Corporate Portraits with WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

I recently had the pleasure of taking some corporate portraits for WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff in Brisbane city.

This is the first time we’ve worked together and the brief was for a lot of people in a small window of opportunity. That meant it was pretty tight for time.

Corporate portraits are like any other photos for people, most would probably choose a dentist visit over the pain of getting in front of a camera.

For this reason I always aim to make the experience a fun and enjoyable one.

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Patrick Autocare commercial photography

Patrick Autocare commercial photography shoot

Late last year I completed some commercial photography work with Patrick Autocare down at the port of Brisbane.

Amongst other things, these guys bring a lot (I mean a lot) of vehicles into the country and fit them out, ready for supply to dealers around the country.

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Wojcik family portrait shoot

Emma, Paul and Liam Family Portrait

Recently I had the pleasure of doing a family portrait session with the Wojcik family.

A mutual friend of ours had given them the gift of a photoshoot, as young Liam had only recently arrived in the world.

All of us got together early one morning at Maroochydore and created some lovely family portraits.

We all enjoyed the shoot and as Emma said “It was a pleasure doing the shoot with you, and you have cured Paul’s phobia of family photos“.

High praise indeed, thanks guys. Here’s a selection to enjoy:

post processing desk

Post processing. The physical mechanics and hardware. My quest for efficiency.

Recently I’ve been learning to use new software. As you may know, this can be a slow and sometimes frustrating process.

After just a few days, I noticed how much my navigation of the program had improved, and how much this helped with my enjoyment of the software. This got me thinking about the physical mechanics of my photographic post processing workflow, and how it affects the way I work.

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speedlight portraits with shallow dof - Brisbane photographers DWPhoto

Speedlight Portraits with Shallow DOF

I love photographing speedlight portraits of people wide open, lit gently with a dreamy shallow dof (depth of field).

This article will teach you how I shoot with a single speedlight covering all the gear, techniques plus examples.

Pre-post disclaimer : this article is quite technical and suitable for photographers with a reasonable level of skill and knowledge. For others of you following my blog for the pretty pictures, there’s plenty here for you too – edit courtesy of my wife.

Shooting speedlight portraits wide open means using your lens at it’s larger apertures. This allows the person to really pop out of the photo and give a 3D feel to the shot.

I will often shoot corporate portraits this way:

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