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Beautiful outdoor portrait photography

Beautiful outdoor portrait photography When we recently visited Melbourne in Florida, I was honoured to be invited as a special guest to a Robert Vanelli workshop. It was a lot of fun and we all had a great time. The weather was not great and we had to take a refuge a few times in a very uninspiring shed, but the idea was to show the students that you can create beautiful, well-lit portraits anywhere and basically anytime. It is all about learning to see the light. I was asked to demonstrate a couple of my favourite techniques. Here are a few teasers from that time spent together, creating natural, outdoor portraits. Beautiful outdoor portrait photography – anytime, anywhere.

Back-lit portrait photography

Back-lit portrait photography One of the commonly known rules in basic photography is to avoid shooting against the sun or into the light. As if you do not know what you are doing – you will likely end up with either completely over exposed photographs or underexpose subjects and ugly shadows. If you are inexperienced photographer –  it can be challenging to figure out how to light your subject correctly in the back-lit situation. But mastering backlit photography can transform the way you shoot. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the breathtaking images you start creating.  Back-light adds drama, makes uninteresting, plain set-up exciting and magical. Soft, diffused back-light produces a romantic and dreamy effect. Ordinary becomes extraordinary! In the examples below – I have used a diffusion screen to filter strong studio light.

Water portrait photography. Fine art 

Water portrait photography. Fine art  Making your dreams come true. Beautiful portrait photography in the water. Amazing, romantic, glamours effects with reflections for Your Portraits. We can create this almost anywhere.  Pool? Spa? Bath? Little kids play pool? You can see “Behind the scene” image below the fine art portrait to get an idea how it was done.   

Portrait photography. Fine art

portrait photography. fine art When Aaron and Jeanette came for their pre-consultation – they told me the ultimate portrait they wanted me to recreate – was the famous scene from Top Gun where Tom Cruise & Kelly McGillis are on his red motorbike, embracing, in front of a ship at night. The only difference was: they wanted me to use a different ship, the one he was serving on in the Navy. This Portrait was the most important one out of whole session: His Lady, His Bike, His Ship. Portrait photography is so much more than taking pretty pictures. It is a delivery of your dream, your fantasy, your wants.