More than 20 years of photography experience grants PhotoArts Marin's Glen Graves more than just an eye for an ideal snapshot. His skill with traditional film cameras, lighting, and composition elements imbues his photos with a quality that has drawn the attention of such clients as Ford, US Air, and Architectural Digest. When not capturing boudoir portraits or smiling families during photo shoots, Glen can be found in the classroom teaching aspiring photographers the tricks of the trade, from using dynamic angles to frame a subject to how saying “cheese” banishes spirits intent on photobombing.
More than just a master developer, photography-lab owner Emanuel Dimitri Volakis is an accomplished artist whose works hang in museums from Napa Valley to Padua, Italy. As deft with old-school silver gelatin printing as he is capable with new media such as digital photography and painting on computer monitors, Volakis offers museum-quality printing, scanning, matting, and framing services for both professional and amateur photographers. He also hosts introductory- and advanced-level darkroom classes and rents out a 400-square-foot photo studio.
The piercing, unrelenting gaze of dozens of Canon, Nikon, and Olympus cameras can be a little intimidating. Luckily, the crew at Shutterbug Camera is on hand to guide shoppers through its stock of professional equipment and accessories. The team leads in-store classes to help students explore the settings on digital cameras and traveling day trips to focus newfound knowledge on locales such as Angel Island State Park. In addition to outfitting shoppers with camera cases and lenses, staffers emblazon the resulting images on water bottles, canvas wraps, and iPhone cases, creating distinctive gifts that eliminate cell-phone mix-ups better than a ringtone plucked from Gilbert Gottfried's Christmas album.
Start a night out with your friends right at the terrific theater at Richmond's
East Bay Center for The Performing Arts.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this theater, it's no different.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this theater just as much as their parents do.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.