Technical Tips

Black and White Portrait Photography

Originally the enclave of the professional art photographer the medium of B&W is alluring. Photography in its purest sense is photographing a passage of time from 1/10 to 1/1000 of a second. It aims to capture a moment, some say a “defining” moment that creates a photograph that does not just record an event but captures something extra special. B&W…

Portraits for Maternity, Children, and Pets

Maternity Portraiture Maternity photography if handled with care is a branch of photography that is beautiful to view. When photographing pregnant women one must ensure that you photograph the female form in the most complimentary way. Use natural light through windows. The pregnant rounded tummy at 6 months is incredibly beautiful if photographed well…especially in black and white. Have other…

Family Group Portrait Photos

Family groupings and portrait photos that look natural succeed. Standing people in a line looking directly at the camera presents the viewer with a photo a “mug shot “look. Adelaide is blessed with a variety of parks, gardens and beaches that allow the creative family photographer plenty of opportunity to expand their photographic horizons. One of my favourite garden locations…

High Resolution Digital Files

If you wish to print a quality enlargement from your “digital negatives” or Jpeg files it is important that the file is “high resolution”. If not you will find the result to be very grainy and of poor quality. When checking on photographic packages that offer a CD of the prints ensure that that files are “High Res.”, do not…

Weather and Distractions

Always keep the possible weather conditions in mind. Even if the forecast is for sunshine, if you are planning on having portrait photos taken outdoors, have an alternative, sheltered location in mind…just in case. When investigating a location look for shade, visit the site around the time of day you will be there on your wedding day and look carefully…