The beauty of photographing the ocean is as relaxing as walking beside it. When we step into our landscape photographer role we should always look closer and see the ocean as its own entity, focussing on the small details that she gives us. The feelings of calm, rage and exhilaration. She is a sexual wonderment, surging, pulsing and flowing around us.
Last night I spent time at sunset, looking closer, making pictures and getting wet. The light was coming in perfectly with warm air surrounding the beach. The perfect atmosphere for making pictures. I screwed on my 24mm tilt shift lens, using a large aperture and shifting the lens to extremes to make the shallow depth I wanted. My aim to focus only on a small part of the ocean, her details and accents, forcing the viewers to look where I want them. The performance was amazing, with the oceans twists, turns and pulsating rhythms in betweens the calm smooth spells.
Last night was a great night to make pictures and has inspired me for a longer series. These pictures are available for sale as framed fine art prints.
A3 Framed – $270
20×30 Framed – $700
Get in touch to order yours to create a calming vibe in your quiet space at home.
“People don’t buy products anymore, they buy a lifestyle!”
If you really want to reach out and connect with your clients, you need to bring them closer let them feel why you do what you do and see your vision.
Taken from 2012 editorial shoot for Eternal Image Studios, hair studio, Henley Beach.
In todays consumer market, your clients need more than a safe shot to commit. Bring people closer to your brand, show them more of the story thats sits behind and help them to see your vision and connect to you. I aim to not only sell your product, but to sell your story behind it. To book a full personal & business branding session, get in touch so we can start to create your vision!
Saturday 14th Jan I’ll be shooting the Mini Shoot Tour SA at the one of Adelaides hotspot beaches, Port Willunga! Scenic views and beautiful waters make for an amazing day out and perfect to create those beautiful organic photographs that you will treasure forever. Come book a time for your shoot.
Your shoot is $100 including a beautiful A4 fine art rag print of your choice
If you have friends who love spending time with their family at the beach who are looking to update their family pictures, share this post with them.
Shoots can also be used for individuals looking for an environmental portrait for professional use on LinkedIn and business websites, a perfect start to the new year!
Port Willunga beach continuously is praised and at the top of so many lists of South Australian beauty spots, its amazing and I can’t wait to make some beautiful, personalised art with you
To book a time for your shoot for the day, get in touch on
Is an iPhone a real camera?
I know some photographers who will frown at you and the idea of using a mobile phone to make pictures, but lets face it, they do a pretty good job and fun! Ok, so it takes skill, a keen eye to see a picture and vision for design and creativity, lets not forget to mention playfulness! All of these far more important than the tool
So far this summer I’ve been doing so much more photography without my professional cameras, just choosing to take out my phone on beach or city walks and using this to capture life around me. Knowing your equipment is one thing and having the greatest new technology will help, but more importantly knowing how to see will change you’re photography up to the next level by simplifying your approach.
A camera is a tool and who is behind the tool will always always have the most defining effect to the picture!
It has been said so many times, the best camera you have is the one that is with you! Simply because the creativity and skill that makes a picture great is within the photographer!
Here’s a couple of iphone pictures I’ve made on my last walks. It’s fun to play basics.
Share if you agree that it’s not the tool, but the creativity behind that makes a great picture ✌🏻️👽
Soon time for the Summer location Mini shoots. Each week a different and beautiful South Australian location. From the Adelaide Botanic park, Port Noarlunga Jetty to Port Willunga beach and Second Valley! Perfect for those natural photojournalistic portraits we love.
These shoots are available for everyone, Families, Kids, Actors/models/performers through to professionals in business!
$100 per session which includes your 30 minutes shoot on location + 1 A4 fine art rag print of your favourite image accompanied by the high res digital image.
First session Saturday 31st December @ Port Noarlunga Jetty
I’d also love some feedback from you guys
Which South Australian beauty spots would you like to see added to the mini shoot tour? Go to my facebook page and just add a location you’d like to shoot in the comments here…
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Fathers Day… Coming soon!
Each month in Adelaide, I see heaps of families and Ive come to observe the reactions of Dads across South Australia when seeing the photographs of their little pride and joys! Dads are totally stoked! Simple as, so for a perfect gift for Fathers day this year give him that huge smile he deserves…
A family portrait session!
Take advantage of my new offer for the special guy in your family.
+ 1 HOUR PHOTO SHOOT ADELAIDE WIDE AT A LOCATION OR HOME STUDIO OF YOUR CHOICE
+ 1 8X10 FINE ART RAG PRINT
+ 3 HI RES DIGITAL IMAGES FULLY RETOUCHED READY FOR PRINT ENLARGEMENTS
+ PRIVATE ONLINE PROOF GALLERY TO CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE SHOTS FROM YOUR SHOOT
Make Dad smile 🙂
Got to the HOME page for contact details to get in touch
Lee Knowles Photographer Adelaide is an experienced family portrait and childrens photographer who has worked with thousands of families and children across South Australia catching big beautiful smiles and stories.
$25 cash (or money of services or products with me) for anyone who refers me to a new client who makes a booking for a portrait shoot!
It doesn’t matter how you do it I love word of mouth, but I’d also love you to share this blog post to all of your friends. Remember to tell them to quote your name and contact details on their booking. Heres the shoot:
PORTRAIT SHOOT: $300
2 hours shoot (up to)
Private online proof gallery
5 6×4 prints
1 A4 fine art rag print enlargements
5 HI RES digital images
33% off other prints and images
I have other packages available that may suit different people, so please take a look here…
All of my shoots are personalised to you and can be anywhere within the Adelaide region South Australia. I always encourage you to have your pictures made at one of your favourite places, somewhere that means something to you and your family and loved ones.
Even after the time that has passed, I still find myself fascinated with these pictures and still find myself dragging the shutter on my camera and manipulating the scenes with my hands. A few seconds and some smooth gestures of the camera in hand, feeling the view in front of me and making it Lucid. After an evening surf session my new image at Southport steps has re-kindled a series. Im not saying regular photography doesn’t have a spark, far from it… but these images and the way that I photograph them always surprise and excite me, not always knowing exactly what will render on the sensor.
With the cooler weather upon us and warm sun kissed nights becoming a memory, I’d just love to give you that warm fuzzy glow for your day. A series of pictures made for a free spirit, friend and Hula dancer performing within the setting of the amazing Maslins beach in South Australia. The sun beats down as she skips lightly across the hot sand like a butterfly pollinating our souls with summer
Dance is such an amazing motion to photograph, it lifts us up and takes us to another place. Please enjoy these pictures and where they take you. See you there.