Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Professional photography is much more than owning a "pro camera." If all it took was owning the right camera or an expensive lens, then anyone could be a photographer. I own expensive cookware and knives, but I don't cook like Julia Childs!
Professional Photography is about creativity, light and understanding your subject. A wise photographer once said, "the most important part of the camera is the 12 inches behind it," and we agree! Our award winning staff is ready to work with you to make your portraits or event an experience of a lifetime.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Our students and staff come from a diverse background of training and experience. Our instructors and staff are working pros, retired college instructors, retired pros and experts in their field of expertise.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Our students tell us they like meeting new people and doing a great job for them with their photography needs. Our staff likes working with diverse clients and everyday brings a new challenge and unique solution. Our clients tell us they like our quality, professional approach, courteous photographers and affordable solutions.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. It takes years of hard work to be able make great photos. Moms and Dads with cameras are usually not the best solution for capturing your once in lifetime memories.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. We take special pride in participating in a national event called Help Portrait. The first Sturday in December photographers all over the country go out into the community and give back to the less fortunate for the holidays. This year the staff and select students provided professional portraits to over 100 residents of a treatment center in Tampa. We photographed the residents with their family members and provided each family with a free 8x10 color print.
For many of the residents this was their first professional portrait and expressions of joy, happiness and even a few tears made for a very heart warming experience.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. We recently did a family portrait day for AmeriLife in Clearwater, FL. The company paid for the entire session as their way of saying thank you to their staff and families. We photographed over 100 employees in a studio or on location. We completed the project in just one day and we brought in the project for around $2,000.