Just as his first print developed in a dim darkroom, so did Majeed Iravani's love for photography. Majeed began his shot-snapping career in 1984, then founded ShotzPerfect Photography in 1990. His two-decade-spanning portfolio is populated with family portraits, wedding parties, and fine-art shots of stoic lighthouses and bridges framed by the gradient of the setting sun. During portrait sessions, Majeed captures clients in a combination of posed and natural positions, such as hugging while staring stonily into the lens.
The press-lauded commercial shutterbug and digital image pro behind Soo Photography, Michael Soo has lent his expertise in commercial, food, and portrait photography to numerous international publications, including the New York Times. Drawing upon his expertise and multicultural background to educate fledgling photographers, Soo hosts workshops, teaches classes, and runs an online forum where digital cameras discuss technique in binary. Beginner- and intermediate-level classes acquaint novices with the art form, and advanced courses delve into lighting, black-and-white photography, portraiture, weddings, product photography, and how to cover up red eye with drawn-on mustaches. The classes also assist in lighting techniques, learning exposure and composition, and how to photograph portraits.
The staff at UGMX Development Studios teaches children to explore their creativity through lessons in guitar, piano, drums, and beat making, and empowers students to record their own music at an onsite recording studio. Other lessons introduce students to the business side of the music or fashion industry, fostering an understanding of marketing and networking.
Envy Studio captures milestones on film, snapping shots of weddings, quinceañeras, and families. After photo shoots and onsite services, the studio produces prints in a range of sizes and can create custom albums for special events. They also tend to other photographic needs including picture restoration, passport shots, and digital imaging in which tech-savvy editors modify photos with special effects and vanquish red eye with Druid spells.