Black and White VS Colour Headshots

Black and White, or Colour? Sometimes it is hard to know what is going to be better. A black and white portrait or a colour portrait? Both can be absolutely stunning, but some people can really have a preference. Personal opinion is a big one when it comes to this, so we will do a few comparisons below. Purpose: Sometimes you know when you want a black and white portrait. Some industries have trends, so it can feel best to […]

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Meet Lisa

Lisa, the outdoors, and some Business Headshots

Let’s Have A Look at Some Shots of Lisa Furlong, from iCommunicate Speech Pathology: As a small business owner, Lisa from iCommunicate Speech Pathology needed to update the image of herself on her website. She wanted a simple image of herself that would look professional and help convey her personality. Initially, Lisa had booked a studio session with me.¬†Before the day of our shoot, we had more of a discussion about the type of imagery she required. She sent me […]

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Headshot Advice: What to Wear to a Headshot session

How do clothes tie the shoot together? This is pretty important headshot advice. Clothing really makes the difference between standing out and blending in, and clothes tell us so much about ourselves everyday. When we attend important events, interviews and auditions, most people consider what they wear pretty important. Your headshot is like an interview, meeting, and audition every single day, to everyone who sees it. Headshot Advice: Feeling Comfortable & Dressing as yourself It is best to stick to […]

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Ben Pfeiffer – Melbourne Actor Headshots

¬†Meet Ben Pfeiffer: Ben Pfeiffer needed some updated headshots, so he booked in with me to get some fresh, natural light images. His look had changed a lot since he had his last headshots taken, so he needed something more current. It is important to make sure your headshots reflect what you actually look like after all! We had an outdoor session on a beautiful Australian summer day. Shooting around my studio we explored a few different textures and backdrops […]

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The Best Time Of Day To Have Your Outdoor Portrait Taken

The Big Question for Your Outdoor Portrait: Everyone wants their portrait to be beautiful. Most people understand that good lighting makes a world of difference to an image: particularly when looking at an outdoor portrait. Often I am asked: “When is the best time to have my portrait taken?”. Beautiful light depends on many factors: Primarily, it is your definition of beautiful light. Does beautiful light mean strong contrast, or beautifully soft? Therefore, answering this question is not a simple […]

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Creating Characters

Creating Characters within Portrait Photography

Creating Characters Nailing your type in your actor headshots Headshots and portraits are not just about pretty images or beautiful people. Stories and characters create great portraits, and a compelling portrait has something more to say. Particularly for actor headshots, the character that you portray in your headshot is incredibly important. That’s why I encourage actors to dive into understanding their personal brand and ‘type’ before we even get to the session. Knowing what you are most likely to be […]

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Outdoor Portraits – Tracy

Utilising Nature For Outdoor Portraits: Tracy Hambly is a local meditation teacher. She asked me to take some outdoor portraits to use when advertising her classes. The beautiful Yarra Ranges were the perfect setting, as this is where Tracy has grown up and where she holds her classes. Surrounding my studio is acres of beautiful natural bushland and it made sense to take them there! When discussing Tracy’s ideas before our shoot, she told me she was after more natural […]

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Why I Shoot Headshots

From High School to Headshots. In High School I fell in love with photographing people. I was not shooting headshots, but I photographed people in various environments. The first time I used a DSLR I photographed the natural wonders on my parent’s 10-acre property. So when I began to photograph friends at school for assignments I felt so much more entranced by the results. Then began my mid-late teen years of trawling through magazines. I loved the stories that were […]

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