Seasoned shutterbug Joel “Gus” Archer takes pride in watching his photography students develop new skills and a visual voice as he leads a variety of classes that can benefit novice and experienced photographers alike. Beginners learn to wield their new Nikons, Canons, iPhones, or optically implanted cameras in group classes or deepen their talents in sports, underwater, or macro photography. In addition to teaching the general population, Joel has shared his expertise to train law-enforcement agencies from the International Association of Arson Investigators to the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association, as well as the Junior League of Oklahoma City. When Joel isn’t teaching, he draws from his Swedish and Cherokee heritage to inform his breadth of work and compiles tutorials such as his upcoming book, Dark Dirty Secrets of Digital Photography.
Oklahoma Today's name might be slightly misleading. Certainly, the award-winning magazine covers modern-day culture and news from the Sooner state: features have covered news like the Native American community's efforts to protect bald eagles and the local celebration of what would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday. But the publication's writers pay just as close attention to the state's rich history, including settlers' first wagon trains?and even earlier events. One stand-out feature, Nathan Gunter's "Jurassic Oklahoma," delved into a face-off between two dinosaur species that took place on Oklahoma's panhandle more than 150 million years ago, back when the earth was still flat. All in all, readers get a little bit of everything they need to be informed citizens in one tome delivered every other month.
Glamour Shots made its name as a place where women could be transformed into models and immortalized in photographs. Though makeup, hair, and wardrobe services are still available with each session, Glamour Shots now offers portraiture for individuals of any gender as well as families, children, and houseplants. Unique personalities shine in Glamour Shots?s galleries, which depict everything from children with airbrushed angel wings to women clad in lingerie. Digital images can be transformed into a number of prints and products, including wall art and graduation announcements. Glamour Shots guarantees clients? satisfaction or it will retake portraits without a session fee or exchange poses for a small additional fee within 14 days.
The tech experts at Flicko's Video Services usher the sights and sounds of outdated media into the digital age. They have worked with film dating back to the 1920s, adjusting its exposures and color levels until it was perfect to display with a DVD player. Their expertise extends to dozens of different audio and video formats, including 8-millimeter film, cassette tapes, and VHS. They can also edit videos to add special effects, smooth transitions, and Bigfoot. Aside from the aforementioned AV formats, the digitizers transform photos, slides, and negatives into digital slideshows complete with music.
Guided by more than 25 years of experience in technological wizardry, Creative Photo Video Inc.'s trained preservationists transform analog movies and photographs into a modern digital format. Beloved tunes held captive on outdated tapes find a new home on CDs, and Home Movie Film, Video Tapes, Slides and Photos are transferred to shiny new DVDs or External Hard Drive, a durable and long-lasting medium that can be played back on any number of dedicated players, computers, game consoles, or Internet?enabled gramophones. The skilled technicians also helm wedding-video productions complete with photo montages and recaps, which have thrilled countless couples and have found their way onto the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Inside Howe 2 Party's spacious photo booth, a professional-grade camera captures the grins, silly faces, and bunt signs broadcasted by up to 10 people. Unlimited black-and-white or color strips slide from the booth's lab-quality printer, which produces the results of each session within seconds. To ensure images aren't lost forever in wallets or after being used on Wanted ads, Howe 2 Party offers a scrapbooking service to preserve duplicate strips as well as high-resolution CD-ROMs stocked with all the pictures snapped during an event.