Natural beach portraits are among my favourites, but photographing totally candid can lead to failure. I find the best way is to take control and direct the kids, is usually more successful. Of course being ready for any magic moments is also valid.
This week I’m talking about framing, not the frame around the image, but the frame within the image. When seeking out locations for a portrait session, we can easily miss the simple little things around us that can make a portrait more interesting
Finding out what interests your clients have, goes a long way to a successful session. I photographed these boys on their family property doing what they enjoy most, dirt bike riding.
In this post I am comparing two images taken at the same location. The portrait of the boy and girl above was taken at one of my first sessions at this location, an Historical Village nearby. I love the emotional contact between brother and sister, but there was something not quite right.
Welcome back to this weeks post. Quite often photographers ask me what lenses I use for creating portraits To their amazement, I tell them that approximately 40% of my work is photographed with a 50mm
This week’s blog post is about “interactive portraiture” or often refer to as “the story telling portraits”.
Welcome to this weeks portrait tips and techniques. This week’s blog post is about subtractive lighting. As there are so many photographers wanting to photograph with natural light outdoors,
There is always a positive reaction when asking girls to dance around. They love it and it can “break the ice“ very early in a session. Just find a simple uncluttered background that suits the light, get low and wait for the reactions between them.
This post is a demonstration on combining natural light and flash in an outdoor setting. The aim was to create a lifestyle portrait using the flash as the main light on the subject and underexpose the ambient light by approximately one stop.
This simple pose was created by asking the young girl to lean against an old fire hydrant in front of a fire station museum. By leaning her body and crossing the legs, shifts her balance and drops her shoulder which creates a more casual and interesting pose.
Welcome to this weeks post, “Facial Recognition”. This is a small part of the topic covered in my eBook, Natural Light Portraiture.