Light Rain is the art-scanning and digital-printing department of Dostal Studios that offers a variety of reproduction services. Technicians offer flatbed scanning and direct digital capture to archive art and scan film with options such as color correcting, sharpening, and dust spotting. They reproduce images in prints up to 64 inches wide with archival inks on a variety of papers and media, and the techs also offer retouching to remove unwanted details from photos or art pieces.
Jere Visalli of Visalli Photographics wields his 20 years of fine-art photography experience to expertly ensnare relaxed smiles. His wedding photography blends photojournalistic candids with thoughtfully composed portraits, deftly capturing multiple facets of the event. During family sessions in his expertly lit studio, Jere immortalizes resemblances across multiple generations and breeds of cat. Blending photojournalist sensibilities with stylized portraiture, Jere captures intimate moments during weddings or jubilant shows of affection with engagement photos. He also journeys outdoors for naturally lit snap sessions, and can provide subtle retouching and editing to ensure all models look their finest.
Effectively capturing significant moments on film is a specialized art form, which can go unrecognized if not displayed well. To help their clients showcase their treasured memories in sophisticated arrangements, Photograph & Frame’s staff developed a system they call “modular picture framing.” This system cuts on cost, using a premade selection of framing goods. Clients can mix and match standardized museum-quality mats and frames, which are all-wood and locally made, to create design-magazine-worthy photo wallscapes. The staff also preserves photos with custom-framing options, cutting mats and forming frames to fit especially large family photos and snapshots that spill into the fifth dimension.
They’ve also curated a selection of photographs from local artists and archives to help patrons decorate their homes in sweeping seascapes and bustling city streets. To ensure the photos’ quality and level of detail, most of the images are developed in a darkroom on Fuji Crystal Archive papers.
Though photographer David Wong honed his skills with the low light and candid opportunities found in nightclubs, he now also wields his camera outdoors, for boudoir and portrait sessions, and at weddings. He often partners with a videographer and a makeup and hair stylist, who help him create the media he sends to clients in digital copies and online galleries. David also snaps pet portraits.
The Print My Watercolor studio sprang up on the streets of SoMa, San Francisco, beginning as a boutique that thrived within a lively community of art and culture. There, a staff of skilled digital artists fashioned custom watercolor prints, transferring expertly retouched photographs of tropical landscapes and childhood memories onto quality, archival paper using oil-based ink and Giclee printmaking technology. Today these artists have extended their reach across the country, binding their richly textured watercolor prints to handsome wooden bars equipped with a sturdy leather strap at the top before shipping them out. This strap makes it easy for recipients to immediately hang a family portrait above their mantel or a picture of a clown directly outside a child’s window. Print My Watercolor’s online apparatus also enables customers to upload their images instantly and pick from a variety of print sizes and styles, such as black-and-white or sepia.