At the "I Can Do It!" conference, participants learn from a collection of dynamic speakers and authors on ways to strengthen the body, mind, and spirit. On Friday night, renowned keynote speaker Dr. Wayne W. Dyer will speak about how to achieve a more fulfilling life by shifting one's focus from ambition to meaning. Saturday's line-up features several regular Oprah contributors, including Marianne Williamson)—who will address the spiritual, emotional, and psychological roots of weight loss—and Cheryl Richardson, who will teach you how to reprogram your unconscious mind so that it stops getting stuck in zero-gravity elevators. Sunday showcases an entirely different lineup of inspirational all-stars as they cover topics such as Chinese face reading, treating health problems with intuition, and how to become happy for no reason without lethal exposure to Joker venom. Over the course the day, conference-goers will be free to amble amongst morning and evening keynote speakers, topping their motivational parfait with whatever electives strike their soul-fancy.
For more than 20 years, the professional photographers at Charlie's Angels Photography have worked to capture images that not only preserve memories but also incorporate artistic touches. Their digital galleries boast shots from larger occasions such as weddings and runway shows to private events such as boudoir and portrait sessions. Their staff also includes professional makeup artists, who can prep subjects for shoots or gussy up complexions before weddings or high-school-graduation re-enactments.
Shannon Holt, a mostly self-taught photographer who learned her craft by doing copious amounts of research on the Internet, created Studio77 Photography in 2008. The self-described chatty photographer prefers to get to know clients over coffee before their shoot, discussing details such as the desired makeup and wardrobe look and how to turn an old negligee into a sexy handkerchief. She prides herself on empowering women during daring boudoir shoots and has developed her own editing techniques to add the finishing touches on images.
Brian and Rebecca Fulton are a husband-and-wife duo that decided to turn their image-making passion into a full-time job. Bring up to three buddies or fashion-forward centaurs and the two shutterbugs will capture your best side during a one-hour photo shoot. The Fultons use high-end equipment—including Canon DSLRs and an Elinchrom portable lighting system—to slice meaty moments out of reality's carcass and grill them into images of the highest possible caliber. Along with a full array of online and digital copies, you can also adorn office desks and sleeping in-laws with good old-fashioned prints of your favorite shots. Pricing for prints varies by image size; use your $50 photo credit for a 4''x6'' ($3.95), 5''x7'' ($9.95), 8''x10'' ($19.95), 11''x14'' ($45.95), or four wallet-sized portraits ($9.95). RBF Photography dispenses prints with matte or glossy finishes.
In "auto" mode, cameras automatically adjust their settings to their environments?but in the more artist-friendly manual mode, photographers control every element of their image, from its point of focus to its exposure time. At PhotoSCOOP Stay in the Loop, instructors help their students master the second photography style in four-hour Stepping into Manual Mode workshops, which cover topics such as ISO, aperture, and adding an external flash.
The photography center hosts workshops on more specialized topics, too. Studio Lighting and Posing 101, for example, covers the essentials of flattering studio portraits, whether you're capturing a smiling family or a newlywed couple. Other sessions focus on topics such as outdoor shooting and fashion photography.
Cheryl is a custom newborn, family & wedding photographer located in the Tampa Bay, Florida. Her creative style is captured with each portrait encapsulating beautiful images of your child's fleeting precious moments, your family's love or the special moments of your wedding day before they disappear forever.