Articles - Portraits

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Back into Portraiture

It has been quite a while since I shot portraits - over eighteen months, in fact. Until today, my last portraits shoot was in November of 2010.  I decided to take a break from shooting portraits, and as it turned out, I spent most of 2011 shooting images outside the scope of my main two... [more]

Revisiting Sarah Jane

After looking at some portraits today, I felt inspired to trawl back through the archives of some portraits I shot last year. In September of 2010 I photographed a fantastic young model called Sarah Jane Kelly.  The shoot took place at Berrima in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. I had photographed Sarah once before, but... [more]

Brent Pearson's Off-Camera Flash Workshop

Last Sunday I attended the first session of Brent Pearson's latest workshop, this time covering off-camera flash, and shooting environmental or landscape-based portraits. Now, I am not new to shooting landscapes, models or using off-camera lighting, but I always like to attend such workshops, as it rounds out my knowledge and experience, and I get... [more]

Off-Camera Flash Environmental Portraiture Workshop

Brent Pearson has just recently announced a new workshop he has developed, which teaches landscape/seascape photographers how to bring human subjects into scenic images for environmental portraits or concept shots. The first is scheduled for early November, but due to high demand it is looking like he is already needing to get a second session... [more]

Berrima Shoot with Sarah

Yesterday I headed down to Berrima in the NSW Southern Highlands for an afternoon portrait session in the country with Sarah. The theme was country girl, and for a while leading up the shoot I had a particular type of shot and setting in mind.  The challenge was to find a location that resembled what... [more]

Black and White Rules for Portraits, Okay?

I have done a few model shoots lately (and I have one tomorrow with the lovely Sarah). During my processing of the images from a few recent sessions, I have found that I have gone for high-contrast black and white treatment. I think black and white really works well for portraits.  Sometimes colour can be... [more]

Sexy Jess

I had another portrait session today. One of the models I photographed was Jess.  We decided to do a sexy/sultry theme, and she worked hard, struck some great poses and allowed me to capture pleasing images. I shot a lot of pictures of Jess, but this one would be one of the stand-out images from... [more]