Showing posts with label chatswood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chatswood. Show all posts

Monday, 23 January 2017

Location Headshots Give A Consistent Professional Look To Company Website



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Business Headshots photographed on Location in Sydney
CONSISTENT IMAGES COMMUNICATE PROFESSINALISM...
As well as getting images of the entire available staff at once, what I love about location shoots is that the client gets a consistent look across all of their images. This in turn gives their website a uniformity that communicates professionalism. When the "ABOUT" page on a website hosts a number of images which are inconsistent, it makes that company look in incohesive, or even disjointed.

TRY MAKING THE SHOOT AT THE SAME TIME AS THE BOARD MEETING...
The gear and the photographer also make a difference. We had another photographer shoot in another State with my instructions and the images were completely different. So I guess the only real way to get true consistency is to use the same photographer as best as the budget allows. Sometimes this means waiting for the next board meeting and doing the photo session then!

Nina Beilby is a professional photographer and photography educator based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au



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Friday, 16 September 2016

LinkedIn Headshot Session with a twist! - Portrait Shoot in Chatswood, Sydney Studio

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Nice Dramatic B&W Photo for the LinkedIn or the wife!


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Generally, we go for the more conservative background colours but for this LinkedIn headshot session, we not only got to break out the coloured backdrops, we also got to shoot some more dramatic black and white portraits.

Why not, right? You want to stand out, make a statement. Especially on LinkedIn. If you scroll through all those profiles, you know who is going to make the biggest impact. Mike here will. One, because he took the time to have a professional photo but also because he chose a fabulous blue. 

We still shot on the more conservative background but now Mike has choices! 

These images are perfect for a variety of purposes not only for LinkedIn but for his website, professional organisation website, Facebook profile and as a gift for his wife!


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The Gray is extremely versatile and fits well for a LinkedIn Profile photo or on a website.





Nina Beilby is a professional photographer and photography educator based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au



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Friday, 29 July 2016

Beautiful Teen Girl Portraits and Family Portrait In The Studio

Before Makeup and Hair

These sessions are a favourite because the Teens transform in front of your eyes. 

It's not just about the hair and makeup. I get guys in the studio too. It's because they have the freedom to express themselves for who they are and we have a lot of fun. 

For this shoot, we did have hair and makeup by the amazing MJ Park. We also added a Family Portrait session in at the end.



After makeup and hair
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You can see more of the shoot here.



Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au


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Saturday, 1 August 2015

How To Setup a Remote Triggered Photo Booth


These are the most fun shoots! Even better than an actual booth because you get to use awesome equipment and hang out with fun people!






To setup my Photo Booth, I used the following gear:
Canon 1D X
ProFoto B1
Octabox with grid
3 x Pocket Wizard Plus II's
1 x Flash Sync Cable
1 x Remote cable
Lightstand
Tripod
32GB Memory Card



1. LIGHTS - I setup my light or lights, depending on the scope of the backdrop and the look I am going for. I have previously used my Alien Bee Strobes and more recently, Profoto B1's. You could probably use Speedlites too. I've just never found them reliable or battery efficient besides, the quality of light from the Profoto or even the Bees, is infinitely better. Besides which, you would need two to get the job done nicely.

2. TRIPOD - I setup my camera onto a Tripod. A good sturdy tripod is useful, especially if there is going to be alcohol at the venue!

3. POCKET WIZARDS - I hook up my remote flash/camera triggers. I use Pocket Wizard II's (yes they are still going). And they are fabulous. We tried the Profoto Air remotes and they didn't work so Pocket Wizard's rule here.


4. REMOTE CABLE - So, One wizard on the the light, one on the camera hot shoe hooked up with a remote cable. Here is the link to find your cable. One final wizard for the guests.





IMPORTANT: This is the trick. Have the Wizard in your hand on Channel 1, the Wizard on the camera set to Channel 1 and the Wizard on your lights to Channel 2. (You can use other channels but the lights need to be the next channel following the camera and handheld wizard).


5. METER READING - Take a meter reading. Every venue is different and it depends on how much ambient light you want in the shots. You probably want at least f5.6 for your aperture because of the groups that tend to find themselves in front of the camera as the night goes on.

6. MODELLING LIGHT - I keep the modelling light on in low light situations or else the camera won't be able to focus.


And that's it. Have fun with your Photo Booth!



Nina Beilby is a professional photographer and photography educator based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au



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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Vivid Chatswood 2015


A few people have asked what Chatswood Vivid is like seeing that I live here so i thought I'd walk you through. The story begins at The Interchange. The Jellyfish Chandeliers and light display definitely make this the prettiest train station I have ever seen. 





