Harrison, 12 days new or how to photograph a newborn in your home.

How to photograph a newborn with his parents? Here is one solution! This image was taken on a black cloth on a sofa in Harry’s living room. I used a black cloth on the sofa to mask any distraction and the warm ‘sunlight’ on Harry’s face is the overhead halogen light. I bounced two SB800s onto the white wall opposite the sofa to create a giant soft box. I used a 50mm lens which is perfect for babies.

Old girls

Now that I am a fine art photographer,  should I deign to photograph ‘old girl’ reunions? Just as Judy Annear, Senior Curator of Photography at the AGNSW, couldn’t be bothered to visit my exhibition, or even decline my invitation in a friendly manner, should I snub what was my bread and butter photography? Of course I should photograph ‘old girl’ reunions. How could I pass up the opportunity to capture portraits like this one photographed yesterday?

Horizons Function Centre at South Maroubra SLSC – a venue designed for photographers?

Horizons Function Centre at South Maroubra SLSC – a venue designed for photographers?

Many function centres make for lousy photography with poor lighting, no photographic props and dismal décor. As soon as I stepped out of the lift I realised Horizons Function Centre would be brilliant for photography since it is a huge well-lit  room with panoramic views of the ocean, has a kid’s play centre with terrific lighting in one corner and a black velvet curtain in another . Below are examples of what can be achieved in a christening venue like this. Balcony photos Here is an angelic shot together with two others, all taken on the balcony.        ...