Monday, March 30, 2009

Dawn of Spring Special

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The snow is melted, the birds are on the feeder, and the green is starting to push aside the brown on the lawn. I am celebrating with a studio glamour portrait special offer!

I get a lot of enquiries from people interested in model portfolio, beauty, glamour and boudoir portraits, but often these enquiries come from first timers who are unsure about committing to a full session. If you are one of those people, here is a great opportunity for you to give it a try.

It’s a incredible deal. For just $199, here is what you get:

  • up to 2 hours of portrait photography at my studio in Hamilton
  • unlimited wardrobe changes
  • your choice of style and look
  • a private, secure online preview gallery
  • minimum 50 previews to choose from
  • your favourite 3 images touched up
    • finished images delivered by download (shipped on DVD-ROM for $20 extra)
    • image files prepared in two versions, both full resolution (larger than 8x12) and screen resolution
  • add professional makeup and light hairstyling for $95

Just four slots are available:

Monday April 20 – 5PM
Monday April 20 – 7PM
Tuesday April 21 – 1PM
Tuesday April 21 – 3PM

Here’s the fine print. Lumacraft Photography reserves the right to adjust the schedule, but with no changes expected after April 6. Taxes are extra. To book, email David at info@lumacraft.com. Payment for this discounted package is non-refundable and is due in full upon booking.

Here’s an extra special bonus for those of you who have read this all the way to the end! Book by Tuesday March 31 and save $20. This package is yours for just $179!

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Today’s Thought

Spotted in Glenn’s Photo Forum this morning:

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

-  Ansel Adams

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lynzy and Lumacraft Reunite ... on the Dark Side

In 2008, Lynzy commissioned me to produce a boudoir album for her. The portraits of her that I made were light, colourful, pretty, and playful … which is how I see Lynzy. The resulting collage album won an Award of Merit at the 2008 National Image Competition of the Professional Photographers of Canada.

I couldn’t be more delighted that Lynzy has commissioned me to produce a second portrait album for her. We realized in our first discussion about it that we both wanted volume two to have a much darker look and mood. We came up with so many exciting image ideas that we have scheduled four photo shoots over the the next few months to cover them all.

Last Sunday we met for session number one. The themes for this session were “Bad Girl Smokes,” “Grimy Building,” and “Sweaty Athletic Girl.” Creative makeup and hairstyling will play a vital role in this project. I am very fortunate that Virginia, Marie’s partner from Beauty on the Go, has signed up to collaborate with us.

Here are a few of my quick picks from album two, session one:

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