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Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751 Rio Linda, CA 95673 916-991-1279

888-833-5077

www.star-photo.com Professional Photography and Videography

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Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751 Rio Linda, CA 95673 916-991-1279

888-833-5077

Introduction By Michael Crotts - Owner I began taking photos when I was about 10 years old. I was always amazed that you could capture a moment forever on a piece of plastic and then make it into a paper memory. I was always with a camera, whenever I would go anywhere. Like everyone else, the photos were not good, they were actually terrible to start, but with practice and a lot of study, they started getting better. In photography, the old saying about "If you do not learn from your mistakes, you are bound to repeat them" applies about 5 times over. Some people are satisfied to just shoot snapshots, never learning why it did not look like what they saw or envisioned. They are forever destined to documenting the moment in a journalistic manner with no improvement or vision. I learned over time to see the picture you have to feel the photograph in you. Making it a part of you and the subject. Documenting what you feel as well as what you see. I spent forever studying about inverse square, optics, backlighting, specular, direct, indirect, and so on . . . . I had many types of jobs from photographing rock concerts to conventions, to nuts and bolts and automobile crashes. I could expose the film properly, make the image look exceptional, and receive praise for my photographs . . . . but there was something missing, that special interaction that occurs when you photograph a living, breathing, human being for the purpose of capturing the essence of them. This interest was combined with the fascination and awe of the images that appeared in some of the art and upper scale mens magazine. I recall to this day the debate that was occuring at that time about the conflict of photography and art, and how (according to the artists, who worked with brushes and paint) photography was not art, but documentation. I came to the reality that the photos I admired in Playboy and the artistic figure studies were nothing less than "Posed Art." What could be more difficult and challenging than to capture the essence of a person, how they looked and felt at a particular time and place. Then make that image into an art piece that can stand its own against any painting. Your opportunities are as endless as the number of people there are in the world times the number of emotions and feeling they can portray times the number of places that you can photograph them. (people x emotions x places = satisfaction). It seams that photography, computers and other technology go together like bread and butter. With this being a fact, exposure to the use of new technology, along with the quality and patience to create artwork, expanded into digital retouching, web site design, programming and so on and so on. With the Internet explosion, a person has the ability to display and promote their creations to the entire world. So here I sit, too many years later, stuck in the drudgery of having to make these images of people into complimentary pieces of art, making them happy on a daily basis and not wanting to trading it for the world. I have turned this passion into a business that serves my clients, myself and interested onlookers. I work with talented and artistic people who care about the end result. And I go to work everyday without a regret to the decision. Page 1


Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751, Rio Linda, CA 95673

916-991-1279

888-833-5077

Quick Facts! Location: In Rio Linda, California, 10 minutes north of Sacramento, Available to Travel Experience: 30 plus years in the photography, video, entertainment arena. Services Available: ! Professional Photography ! Graphic Design and Layout ! Professional Videography and Editing ! Multimedia Design and Presentation ! Web Site Design ! Web Site Hosting ! Printing Services ! Promotional Materials ! Other Internet Services ! Software, Computer Related Sales ! Audio Preparation for Multimedia and Internet Purposes ! Flash and Shockwave Authoring ! Screensavers ! Computer Desktop Graphics ! Printing Rates: Vary depending on the assignment. Agency Discounts Available. Contact Us for a quote. How to Contact: Telephone- 916-991-1279 888-833-5077 Mail- P.O. Box 751, Rio Linda, CA 95673 Email- admin@star-photo.com Websites: General Photography - www.star-photo.com Glamour Portfolio - www.posedart.com Web Design - www.star1web.com Specializing In: ! Talent, Glamour, Figure, Artistic, Personal and Commercial Photography ! Web Site Hosting and Design ! Multimedia Creation ! Graphics Design

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Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751, Rio Linda, CA 95673

916-991-1279

888-833-5077

Model and Talent Services

We provide models, actors, and other performers with a full range of services to assist them in their career goals. No matter if you are just starting out or are firmly established in your profession, we can provide you with service of benefit to you. Some of our services that will benefit you are: * Initial sessions to provide you with working images for your portfolio. * Follow-up sessions for updated images. * Composite cards in Color or Black and White. * Portfolio plans which automatically provide you with updates. * Supplies such as portfolios, business cards, etc. * Reduced prices for individual headshots. * Children sessions which are geared to be cost effective. * Video portfolios or demos for performing artists. * Musical and Audio Compact Disk Production. * CD Portfolios- modern manner of displaying your talent. We are aware that the needs of a performing artist (model, actor, singer, etc.) are different from that of a portrait client. With that in mind, we carefully plan your portfolio with your business needs in mind. Your sessions can be balanced with studio and location work for a well rounded representation. We have several types of plans that will fit within your individual needs and provide you with a customized personal session. We are also aware that our session plans need to fall within the strict budget that usually accompanies a performing artist's plan. Our session fees are arranged to fit any persons budget and we will try to assist you in any way possible. Allow us to provide you with a quality, custom session at a reasonable price.

