Spicy boudoir poses and pin-up-style portraits with an assortment of props, or babies playing with hats and splashing in the bath. Sandy Puc’ specializes in these and other styles of photography. When the award-winning photographer isn't snapping shots, she shares her love of photography and connects with budding shutterbugs worldwide through speaking engagements and services such as Sandy Puc’ University and Ukandu––a store for photography tools. In Denver, she runs photography courses where students go from learning the basics of DSLR cameras to photographing a live model and receiving group critiques. When she’s not discussing and teaching photography, Sandy practices it along with her colleague Helen Noakes during sessions with kids, high school seniors, families, and individuals.
An active Denver photographer since 1985, Bart Levy imparts hard-won wisdom to aspiring photographers in upbeat, three- or four-hour workshops. In these workshops, the seasoned shutterbug demystifies DSLR cameras, teaching pupils how to harness ISO speeds, manual settings, and flash settings to produce crisp, memorable images of lens caps. Students also learn how to compose visually striking snapshots and Levy will also demonstrate the differences in digital file formats, so acolytes can upload and share pictures without setting their web browsers on fire.
Vision Photography’s team of shutterbugs can shoot subjects under the controlled lighting of their spacious studio or beneath streaming sunlight in the flowering fields adjacent to it. Photographers can also capture familial bonds, the glow of moms-to-be, and the expressions newborns make when grappling with man’s existential dilemma.
Englewood Camera's expert imagists pass on hard-won photo wisdom to aspiring shutterbugs in small, hands-on classes. The Basics of Digital Photography class acquaints fledgling photographers with the conceptual essentials and technical principles of camerawork, including framing, focus, film exposure, and using the flash to temporarily blind uncooperative children. From class discussions, pupils can learn from the experience of fellow shutter squires and develop an infectious curiosity about photography that will endure after the three-hour class.
Everyone has their own unique story and their own one-of-a-kind personality. Paul Maynard relishes the opportunity to tell that tale and exhibit that personality in pictures. He uses each session to get to know his clients and learn what makes them tick. He doesn't rush shoots and likes to spend one to three hours with each client. Portraits take place outdoors to take advantage of the local flora, fauna, and architecture. He's framed clients against downtown Denver, the Rockies, and Red Rocks Amphitheater––all over the Colorado landscape. It's a profession he's perfected since 1984, having learned manual cameras and film before the digital age. All that hands-on talent and experience goes into portraits of families and grads, as well as weddings and headshots. He also crafts deftly produced "edgy sports" portraits that take on elements of surrealist paintings.
In 2007, Brandy Caruso transformed her lifelong passion for photography into a professional operation, where she specializes in customized portraits of expectant moms, newborns, families, and high school seniors. Whether chatting with adults, goofing off with kids, or patiently waiting for restless newborns to sleep, her informal demeanor helps set her subjects at ease. She snaps posed and candid shots inside her studio or out on location. After two to three weeks worth of editing, Brandy previews each image for her clients, who then select which pictures to preserve with boutique products such as custom framed prints, gallery wraps, and photo jewelry.