After Elaine Halpert graduated from Ryerson University, she worked as an exhibiting fine-art photographer and taught photography classes. With her more than a decade of accrued experience, she refocused her efforts to build her own photography business, drawing upon the many lessons she learned, including the idea that two cameras are better than one. She and a sidekick attend all special-event shoots, capturing as many memories as possible during celebrations ranging from bar mitzvahs to weddings.
Her work emphasizes normal exposure and natural light, ensuring pictures suffused with authentic hues and clear focus. On occasion, she saturates colours by drawing out the brightness of a blue balloon or the stately beiges of a municipal bus shelter. Elaine also varies her lenses to achieve portraits with soft backgrounds and group shots with crisp details.
Professional photographer Bruce Hendricks was the first Manitoban certified by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission. He's twice been named Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of Canada ? Manitoba and has earned a long list of other accreditations and degrees. The artist helms his own studio and practices the lessons he espouses on a daily basis?he takes pictures of families and couples during portrait and wedding sessions and directs commercial and industry photo shoots as well. To share his experiences with others, he holds photography seminars to help professional, amateur, and student photographers learn new skills and develop confidence in both the art and the business of photography.
For more than 30 years, The Winnipeg Sun has kept locals up-to-date on current events, sports, entertainment, technology and more. Each photo-packed issue hits the doorsteps of homes seven days a week, including the Sunday edition. Besides in-depth coverage of everything from the Jets and Blue Bombers to unfolding events in the Middle East and throughout the world, the Sun also covers money, travel, and local culture.
More than 20 years ago, a small framing business named Block Mounts began touting an intriguing new method for preserving cherished photos and artwork. The method—appropriately called block mounting—uses a vacuum heat press to adhere flat objects to thick pieces of MDF board, which are then painted and sealed with a matte or satin finish. Though Block Mounts continues to specialize in the process that inspired their trademarked name, the company has expanded to offer custom framing of three-dimensional objects such as first-edition books, sports jerseys, and fire extinguishers. The framing specialists use conservation-grade materials to perform jobs on-site, and each of their finished works is backed by a lifetime warranty.
The framing experts at But Is It Art slip pictures, memorabilia, and keepsakes into flattering homes to keep them intact while bringing out their tones and textures. Staffers pride themselves on sealing unusual items such as ballet slippers and runaway hamsters into professionally glass-encased displays. Sports jersey framing is a specialty here, and mats can be customized to match team colors. The crew can also find the most stable way to frame medals or to dry- or float-mount paintings, photos, and needlework with an expansive lot of frames and mattes, and their work has earned distinction with a Consumers' Choice Award.