Monday, November 20, 2006

Lighting Tips

For the best pictures possible, use different film speeds (or ISO settings on your digital camera) for different situations and lighting conditions. The higher the ISO number (or speed) the more sensative the film or digital sensor is to light.

The beauty of newer digital cameras is that you can change your ISO rating "on the fly" when your lighting situation changes.
For example: You're out in the yard photographing the kids in bright sunlight or snow (yikes) with your camera set to ISO 100.

Next, you decide to go into the house to take pictures around the dinner table or next to the fireplace; this would be a great opportunity to change the ISO setting on your camera to 1000 to allow more light to be recorded by the sensor.

  • ISO 100 For bright outdoor scenes
  • ISO 200 For activity in the sun and shade
  • ISO 400 For fast action scenes under mixed light situations
  • ISO 1000 and higher For fast action in very low or mixed light situations.

This list represents a general starting point. I always recommend trying different settings on your camera until you get the results you desire.

Celebrating a 50th Anniversary?

2006 marks our 50th year in business.

As a way of sharing our Golden Anniversary, we are offering a special gift to anyone celebrating fifty years of marriage.

If you are celebrating your 50th anniversary, we would like to present you with a complimentary studio portrait session and one 8x10 color portrait as our gift.

To commemorate your anniversary and receive your free portrait, all you have to do is confirm your anniversary date when you make your appointment.

Then, through our electronic projection system, each pose will be viewed in the studio allowing you to make your portrait selections before leaving the studio.

We look forward to helping celebrate with each "Golden Anniversary" couple.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Keeping You up to Date

If you're anything like me, you may find it hard to remember things from time to time (I know -- hard to believe, just ask wife.... um.... TAMMI) :)

I found a way to keep up on the blogs that I like to read without missing any updates. You see, in the new version of Blogger you can subscribe to what they call "feeds".

The way yo do this is simply to click on the Posts (Atom) link, usually found at the bottom of the page.

That way, you will be sent a notification when the blog is updated. Pretty slick, ehh? No more trying to remember to check blogs or websites for recent additions.

We are going to be offering more specials and information or sales in the months to come, so please feel free to click the Posts link so you are always up to date.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Frames on Sale

There is no better way to compliment your portraiture than with beautiful framing.

We have added a line of ready made frames to our custom frame line that I'm sure you are going to love. They are relatively ornate and very classy looking.

The best part??? They are very reasonably priced!!!

Here's another great offer. As a way to get these frames into your hands, we are marking them down 20% through the end of December.

So now you can purchase gift certificate AND a ready made frame for the holidays and save 20% on both.

These frames are available in sizes: 5x7 through 11x14.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Gift Certificate Sale

Now through the end of the year, you can save 20% on any gift certificate that you purchase.

Gift certificates make the perfect gift for friends and loved ones because portraits NEVER go out of style!

Here's a great idea. Do you know someone planning a wedding or bar mitzvah??? You can use these certificates for any event photography or portrait photography that we offer!

Give us a call for details...

Friday, November 10, 2006

Lisa and Mark Got Married

Last Saturday we had a great time photographing Lisa and Mark at Temple Shir Shalom.

The weather outside was a little chilly (it is November in Michigan!) but inside, the decor was warm and inviting, partially due to the beautiful arangements provided by Bruce at Breath of Spring Florist .

We've had so much fun photographing these guys! When your clients become your friends, it's very natural to have fun at the wedding and get great expressions in the photographs. Mark and Lisa were no different. We knew the day we met them that we wanted to be their photographer simply based on the way we hit it off at our first meeting.

Needless to say, our new bride and groom, both families and wedding party were a delight to work with.... and it's so nice to witness two people that are truly in love begin a new life together. Mark and Lisa truly are in love and you can tell just by being around them.

Mark is the Managing Partner for The Matt Prentice Groups "Deli Unique" in West Bloomfield and Lisa is a CPA.

We can't wait until they return from their honeymoon so they can see their wedding images and we can hear all about their trip!

Hey! who is that guy crouching in the corner, capturing ceremony photo's??? :)