Mike Moreland's portfolio bursts apart at the seams with the work of more than 15 years in architecture, fashion, and advertising photography. The award-winning photographer's three-hour workshops, typically lead by two–four expert shutterbugs, teach neophytes and hobbyists the tricks and tools to snap professional-grade shots. After 45 minutes of instruction, students spend just over two hours honing their burgeoning skills, capturing images on their own DSLRs or with a chisel and stone tablet. Guests walk out of the sessions knowing how to manipulate light sensors, how to adjust shutter speeds with a special emphasis on nature photography, and the basics of studio lighting, wedding portraiture, and shooting in urban settings. Read the FAQ to learn more.
The mind tends to tamper with memories, embellishing elements while skirting around the fine details. Mega Pixels’s team of creative photographers knows that details are what make memories spring to life, what cause long-forgotten stories to be remembered and relived. They yearn to capture those details and hidden stories in every image they frame, wrangling symmetry, texture, depth of field, and a clever use of line into evocative shots. On-location photo shoots lead the photographers throughout Georgia and neighboring states to destinations chosen by their clients, who pose during scenic wedding shoots, graduation shoots, and portraits for the cover of their upcoming novel about a boy who learned to be more sensitive.
The flashbulbs inside Moments in Time Photography’s studio spark to capture the moments in time that photographer Margaret A. Lemke creatively orchestrates. Amid her studio’s professional lights and backdrops, she snaps photos of everything from group portraits to boudoir photo shoots. She also brings her gear to various area locations to capture high-school-senior portraits, engagement photo shoots, or to teach her camera how to climb a tree.
Silverspoon Photography owner Marla Weatherspoon Johnson has creativity pumping through her veins. The daughter of prolific artists, she's been snapping pictures for more than two decades, ever since the interplay of light and shadow drove her into the arms of black-and-white photography. Her photographic journey has largely been influenced by artists such as James Van Der Zee and Richard Avedon, whose stark whites and honest portraits echo in Johnson's work. With those icons and her own eye guiding her, she strives to create portraits that look too good to be marooned in cyberspace alone.
A 16-year veteran as a photographer for families, kids, and models, Bobby Duerr brings a savvy eye to photo shoots. From behind the lends, he captures images for clients to mount on their walls or display on their mantels in crisp prints.
Forrest Briggs claims the South as his home, and indeed he grew up and attended college there. As a photography student, he earned admission into several galleries and juried exhibitions, but his post graduate work honed his eye. He travelled the world, learning to speak fluent Vietnamese and becoming trapped in Nepal during the 2006 coup d’état, all the while documenting his journeys through his camera. The temporary expatriation sharpened his skills, helping him excel at photographic composition, natural lighting strategies, and more abstract concepts such as how to make photos “pop.”
Now, as a photographer and teacher, he passes along these lessons to a new generation of shutterbugs, while lending his eye and skill to clients in search of classic portraiture and boudoir shoots. He also has an eye for shooting martial arts action, working behind the scenes at mixed martial arts events and even pulling a stint as the personal photographer of Cheryl Murphy, nine-time US Nationals Karate Champion.