Articles - Portraits

A Second Portrait Session with Shani

Today I am heading off for a second portrait session with Shani. Our first session was drastically altered due to wet weather, but I still saw potential for a great shoot, so I changed the location (which would provide shelter) and the style of the shoot. Amongst some very pleasing images we shot on the [ read more ]

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 [ read 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 [ read 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 [ read 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 [ read 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 [ read more ]