Breaking with the no-nonsense vibe of the shop?s warehouse exterior, Aquila Glass School?s brightly painted loading-dock door hints at the vibrant creativity that waits inside. The full-time working studio simmers with nine kilns as students create their glass into plates, beads, boxes, or Christmas tree ornaments. Students cut their teeth on introductory classes that teach fusing and studio safety, then graduate to more advanced skills such as torch work and marble making. The expansive facility also offers 68 hours of open studio time each week, where graduates of introductory classes return to further their education with more classes or create independent projects with free use of the facilities, tools, and instruction books made entirely of stained glass. For a full schedule of available classes, please click here.
Modern Art Photograph is a Portland based photography studio. If you want great photos this is the business you are looking for. Weddings, Senior Photos, Family Photos, Pet Portraits, Advertisements, Head Shots for business actors and models
Ford Pearson's photographs tell stories that span generations. During on-location shoots, he snaps photos of babies, older kids, parents, grandparents, and anyone else who can fit into a family photograph. His camera also renders images of many milestones, such as weddings or high-school seniors right before they spin the cocoons that will turn them into adults.
When not re-creating classic poses, Portland Pin-Ups's owner and resident photographer Mike Long travels the world, but it's no vacation: he spends his international journeys teaching other up-and-coming shooters the photography techniques that have come to define his career. His experience now stretches more than 20 years and began with retouching other photographers' work—some clients include Apple and Adidas—long before the invention of Photoshop or smiling. It was a serendipitous learning experience for Mike, who took to heart the many ways mistakes could be avoided during shooting, leading him to discover his own passion for photography.
Mike's career continues to prosper with every shoot at his intimate Portland Pin-Ups studio. Here, he helps customers select poses that flatter their figures, then accents images with vintage patinas and backgrounds such as a beach, a World War II airplane, or a train station. Subjects can also choose to amp up their looks with help from resident stylist and makeup artist Hollie Olsen, who draws from her performance-art background to help bring a photo session's story to life.
Before Adobe released Photoshop??before, indeed, he ever picked up a camera??Mike Long busily refined his photo-retouching skills. These days, he draws on more than 20 years of retouching experience as he creates his own portraits at Katchlight Photography. Here, shoots cater to children, who can don their favorite clothes and costumes and pose with cherished toys or political treatises. Each in-studio sessions unfolds against a white background. In post-production, Mike can add in custom artwork or thematic backdrops, such as castles or sandy beaches.