Zachary Goldberg founded Forever Studios with the intention of helping others create, preserve, and share their most important moments. But it's not so much what Zachary and the Forever Studios team does–it's how they do it. In addition to high-quality photo shoots, the company can produce cinematic-quality montages set to music or build custom-designed hardcover photo books. And while the the team enjoys snapping new family portraits, they can also restore old ones using digital technology.
Perhaps Forever Studios' most unique service are its movie autobiographies. In those, subjects are filmed telling their own story, all while a cinematic montage of images–such as personal photos, video clips, or mug shots–fill in the gaps between the words. The studio will even research a family's history to tell a more meaningful and complete story.
Founder and owner Cemhan Biricik has fashion and photography in his blood. His parents, both designers, moved him from Istanbul to Paris at the age of 4, eventually settling in the United States. Here in the U.S. is where he fell in love with photography, and photography loves him back, judging from the more than 15 awards Cemhan has won from National Geographic, Sony, and the International Loupe.
In his daily client work, Cemhan's photography strives to capture the beauty in every day life. His subjects range from the abstract and wildlife to high fashion and weddings, and he's snapped shots of celebrities such as Miss Pennsylvania and Cesar Conde of Univision.
Cemhan's company, Biricik Media, goes beyond photography to provide videography services that capture media for magazines, ad campaigns, and special events. In addition, the company has acquired talented, specialized photographers for specific needs such as bridal showers or portraits of your hair-doll collection.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Commercials, Actor's Demo Reels, Indi Film Projects.
Bring your script. Bring your ideas, or just get it on film.
For a limited time only. You can get your project done that you always wanted, with our Award winning Cinematographer and Commercial Photographers.
Produced on our RED ONE Camera.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
DSLR Camera Packages for internet or low broadcast needs.
Does not include Lighting packages, Grip and any additional crew members that may be need on project. An estimate will be provided upon request.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Offer includes up to three angles and one scene only.
You will walk away with your footage for your unlimited usage.
Loyalty to digital cameras’ factory settings can hinder photographers shooting in unusual venues. Photographer Paulo Jordao teaches his students to manually adjust their settings to suit their surroundings during hands-on workshops, whose curricula also emphasize lighting, composition, and post-shoot editing. Open to all skill levels, the workshops can expand semi-professionals’ skill sets or aid parents trying to document their tots’ childhoods without adding extensive footnotes to their height chart.
When he’s not teaching workshops, Jordao, along with his wife, Peggy, who is also a photographer, can be found snapping photos of newly engaged couples, capturing sultry boudoir shoots, and shooting videos for special events.
Much like the lens of her camera, Laurie Brown can adjust her focus depending on the scope of the project. During family-portrait sessions, she channels the same passion as she does during a grandiose corporate gala. Her resumé speaks to this versatility, with clients ranging from AMD and PepsiCo to glamorous models. Laurie travels to indoor and outdoor locales to capture these snapshots. She has preserved wedding memories against a verdant forest backdrop and family gatherings on the beach. Laurie also works well with children—she has seven of her own—so she can help commemorate infants' birthdays.
Professional photographer Amy expresses her artistic aesthetics by capturing weddings, families, and portraits with an eye for bold lighting and a style that tiptoes toward the whimsical. She showcases her experience in music theater and performing art by often depicting subjects engaged in some form of active emotional exchange, whether it's flirtatiously blowing bubbles, trashing a wedding dress, or simply cradling a newborn. Once she has captured the images during in-studio or on-location shoots, she professionally edits out red eyes and other flaws before transmitting them onto DVD.