In the fall of last year, we launched our photo workshops with our Beginner’s Class. Phillip was very excited to share the knowledge that he has accumulated over 20 years back to our clients and friends. We were very pleased that the classes were met with such success. Time after time we have had students return to us exclaiming how thrilled they were to put their knowledge to use and we think this is awesome!
With such a high caliber of digital SLR cameras becoming available to the general public, there is a need for hands-on training, and why not receive that from a professional in the business? The neat thing is that these classes apply to everyone!! So far, we have had students as young as 12 years and 16 years old! The class is modeled specifically to the participants and what they are wanting to learn. For example, we had one mom who wanted to learn how to better photograph her sons’ sports photos at the game. The 16 year old has been photographing race cars and wanted to learn more about how to set his camera for high speed. Phillip spends time in each of the workshops going over the manual settings of the camera, as well as the basics of photography. You’ll not only leave with a better understanding of how to use the camera, but also how to better compose your photographs and adjust for different lighting situations. Best of all, we keep our classes small so that Phillip has time with each individual student to work with them on anything they need.
Because everything is more fun with a friend, we are offering a $99 “Bring A Friend” special for 2016. Anyone who signs up for one of our 2016 classes, and has a friend do the same, they each will receive the class for $99. The regular price is $149 so that is $100 savings between the two of you!! Click here to register! Since class size is small, they will fill up quickly! Don’t miss out!
Happy New Year!! As we ring in the new year, we always like to reflect on the past year and all of the great memories. 2015 was a busy year for the studio! We were blessed to meet so many new families as well as see many of our returning clients! It is always so wonderful to see our Crider’s “kids” year after year and to watch them grow. It is such an honor to be a part of each family and to have the opportunity to share in those memories throughout the years. As part of that reflection time, we created a video of our Favorites from 2015. Enjoy!!
In the fall of 2015, we introduced our Photo Workshops with Phillip with great success and many of those who have taken the classes are ready to come back for more! As we plan our curriculum for the Intermediate class, we are opening new dates for 2016 for the Beginner Class so be sure to check those out here. We have had a ball getting to know our students and seeing their progress.
As we look to 2016, we have so many great things in store that we can’t wait to share with you all! From brand new sets and products, to new spins on old favorites, this year is setting up to be full of fun for everyone!
The Number One Reason to hire a PPA Photographer
Attention to Detail, Experience, Education—these are all outstanding reasons to hire a PPA Certified Photographer. But what do we think is the number one reason?
Attention to detail
Your photographer will pay attention to the detail. Stray hairs are smoothed out and ties are straightened. Babies are posed right down to the position of their hands. Blankets are smoothed out. Background clutter is removed. Even the time of your appointment is carefully planned. Every part of your session is carefully orchestrated to ensure that you get the best images possible.
A professional photographer has done it before; they’ve photographed a variety of events and portraits and have been exposed to many subjects and conditions. There is no shortcut to experience, and you take a tremendous gamble with a first-timer or an inexperienced photographer not knowing what to do at various points during your shoot. Professionals know intuitively to take extra shots of crucial moments in case anyone blinks or has an awkward expression. They know the ins and outs of posing and can make subjects look natural in any setting. They anticipate angles and approaches for each scene. They have experience in guiding groups of every size for optimal results.
Just like in any other field, PPA Professional photographers have endless hours of training and experience. It takes years and a lot of hard work to hone photography skills. Your photographer will have spent a lot of time and money educating themselves on how to compose your images and light them well to create a lovely gallery of images for you to choose from. However, that is only the beginning. A true professional photographer is an artist from start to finish. They start with the image from the camera, but they can take that image and enhance it digitally for optimal color, saturation, and quality. This experience only comes with years of study in darkrooms and digital classes.
One of the goals of most sessions is to produce images that will be enlarged and framed for the wall. This is an investment in your home and can enhance a room. You spend a lot of time and hard earned money furnishing your room. A final touch of professional images of your family only makes sense.
The number one reason to hire a professional photographer is that once that special day is over, the kids are grown up, or you’ve said “I do”– it is now a precious memory. Those moments cannot be relived. Weddings, maternity images, newborn images, senior year, and other important milestones only happen once. These photos will take you back to that time or that day, to a place where you can almost smell the flowers and touch the perfect, soft newborn skin. It is definitely worth hiring the very best to capture those precious memories.
We are so excited to share our super exciting news with all of you. Crider’s Photography and Fine Art Portraiture is pleased to announce that starting August 2015, Phillip, our Nationally Certified Professional Photographer, will begin offering photography classes and workshops to the general public! With 23 years of photography knowledge, from film photography to digital photography, from technical information to the art of design, Phillip is excited to help you expand your knowledge of this wonderful industry! Phillip has been an instructor/mentor to professional photographers throughout the years, but has never brought it to the photography novice. In his classes, Phillip will focus on the very basics of photography and the DSLR camera. This experience is perfect for anyone who wishes to venture from the automatic settings on their camera into a true understanding of the many features a DSLR offers. These classes are very basic and do not require prior camera experience to attend. If you simply have a desire to improve the quality of your own photographs, Phillip’s first class offering, 7 Steps to Better Photography, is a great place to start!!
We are so thrilled to venture into this new and exciting time in our business! We look forward to working with all of you!!
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