Look all around, even at your feet. There is a great light story happening as you walk.

There are three levels you can get to, so try viewing from different angles. 

If you get hungry, stop by The District on the top level. An upmarket food court serving wine as well as great food.

Although the light displays are wonderful, it's the atmosphere that is vibrant! 

Walk through The Mall and you will mix with a bustle of people meeting, mingling and having a great time.

You will meet Norbert, The Nautilus and see The Aquarium on your way to The Concourse.


Norbert
The Concourse
Head down to Chatswood Chase for a quick look at Lieutenant Angler.  You can get a bite here or head back to The Concourse where the 4 Pines have setup a marquee. 

Willoughby Council are hosting the event and have plenty of useful information available on their website as well as updates on entertainment and transport. The Vivid Website has more detail and a handy map to keep you on track.


It's definitely worth a visit if you want to do something different on your night out and you didn't want to head all the way into town. Have a great night! #MySydney

Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Profile Portrait, Drama Therapy & Play time in The Studio


Amanda is a Dramatherapist currently based in Sydney but shortly making the move to Darwin. She was in need of a profile portrait for her soon to be revamped website. At the end of the portrait session we decided that it was time for some Dramatherapy!


Following success in the UK, USA & other countries, Dramatherapy supports people in connecting with the playful part of themselves in an environment free from judgement. Clients are invited to connect through movement, voice, improvisation, role, character and story meanwhile promoting therapeutic results in addition to psychological healing, insight , growth and well-being.



Playing With Spirit specifically explores the connections between the Sesame Approach and the culture of the Indigenous Australian people so the move to Darwin will be entirely amazing for Amanda and look forward to hearing about her results...


If you would like to contact Amanda, here website is Playing with Spirit



Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra & Choir

Music was my entire life for about the first 20 years. It saved me from insanity. It was my escape. I played piano, pretty well. Violin not so well. But singing was where I won accolades. Music enveloped my life.

For my High School Internship, I worked at The Sydney Opera House as the stand-in for the Ethiopian Princess Aida whilst the lighting guy worked his magic. I bumped into Sir Robert Helpman in the Greenroom and most remarkably got to hang out listening to Dame Joan Sutherland whilst she rehearsed. I credit this as one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

As part of my photography degree internship, I worked with the MHCC Theatre Company so this was all very comfortable and exciting 
and a great job for me.

Doctor Nicholas Milton made me feel extremely comfortable in his open, genius Conductor kind of way. So creeping around the stage during the performance, with the occasional curious glance from Dr Milton, this is what I came up with.











The Orchestra have a fabulous 2015 program including West Side Story, a total fave!


Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Sydney Turns Purple


Chatswood









The best thing about November in Sydney is the colour. 

Gorgeous purple flowers against deep blue skies. It is the end of spring. The days are getting warmer and there is a definite lift in mood as summer approaches.

Mostly the colour comes from the Jacaranda Tree's which line the streets of Sydney's North Shore and other suburbs. I have taken these photos around Chatswood and Lane Cove.

Also, flowering at this time are Agapanthus which border many front garden and fence here in our Northern suburbs.
Agapanthus, McLean Ave, Chatswood


Kareela Road, Chatswood
Karilla Street, Lane Cove






Chatswood buildings surrounded by colour


One minor drawback is that it can get messy! Although for all of this beauty, I don't mind a bit of mess. Besides, there is usually a massive southerly at some point which blows it all away. That's Sydney for you!



Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au

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Friday, 18 October 2013

The Worst Bushfires In A Decade - Sydney Bushfire Smoke Over Chatswood


This is where I live. Chatswood. 

Last night on my way home from a meeting, the wind changed direction and the smoke from over 100 burning bushfires smothered our town. Sydney Morning Herald touts that these are the "worst in more than a decade".




my street

I woke this morning to find out that 34 of these fires are uncontained, out of control. Mother nature is MAD! 

Possibly 100's of families have lost their homes and everything in or around them including pets and livestock. A devastating tragedy. 

What makes me mad is that some of these fires were most likely caused by someone carelessly tossing a cigarette out of their car window...seriously. How stupid are these people??

Thankful for the cooler day today as I am certain all of our brave firefighters are too. I hope it is all under control very soon.




  




Here is how you can help: 

Members of the public who wish to help are asked to do so via the Salvation Army donation appeal on http://www.salvos.org.au/ or call on 137258

I'm off to the Salvo's!