What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Crider's Fine Art Portraiture has been in business for over 28 years. Your instructor is a second generation professional photographer and is nationally Certified by the Professional Photographer Association of America. We help you understand bit by bit the camera's technical functions.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide a hand-out that contains the information you will see on the slide presentation. We request that you bring your camera and the manual to your camera. As an added bonus we will critique 3 of your images and print them at our professional lab.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
An opportunity to provide the community with the highest quality photography, photographic prints and customer service.
What do you love most about your job?
The industry is constantly changing and evolving. The rules of fine art apply to today's photography the same way they applied to photographers and master artists over 100 years ago.
Shoppers of all ages can find new and creative hobbies at Cornelius' The Children's Arts Project.
For artwork that's unique, pick up a piece carefully crafted by hand (no one is exactly alike!).
Art lovers looking to spice up their space flock to this store for a touch of beauty, charm, and one-of-a-kind artistry.
At The Children's Arts Project, you can find easy in-and-out parking for you to take advantage of during your shopping spree.
So whether you need off-the-wall art supplies or something cool and crafty, chances are The Children's Arts Project will have it.
A member of the Professional Photographers of America, Mimo Photography owner Michelle jump-started her photography career when she received a grant to document Parisian architecture. Today, she's traded the majesty of the Eiffel Tower for the miracle of life, specializing in newborn, baby, and maternity photography. She operates out of a natural light studio in her own home.
A mop of hair fringes an infant's milky-white face, his plump cheeks reminiscent of a porcelain doll. Though the image is black and white, the boy's eyes are as striking as any baby blues—reflections of the white linens gathered around his legs add depth and life to his playful gaze. This photograph, which won Janet Boschker the Canon Par Excellence Award in 2010, is but one of many that have earned the photographer numerous accolades.
At Northlight Photography, the Boschker's own studio, the photographer flaunts her signature blend of award-winning artistry in custom portraiture. Whether capturing the innocence of a child, the love of a family, or the excitement of a special event, she strives to turn each image into an artistic and timeless representation of its subject. The expert also shares some of her trade secrets through introductory and advanced photo classes.
Photographers, filmmakers, and fans of both art forms unite at the Light Factory, a buzzing cultural center on Charlotte's Central Avenue. Here, visionaries of all stripes have the chance to express their creativity amid the acclaimed—and oftentimes, infamous—images that line the gallery walls.
In addition to attending events and gathering for exhibitions, folks interested in improving their own skills can enroll in the Light Factory's array of classes. During these sessions, students learn about black-and-white photography, portraiture, and how to handle DSLR cameras, which are especially difficult to house train.
In a handful of studios scattered between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Springfield, Missouri, kids express their artistic creativity under the friendly supervision of Noah’s Art instructors. Classes cover a wide variety of topics—from painting and clay sculpture to vocals-based Song Art—and are arranged by age group, allowing children to interact with peers of a similar developmental stage while engaging in philosophical musings on the meaning of parent-enforced time-outs. Instructors also teach basic art tools and techniques, such as how to properly hold a paintbrush or sculpt clay using only your mind.