Our research and development team (that’ll be me) have been working hard on new lighting and shooting techniques for my Teesside location portrait sessions. This shot of Owen was taken this morning in a wooded area on the outskirts of Norton, Stockton on Tees. I had my sandbags holding down my lighting stands, thanks to Ophelia (the hurricane, not my new assistant). This new technique makes Owen pop in the panoramic frame. I’ve also got a couple of other new ideas that I’ll be posting over the next couple of weeks.
Going out on a portrait shoot armed with only a camera and a single lens will limit creative options. Generally I take with me a selection of lenses, portable flash units, reflectors, coloured gels and flash attachments. I might not use all of these bits and bobs, but having them to hand can add another dimension to a shoot.
Meanwhile back at the studio, my ambassador of buzz (me again) has found some beautiful new frames, using textured chunky bevelled mounts and archival quality prints, which means they won’t fade a week after hanging them up in your hall. I can’t wait to show some gorgeous samples to my Autumn Portrait Parents or APP’s for short.
If you’d like to book a Teesside location portrait session, please ring the studio 01642355205 or email email@example.com Most of my location sessions are taken in private or quiet corners around Teesside, but I’m happy to travel if you have a location area in mind.