My wife, Irene, bought me a photography class with Art & Clarity for Christmas. Janna tailored the class to the area I wanted to learn, F-stop and shutter settings. Janna took us to a beautiful forested preserve and spent more than 3 hours with us taking shots, providing great information, and taking pictures on her own camera to show us concepts. She brought drinks and snacks. While we nibbled, she went over more concepts from a hardcopy document that we received electronically after the class. When we came back, she even showed us how to do a few manipulations of photos on the computer, and sent us some of the shots she took during the outing.
The class was all that we could ask for. Janna was generous with her time, was a good and patient teacher, and was enjoyable to just spend time with. Besides the technical concepts, she gave us information on how to ‘see’ a scene. We got plenty of practice, which provided muscle memory for doing the settings, and the habit of seeing the possibilities in a scene.
We enthusiastically recommend taking a class with Janna. Although ours was a beginning level class, we look forward to other offerings, like enhancements that can be done to the photos. She can tailor a class according to needs.
Art & Clarity are hands down the best in the business within the world of professional photography. I’ve been a hotel executive and event producer in the Napa Valley for over 20 years so it’s in my interest to associate with only the best vendor partners possible and that’s why I work with Janna and Lowell. Collectively they possess the patience in selecting the most favorable environment in which to shoot, an incredible eye for detail and the most advanced, state of the art photographic equipment available. From their impressive work shooting the covers of wine country magazines to their corporate and social event photo coverage, their work speaks for itself. Art & Clarity; nothing but the highest level of quality every time.
— Sean Dempsey, Sean Dempsey & Associates
I have worked with Janna & Lowell many times over the last 20 years, as a wedding planner. My clients have been thrilled with their photography work. They are professional, kind, and talented. With so many choices these days of photographers, Art & Clarity remain one of the best.
– Sonja Beazley Burch
Janna Waldinger and Lowell Downey are both amazing. Lowell photographed my son’s Bar mitzvah. He captured beautiful moments through the event. Last week Janna took studio shoots of my art textile clothing. The pictures were beautiful and it truly elevated the perception of my art. I will hire her again and again!! So amazing! Such detail.
— Debra Sherman
Janna’s “Insightful Moments” readings are remarkably clear and accurate, filled with wisdom, insight and practicality. Janna is a true intuitive who is always deeply loving and empowering in her presentations. I highly recommend her work.
I was drawn to Napa to meet you and to open new possibilities for my career as a musician and a writer. They say the key to personal power is knowledge. While knowledge is important, you Janna explained what I needed to know, giving me an “understanding” of the knowledge. I just want to thank you for being so unselfish with your time as you have helped me immensely. I know I will pass on what I have learned from you to others. The ripple effect of my experience and time spent with you I feel is priceless.