Models and Performers Needed! We are always in need of good models, actors, and other performers. If you have composites, headshots, resumes, demos, etc., send them to us so that we may keep them on file. Test sessions can be arranged for qualified individuals and agencies in the Sacramento, California area. Page 3


Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751, Rio Linda, CA 95673

916-991-1279

888-833-5077

CD Portfolios Modern Artists Use Modern Methods! Be part of the most modern way to display your talent to a large volume of potential customers by cataloging and displaying your portfolio and accomplishments on CD ROM. This versatile and modern storage medium can be read and displayed from almost any computer available. You will have a compact and reliable method of displaying your best images to the people who need to see them. How Does It Work? We convert your photographs, video clips, audio clips and graphics into digital files that can be stored on a CD ROM disk (almost identical to musical CDs). These disks are strong and durable optical based storage units which play on most PC Computer systems. The life expectancy of these disks is approximately 150 years. They are not adversely affected by water or magnetic fields, so your valuable information will be available to you for a very long time. But that is not all! Once your portfolio information is on the CD, we can prepare a professional looking, top quality presentation that will display your portfolio on a computer screen. This presentation can combine your photographs, video and graphics information into one comprehensible format that can be used for promotional purposes. We can even include your resume in the presentation to give the viewer updated information on your notable accomplishments. These CD's cost far less than conventional portfolios or duplicate portfolios and do a much better job of selling your individual talent. Who Can Benefit? If you are an individual, this is a remarkable way to market yourself to people who are not aware of your talents. This type of presentation is sure to get you noticed, and set you apart as a innovative and dedicated person who is serious about their career and accomplishments. Whether you are an actor, model, graphic artist, painter, or any other talented person, this method of presentation is for you. This method of storage and presentation has uncounted benefit to agencies and talent management groups. Some of which are: * Compact storage of your talent base on CD ROM. * The ability to carry all of your agency portfolios on a lap top computer with one or two CDs. * The ability to combine video image, photos, graphics and text into one portfolio presentation.

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Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751, Rio Linda, CA 95673

916-991-1279

888-833-5077

Cd Portfolios - Continued * With the combined multimedia resources it is possible to hold auditions without the talent present, or at remote locations, and give your potential client a better representation of your agency's available resources. The potential client can screen out individuals that do not meet their basic criteria and focus on those who do. * An agency can send their entire headsheets and portfolio representations to potential clientele on one CD. This will keep you in the spotlight and earn you a reputation as a professional on the cutting edge. This catalog will sell your agency effortlessly and make it easier to do business with you.

Let Us Put It All Together For You! We can provide you with all the required services to put this remarkable promotional tool in your hands and in front of your customers. Arrange for a demonstration today to preview the benefits of our CD portfolio and presentation system.

CD Presentation which may include:

Professional Photographic Services

Photographs Video Full Service Scanning Audio Narration / Music / Sound Effect Automated Presentation Vital Statistics Background Music Graphics

Commercial Photography Company PR Information Portraiture Studio and Location

Professional Video Services

Full Audio Compact Disks Audio Disks that will play music or narration Will play on regular compact disk players

CD Covers Custom printed color covers with the photographs, statistics, and Company information.

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Full Service Video Production Video Editing Services Video Reports Audio and Sound FX

Promotional Materials Hand Outs Business Cards Brochures Post Cards Custom Printing


Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751, Rio Linda, CA 95673

916-991-1279

888-833-5077

Portrait Services

What Makes a Star Photography Portrait Very Special First and most important is our desire to create for you a portrait which helps you look your very best, and also gently makes an expression of your character and personality. We will spare no effort or expense to totally please you. We truly want to create the finest portraiture for you. Your convenience is of major concern to us. Getting a quality portrait done should not become an ordeal or process of waiting in a long "Assembly Line" in order to get the same type of picture as hundreds of other people in the line. We will make getting this portrait done a pleasant and convenient experience. The preliminary conference can be done in your home or office at a convenient time. You can choose the location and atmosphere for the final portrait and control the direction of the session. You do not have to stay within certain guidelines to design your portrait. You may stay within conventional guidelines, if you wish, or feel free to design a portrait that is an expression of your true personality. Careful planning is one of the main differences which separates our work from that of other photographers. We will spend time with you before, during, and after the photography, planning everything. We can assist you with everything from choosing the proper clothing, to using make up effectively, to choosing the time and day to create your portrait. These factors combined will make your portrait truly outstanding! Our clients find this planning time very helpful. Our care taken with your final images is another reason that the portraits are so beautiful and complimentary. From the care and control of a master printer to the fine detail of the artists who ensure that your images are at their very best. Years experience in pride and craftsmanship go into each and every portrait. You may choose from may options (such as placing the image on a stretched artist canvas) to display the portrait as the work of art that it is. You can display this beautiful portrait with great pride, and you will treasure it for many years to come. Of course, the major reason for the unique sensitivity of our portraits is our enthusiasm, sincerity and true desire to create a lasting portrait for you. Our careful blend of psychology, art and photographic technique gives our work a very special style. We believe in this process of providing you with quality service so much that your session is 100 percent guaranteed to bring you a truly unique quality portrait that you can cherish forever. Page 6


Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751, Rio Linda, CA 95673

916-991-1279

888-833-5077

Glamour and Boudoir Photography

The Art of Glamour Photography has its roots in history that goes back thousands of years. Almost all of the Old Master Painters admired and depicted the human form in flattering detail. These paintings were available to the wealthiest of citizens and are still prized possessions today. With the invention of the photographic process, this technique became available to larger numbers of people. Woman and men are realizing that it is okay to feel good about how they look and also to have their image recorded in a glamorous manner. The outcome of these carefully planned sessions are complimentary portraits and photo sets which will be admired for many years to come. Whether for individual purposes, commercial or editorial venues, we hold high standards for this very personal type of photography. To create an image that is sexy, sensual and seductive takes a lot of work on the part of the photographer, model and support staff. The emphasis is placed on comfort for all involved, especially the models. A high degree of professionalism is required to get the proper complimentary images and maintain a comfortable working relationship. One of the other key factors in this type of work is to capture the essence of the individual subject. With the establishment of a comfortable and professional working environment, we are able to focus on bringing out the true personality of the subject. Without a models personality showing through in the photographs, you would just have another lifeless photograph of a talented individual. These are not as complimentary as a photograph that shows the personality and essence of an individual. Our initial session/consultation (free of charge), becomes the basis for building the foundation needed to get the desired complimentary results in this specialized field. We take the time in our initial planning meetings to go over the goals of the session, along with wardrobe, settings, backgrounds, props and support needed to give our clients the best images available. Once the session is done, we can take advantage of our expertise in retouching printing and other support options to deliver exceptional images. These image can be delivered in the form of custom prints and slides, or in digital form as reproduction quality images or CD Multimedia slideshows.

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Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751, Rio Linda, CA 95673

916-991-1279

888-833-5077

Video Production Services Whether you are a business in need of video production services, an agency planning a campaign for one of your clients, or an individual with an upcoming special event, allow us to assist you with all of your production needs. We offer reasonable rates as well as: * Betacam SP Quality Acquisition and Editing * Original Musical Scoring and Sound Effects * Graphic Design * Set Design * Internet Video Preparation * Original Creative Concepts * Talent and Casting Services As you can see, we are a one stop, full service, video production facility. We will provide you with any service required to complete your production, and strive to remain within your budget. Please contact us to bid on your next project.

Multimedia CD Creation Get Your Message Across! Be part of the most modern way to showcase your company to a large volume of potential customers. Create and display compact disks which focus on your products and services. This versatile and modern presentation medium can be read and displayed from almost any modern computer available. You will have a compact and reliable method of displaying your best images to the people who need to see them.

