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portraits of beauty…….

7 Jan

Part of my new direction will be concentrating on Portraiture.

I love the connection between a subjects eyes and the camera.

Our studio is just about done, I thought I had it right but realised I could use the space better so am rearranging and repainting.

I may not post as often but I think what I do post will be hopefully images of a much higher quality.

Portrait of Beauty

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Photographic “Master chef” style program

17 Jun

The popularity of photography has not been lost on Australia’s government owned TV network.

The ABC, which has always had a strong focus (sorry..I couldn’t help it) on documentry/lifestyle shows has debuted this show “Photo Finish”

I wonder if, like so many successful ABC documentry style shows it will end up on the commercial networks as a platform for Nikon or Canon to showcase thier products.

At the end of the day, it should be a good thing for our artform, with more people realising that a great deal of skill and knowledge goes into a great picture !

http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/22887

Have a look and see what you think.

More studio fitness………………

12 Jun

Just a couple more from an earlier post

https://andrewplacephotography.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/studio-fitness/

being able to stand back and change the light is the benefit of being in a studio

this shoot was great fun and a new style for me…………………….

more lounging…….chaise that is………..

12 Jun

Another one from a studio shoot…………..

Chaise lounge……..

11 Jun

Every house should have one, comfortable, stylish and great for photography.

Those of you that watch television will see examples of this classic style in every period movie and show.

We have one at home ready for the day that i can justify the expense of a studio.

I shot this image of Vashte whilst using the studio of Nicola Parsons Photography.

Make Up Beauty………..

19 Apr

Make up artists make us look good……No!, not the model, the photographer.

They smooth skin enhance features and hide others, add highlights and subtract blemishes.

And quite often they themselves should be in front of the camera, like Olivia

Its all about the eyes………

16 Mar

People who know me probably get sick of me rambling on about the most important ingredient in a portrait.

With all due respect to the make up artists ( who by the way, are indeed artists), and the hair stylists, and even the fashion stylists, if you don’t capture the subjects eyes then the portrait will never attain the impact you desire.

Obviously some models aside from being blessed with great body genes also were handed dramatic, scene stealing eyes, but not all were so lucky.

So then the photographer steps in, good lighting, great connection with the subject and an understanding of composition will still allow you to capture an image which draws the viewer in.