Teegan dropped by the studio yesterday to do some face pulling for a series of stock photos. Don’t forget that in addition to wedding photography and stock, I also take portraits. Check out the portraits link above to see details for family portraits and corporate or commercial head shots.
I’m just back in the studio from doing an extraordinary family portrait photoshoot. Five generations of the one family. Five generations. Five. Count them. Fabulous.
No pics to show as yet, just had to mention the photography I had done this morning.
I’m about to completely redo my photography price lists from scratch. Here’s your chance to tell me what you want and how much you want to pay for it. Weddings, portraits, anything – please let me know what you would expect to receive and how much you would expect to pay. Just send me a message from the contacts page or via Facebook.
And as an incentive – the most helpful responder gets a free portrait photoshoot. Also, please go like my page at http://www.facebook.com/DavidFreundPhotography
When Katie and Jamie arrived for their engagement photoshoot, I knew they’d be nervous. Katie had told me previously that they didn’t have any good photos together. Guess what? They do now.
We had a great, relaxed time taking their photos in a Lismore park. No stiff posing, no cheesy mugging for the camera. Just really good, laid back fun and laughs.
Getting your photo or portrait taken should never be a scary thing. It should be a wonderful experience. By doing an engagement photoshoot before your wedding, you get to avoid Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates and find out exactly what you’re going to get (see what I did there Jamie, that’s for you).
A few weeks ago I got to take some very special portraits of some very special people.
When my parents come to town I normally grab them to model for me to take some stock photography of ‘seniors’. This time I decided to do something a bit different.
It’s important to me to continue to learn and grow as a photographer and I have been studying some innovative portrait photography techniques that initiate displays of genuine emotion. No instructions to “stand there and smile”. I used these techniques on Mum and Dad and they took us to a wonderful place.
This ended up being one of the most enjoyable photoshoots I have done in ages. I loved doing it, I love them and the love they have for each other is clearly evident in the pictures. Here’s a slideshow of a bunch of images from the photoshoot.
How would you like to have some professional portrait photography at a price to good to resist – free?
Photographs like the ones below:
Here’s the deal. We do a photoshoot, you get a disc of images to print for your own personal use. In return you will be my ‘models’. Your modelling fee is paid with the disc of images. You’ll get a selection of images that are Photoshopped for me to use as stock photography.
I am one of Australia’s best selling stock photographers – stock photography are images I take speculatively and then put into stock libraries to sell to third party users – and I am on the lookout for more models. Individuals are good, couples are great, families even better.
It’s a fun and relaxed photoshoot. You’ll probably just be doing things you would do normally. Logos, images and artwork on clothes are a big no no in stock photography so you’ll need to wear simple and plain clothing.
Interested in finding out more, just go to my contacts page and send me a message.
When I am shooting stock photography I often have to think with a global focus. It’s great to work locally, it’s also great fun to travel the world. Sometimes I just bring the world to my studio. Here’s an example of photographing a theme with some simple prop changes to appeal to completely different markets.
The Australian Professional Photography Awards were held over the weekend and I am pleased to say I picked up some bling for my photos. I received 2 silver awards and one silver distinction.
Points from these awards are used to progress my professional photographer qualifications to Master Photographer level (it’s so annoyingly close, but still so far away). My fourth image scored what some people call a bronze award but they don’t count in this instance. I like the image still and probably would have still entered it. With a different panel of judges, I may well have picked up another award.
This image was awarded a Silver Distinction:
No award for this image but I still love it:
Every year the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) publishes a book showcasing all the award winning photographs from the previous year. It’s sent to all members and was delayed a bit this year. I’m stoked the book has just arrived. So proud to have my work featured alongside some of the best photography in the world. I’ve also just realised I now have 10 of these books. That means I have been mixing it with the best photographers in the world for over a decade.
My work as a photographer is therefore nicely standing the test of time and continuing to evolve. Looking back in old books it is amazing to see to the continued development of photography and photographic skills. The raising of the bar of excellence is so profound that imagery produced only a few years ago would fail to win an award today.