Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Ballet – Jazz- Modern – Tap – Hip Hop – Lyrical…Many styles of dance and we photograph them all during our week at Encore Studio of Performing Arts.
Its the week leading up to recitals and we’ve practically moved the entire studio out to Encore for 5 days of dance portraits and fun. If you have an Encore student and you haven’t been out yet for dance portraits, there’s still a couple days left. Check out a few of the images we’ve created during our first couple days…
Monday, April 6, 2009
Spring has finally arrived full force and with our Bunny portrait event behind us, we're now looking forward to the upcoming Senior portrait season. But before we do, I wanted to let you all know of a couple great portrait opportunities for the month of April!
First...with the trees beginning the process of greening up and with the flowers blooming and the grass a-growin'...now is the PERFECT time to schedule a Family portrait Session. Whether you are looking to fill that empty place on the wall over your sofa or mantle, or if you are just looking for a few portraits for gifts, you won't find a better time of year to create the family portrait you've always wanted. And better yet...I'm going to give you a great deal to make it even easier...
Schedule your Family portrait Session before the end of April and we'll apply the entirety of your $95 session fee towards your portrait order! Your session fee will become a down-payment towards your order and as a result, when you place your family portrait order...Your Session becomes FREE!
Have a certificate for a FREE family portrait session already? No Problem!!! Have your session during the month of April also, and we'll give you a FREE 8x10 portrait with your Collection purchase.
This offer is only available to families who have their session during the month of April and place their family portrait order by May 15th, 2009.
Soccer, Baseball, or any other spring Team sports....this is the time to gather the team together and have one of these One-of-a-kind composites made. Please call the studio to ask about what it takes to put together one of these incredibly fun shoots. Once we get to the end of April, our schedule begins to fill up with Senior portraits and leaves us little free time on the calendar to do these, so call now to get your team in before all our available time slots are filled.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
It was fun, it was crazy. 1 year old twins and 2 rabbits. This sounds impossible just on paper. It worked out with 1 person per girl and 1 person for the bunnies. I had the easy job of staying behind the camera. Thank you Melinda, for a great session.
Friday, March 13, 2009
We've also created a special discounted price list especially for this event. At no other time can you receive a classic Commonwealth portrait at prices this low. Appointments are being scheduled now and they won't last long, since we've only set aside 4 days for this event (March 26-27 and March 30-31.)
Call the studio today for pricing and availability of sessions. This event only comes around once a year...don't let this opportunity pass you by.
Monday, March 2, 2009
I managed to wend my way into the studio this morning, even given the condition of many of the roads I was forced to traverse...and after arriving took a few moments to walk around with camera in hand to capture this rare seasonal occurrance (or rare of late anyway). Figured I'd get those images before I began the herculean task of brushing/shoveling off the walkways.
For those of you in the area, enjoy the snow while its around...build a snowman, make a snow angel, find a nice hill to do some sledding...these events don't come often.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Twelve elements listed below are in accordance to their importance.
Impact is the sense one gets upon viewing an image for the first time. Compelling images evoke laughter, sadness, anger, pride, wonder or another intense emotion. There can be impact in any of these twelve elements.
Creativity is the original, fresh, and external expression of the imagination of the maker by using the medium to convey an idea, message or thought.
Technical excellence is the print quality of the image itself as it is presented for viewing. Retouching, manipulation, sharpness, exposure, printing, mounting, and correct color are some items that speak to the qualities of the physical print.
Composition is important to the design of an image, bringing all of the visual elements together in concert to express the purpose of the image. Proper composition holds the viewer in the image and prompts the viewer to look where the creator intends. Effective composition can be pleasing or disturbing, depending on the intent of the image maker.
Lighting—the use and control of light—refers to how dimension, shape and roundness are defined in an image. Whether the light applied to an image is manmade or natural, proper use of it should enhance an image.
Style is defined in a number of ways as it applies to a creative image. It might be defined by a specific genre or simply be recognizable as the characteristics of how a specific artist applies light to a subject. It can impact an image in a positive manner when the subject matter and the style are appropriate for each other, or it can have a negative effect when they are at odds.
Print Presentation affects an image by giving it a finished look. The mats and borders used should support and enhance the image, not distract from it.
Center of Interest is the point or points on the image where the maker wants the viewer to stop as they view the image. There can be primary and secondary centers of interest. Occasionally there will be no specific center of interest, when the entire scene collectively serves as the center of interest.
Subject Matter should always be appropriate to the story being told in an image.
Color Balance supplies harmony to an image. An image in which the tones work together, effectively supporting the image, can enhance its emotional appeal. Color balance is not always harmonious and can be used to evoke diverse feelings for effect.
Technique is the approach used to create the image. Printing, lighting, posing, capture, presentation media, and more are part of the technique applied to an image.
Story Telling refers to the image’s ability to evoke imagination. One beautiful thing about art is that each viewer might collect his own message or read her own story in an image.