QC Paws Top Models – Simba and Katana

Two more beautiful dogs to share with you this morning.  They were perfect during their session as we photographed them individually and then together.   Enjoy!

To view more pet portraits, visit our website at www.momentsbylisa.com

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QC Paws Top Models – Sassi and Nikki

Into my studio walked these two beautiful creatures.  I love everything about my two new friends.  Their stunning grace and oh those eyes.

I am crossing paths with truly amazing people and their animals.

To view more pet images, visit our website at www.momentsbylisa.com

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QC Paws Top Model Contestant – Sheldon

This is the third time I have photographed this beautiful pup. I first met Sheldon as a puppy when he was training with the Augustana Viking Pups.  As a therapy dog, Sheldon provides comfort to those in need.

I met up with Sheldon again at All Fur Fun Doggy Daycare at a portrait event.  It was so much fun to see him.

I was absolutely thrilled when he joined in the fun for the QC Paws Top Model Contest.  Sheldon was awesome during his session; but I think his favorite part was playing in the toy bag.

For more pet images, please visit our website at www.momentsbylisa.com

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Photography Classes at Francescon Portraiture

DSC_2405Photography classes start up again in August and we have a wide range of classes for you to take.

We are currently running a class special in which you can purchase gift certificates to use towards classes at $59 each (classes are normally $79).

This gift certificate special will run through August 1st.   Please note that the Middle School Photography Class is not included in this special.

Check out the class offerings and then give Lisa a call at 309.269.5013 to schedule your session.

Middle School Digital Photography Class. 

$39

Saturday, August 12th

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ages:  5th – 8th grade

Includes snack and technique guide

Equipment needed: Digital Camera 

Love to take pictures? Learn how to take awesome pictures by studying some basic composition and lighting techniques.

Your technique guide will also include some fun photo projects to try after the class.

dsc_3547Digital Photography 101: Saturday, August 19th

$79

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Have a dslr camera? Want to know what all the buttons mean?   Lean how to maneuver your way around the camera and build your confidence so you never miss those treasured moments.  Topics covered will include aperture and Shutter priority, ISO, lenses, white balance, using your flash, and choosing your lens.  Class includes a technique guide and access to private Facebook group where the learning continues. 

Composition and Creativity:  Saturday, August 26th

$79

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn basic composition techniques that will enhance every image you create.   We will cover the rule of 3rd, cropping, how to use leading lines, and of course, making sure you don’t have a tree growing out of your subject’s head.  

You will also learn how to look for inspiration in your photography and how to become more creative with your work. 

Class includes technique guide and access to private Facebook group where the learning continues. 

0021Lighting – Saturday, September 9th

$79

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to work with all light sources and light modifiers.   When you leave this class, you will know how to find your main light source and how to use it in a variety of situations. Class includes technique guide and access to private Facebook group where the learning continues. 

 Shooting in Manual Mode – Saturday, September 16th

$79

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Take complete control over your camera as you use the ISO, aperture and shutter speed to produce correctly exposed images in all types of lighting environments.

DSC_6455 Halloween Class – Saturday, September 30th 

$79

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Learn how to photograph all the spooky elements of Halloween.  We will start the evening with decorations and costumes and our finale will be the burning of a jack-o-lantern.  Tripods and cable releases are recommended for this class.

Working in Layers: Editing people

Saturday, November 4th

$79

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Dive into the world of Photoshop as you learn how to use layers, masks and enhance your photos. We will complete 4 projects during our time together.  You will need a laptop with Photoshop CC or Photoshop Elements installed.  Class includes technique guide and access to private Facebook group.

Photographing the Holidays – Thursday, November 16th

$79

5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Learn how to photograph the elements of the holidays.  This includes trees, lights and even cookies.

 

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QC Paws Top Model – Wilford Brimley

Can cats be involved in QC Paws Top Model Contest?  Absolutely!  Wilford Brimley rocked his Top Model session.   He loved the camera and the camera loved him.

This sweetheart even has his own Facebook page.  Check it out: Wilford Brimley, Persian Cat

Enjoy these images of this sweet cat and then check more of our pet images at www.momentsbylisa.com

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QC Paws Top Model – Cooper and Sully

It was a true joy to work with this dynamic duo.  Cooper and Sully have joined in the fun with the QC Paws Top Model Contest.  Their session was so much fun and filled with laughter.    You will see their contest entry when the voting begins this Fall.

To book your own QC Paws Top Model session, give Lisa a call at 309.269.5013.

Check out our animal portraits at www.momentsbylisa.com

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QC Paws Top Model Contestants – Dax and Sasha

If you have more than one pet, you are more than welcome to bring them all.  During the session, I will photograph them individually and then together.

Dax and Sasha came to play last week.  This was so much fun as it was a surprise for one of their parents.   They were wonderful in the studio and truly showed off their awesome personalities.

To view more pet portraits, please visit our website at www.momentsbylisa.com

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