How Does It Work? We convert photographs, video clips, audio clips and graphics into digital files that can be stored on a CD ROM disk (almost identical to musical CDs). These disks are strong and durable optical based storage units which play on most modern PC Computer systems. The life expectancy of these disks is approximately 150 years. They are not adversely affected by water or magnetic fields, so your valuable presentation will be available to you for a very long time. If you are starting from scratch, we can provide you with all of the services to make this a reality. Whether it is photography, videography, graphics design or music, we can put it together for you. Page 8


Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751, Rio Linda, CA 95673

916-991-1279

888-833-5077

Multimedia CD Creation-Continued Who Can Benefit? Anyone who has a product to sell, service to provide, or message to get across can benefit from this method of presentation. You will have the ability to have your information out there daily and your ideas demonstrated in a modern method. This method of presentation has uncounted benefits to companies and organizations who want to get their messages across. Some of which are: * The ability to present your company's products, services and ideas on a lap top computer with one or two Compact Disks. * The ability to combine video image, photos, sounds, graphics and text into one reliable presentation. * Your presentation will be the same each and every time. You will be getting your message across in a clear, concise and consistent manner. You will not have to worry about the total sales ability of your sales staff. Your image will not be subject to bad days or lapses in memory. You can rest assured that the image your potential customer is getting has your stamp of approval. * You will have the ability to tap into remote sales by sending your compact disk to customers in distant locations. They will be able to view your information on their multimedia computer, at their leisure, without feeling intruded upon. Most people are intrigued by this method of presentation and will view it over and over again. * The method of sales and presentation will identify your company as a modern and effective organization on the cutting edge of technology. Let Us Put It All Together For You. We can provide you with all the required services to put this remarkable promotional tool in your hands and in front of your customers. Arrange for a demonstration today to preview the benefits of our compact disk presentation system.

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Welcome to Star1Web Services P.O. Box 751 Rio Linda, CA 95673 916-991-1279

888-833-5077

Let us provide your with professional, reliable internet services. We strive to assist you in reaching your internet, multimedia, and performance goals in the areas of: ! Web Site Hosting ! Web Site Design ! Graphics Design Services ! Custom Programming ! ECommerce Setup ! Screensavers ! PDF Creation ! Shockwave Authoring ! Flash Authoring ! Multimedia Presentations ! Internet Video Preparation ! Professional Photography and Videography

Why Us?? What is the answer to your major question of "Why should I choose you?" It would be that we treat you with professional, and personal attention no matter who you are. We are not an extremely large company that takes your money, sets you up, and then ignores you while it sucks your wallet dry. We will provide the resources to keep you satisfied. Other consideration that would effect your satisfaction are: !

We provide a 30 day money back guarantee on our general services.

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Our customized or special services can be checked by you at any time and you may make changes as your projects advances. We do not hold you responsible for full payment, until we meet certain checkpoints in your project.

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We pride ourselves on giving you personal guidance in the planning and execution of your project or order. If it is not going to work for you, we won't sell it to you.

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We will help to take the mystery out of internet principles and other technical aspects.

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You are not held into 3, 5, or 10 year contracts. We provide agreements of reasonable length and our rates allow you to reach goals that other providers may not allow you to reach.

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We can provide services from the small family homepage to major corporate needs (and still provide you with personal service).

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If you have a problem you can always contact us for the solution. You will not be left in the dark.

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P.O. Box 751 Rio Linda, CA 95673 916-991-1279 888-833-5077

Web Site Hosting Let us host your web site for as little as $11.07 a month. Packages include such items as: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Same Day Setup CGI Bin directory Autoresponders on email accounts Email Alias and Forwarding SMTP email interface 24/7 FTP Telnet Access Password Protection Utilities Real Audio and Video capable 10 + Email Accounts

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Web Based Email Access Form to Email tool interface Flash Support Red Hat Linux System Perl, C, Unx SH, Java capable MySQL Database capable 30 day money back guarantee

*Options may vary dependant on type of server and hosting package, see website comparison chart in hosting section.

Web Site Design From traditional web design to enhanced web services such as Shockwave, Flash and interactive visitor interfaces, let us design your site for you. We can provide you with a site based on your needs and budget. We can do all of your setup or assist you with those complicated matters, while you take care of the general maintenance. Contact us for more information!

Graphic Design Creation We can provide you with quality, eye catching graphics to draw attention to your projects. Animation, video, logos and interactive multimedia can all work together to draw attention to your product or service.

Custom Programming There is a lot going on behind the scenes of your website that make it a special place to visit. We can provide your with the programming required to not only make your site look good, but function well too.

Ecommerce Setup Let your site earn money for you! Give your visitors the ability to make purchases from you with little effort on your part. We can take the mystery out of ECommerce for you and make it work for you every hour of the day, every day of the week. Page 11


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ShockWave Authoring Shockwave is the Web standard for entertaining, engaging, rich media playback. It lets you view interactive Web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your Web browser. You've probably seen Shockwave Player in action on top business and entertainment sites like Disney.com, Intel.com, SharperImage.com, Palm Computing, and thousands of other Web sites. The Shockwave Player is free, easy to get, and available to everyone on the Web. Shockwave Player ships with Windows 95, 98, MacOS, Internet Explorer CD, America Online, and Netscape Navigator.

