Black and white portraits make a classical and dramatic addition to your portfolio
Experimenting with composition is essential if you want to pull the viewer in.
When photographing dancers it is critical to show movement. This image was taken here in Johannesburg and the effect is created by shooting a low shutter speed with rear curtain flash. Quite technical but the technique produces wonderfully evocative images.
Personal portraits should never be formally posed but must look natural, almost candid.
Portraits used for publicity purposes should show confidence, engagement and they need to make a connection with the viewer.
Environmental aspects are important in corporate portraiture photography. Here, the link to the subjects' profession is self evident.
Showcasing make up artists' creations is a skill in itself.
Strong male photographic portraits are all about mood and contrast.
Fitness shoots aimed at maximising muscle tone are all about contrast
Clean, bright lighting and great make up determine the impact of beauty images. The model too of course :)
Beauty photography is all about controlling light to ensure you create the most impactful image possible.
Fitness photography has a greater impact when action is depicted. This fitness image was shot using three lights, two of which had coloured gels attached.
A good make up artist is indispensable if you want the image to look its dramatic best.
Portable, top quality lighting is essential on location photography shoots
Creative and or fantasy portrait concepts are always a collaborative effort. They are the most exciting projects to work on.
Contrasting lighting is a must to bring out muscle definition in fitness photography
Actors and models portfolios require several different styles of photographic imagery to show the individuals' versatility.
Location shoots are always most effective when the location, subjects and fashion/costumes come together in a believable way.
Alternative beauty imagery stands out from the rest if styled correctly. A classic beauty shot suddenly becomes unique.