2010

Networking... Still the Most Important Tool To A Photographer

So many  things have changed over the last 10 years in Photography.  Film has almost completely disappeared, a computer has replaced the darkrooms, video cameras and SRL's have merged and phones are becoming many peoples choice for point and shoot cameras.  But like any business the one then that has not changed is networking. As a wedding photographer I actually do care about our clients.  I want them to get fantastic service and have a wonderful day. That is why on our websites affiliates page we only have service providers who we have worked with and have impressed us.  And one that really impresses us is a make-up artist, Jana-Maree.  Towards the end of last year I was asked by a work colleague to help his cousin who is a make-up artist wanting to do a shoot but had just lost her photographer.  Being one to jump at the chance to help someone and hopefully met new contacts I was very eager to help out.  I can tell you I am so glad I did.

Jana-Maree is a young make-up artist that is truly fantastic at what she does.  It was a great opertunity to work with her and soon Jana-Maree &  Warnock Imagery will be launching a new Maternity session that gives the mum to be a professional make-up and a portrait sitting.   I am also lucky to have a few more model shoots in the pipe line with Jana-Maree,  so we will be seeing more of her work.

If you are getting married or just need the services of a make-up artist for what ever reason please do yourself a favor and get in contact with Jana-Maree, http://www.janamareemakeup.com.au.

Gear Used: Nikon D700; Nikon 24-70mm F2.8; Multiple Nikon SB600; Edited in Aperture

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Jana-Maree Makeup

Its a shame the sun rises so early

It really is... because I do love a sun rise photograph. There is something magical about the quality of light held in those first few rays that hit the horizon. But it comes at a cost. With this image I woke up at 4 am yes 4 am! I was on leave so that didn't really matter to much but what was really fun is I took my boy Caleb along as well, he thought its was great to wake up when it was still dark and sneak around the house and watch the sun come up.This image wasn't really what I was hoping for, I really wanted some dramatic cloud as well but I should have guessed since its the middle of summer here in Australia and on what later became a fairly hot day no rightly thinking cloud would be caught dead in the Australia sun.

Perhaps if I go back in winter I will be able to sleep in and get my cloud as well.

Gear Used: Nikon D700; Nikon 24-70 F2.8; Edited in Aperture

Perth Sunrise

Perth Sunrise

A New Stomping Ground

This blog has taken a lot longer to get going then I ever planned, but now I think it is ready.  Its still a little lean on but over the next month or so I hope to change that. So I came to thinking its been not weeks but a month or 2 since I last grabbed my DSLR and even fired the shutter.  Sometimes real life just gets in the way and this has been the case for me and still will be for a little while.  But last Sunday came and after buying my son a pair of bright red wellington boots for winter puddles during the week it was time for him to try them out.  Being West Australia we rarely get winter puddles so a trip to the beach on a cool but bright sunny day was called for.

Gear used: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200, edited in Aperture & Photoshop CS5

Caleb @ Beach Red Boots

Caleb @ Beach Red Boots

Bridal Steps

This was taken at a recent wedding, I don't why but I just like the image. We had just finished some couple shots of the bride & groom and they were about to collect the flowers & exit the church.  To provide some interest I have used Aperture new blur adjustment brush to bring the focus the bouquet.

Gear used; Nikon D300, Nikon 50mm F1.4; edited in Aperture

bridesteps