Flash Authoring Experience the future of Web design today with Flash Player, the Web standard for vector graphics and animation. View the best designed Web sites containing Flash-based cartoons, interactive interfaces, and information graphics from many leading-edge companies, such as Comedy Central and Sony. Pulsing musical tracks, sound effects, gorgeous animations, and innovative interfaces all converge in Flash. Flash puts the flash in Web sites and other Webenabled devices (such as WebTV).

Multimedia Preparation Professional Video, Photography, CD Rom preparation and production, Digital Audio Preparation. We can put together a multimedia presentation that you can use to showcase your products or services. Take the content of your website and turn it into a multimedia presentation that gets your message across in another venue.

Custom Screensavers One of the most overlooked advertising opportunities. Give your website visitors and clients custom screensavers for their computers. When the computer is not in use for a certain time period, your classy, custom designed, subliminal advertisement will be proudly displayed on their screens. You can use eye catching graphics, videos, demonstrations, and other entertainment for these advertisements. While being entertained they can be informed of your products and services.

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PDF Preparation Create PDF (Portable Data Format) content for your website or office. Portable Document Format (PDF) is a standard for distributing documents. It is a universal file format that may be used in a variety of formats and preserves all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. These files can be transmitted, shared, viewed, searched and printed by any person with the free Adobe Acrobat® Reader® software. Almost any document can be converted to the PDF. Format PDF Files are ideal for the printing industry, document distribution and navigation through documents in a standard format. Some considerations for using PDF Files are; • Anyone, anywhere can open a PDF file. All you need is free Acrobat Reader software, which is available by download from the internet. • PDF files always display exactly as created, regardless of fonts, software, and operating systems. • PDF files always print correctly on any printing device. • Tagged PDF preserves a document's visual integrity so it can be viewed on Palm OS® devices, on the Web, or in print. • Content in PDF documents can be saved in Rich Text Format and reused in other applications. Tagged PDF files contain information on content and structure, which make them accessible with the help of screen readers. • Adobe PDF files can be published and distributed anywhere: in print, attached to e-mail, on corporate servers, posted on Web sites, or on CD-ROM. • Compact Adobe PDF files are smaller than their source files, can be downloaded a page at a time for fast display on the Web, and don't slow down your network. • Using Acrobat 5.0 software, you can easily add bookmarks, set security options, and generate miniature Adobe PDF previews. Acrobat 5.0 also lets you comment on and approve Adobe PDF documents with digital signatures, all within a Web browser.

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Multimedia Compact Disk What is on this disk?: A multimedia presentation of the services offered by Star Photography and Productions. This also serves as a sample for multimedia presentations that you may want to produce for your company. How do I view this disk?: This disk is for viewing on PC Computers (Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP) and on Mac Computers (OSX and Classic).

PC Computers On most computers, all you need to do is place the disk in your CD drive. The multimedia production should start automatically. If the presentation does not start automatically, use the following procedure to view the presentation. 1. With the CD in your drive, push the <Start> menu button on the desktop. Find the <Run> Command on the menu that is presented to you. 2. With the Run command box open hit the <Browse> button to find the CD and program. 3. Navigate through the selection box to the CD drive that contains the presentation and find the file Start or Start.exe. Select that file with your cursor. 4. Click on the <Open> button and then click on the <OK> button in the Run dialog box. The presentation should now begin to play.

Mac Computers After you insert the CD the disk image should appear on your desktop. Open the disk image and select the application file that is appropriate for your system (MacOSX for OSX and MacClass for Classic systems)

How do I view the video on the CD?: In order to view the video in the presentation you will need to have Quicktime Video Player Version 5, or above, installed on your computer.

Optimum Performance: This presentation is designed for use on a computer that is capable of viewing a multimedia presentation. While it has been tested and plays on almost any computer, the playback speed is affected by the computers capabilities. The minimum suggested system would be: A processor above 466mh Ram in excess of 32meg A CD player above 8x Monitor resolution set at or above 800x600 As stated the presentation will run on computers under these specifications, but may experience slow playing of visual and/or audio elements.


Star Photography and Productions P.O. Box 751 Rio Linda, CA 95673

www.star-photo.com

www.star1web.com

Anything Else That You Need To Know?? Call Us ---

916-991-1279 Or Call Toll Free!! 888-833-5077

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