These are some images from my final shoot at Charleston Air Force Base with the Reservists. They are completely unedited, so don't be too critical. I'll be sharing a follow-up blog with the "touched" pictures...
CAFB 02/27/11 - Images by Stacy Pearsall
CAFB 02/27/11 - Images by Stacy Pearsall
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Not only do we offer tons of classes and workshops at the Charleston Center for Photography, but we can print your photos as well. Check out more info about our fine art and custom black and white printing services at the CCforP website or read on below!
Digital Fine Art Printing
Fine art printing at the Charleston Center for Photography utilizes the Giclee process. Giclee is an inkjet printing method that uses large format printers and ultrachrome K3 inks, archival watercolor papers and canvas. Our UltraChrome K3™ ink produces archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss level, and scratch resistance and provides consistent coloring, significantly outperforming lesser ink technologies. If you'd like to print professional neutral and toned black and white prints, this is a great choice. These printers use custom profiles, precise color correction and expert digital capturing to render subtle gradations and many colors that other technologies wouldn't be able to reproduce.
Black and White Printing
Another choice you have is our custom black and white printing. We'll process your negatives and provide a beautiful print to take home. It's hard to find services such as these lately due to a decrease in demand, so take advantage of them before they are gone!
We print on Hanemuhle Photo Rag paper. It is archival and museum quality and guaranteed to last over 200 years. Its premium ink jet coating offers a high level of water resistance, which helps in preserving the print. You may choose between smooth matte or glossy finishes. We can also print on beautiful, high quality Hanemuhle Daguerre Canvas. Our printing services are truly the best quality you can find for the best price in town.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your printing options, feel free to call us at (843)720-3105 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And you're always welcome to drop in during our business hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
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Today Liza T. from Ashley Hall visited us for career shadow day. She and Alice took pictures of a few cupcakes from Sugar Bakeshop on Cannon St. Here are some of her delectable photos!
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Shooting on Location: Horse Portraits
For those who know us, horses are a big part of our life. Since I ride my horse, Sir Prize, as much as possible, Andy spends a great deal of time with horses too. We both try to get involved in the Lowcountry horse community. One great non-profit organization here happens to be the Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) stables. They've recently established a Horses for Heroes program, which rehabilitates disabled combat veterans using horse therapy. Along with volunteering during the vet rehab sessions, Andy and I are helping to raise money by taking horse portraits.
The first thing we did was prepared our lighting gear. We packed our Kata travel bags with Elinchrom Ranger Quadras, Rotolux Octa & Square Softboxes, Nikon SB-900's, Lastolite EzyBoxes & Trigrips, C-Stands and Manfrotto Stands. We didn't know what to expect, so we prepared for anything. We almost brought the kitchen sink and then changed our minds.
The next thing we did was pack the camera gear. I had a Nikon D3s, Nikon D3 and about six lenses from the Nikon 24-70mm to the Nikon 70-200mm and the prime lenses in between. I made sure I had my shutter release cable, Hoodman and Manfrotto Tripod too.
After we arrived, Andy and I scoured the stables for the ideal backdrop. Initially, we were inclined to shoot in an open field with a line of trees in the background. However, the wind was really aggressive and I wasn't keen on how the shots were coming out. In the end, I went back to my first spot - listen to your gut. The front side of the stables was in full shadow, which provided a dark and dramatic background. The sun that peeked over gave the horse a nice rim light. All we needed to do was set up a large light source. Enter the Elinchrom Octa Light Bank!
In most cases, horses are very cautious and spooky - especially when it comes to large white flapping objects. Luckily for us, these horses are used for therapy programs and nothing seems to phase them. We had everything set up in advance and did our lighting tests before the horses even got on set. This prevented any unneeded moving of lights or gear.
Two of the trainers were on-hand to maneuver the horses and entice them to pose. It was so much fun. It took a few carrots to get some of them to perk up (wink)!
Thanks to Andy and his wonderful assistance, I had a successful shoot. Oh, it didn't hurt that I had the CATR staff helping and really cute subjects too!
If you would like to donate to CATR by purchasing one of these prints, please contact Kimberly Gleason (email@example.com).
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CCforP offers custom black and white processing and printing services. Have a few rolls of film sitting around you'd like to see but have no access to darkroom equipment? We can do it for you! Interest in these services has declined dramatically and we may be forced to end this offer soon if this continues.
Click here to view to view our list of services and pricing.
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Want to share the photos you've shot during or after taking a class at the Charleston Center for Photography?
It's easy now!
Our new Flickr group allows you to upload your pictures and connect with other students at the CCforP, all while building a community with which you can expand your newfound photography skills. Another cool feature: our group offers a discussion board where you can chat with other group members and hear about the classes they took.
Flickr is a fantastic online photo sharing and management website that is simple to use and free for all. Its opportunities are endless for photographers of all levels. Get information, tips, and feedback all while building your own portfolio. It is fully customizable and fun to use!
We look forward to seeing all of your great pictures!
Digital Photography Classes begin soon at Charleston Center for Photography. Visit our website www.CCforP.org for more details!
* Tues. 9:30-11:30 Intro to Digital Photo (F) w/ Alice Keeney
* Tues. 10:00-12:30 Outdoor Photography w/ Kenny McKeithan
* Tues. 12:30-2:30 Intro to Photoshop w/ Alice Keeney
* Tues. 2:30-4:30 Lightroom (A) w/ Kenny McKeithan
* Tues. 6:00-8:30 Intro to Digital Photo (C) w/ Kenny McKeithan
* Tues. 6:00-8:00 Intro to Digital Photo (D) w/ Mahmood Fazal
* Wed. 9:30-12:00 Intro to Digital Photo (A) w/ Douglas Cunningham
* Wed. 1:30-4:00 Enviromental Portrait w/ Douglas Cunningham
* Wed. 6:00-8:00 Intro to Digital Photo (B) w/ Mahmood Fazal
* Wed. 6:00-8:00 Digital Black & White (B) w/ Douglas Cunningham
* Thurs. 9:30-12:00 Inter. Digital Photo (A) w/ Douglas Cunningham
* Thurs. 1:30-4:00 Digital Black & White (A) w/ Douglas Cunningham
* Thurs. 6:00-8:00 Elements for Beginners w/ Mahmood Fazal
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The beautiful weather we had on Saturday was perfect for Charleston Center for Photography's Historic Charleston Photo Outing, which was guided by Alice Keeney. She accompanied the students around town with their cameras in tow as they took photographs of anything that caught their eyes.
Alice pointed out other interesting subjects, compositional elements and unique angles and was on hand to answer any of the students' questions.
Everyone did a fantastic job taking pictures and had a fun time doing so!
Alice found time to take some great shots as well.
Check out some of the students' work as well! Here are a few by Jack Kotz and Sarah DeMarco.
The next photo outing will be held on March 3rd from 8-10 am in Folly Beach at the Morris Island Light House. If you're interested in attending, check out our website or call for more information.
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