils in the ways of portraiture through line drawings and discussions of portrait masters such as Sargent, Eakins, and Sears Portrait Studio. In addition to learning principles of proportion, contour, and structure, budding artists absorb fundamentals of traditional art that have gone largely untaught since Modernist styles became dominant.
Revelation Photography’s location is always changing. That's because owner and photographer Nicole Mondestin keeps her studio entirely mobile. She hauls portable lighting and backgrounds to all sorts of locations, shooting photo sessions both indoors and outside. Depending on her clients' wishes, she might capture moments at parks or in front of a living-room fireplace. She also photographs weddings. After each shoot, Nicole retouches each and every photo.
At 3rd Ward, Brooklyn's brightest and boldest creative professionals come together for an array of gallery openings, performances, and other showcases of right-brain brilliance. The center hosts more than 100 classes and courses in a myriad of mediums, with curriculum available for budding Botticellis, Brontës, and Brett Ratners alike. Push your picture taker to new artistic heights with Learn Your Digital Camera ($65 for non-members), give lonely members of the Apoidea family a couch to crash on with Rooftop Beekeeping 101 ($100 for non-members), or turn your next tailgate party into a tasting with the beer brewing class ($35 for non-members, with no additional materials fee). Other classes cover writing, sculpture, filmmaking, bicycle mechanics, and how to make a piñata with scrap metal, among numerous other topics. The value of this Groupon can be applied toward the value of 3rd Ward's more intensive courses, as well.