Whether wielding a high-powered DSLR or craftily snapping shots with a smartphone, the student-tourists of InFocus Tampa Photo Tours learn how to make the most of their cameras while visiting iconic locales around the city. Groups trek across Tampa on foot, listening to guides share historical facts about sites including the Tampa Theatre, Plant Hall, and the Riverwalk. Along the way, the guide-instructor will touch on such shot-snapping topics as depth of field and the Rules of Thirds, which states that the subject of a picture should be evenly chopped into three pieces for maximum effect. Students can try out their new knowledge as they walk; eye-catching architecture, public artwork, and verdant greenery becomes the subject and backdrop of memorable photos.
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.
Quality photos capture piercing looks, toothy smiles, and elusive dodo sightings much more efficiently then papier-mâché sculptures. At studiolano, photographer April Catalano utilizes her many years of experience to photograph subjects with a microscopic attention to detail. During a one-hour session at studiolano’s fully equipped studio, April will rattle off 50–75 shots of multiple poses with the speed and precision of a camera-fitted, laser-guided cheetah. Striking images are artfully captured with an uncommon eye to provide game-changing glimpses of the subject’s pleasant disposition that can’t be replicated with an emoticon-riddled letter of recommendation. After the photo shoot, customers place their package order from the comfort of their plush, indoor hammocks with online proof viewing and ordering.
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.
Each of Angela Clifton Photography's sessions begins with a phone consultation, during which photographer and customer work together to plan photo shoots that focus on everything from babies to entire families and pets. Forgoing the confines of a studio, staff shutterbugs travel to locations that best capture each subject's personality. They may photograph couples posing at sunset along a beach, or a newborn first learning to photosynthesize beneath the natural light of the sun. After sessions, the crew retouches images and uploads photographs to an online gallery for customers to peruse.
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals wants to put photographers on the moon, or at least give them the tools to make it look like they were there. Since 1993, this team of Photoshop enthusiasts, led by renowned Photoshop author Scott Kelby, has focused their passion for photo editing into creating a slew of products that can enhance users' editing skills.
Beginners or seasoned pros can get help from DVDs, videos, online tutorials, books, or the association's online magazine, Photoshop User. The association also imparts helpful tips and techniques to groups large and small during conferences and seminars that are held all around the world since they have not yet mastered the art of public speaking through telepathy.