Over her more than 20-year career in photography, Susan Torregrosa has garnered numerous awards, shown more than 100 images in national and local exhibits, and earned the Professional Photographers of America’s prestigious Masters of Photography degree. She draws on the lifetime of dedication that earned her that recognition as she conducts portraiture sessions at Studio T Photography. She specializes in images of families, children, and high school seniors. The photographer creates portraits of kids and kin set against sparse backgrounds or painted backdrops of lush forests. High school students enjoy sessions in natural park and river settings or posing against interesting landmarks, such as a downtown Orlando graffiti wall. Afterward, she preserves her clients’ favorite images with customizable keepsakes such as prints and canvas portraits ideal for decorating walls or covering that ceiling lamp’s sneering face.
A professionally shot portrait is a superb way to quell confusion when future bouts of amnesia result in terrifying run-ins with a persistent stalker who keeps turning up in the world's reflective surfaces. Redeem your Groupon for a standard session ($50 value) at the Park Lake studio, or summon one of photoStyles' friendly professional photographers to the location of your choice within a 25-mile radius of downtown Orlando ($75 value). Whether you're keen on luring that debonair antique dealer into your den with a well-placed individual glamour shot or preserving a portrait of your family for posterity, the one-hour session promises to provide you with professional-quality photos for your framing or party-flyer-producing pleasure.
Glamour Shots made its name as a place where women could be transformed into models and immortalized in photographs. Though makeup, hair, and wardrobe services are still available with each session, Glamour Shots now offers portraiture for individuals of any gender as well as families, children, and houseplants. Unique personalities shine in Glamour Shots?s galleries, which depict everything from children with airbrushed angel wings to women clad in lingerie. Digital images can be transformed into a number of prints and products, including wall art and graduation announcements. Glamour Shots guarantees clients? satisfaction or it will retake portraits without a session fee or exchange poses for a small additional fee within 14 days.
Midway through the process of framing a vintage Woodstock ticket and corresponding newspaper article for a customer, owner Brian Smith realized that his original design didn't suit the customer's taste and started over, finally arriving at a striking image that delighted the client. With an artist's intuition, Mr. Smith makes sure that each piece he creates suits each client's style, whether he's framing a sports jersey or a very loyal Roomba. He and his dexterous staff employ handpicked tools, such as float mounting, deckled edges, and high-definition framing, to preserve each piece and help it stand out from its surroundings. Eco-friendly framing options ensure that customers can rest easy, knowing that their wooden frame came directly from a sustainable forest and not a plastic mine.
Big Frog transfers custom and premade designs onto everything from garments and towels to mousepads and flags. Customers tailor textiles to their liking with a large selection of design ideas to jump-start stalled imagination engines, a graphic designer on staff to offer advice, and a range of clothing styles to choose from. Print a picture of your favorite ex-attorney general onto a white cotton T-shirt ($14.99) or a custom apron ($21.99). The shop also stocks illustratable knickknacks such as mousepads ($10.79), coasters ($6), puzzles ($15), and golf towels ($13.99).
A photographer since age 16, Shayna Seaman took a sidetrack into graphic design in college, but soon returned to her first love. After educating herself further about the craft, she and former film student Johnny Bueno founded Pwnage Studios—an homage to Johnny's passion for video games. Today, they work as a team, aided by a few assistants as they capture images of newborns, children, and adults in green parks and other outdoor locations.
Using Canon 5D cameras with L-series lenses, Shayna and Johnny adopt a photojournalistic approach, snapping as many photos as they can in each session to capture loose, candid shots. Though they work in a defined style, they take time before shoots to get to know their subjects and accommodate any special requests. During post-shoot editing, they can render images in color or black and white, helping to achieve a dramatic effect or make photos more easily viewable by dogs.