Mark Nicholas has been a photographer for more than 20 years and has taken photographs throughout the world, including Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Mark takes a special enjoyment in shooting highly technical styles of photography, including astrophotography, ballistic, high speed, low light and time lapse, including in particular beverage and splash photography.
Mark is the owner of Manhattan Beach Studios, specializing in commercial, portrait and product photography. He is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and has worked with artists and creative professionals on their business and legal needs for more than 25 years. Mark is the author of three books with more on the way. As a photographer and business owner, Mark has taught hundreds of photography, lighting and specialty courses.
Inspired by nature and the stunning California coast, Robison paints in the plein air “Alla Prima” fashion — meaning she mostly paints outdoors all in one sitting. The Orange County artist loves this style and the challenge of creating a scene in the open air with a limited amount of time. In addition to her impressionist work, Robison is also a figurative painter and spends time in studio to paint her larger scale pieces.
“There is no shortage of beauty surrounding us,” said Robison. “Subject matters in nature are truly captivating and unlimited. It is truly magical to share what I see and paint with others.”
Robison graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in graphic arts and a bachelor of arts in American studies from California State University, Fullerton. She has taken oil painting workshops led by great artists in California. Robison travels all throughout southern California showcasing her paintings at festivals. She exhibits her works in the Studio 7 Gallery in Laguna Beach.
I have been a portrait photographer my entire career of 42 years. I believe each subject I photograph is unique, and that a portrait should reflect this. Environmental portraiture, that is, photography done on location in your home, garden, office or other special place, is the best way to express the individual characteristics of a person or family. In 2005 I began venturing into new artistic territory. Thanks to digital technology I realized a career long dream. I can take a photographic image, and with the aid of a computer, transform it through digital painting techniques into a digital painting. My subject matter has now evolved to include anything I decide to point my camera at.
Jeff Wilson, owner of JW Party Pictures (JW Photography), opened his event photography business in 1989 and developed his unique panorama photography art in 2002. He was the Chairman of PMA’s (Photo Marketing Association Int.)Portrait and Event Photography advisory committee for eight years and was a speaker at the annual convention. Jeff has been a member of the MB Kiwanis Club for 28 years and sings with the Masters of Harmony, an 8-time International Chorus Champion.
His objective when photographing the panoramas is to give his customer the unique sense that they are actually at the location and not just looking at a photograph. You can see his work on-line and at the MB Hometown Fair, Fiesta Hermosa, and several other Art Fairs.
Jeff and his wife Karen live in El Segundo and have two daughters, Kelsie & Jennie.