Photography

My approach is about capturing emotion, genuine connection with my client’s business and a commitment to quality. I’ve worked on various shoots over the last 10 years to capture the essence of the moment. My most recent shoot was for Julia Gillard’s book tour. I’ve also art directed and shot for leading Australian Baby Whisperer – Karen Faulkner on her latest ebook ‘The magic of touch’. I’m formally trained at the University of South Australia with high distinctions – 1995. As a qualified graphic designer and illustrator I also do all of my own retouching. Photoshop is one of my many specialties.

Julia Gillard Photoshoot
Julia Gillard Photoshoot

Photoshoot – Julia Gillard book tour – Commissioned by Better Reading

Nurture Parenting  – Photoshoot for Baby massage ibook. ‘Baby Massage -the magic of touch’

Photoshop

Retouching experiment  – A personal project using opposite techniques and effects. Left and right I generate an older and a younger version of this wedding photo.

Gas tank perspective/background combined with new product shot. Both images have qualities the client likes – The perspective and garden from an old photo and the current model (piping, grill) from the other. Supplied digital artwork was also added in place of shiny stickers.

1 of 130 – Sometimes a few filters will do. One of my clients was in the process of creating a coffee table book from a backlog of her folio. Her photos were great but she lacked the advanced skills to bring them to full potential. Basic enhancements like this make a real difference but may only take a few selective filters/masks and 10-15 minutes. Since the client also owned Photoshop and had an interest in the process, I provided the files with layers. This enabled her to see exactly what was done at each stage. It’s worth noting that I do offer training in many of the leading design programs including Photoshop.

Dairy Farmers  – Brochure image. Product shots combined with their standard hills image background.