Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
360° Virtual Tours are an excellent way to showcase your property. Visitors to your website can gain an uncompromising experience. If you own a Hotel, Apartment Complex, Restaurant, to name a few, your website visitors will have a virtual experience of being at the property all from the privacy of their home by the click of a mouse. Mike specializes in these tours, and can help you capture the quality and atmosphere of your property. You will benefit with quick turnaround, quality, and economical pricing.
Simply speaking, they bring your world direct to your customers desktop! The beauty of 360° Virtual Tours is that they completely immerse the user in the area that the shot was taken, making it feel like they are actually there.
See samples on our website by clicking here virtual tours .
Enable your web-visitors to see a fully interactive presentation of the facilities you offer from anywhere in the world. If you have a requirement for displaying a property, leisure facility, showroom, shop, museum or holiday location as a dramatic 360º Virtual Tour. Contact us for a brochure of our 360° Virtual Tours or to schedule your virtual tour.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Julia is a huge USC Football fan, so when she got to take her picture with Matt she was very excited.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This was my first year attending the PPC Convention and I had a blast! It is always great to continue your education and fellowship with other photographers. Since I handle more of the business/marketing side of Starlight Photography I attended the classes that were geared toward marketing and business. A couple of speakers I saw were:
David Trust - PPA CEO
Convention is a great place to get new ideas as well as refresh what you are already doing. Keep checking back to see the new promotions we will be starting and see the behind the scenes at Starlight Photography. Some up coming posts will include our experiences with Girl Scout Troop 616 and the Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College.
We are also painting the studio! Be sure to come see what we have done with the place!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Is your photo over a year old?
Did you have to cut someone out of your photo?
Are you holding an adult beverage in your photo?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then it is time for a new profile photo!
Do something different and have your photograph professionally created to emphazise your best qualities.
Be your best self!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Since Terri has such a passion for children and children's photography I thought the Make A Wish Foundation of Orange County would be the perfect charity to work with.
Our hope this year is to raise $5,000 so we can be a sponsor to a Wish child. We will be launching a year-round promotion so you, our clients, can help us raise money. Keep checking back for details on the Make A Wish promotion and how you can be part of it.
Until next time,
Monday, February 4, 2008
The second half of Starlight Photography's team is Terri Lee. Here is some information about Terri and her craft:
Photographer of the Year, Bronze level, 2005
Professional Photographers of California, Service Award, 2001
My beginnings in the photographic world stemmed from a passion for the fine arts, from a very young age. I have a formal education in Fine Art, primarily oil and watercolor painting. I have spent many hours in local and international museums and galleries, absorbing the styles and visions of both traditional masters and contemporary modern artists. My interests in the fine arts expressed themselves in various media, including oil and watercolor painting, sculpture and multimedia creations. Twelve years were spent, prior to picking up a camera, as a retouch artist, both by hand and with Photoshop. This contributed to a broad understanding of composition, color balance and posing. Having assisted my husband who is wonderful photographer in his own right, for many years, I learned many of the technical requirements of my profession. I have been very fortunate to study with some of the greatest photographers in the nation through my membership with Professional Photographers of America. By the time I began to create my own photographic expressions, I had a clear idea of how and what I wanted to say with my images. I continue to grow and explore ideas, themes and various artistic and political expressions for inspiration in my own work.
Mike and I have been married for 23 years. We have two grown daughters, and one granddaughter. We live in Mission Viejo, California, where we share our home based studio, Starlight Photography, with two dogs, three tortoises and two parakeets.
Friday, February 1, 2008
1980 through 1993 was spent in aerospace engineering as a mechanical designer where Michael became extremely proficient in many computer programs including CAD.
1990 was a pivotal year, Terri and Michael decide it was time to jump into photography full time. With Terri being laid off from aerospace and Michael still with his job they decide on a transition. Terri was selling weddings and Michael was continuing the engineering work. 3 years later, Michael was only sleeping 3 hours a night and they decide it’s time Michael makes the jump.
Michael is President of Professional Photographers of Orange County in 1997, Terri follows in 2001,
Michael is now volunteering many hours of time to Professional Photographers of California and eventually becomes President in 2006-2007. To this date Michael feels that giving back to the industry that helped him achieve his goals has become part of his life. He continues to work for PPC as a COB.
West Coast School of Professional Photography 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998
PPA Certified Photographer 1997
B.S.B.A. University of Redlands 1987
A.A. Degree Orange Coast College - Still Photography 1978
Professional Photographers of California: President 2006-07
Professional Photographers of Orange County: President-1998
Member Professional Photographers of America
Professional Distinction; Photographic Craftsman National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Mike specializes in commercial photography including architectural photography, event photography, food photography, school photography and much more. We will be highlighting more of Mike's work in the upcoming weeks.
Next week we will be highlighting Terri Lee and her amazing maternity and family photography. Here is a little taste of what to expect...