With interactive workshops offered six days a week, live demonstrations by internationally celebrated glass artists, and striking glass sculpture gallery displays, Pittsburgh Glass Center is a haven for lovers of this fragile art form. Individual membership to the center includes access to studio rental and equipment, and a 10% discount on all classes for members and one friend or frenemy. Classes range from the beginner-friendly Precious Pendants workshop, where students create their own wearable art ($75), to the advanced four-week Hot Incalmo course, in which glassmiths fuse multicolored bubbles to create awe-inspiring art pieces or beautiful, sentient ham radios ($285). Member perks also include special invites and additional savings for special events such as the Gardens of Glass studio sale, where local artists showcase and sell their colorful crystalline designs. Family memberships bestow these privileges on two adults and include invites to family-friendly events.
You'll receive 90 minutes in front of a camera that features the behind-the-lens magic of Brittany's stylish eye. Each session includes the photographer's time, basic creative editing of 20–40 images, and a personalized online gallery. Purchased images receive more extensive edits including blemish editing, color toning, and other perfecting post-procedures, which can be discussed in-depth with Brittany. Use your session for headshots, glamour shots, or too-cute shots of a newborn dressed as a puppy cuddling with a puppy dressed as a newborn. This Groupon is also good toward group shots of family, friends, and rugby teammates.
Oxi Fresh's team of trained professionals harnesses Mother Earth's arboreal breath to naturally purify soiled carpets. Technicians tote their oxygen-powered cleaning system within a 30-mile radius of Pittsburgh to break down stains and leave piles clean and dry about one hour after the session is complete. Purging doses of air don't leave a crunchy residue and are safe for your family, pets, and the environment. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of carpet cleaning, a visit from Oxi Fresh will support a healthier living environment by terminating dust mites, allergens, germs, and ghost butlers waiting to cross over, and protectant preserves freshly cleaned results.
The technicians at Rewind Memories perform all of their digitization services in-house, ensuring that a qualified expert is always operating the advanced equipment involved in each job. They use high-resolution scanners and digital image-correction and enhancement (ICE) technology to preserve photos and negatives, and they convert the following formats into accessible, long-lasting DVDs: VHS, VHS-C, Mini-DV, Digital8, BetaMAX, Hi8, and 8mm, 16mm, and Super8 film. They also create music-filled slideshows for weddings and other events, and they restore old photographs by removing scratches and dust. Because each job can take several weeks to complete, the company sends email updates.
Rewind Memories provides other valuable services, too. The crew offers hands-on tutorials on how to edit tapes or modify images with photo software, and CEO and president Adam Kunes also directs The Call to Serve, a nonprofit organization that helps college-aged adults discover the power of public service.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.