For this portrait session, I wanted to make use of window light and window reflections. I was lucky enough to have the natural beauty of Panda Harteman to model for me.
The main focus was on black and white portraits, so I used the monochrome setting on my camera to make sure the feel was right. Of course once you open up the raw file to edit, it will change back to it's original colour form. There was the odd one or two, that I loved and kept in colour too.
My 3 faves are in my Summer black and white photo exhibition starting on June 5th to the end of July in Essence Cafe in Ngongotaha Village, Rotorua, NZ
It is all booked in and ready to go! Starting on the 4th June and going through to the end of July, my photo exhibition, 'Hot Summer - Cool Black and Whites', will be at the Essence Cafe in my local Ngongotaha Village in Rotorua.
I was very thankful with all the support I got from models volunteering their skills along with people volunteering clothing, make up skills and even a bathtub!
There will be 10 hanging portraits and a photo book with 30 images to browse over a coffee.
Features black and white portraits of:
Kharl Wirepa - Rotorua Fashion Designer and owner of Gloss model agency
Jessica Caulfield - Co-owner of Kulture Shock Ngongotaha
Stella and Georgia - Rotorua Musicians and Singers.
Miss Poppy Bloom - Vintage Pin Up model
Renati Waaka - Rotorua up and coming Male Model
Panda Harteman - Rotorua Artist and Model
Brittany and Georgia - Rotorua Models and Friends
Madelyn Grace - Rotorua Dancer
Sharn and Dolly - Rotorua Model and her pony
Pearl Paki - Model now making her mark in Australia.
I have some coffee vouchers available (first in, first served) if you think you would like to come and view it. Just email me: email@example.com
Love to see you there,
The importance of headshots
I have been busy photographing clients headshots lately. As the rain is pelting down outside, I am reminded how winter is great time to catch up and update the things we let slide when the weather is warm and we are too busy having fun in the Summer sun.
Portfolio shots / headshots is one of those things we can put off, but are important for websites and promotional material. People like to see who they are going to be working with and I think it makes a business more personable.
I like to mix it up a bit with this type of portrait session. Do some formal type shots in colour and also get some more relaxed, personality type shots in black and white. The formal type shots are the photos that tend to get used in promotional material and websites. The black and whites are also nice to use on a "About Me" page on a website, and also as portfolio pics on social media.
Here are a few from a headshot photo session I have just finished for a Beauty Tutor.
Thinking I better take my own advice and update my own headshots. I've had short hair for about a year now!