Malcolm Turnbull – A beautiful portrait will always stand the test of time
A Portrait Is About a Person, Not How They Look
As a photographer, I offer solutions to any potential obstacles and problems. I’m looking to create the best outcome for my subjects, so keeping options open for the client is important. Whether they want to shoot in a studio, on location, or in their own home – I’ve built my equipment kit to accommodate their needs and wants.
A Portrait Does Not Have to Flatter the Subject
The recipe for a good portrait entails more than just photo and lighting gear. It starts with the photographer making a distinct effort to connect with the subject so they are at ease with the image-making process. This can often include advance research on your portrait subject and his or her interests—everything from familiarising yourself with their passions to bring up as a conversation starter, to specific environmental factors, such as their favourite music playing in the studio to make them feel more relaxed during the shoot.
In shooting a portrait, you are effectively translating a three-dimensional face into a flat plane of space, so deciding on your lens or focal length and positioning the camera in a way that complements your subject’s features will have a significant effect on the success of the resulting image. The overwhelming variety of individual facial features and combinations thereof—from heavy brows to pronounced noses to double chins and beyond—furthers the challenge of capturing a pleasing portrait of any given subject.
A Portrait Is About the Subject, Not the Photographer
One of my most memorable portrait sessions was photographing Nelson Mandela
What our client are saying
Was just looking at the photos again and I wanted to say thank you so so much one more time, as I am just SO SO over the moon, you made this so much easier and more enjoyable than I possible could’ve imagined it would be and I really appreciate you helping me out.