Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Photographer David Firestine never runs out of places to snap his shots. Leafing through his portfolio, one finds David’s subjects standing in dumpsters, lying in the street, or simply posing pensively before some textured, abstract background. His lens demonstrates a flair for focus, blurring passing trains and approaching Cthulus in the background while the subjects in the forefront virtually leap out of the shot with startling crispness. David’s naturally creative energy motivates outside-the-box shots while his artistic eye assesses design, form, color, and tone. Mostly, he wants his clients to have fun, and he is willing to match them stride-for-stride in terms of nonconventionality, or rein in his flair and adjust his shots to match his client’s tastes and desires.
A camera has always been a part of Courtney's life. That’s due in part because she comes from a family of photographers, of which she’s the third generation to practice the art. She started Ethereal Birth Photography to transform what had long been her photographic hobby and passion into a career. Armed with the knowledge of her forebears and her own studies, she went ahead with her dream and in the process discovered her talent for shooting nature and newborns.
Throughout her photographic repertoire, Courtney is known for exploring many styles and producing unique shots. Clients may see her employing traditional portraiture techniques for work with babies, a photojournalistic bent with families or weddings, and a generally fun and funky style with anything from nature to boudoir shoots.
Sporting and musical events. Weddings. Baby showers. Even Civil War reenactments. If it's happening in Georgia or Alabama, Jordan Photography can be there to document it. No matter the event, the company employs a photojournalistic style, outfitting shots with a natural-and-timeless quality.
Barbo Productions helps partygoers savor the good times long after the final song has ended. Much like a digital guest book, Barbo’s easy-to-operate video booth records personal messages from guests. Similarly, the company’s photo walls capture goofy grins and vacant stares by letting revelers pose freely in front of themed and decorative walls instead of squeezing into booths. Barbo Productions also offers wedding packages that cover ceremonies and receptions with high-definition broadcast cameras.
“So many people go through life looking at things without really seeing them,” muses Mary Buck, founder of Studio 2.8. Her mission as a teacher is twofold: to help her pupils see things and to help them share what they see with others. “Photography lets you paint with light,” she tells her classes, “but you have to go in with a vision.” She gives her pupils the tools to realize their visions during workshops that delve into all facets of digital photography, from the basics of adjusting f-stop to the advanced skills needed to capture a delicious smell of pixels.
It isn't surprising that Buck is a photography teacher; photography runs in her blood. Both of her siblings and her sister-in-law are skilled photographers, and she's been aiming her own lens at subjects since she was just 18. As a professional, her talent for catching dimples and laughter has led to portraits that families can pass down to new generations or Earth-conquering aliens. Seventeen years after starting her own studio, her passion for the art form has only grown, and her enthusiasm for sharing what she calls “that fire in my belly” with her students still burns strong.
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