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.
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.