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.
Certified framing professionals preserve precious perimeters with custom-made frames of limitless colours and designs. Corral a cherished photo or fine art print within the confines of a 13"x16" black matte frame ($49.34), replete with the Alphamat Artcare System to enhance artwork's endurance and soul capturing powers. A 10"x12.75" German Silver frame ($50.10) optimistically outlines images of gloomy clouds and humans dressed as computers. While perusing the vast selection of designs, engorge eyes on the images of local Manitoba artists that hang throughout the gallery, Bear Creek Gallery's passionate art preservationists prepare your work within two weeks, giving homeowners ample time to clear surfaces of amber sap and failed taxidermy efforts.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.
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.