Showing posts with label sydney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sydney. 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, 2 January 2016

Walking Sydney - Chowder Bay to Middle Head


Not just a walk with panoramic views of the harbour, this is also a fabulous step back into Sydney history. 
View toward North Head

The fortifications began in the 19th Century and were modified over the years and include a series of tunnels that connect the entire area. Fascinating but scary to think that we needed such protection.


One of the many tunnels that connect this entire fortress
The guns have been removed but you get the idea. There was no way anyone would get through Sydney Harbour. As the Japanese were to find out in 1942 during WWII.









Getting There 
We parked the car in a free 2 hour spot at Georges Head, which is just above Chowder Bay On Middle Head Road, Mosman. Then followed the signs to Middle Head. Some parts aren't as well signed so you'll have to follow the map, one wrong turn and you could end up at the Nudist Beach!

You will walk through the abandoned military quarters and come to this little group of cottages on Old Fort Road. Keep walking straight ahead veering left of the main house. This takes you to the Outer Forts.









Then we hiked up the trail toward the inner forts where there are more fascinating batteries, tunnels and stunning views.




View to North Head

From here we walked back along the long road toward Chowder Bay, passing Obelisk Bay, another spot where nudity is permitted.

Nice spot to end up. This is Clifton Gardens. After our long walk in the hot Aussie sun, what better way to finish off than with a dip in the fresh water. Sadly, I didn't wear my Speedo shorts and swimsuit but next time, that's the plan.






























If you like the photos, you may purchase prints, canvas or framed prints from my website.


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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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Family Portraits At The Beach - Sydney Northern Beaches



Nothing like a cool Winter's Day in Sydney for a photo session at the beach. Actually our winter's are amazing and I much prefer shooting at this time than those belting hot summer days. My light is soft and the sand is still warm. I only need the slightest fill to get a good exposure.  The family was moving to the USA and wanted a memory of the Northern Beaches, where they had spent their time so I also didn't mind a bit of contrasty sunlight here and there as a reminder.



I really liked the outfits chosen by the family.  They complimented each other whilst not being too "matchy". I have a Pinterest Board that has fabulous clothing suggestions for family portraits that you are welcome to follow.

















The family was extremely relaxed even though their house was being packed up as we were shooting. They were very committed to making it a great shoot and that makes all the difference. 


We wanted Manly in the background of a few shots so we were able to do that from the rocks. Love the texture of our rocks. Reminded me of the old black and white film days so just had to make this one a B&W.




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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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Your Profile Photo Is The Most Important Thing On LinkedIn



You know yourself when looking over someone's profile on LinkedIn, the first thing you do is check out their photo.  I personally get messages and requests daily. If there isn't a photo, I delete it immediately. If it is a bad photo, I think about it a second, then delete it. If it is a nice professional photo showing a confident business person, I definitely check out their profile and most likely add them as a contact.

Don't just take my word for it. The Ladders research into recruiter behaviour proves it. As shown in the heat map below, whilst looking over profiles, the first place the recruiter looked was the photo and they spent 19% of their total time looking at it. That's a lot of heat!




Business Insider has some great tips on the do's and don'ts for you profile photo. And as it isn't that expensive, I would say it is an easy investment. My basic headshot sessions are only $175 and this image should last you a good couple of years before you need an update. When your credibility and your employability is enhanced ten fold, it seems like this would be the best $175 you have ever spent!



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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