IDAHO FALLS — Mark Richardson and Mark Hargis are betting that in the age of selfie proliferation there are still some people willing to pay for a quality portrait photograph.
The two have opened Studio M – a new large format studio in Idaho Falls at 255 B Street, Suite 207.
“Our speciality is large format portraits that capture a person’s personality or show them in a unique and interesting way,” Richardson said. “We believe that in the day of cell phone cameras and selfies, people are starting to see the value in true professional and traditional large format portrait prints that can become a focal point in the home and a treasured heirloom.”
Sessions are by appointment only. The sitting fee is $500, with a complimentary 11-by-14 print and a selection of images from the session optimized for social media. High resolution digital files are available for purchase online after the session.
“We create portraits, rather than images, that accurately portray our clientele — whether individual or family. We feel that quality portraiture deserves to printed on a large scale and incorporated into the most intimate spaces of our lives,” Richardson said.
For those seeking an even more rare and unique photographic experience, Studio M offers large format sheet film as a medium. There will always be a classic look to a portrait made on large format film, and film still remains the medium of choice among experienced portrait photographers.
Pricing starts at $1,000 for a portrait session, whether family or individual. Digital files and fine art museum-quality prints are an additional cost.
For more information, click here to visit the Web page.
For a look at the studio does, click here to see their Instagram page.
This story originally appeared on BizMojo Idaho. It is posted here with permission.
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