Southern Sounds

What an amazing fun packed weekend it as!  Beautiful family portraits made and then the southern Sounds  gig for the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre FUN FUN FUN!

 

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Open Shutter Night July 2nd 2015

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So hey everyone!
Ive spoken to a few of you via email… but heres a heads up on July Open Shutter Night session.

Venue: Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, South Australia

Date: Thursday 2nd July

Time: 7pm-10pm (for photographers)
Bookings are on first come first served basis, I have to limit the session to a minimum of 10 photographers to run the session. I hope you understand.. one to cover cost and two, its all a part of the vibe and networking experience..
I have a model and makeup and hair stylist confirmed so looking for one more model for sure. Models start makeup at 5pm (models $20 each)
Shooting session begins at 7pm so photographers please feel free to come a little before to start the networking. Shooting goes through until 10pm so plenty of time to make some awesome pictures. (photographers $40 each)
Its not a workshop, its a creative working network to bounce thoughts and ideas around.. Learn from each other.  Of course, I will start the night with a setup, but I do encourage people to play and change things as we go, experimentation is the key to life and art!
Bring any camera equipment you need for the eve, Lighting is already provided and flash triggers (if you shoot Sony/Minolta, if you can, please bring a hotshot adapter for the trigger, as you may need this as my triggers are for Nikon and Canon… or give me a shout and I’ll see if I can help.  Plus I do have sync cables too)

I hope to confirm the session by next Sunday 21 June. If you want to book a space, please get in touch and I will forward payment details to you. Payment is confirmation of you space and is fully refundable if the session does not go ahead due to low numbers or other issues. However it is not refundable in the case of a forgotten or missed session
Any questions please email me at openshutternight@lkfoto.com.au  or call 0401608853 and I’ll help.
keep an eye out in the group for updates!

Check out the Facebook group here!

I feel it’s an amazing opportunity if you are an Adelaide photographer! Cant wait to see and start creating with you!
Lee

 

Personal Branding Headshots

Why a professional headshot?

A carefully chosen personal profile image is a key part of publicly representing yourself, your brand and your business. As humans we are visual, the first thing someone will see is your image, it’s your chance to make a great first impression. You owe it to yourself and your career or business, you work hard on everything else right?  Like all first impressions, your headshot should instantly give a feel for who you are and what you represent, its a little bit like a handshake.  It needs to look and feel like you, genuine, and more relaxed headshots are the way forward. 

Don’t take yourself too seriously. Relax and show your personality.

Your business and personal brand promotion is not the place for a selfie or a party candid,  if you want to be perceived as professional, you should look professional, no matter how great you think you look, any headshot that has other people’s body parts cropped out around your head will bring you down.  Yes, selfie’s are fun.. and fine for memories and friends, but a quality headshot really should be used in your personal branding.

Lighting is important.  If you use natural light, never shoot at midday…its a strong source and creates harsh shadows. If you’re indoors, window light can be amazing, try a combination of natural and artificial light, it often works very well.

Try losing the suit and wear something that promotes what you do and your style.

Framing plays a big part in the image, make sure horizons are straight, move the clutter and anything in the background, distractions like this can be overwhelming and take focus away from you.  Keep it clean and simple.

Work with a few angles, we do have good and bad sides and angles,once you have taken a few look through and make sure that you have chosen the best angle.

Clothing is very important and depending on what you do will make a big impact on results!  Wearing anything with words, may just confuse the image and again take that focus from you.  You might want to steer clear of complicated patterns, stay with solid block colour or subtle patterns. 

Regular updates are important, once every 8 months to a year is a good rule of thumb. Any changes in your personal branding that you make or a career change may also create a need for an update too.

A professional photographer with an eye for detail and quality, both in studio or on location will provide a professional photo session and high quality edited images.  For anyone taking his or her career seriously or that may be self-employed, this is a very small financial investment to be able to have a professional headshot that can be used for personal branding.

It’s up to you on how to proceed and whether or not it is time to update your headshot. Maybe you already have an awesome set of personal branding images, thats great news!  but maybe a friend or colleague may not have?  Make a difference for someone else and please share this article.

Lee Knowles Photographer.  LKFOTO

 

A Port Noarlunga Photographer making quality professional portraits South Australia wide

Flowers

A little something I’ve been planning for a while, waiting for the right time, flowers and model. I wanted to create something simple yet effective with more of an art approach than my usual work. I’d never done any work with flower studies before, so this is a first for me… of course, being me, I have to have people involved too. I’d love to hear what you think, maybe you’d like something similar as an art piece on your wall?

Theres plenty more to come from this new series, I cant wait to shoot more and finish them.

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Black and White

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Another set from a recent photo shoot with Adelaide actress Kristen Tommasini. This studio work was predominantly monotone however I did throw a few colours in to contrast the theme. Kristen’s styling was perfect for the shoot and complimented her character awesomely! Shot in the LKFOTO Port Noarlunga studio. I am certainly excited to develop ideas that have stemmed from this shoot.

We hope you enjoy the set of pictures as much as we enjoyed shooting them

Model/Actress: Kristen Tommasini
MUA/Styling: Models own
Photographer: Lee Knowles
Location: LKFOTO Studio, Port Noarlunga, Adelaide. SA

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Last of the good sun SA

I was stoked to be able to shoot a location Ive wanted for some time and with a model who fitted perfectly. A quiet Moana beach normally flooded with Deep Blue Cafe goers made the opportunity. We jumped in the Kombi and headed out of the studio to catch the last of the good sun

Model: Kristen Tommasini
MUA/Hair and Styling: Models own

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