DRS Photography's team of accomplished shutter snappers draws on more than 100 combined years of experience capturing famous performers to tutor pupils in photographic technique before guiding them through practice sessions. Camera-bearing apprentices absorb rudimentary knowledge and skills during a course with professional photographers, such as learning about aperture and lenses, controlling shutter speed, manipulating different lighting configurations, composing exciting shots, and capturing the precise moment when one of the Mount Rushmore heads sneezes. Subsequent hands-on sessions shuffle students among various on-location sets based on different lighting setups and scenarios.
Fledgling page-crafters and expert scrapbookers alike can find all their design needs amid the store’s large selection. Printed paper (64 cents to $1.99 per sheet) serves as a fluorescent canvas for the millions of memories begging to be released from cranium file cabinets and cemented onto album pages ($15.99 to $34.99). Bedazzle your favorite photos, love poems, and scrapple recipes with stickers and embellishments (99 cents to $5.79), or peruse the vast clearance aisles for items up to 75% off. The store’s extensive travel section lends itself to memorializing family vacations, cross-country road trips, or semesters abroad spent pirating off the coast of Australia.
The same versatility that helped Lauren McClintock transition from active duty in the army to photography informs her wide-ranging photo portfolio. A wedding photographer with an eye for lovey-dovey moments, McClintock has also drawn on her BS in Photojournalism to capture stark portraits of Cleveland’s homeless.
During her photo shoots, McClintock gets to know her subjects before showcasing their personalities in her portraits. During shoots in the settings where subjects feel most comfortable--which range from church socials to hammocks strung between two recliners—she composes her images to capture authentic moments and sensory memories. She honors the keepsake nature of photographs with high-quality prints, emblazoned on long-lasting acid-free paper.
The Medina Gazette ’s Best of the Best Photographer for 2009 and 2010, photographer Bob Mihalko boasts 25 years of experience capturing the light. Specializing in studio shoots, family photos, and senior portraits, Mihalko’s work runs the gamut from formal to absurd, incorporating such relevant props as musical instruments, sports equipment, and collections of shrunken heads. With a pair of studio shoots, patrons can preen for over-the-mantel posterity before returning another day for a series of shots. Whether an engagement photo or baby’s first portrait, Mihalko sends subjects home with a brace of 11”x14” enlargements perfectly sized for dining-room display or tricking police when you're unlawfully using the car-pool lane.
In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
For years, Oz Digital's Rick and Michele Osentoski have frozen the good times of myriad families, athletes, and high school seniors in bright, frameable pixels. During a one-hour session at either a location of your choosing or at Oz Digital’s fully equipped studio, a skilled shutterbug tamer will rattle off shots of multiple poses with the speed and precision of a camera-fitted, laser-guided cheetah. The striking images are artfully captured with an uncommon eye to provide glimpses of a subject's pleasant manner that can’t be replicated by an emoticon-riddled letter of recommendation. After the shoot, the expert photographers will gather your finest moments in their studio, brand the digital gallery onto a compact disc, and transmit two of your favorite shots into two mantle-worthy 8"x12" prints. In addition, feel free to procure any additional prints at a 25% discount.