Every Portrait Nina takes also gives back to our community working with such charity partners as The Clown Doctors, Australian Support Dogs and The Australian Children's Music Fund. By hiring Nina you not only get outstanding imagery, you are supporting your community.
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 upd…
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...
With the crazy weather we have been having lately, it's not always possible to shoot outside. This space is ideal. Also terrific for product photography and baby portraits. Rates are here on my website. Whilst you are there, check out my work. The majority of the images on this site were taken here in the Chatswood Studio.
There is a lovely viewing/waiting area. Street parking. 15 minutes walk from the station or bus stop right out front. There are coffee and tea making facilities as well as a microwave.
Today I got to photograph some very special puppies. These puppies are in training to provide support to people with physical disabilities.
Not to be confused with the guide dogs, Support Dogs are trained to get the mail, fetch your car keys, grab a tin of food from the pantry, open the fridge or oven door even grab the phone for their person.
Besides which, they are really cute and wonderful companions.
ASDOG is a non profit organisation so they do rely on the support of our community which is why I was happy to help.
Chantal O'Reilly, is an amazing textile Designer, who needed some quality images for her website and upcoming exhibition.
Chantal conceptualised the lush fabrics draping over the rustic ladder. So it was my job to work out the best backdrop and lighting in order to compliment the fabrics and flatter their designer!
I chose the brown/black canvas backdrop that I had hand painted as the most complimentary in colour, texture and overall effect.
As far as lighting, I went for diffused, soft lighting on both the fabrics and the client. I really liked the way the lighting brought out the soft, shiny texture of the fabric.
First things first though. Makeup for our Designer.
MJ (Makeup by MJ) is fantastic and does a lot of work for the studio. Professional makeup makes all the difference to the final image. Having a proper base means less shiny patches on the skin for a start. Also, the artist brings out the clients features so they further appreciate the end result. Who doesn't like to…
Everyday that I shoot, it is a fun day for me because I simply love what I do. Today was a little more fun than usual because we got to play with various new lighting setups, some props and hair blowing which I don't normally use in my business portrait sessions or my swim photos!
Dustyn hasn't modeled before but I think that you'll agree that the camera really likes her. The following are completely unedited images.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Camera - The most awesome Canon 1D X.. Lens - Canon 85mm Aperture - 5.6 on the white images and 2.0 on the blue ones Lighting This lighting diagram is for the images with the white background. Alien Bee B1600 with Beauty Dish as main light Westcott Luminator Reflector for fill Alien Bee B1600 with Bounce Umbrellas for the background Pretty simple - just a Giant Octabox…