“Tequila Cocktails With a Kick” Book Is Now Available

SCDesignStudios/ October 9, 2017/ Cocktails

We’re excited to announce that our book, “Tequila: Cocktails with a Kick” is now available. It’s a new edition of the first tequila book, with a few updates and a fantastic new look. Sellers Publishing did a great job on giving it a facelift and you’re going to love it as much as we do. From Sellers Publishing: Tequila celebrates

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Fine Art Printing with ACI

SCDesignStudios/ September 14, 2016/ Film Photography

Can a fine art photographer who is a darkroom specialist be satisfied with ‘lab’ prints for his artwork? This was the question posed by black and white film photographer, Shannon Graham of S&C Design Studios. Silver gelatin prints are the foundation of Graham’s work and he prides himself on the dynamic range of tones and contrast he gets while shooting

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The Photographs You Won’t See

SCDesignStudios/ July 15, 2016/ Commercial Portfolio

We’re photographers. It is our job to create and show photographs, but there are many images that we create that you will never see (from us, anyway). It can be painful for us at times because many of these unseen images include our best work, yet we cannot show them in our portfolio. It is a service that we offer

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S&C at 2016 Spring Art Expose – April 9 & 10

SCDesignStudios/ April 6, 2016/ Art Show

We are excited to kick off the 2016 art show season with a returned appearance at the Spring Art Expose hosted by the University of Iowa Fine Arts Council. We have a number of new photographs to debut at this show. All of our work is photographed in film and hand-printed in our darkroom. If it has been awhile since

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Studies in the Reactions of Silver and Light Exhibit 2016

SCDesignStudios/ January 11, 2016/ Art Show, Film Photography

We are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase our fine art work at the Hearst Center this winter. The exhibit features the hand-printed, black and white photography that we have been working on for the last few years. If you think that you have seen it all from us, this show may surprise you because we have a number

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What is an HPA Photograph?

SCDesignStudios/ January 11, 2016/ Film Photography

“Hand-printed by Artist” or “HPA” is used in the art world to note a print as being just that: hand-printed by the artist. The term is used in artistic mediums that work with paper prints, such as photography, lithography and other ink printing art. What is an HPA? HPA is intended to indicate to collectors that the print was created

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Holiday Show Schedule – Winter 2015

SCDesignStudios/ October 26, 2015/ Art Show

S&C Design Studios is excited to announce that we have booked our holiday art shows for the 2015 winter season. Be sure to stop by one of these events and see our latest work in person… trust us, while our silver gelatin prints look great online, they are even better in real life. Unplug for a few hours and enjoy

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Artapalooza on Main – Sept. 12, 2015

SCDesignStudios/ September 5, 2015/ Art Show

What better way is there to spend a Saturday in September than strolling through an art show in beautiful downtown Cedar Falls? Join us for Artapalooza on Main and stop by S&C’s booth in the 100 block of Main Street. We will be showing our original silver gelatin prints, all of which were photographed on film and hand-printed in our

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Ragbrai Open House – July 22, 2015

SCDesignStudios/ July 16, 2015/ Art Show

S&C Design Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa would like to invite Ragbrai riders, crews, and locals alike to our impromptu Ragbrai Art Studio Open House. Take a pit stop with us… enjoy art and tour a working commercial and fine art photography studio that celebrates the tradition of photography. A working darkroom, hand-printed silver gelatin prints, antique camera collection, etc. 

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“I’m Okay with Gray” Photo Study – A Thank You

SCDesignStudios/ June 27, 2015/ Photo Shoot

We have been busy in the studio and over the last three days had the pleasure of photographing 15 beautiful women for the I’m Okay with Gray project. It was a fabulous group of women. Each with a distinct personality and a great variety of hair and I’m very pleased with the results. The film I’ve developed so far looks

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