A picture is worth a thousand words, making photographs and stick-figure sketches the easiest solutions to looming dissertation deadlines. Take advantage of efficient visual-communication strategies with today’s Groupon for Kim Crenshaw Photography in Apex. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a 30-minute portrait session, an 8"x10" print, and a web gallery (a $175 value).
- For $50, you get a 2.5-hour photography class (a $225 value).
The crack team of camera wielders at Kim Crenshaw Photography creates beautiful fine-art portraits and imparts neophyte picture takers with professional photog know-how. Half-hour portrait sessions take place at the picturesque, 2,000-square-foot studio, imbuing subjects with an air of refinement, replete with French doors, lace curtains, and mounds of tuxedo T-shirts causally scattered about the scene. Those who prefer the outdoors can repair to the studio's four-acre English garden and lake, using nature's majesty as a backdrop for portraits. An 8"x10" print is included in today's deal, perfect for a desk frame or wall hanging, and a web gallery of 25–40 of the best shots allows customers to view their pictures and order prints from computers, smart phones, and WiFi-enabled crystal balls.
In the 2.5-hour photography classes, students learn the basics of digital-photo taking under the omnipotent guidance of a professional photographer. Classes are divided in two, with the first half covering camera functions such as aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, and how to use nonautomated camera functions. The second half puts to use picture-taking essentials such as lighting, composition, and disguising vestigial dorsal fins with strategically placed props. Click here to see available times and to sign up for classes.
Kim Crenshaw Photography
In Kim Crenshaw Photography’s onsite garden, a swing hangs from a jasmine-wreathed arbor, frog-inhabited lily pads carpet a pond, and a 1946 Chevrolet Stylemaster waits for models to lean against its fenders. The garden abuts the old farmhouse that houses Crenshaw’s equally scenic studio, with a wall of antique stained-glass panels and a design that captures streams of sunlight throughout the day. Crenshaw devoted her first decade behind the camera to natural-light photography, and custom renovated her current studio-garden complex to ensure she could still practice her specialty.
Now a 25-year veteran of the photography scene, Crenshaw continues to draw on the fundamentals she learned when earning her BFA in graphic design and photography. This fine-arts background deters her from trendy shots of subjects spelling out the day's headlines in semaphore signals; instead, she strives to capture timeless beauty in her portraits of families, kids, and bridal parties. Subjects can discuss options and expectations with Crenshaw during free preshoot consultations, and select their favorite shots during postshoot slideshow viewings. The studio’s frame shop can border prints—or painted portraits modeled after prints—in a diverse array of frames.
816 NC Hwy. 751
Apex, North Carolina 27502