Whether its family or high school senior pictures, custom-designed family photo holiday cards, or professional executive and business portraits, Spotlight Photography's Mark T. Watson has established dominance over the photographic arts. Taking an artistic approach, his subjects pose in front of celebrated area parks and landmarks, or decamp to the studio's two-acre estate where a ring of piney evergreens conceals rustic accents including a barn, and gazebo. In addition to overseeing these shoots, Mark also focuses on the needs of the community, helping local kids battle cancer and other illnesses through their participation in Flashes of Hope.
Flashes flicker from coast to coast in StacksPhoto's classes. Photographers of all experience levels learn fundamental lessons on evocative composition, balancing light and dark, and capturing memorable shots without photographing National Geographic pages. Other lessons include understanding optics and the effects a lens has on the image, and learning to use the camera’s manual mode.
At The Studio by Mark A. Rice, professional photographer Mark uses more than 20 years of industry experience to create lasting memories for each image's subjects. He and his team specialize in portraits of graduating seniors and weddings.
A trip downtown isn’t complete without a walk along the canal in White River State Park. Along the three-mile loop, visitors might spot sculptures by local artists, war memorials, murals, kayakers, and gondola riders. The River Promenade, between the Indianapolis Zoo and White River, includes gorgeous views of terrain that includes limestone walls and a 17-foot waterfall.
Astra Creative Photography & Design's newly-married founders, Tabitha and Armando, team up with camera sharpshooters to capture weddings, families, high-school seniors, and newborns with a fashion-inspired photojournalistic style. On-location or in-studio, the team creates richly saturated and detailed images using selective focus, creative compositions, and expert lighting—techniques that they expound on during workshops. They then transform the collected photographs into custom books, retouched digital images, and prints that patrons can display on living-room walls or paste into history books.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
A&E is comprised of a dynamic duo of husband and wife Eric and Ashley Madden. With many years of experience, both of them excel in their ability to capture the moment. Eric Madden is also a full time instructor in higher education with a background of over 5 years imparting knowledge on others.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide the knowledge you provide the camera. We believe you should know your equipment not someone elses. You are only comfortable in your own element so why change that. We will meet you in the field for a true hands on experience and promise you will never look at a photograph in the same way.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Imparting knowledge runs in our blood. Even when we on location for a shoot we will still give advice to anyone that is willing to hear. We love teaching others and thought "why not combine our passion for photography with our passion for teaching?"
What do you love most about your job?
The passion... The reward... There is beauty all around us. There are events in our lives that enrich us. We know this and we want to make sure you can capture it as well.