Photography Classes!

Do you own a DSLR camera (see photo), but don’t know how to use it?  Do you have a DSLR camera and are using it, but leave it on “A” (automatic) mode and you don’t like the way your photos turn out?  Do you have a basic understanding of the camera, but want to take more dynamic photos that tell a story?  Do you have lots of photos on your camera card, but don’t know what to do with them?

We all have cell phones and most of us use the camera function on the phone.  Do you wonder why your cell phone photos are always blurry?  Do you wonder why your cell phone photos are all too dark?  Do you wonder why your cell phone photos don’t look like the photos posted by your social media friends?  Do you want to be more polished in your social media sharing of your photos?

lf you fall into any or all of these categories, we have a 2 hour class offering to help you!  Certified Professional Photographer, Todd Parker, has years of teaching experience and most recently taught the Photography 101 and Photography 201 classes at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School.  Todd designed the curriculum for these 2 hour classes in partnership with the Houston Center for Photography as well as the International Center for Photography in NYC.  These quick and helpful 2 hour classes include lecture instruction, viewing projected sample images for critique to reinforce comprehension and hands-on photography exercises to practice the concepts.

The classes are held at Vine Street Rental Studio, which provides a spectacularly beautiful backdrop for taking photos.  To see a listing of the classes, check out the class schedule in the right hand sidebar on this page.  By clicking on the class listing in the sidebar, you will be taken directly to our Eventbrite page where you can read the course descriptions, register for class, pay for your registration and print your tickets all at once.  We would love to see you in one of our classes!  Call the studio with questions or see our class listings at Vine Street Rental Studio.

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Corporate Headshots for Office Staff

One of our specialities is setting up on-site at Houston corporations and businesses and photographing headshots and portraits of office staff for use on corporate websites and print publications.  This type of work isn’t easy, it isn’t for the beginner or the inexperienced.

STP Images Photography Studio is a fully insured photography studio that will celebrate its 10th anniversary in April 2017.  We’ve done this type of work over and over and over.  We are able to get in quickly, get set up and to photograph your staff or executives in a timely, but proper manner.

Once the headshots have been captured, typical turn around time is two weeks or less to receive your fully retouched files.  In 2016, we have photographed over 1,400 individuals at corporate locations.  Take a look at the samples below to see the type of work you can expect from the professionals at STP Images Photography Studio.

Pricing can be found by clicking here – Office Staff Headshots.  Call or email today for more information or to book your office staff headshots.

Headshots and Business Professional portraits

STP Images has been very busy lately and the work it takes to shoot, retouch and manage the business end of things makes it difficult to stay on top of posting our recent work.  However, after 16 separate photo shoots just this past week alone, I wanted to share a few favorites.

When you are ready for a new online “image” or a much better headshot for your social media profiles, give us a call and get on our calendar.  Our studio is beautiful and the headshots and portraits are stunning.

Take a look at just a few shots from the past week and see what you think.  If you like this and you’re ready for an update to your personal image, give us a call or shoot us an email.  We want to help you look great for your clients and friends.

STP Images Recent Work

STP Images Photography Studio has never been busier!  Just two weeks into August, we have set a record for the best 3 month period (June – July – August) in our almost 10 years of existence.  We have also experienced a widely diverse array of subjects for the photo shoots that have set this 3 month record.

We have shot hundreds of individuals for headshots, dozens of folks for Business Professional portraits, we have photographed chefs and their food, we have photographed social events, behind the scenes photos for video productions and even managed a few product photography shoots as well.

We specialize in photos of people – our headshots and portraits speak for themselves.  However, if you have a need for event photography, food photography, pet photography or family photos, give us a call.

Take a look at a few of the favorite shots from some of our recent photo shoots.

 

 

 

Headshot Madness!

June and July have been the busiest two month stretch in the history of STP Images, which is quickly approaching 10 years.  We owe most of this awesome stretch to our fantastic new headshot clients, our headshot clients who actively refer colleagues/friends and our Business Professional clients.

We’ve had so many great clients over the past 60 days, we decided to serve up a sampling of our favorite headshots and Business Professional portraits rather than limit profiling only one or two clients.  So, take a look at a few of our favorite images from our scores of recent shoots and give us a call at STP Images when you’re ready to upgrade your personal image.

Headshot Happy Hour – Summer 2016

We shoot lots and lots of headshots at STP Images Photography Studio.  We shoot one person at a time at our downtown studio or at our client’s location.  We also shoot dozens or even hundreds of employees at a time in corporate settings.  The end result is always the same – great headshots for both business and personal use.

A while back, we did some special events with a focus on headshots, but it’s been a while.  So, Cori Aston has teamed with STP Images Photography to create a new recurring event called Headshot Happy Hour.  Headshot Happy Hours will be held at STP Images Photography Studio.  Headshot Happy Hours include wine, hors d’oeurves, music, fun, makeup services, hair services and AWESOME headshots.  Bring your friends and make a party of it during your appointment!

Headshot Happy Hour will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 starting at 10am.  Your reservation gets you a full custom makeup session by Cori and hair touchups from one of Cori’s best stylists.  Once the makeup and hair has been completed, STP Images will take a variety of headshots right there on location.  Each person will have headshots taken using a combination of studio lighting and natural lighting.  This will give each client some variety in the headshot choices.

Within a week, each client will have a password protected online gallery set up to allow review of the headshots.  Each client will select their favorite two (2) headshots.  STP Images will then retouch each of the two (2) headshots as requested by each client.  For each of the two (2) headshots chosen, each client receives one (1) web resolution jpg (perfect for Facebook or LinkedIn) and one (1) high resolution, print-ready jpg (for use in print publications such as the Houston Business Journal or Houstonia).

The package price for each person is only $395.00.  This includes wine, food, makeup, hair styling, headshots, retouching and four (4) final jpg files.  There are ONLY 8 TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE!  Your credit card holds your reservation.  Call us or email us using the info provided on the flier below.  We typically fill these quickly, so don’t delay.  Let us hear from you soon!

Business Professional Photos

Over the first half of 2016, STP Images has been busy taking headshots and portraits of Houston’s hardest working people.  We’ve taken Business Professional portraits of doctors, lawyers, executives, corporate employees, business owners, chefs, therapists, politicians and artists.  The reasons for these headshots and portraits are as varied as the careers each of our clients pursues.  The images will be used in magazine ads, used for concert promotion, used on album covers and liner notes, used on campaign literature, used on corporate websites, used on social media and displayed in print campaigns (think of those ads on the shopping carts that stare you in the face at Kroger and HEB).

While the careers and reasons for needing updated photos vary greatly for our clients, one thing remains constant – each client receives excellent customer service and value, each client is pampered during the shoot and made to feel comfortable with what we’re capturing and each client receives headshots and portraits that they love and will use for some time to come.

Take a look at a few of our favorites from eight different recent shoots.  When you are ready to update your personal or professional photos, give STP Images Photography Studio a call and we’ll help improve YOUR image, too!