What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Nadine Hsu, Sachiko Studio owner/photographer, specializes in natural light on-location photography.
She is a veteran workshop host and has been asked to host several photography workshops with Honda Motor Corporation and University of Southern California (USC).
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Bring a fully charged DSLR with an empty memory card and an open mind!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I have a real passion for teaching others and sharing the things I've learned from being a professional photographer.
After the great feedback from my workshops with Honda Motor Corporation and USC, I thought this should be a service that I should share with the public.
What do you love most about your job?
Making the average everyday camera shy person look and feel fabulous on camera is what attracted me to this job... what I love is that a photograph isn’t just a still image, but a reminder of the adventure that is our lives and I get to capture that for my clients, and teach that to my students.
The production calendar for Arcadia's Neighborhood Music School offers an outrageous mix of comedy and drama for the theatrically inclined.
Check out this club's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
The perfect place to take the kids, this club won't cost you a sitter.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the club's adjoining lot.
As a filmmaker and photographer, Brett Carlson brings a director's instinct to all the images he shoots. He's constantly creating new visual stories as the owner of Stolen Frames Photography, where he specializes in headshot and portrait photography as well as something a little more unorthodox—the manned photo booth. At weddings, parties, and other special events, he'll set up shop in a booth where he'll capture artistic group shots that an unfeeling camera could not. He also provides props and backgrounds to add another element to these photographs and a live slideshow of these images will play during the event.
Though he enjoys playing with the latest toys of the trade as much as the next photographer, Ibarionex Perello's love of the art stems from its ability to transform the mundane into the remarkable. After years of writing instructional articles and technical reviews, Perello kicked off his podcast, The Candid Frame, to interview fellow photographers and place a finger on the creative—rather than the mechanical—pulse of the art. In the broadcast's five-year history, Perello has interviewed such stars of the field as Gerd Ludwig of National Geographic, William George Wadman of Time, Bill Frakes of Sports Illustrated, and the Hubble Telescope. Besides his hands-on broadcasts on the state of the art, Perello is a notable instructor of photography, both at his own workshops across Southern California and as an adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design.
A gallery of masterpieces showcases stunningly virtuosic renderings—which are especially impressive considering they were created by kids. While fostering a friendly, cheerful atmosphere, instructors teach classical art skills to classes of up to 12 students at a time. During weekly classes, the skilled instructors demonstrate how to realistically illustrate animals, figures, and still-life scenes using traditional media. "Creativity follows mastery" is the KidsArt philosophy, so they designed the sort of program they imagine the old masters would have approved. Planting graphite sticks and paintbrushes in pupils' hands, instructors teach color mixing, show students how to break an image into its component parts, and instill necessary behaviors such as focus and patience. Programs include individualized drawing and painting lessons and special-topic workshops, such as clay sculpture, figure drawing, and Anime/cartooning.