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All aspects of photography have a different layout, purpose and end result. When photographying people the end result will be different each and every time, whether the subject is a child, teenager or mature adult. That aside each person has potential to create something different from the next person when given time in front of a camera.
For the last twelve months I have been shooting for the Casting Agency Real People along side Frank Hargreaves (Director) and over this time I have created a unique portfolio, some examples are shown below
- Real People have been operating in Melbourne since October 1992, and represents a wide range of talent from Professional models and actors to extras and promotional people. ”Melbourne’s Real People” was started by Frank Hargreaves (Director) who has been in the industry for over 30yrs both in Australia and International. Mario Verescuk (Director) became a partner in 2000 and now adds to the success and growth of the company known as “Real People Victoria”
Further images can be located in the Real People Portfolio
Until the next photographic adventure. thats all for now.
Im always told by alot of photographers that I meet to never work with children and animals, I dont understand the meaning to there plight, I find children and animals to be such creative subjects and a endless joy to work with.
Just recently a close friend of mine asked me to photograph her 11 month old Purebred Ragdoll Kitten of which I delightfully said yes, not only was I happy to photograph the kitten, the owner was no other then Sally Arnott who I have worked alot with in the past. Armed with a single softbox and my trusty Canon EOS-350D + Canon EF-S 18-55mm and a single 500w flash and a softbox it was off on another photographic adventure, this time in the studio
We used a multitude of toys to grab the attention of the kitten, however as most photographers may have encountered and even with people, they tend to turn away at the final second which kills that particular photo, which to the photographer may have been the perfect shot. However the kitten was definitly camera friendly and we created some incredible works of art.
Until our next photographic adventure, thats all for now: Brett Robson
Its not often, but sometimes I get to work with people who just have raw talent when it comes to being infront of a camera, this at times is unknown to themselves or those around them, however all is needed is a trained eye to pick them out of the crowd.
A very interesting experience happened to me just recently, about two years ago I came across a father and daughter in the Melbourne CBD, the father was taking photos of his daughter who just knew how to speak the right language to the camera and knew all the right poses. I took notice of this and waited a few moments and when I felt the time was appropriate I gave the father the card for my work advising that they should give them a call and then left, not knowing if anything may come of this chance meeting. A day or so later I received a call from the mother of the child who asked various questions of which I answered.
Note: Need I mention that unfortunately in this day and age there is somewhat of a “stigma” with handing out a business card especially if its in relation to “talent agency” which is why I only do this once in a blue moon and usually at times when I see talent that is undiscovered, and at the very least I leave the final decision to the other person, I dont do the “hard sell” or anything, they will make the call when its right for them.
Two years on, my boss received a phone call from the same mother who queried if I was still with the company, it had taken some time, two years to be exact but she had decided to take the next step as her daughter had been approached by more then one person since my meeting and so it seems I had recognised some true beauty. I felt priveledge to have been the first to do a professional photo shoot with her and I wish “Ella” all the best in her endeavors and also on her acting/photographic career.
Until my next photographic adventure, that’s all for now – Brett Robson
Introduction:Ive decided to start a series of “insights” behind some of the photos that I have taken over the time that I have been involved in photography. My purpose is to give the viewer an idea of what the photographer was thinking and or intending before the photograph was taken. In doing so I hope to portray an understanding between photographer and viewer so that a greater appreciation can be achieved. I know that some of the technical speak may loose a non photographic person, however there are always two sides to a photo.
Issue #1 “Playing with Movement & Light”
One of my favourite subjects when taking time out from model photography has to be playing with light sources at night time. I work at a business that is located on St Kilda Road, many times late at night I would pass by the National Gallery of Victoria and think to myself that it would be interesting to play with the light sources that illuminate the water fountains that grace the front of the building.
In this photo I wanted to convey the spectacular dance and illumination of the water, for this to be created the camera was setup on a tripod and the shutter was left open for around 3 1/4 minutes at a very high aperture, with the use of a ND8 filter F/29 effectively became F/32 (+2 F-stops) there fore allowing a much longer shutter speed. With the assistance of a shutter release cable and some basic judgement the above photo was created. I hope to one day to use the same technique with the water displays at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Further examples can be viewed in the Melbourne at Night Gallery
Until the next issue ….That’s all for now – Brett Robson
Just before the end of the year while working at the Studio, my Canon EOS-10D gave its final shutter click and passed on, though with a bit of repair of which I hope to do in the new year. Currently my camera collection is made up of: A Canon 350D, Canon 10D, Canon 20D and now a new addition of a Canon EOS-30D. I have to admit that my first impressions were quite good and I was first intrigued with the larger LCD screen at the back of the camera which views images at 1024×768 a completely different world to the previous cameras. There is also a larger ISO expansion with the 30D which will come handy for those “low light” situations
Further to all this, I am now able to use my Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (58mm) lens, so I went out and about to the Darabin Parklands with the use of my Infra-Red Filter and created some interesting photos, a few examples can be seen below …a small amount of post-production was done to get rid of some marks on the images other then that I was happy with the result;
With little to be done over the next few weeks I am looking forward to getting out with the camera and learning more about its features and creating some interesting results. Until the next photographic adventure
Thats all for now: Brett Robson