Having been a portrait photographer for most of my working life I’ve only recently given thought and appreciation to my longevity in this business.
How it all started
Soon after being hired by a national child and family portrait company in my early 20’s, I realised soon after starting my new career that this was something I was actually very good at.
It seemed easy for me to make children smile and bring out their best and the proof of my good work was in the high sales my work would achieve.
Our cameras were film and simple in function so as to allow creative freedom without worrying about the technical side of photography.
This gave me the opportunity to hone my skills with both family, adults and children.
Another big influence in my photographic life was my time in photojournalism.
Shooting for news and advertising at Fairfax Media and Star Media gave me the opportunity to capture images of people in a different-unposed light.
So my work and experience in portrait and photo-journalism is a combination of the two genres.
It’s great to be different. I’m still evolving for both by clients and my own personal development.
How to look your best for the photo shoot
You know how people say, they don’t take nice photos? There is a reason for that and it has nothing to do with them. It’s more to do with wide angle lenses-used in I phones and point & Shoot cameras.
Let me explain. When we are photographed with a wide angle lens, our faces are distorted and look wider then they really are. This is never flattering and often leads to photo which people hate.
The secret is to use a lens with a focal length of 50mm+. This give the subjects face a more accurate representation without making it look distorted.
When I shoot executive profile photos I usually use a telephoto lens at around 130mm focal length so that the subjects face is really flattering.
Did you know that we also offer a Wedding celebrancy/photography package?
I started my working life as a wedding photographer and since becoming a celebrant I’m now combining both services in order to save you money and offer you a fun, beautiful and memorable wedding experience.