Rainbow warrior

So Friday, it was awesome to have my super colourful friend into the studio for a long overdue catch up and creative session. With Kristen behind the styling and body paint wheel, I set up the lighting to create some isolation giving the pictures room to breathe some fresh air and give that stunning dash of colour a subtle glow.  Using a slight take on the evanescence lighting style, cranking up the volume, the flash heads boomed with each shot, filling the studio with more white light than the pearly gates!  I love to shoot creative headshots for actors, it puts me in a place where my juices can flow and fills my sou!  More shoots like these please, bring me your wildest dreams and I’ll make them into life.

With your heart full of colour you will always be a Rainbow warrior

Find Kristens casting page at AAA Talent

Second Valley beach, mini shoot tour SA Sat 21st Jan


Saturday 21st Jan I’ll be shooting the Mini Shoot Tour SA at the one of the Fleurie peninsulas hotspot beaches, Second Valley! An intimate beach with Beautiful views and crystal waters will make an awesome 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!

Second Valley beach is a semi secret gem 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

Thanks, Lee

To book a time for your shoot for the day, get in touch on

e: info@leeknowlesphotographer.com

t: 0401608853

https://leeknowlesphotographer.com/portrait/the-family-portrait-south-australia-photography-that-tells-your-story/

Port Willunga beach: Mini shoot tour SA, 14th Jan 2017

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Hey, don’t we all just love a day at the beach!

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

Thanks, Lee

To book a time for your shoot for the day, get in touch on

e: info@leeknowlesphotographer.com
t: 0401608853

https://leeknowlesphotographer.com/portrait/the-family-portrait-south-australia-photography-that-tells-your-story/

Adelaide Botanic Park, Mini shoot tour SA. Saturday 7th

 

Hi everyone and Happy new year!

This coming Saturday 7th Jan I’ll be shooting the Mini Shoot Tour SA at the Adelaide Botanic Park!

$100 including a beautiful A4 fine art rag print of your choice

If you have friends who are looking to update their family pictures, share this post with them

Sessions 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!

The Botanic park is stunning and I can’t wait to make some beautiful personalised art with you

Thanks, Lee

To book your shoot for the day, get in touch on

e: info@leeknowlesphotographer.com
t: 0401608853

https://leeknowlesphotographer.com/portrait/the-family-portrait-south-australia-photography-that-tells-your-story/

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Portrait mini shoot tour, South Australia

adelaide portrait shoot tour, south australia locations, family photographySoon 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…

https://www.facebook.com/leeknowlesphotographer/posts/1539884672692485
See you soon, Lee
Spaces will be limited to availability and so book in quick!
To book, contact @ info@leeknowlesphotographer.com

Australian Refugee Association portrait exhibition

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Tonight sees the launch of the Australian Refugee Association (ARA) exhibition ‘To tell another story’. Along with 12 other mixed media artists I’ll be exhibiting a piece of portraiture work in the exhibition.

Jahromi and Banoo Iran by Artist James DeanARA’s third annual portrait exhibition is a collection of work that portrays images and stories of people from refugee backgrounds. It honours the thousands of refugees they walk alongside each year as they face the challenges and joys of building a new life in South Australia.

The exhibition encapsulates themes of multiculturalism, human rights, cultural diversity and anti-racism.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Australian Refugee Association

TIME: 5:30-7:30
PLACE: Kerry Packer Civic gallery

http://www.unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Hawke-Centre/Kerry-Packer-Civic-Gallery/2016-exhibitions/

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Rise up

So as some of you may know, I have recently enrolled into Adelaides CCP (Creative Centre for Photography) to to work towards some professional development, creative inspiration and to solidify the dedication to my passion with some ticks in boxes and a cert.  Along the way so far Ive met some amazing new people, which is another reason for going into studies.  With assessment last night, Ive just passed my first module in creative portfolio building.  Now time for some reflection and breathe time before I start my next module.  The next module I take will be darkroom specialisation and Im thoroughly looking forward to developing my skills here and going out to shoot more film!
Ive taken the time this morning to look through a recent shoot, (which Ive not had time to see properly until now) and have discovered some lovely new images towards ‘LUCID’.  As with all images from Lucid, each image is from one single exposure, no photoshop.  I love the results.   So I thought I’d share.

I feel Im going to print this large as there is so much happening in the shot that needs to be seen.  Continuing with the unearthly and spiritual notion of this series I think this image goes to a new level.  The complexity of what happens in between frames is coming together and giving us a motion picture story within a single image.  I hope you enjoy it for a few seconds (or minutes)

 

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Rise up from Lucid dreaming. Lee Knowles Photographer, Adelaide
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Adelaide photography portrait promotion: Refer a friend

Hey everyone, it’s time I did an offer!

REFER A FRIEND

$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…

https://leeknowlesphotographer.com/portrait/the-family-portrait-south-australia-photography-that-tells-your-story/

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.

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ADELAIDE PHOTOGRAPHY PORTRAIT PACKAGE OFFER

Professional portrait photography, pricing?

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Professional portrait photography, is a luxury… but why and how do we make our prices?

After chatting to a few photographer friends recently, Ive been thinking about pricing structures, it seems that right now some people in the industry are finding their feet, lack confidence and a little lost on how to price themselves.  I hope these few words will help those build some confidence.

In Adelaide, I am viewed as someone who may be a little more expensive than others, I have a certain style of work that reflects that and resonates with my clients, I provide a reliable, quality and personable service. I know photographers who have higher prices than I do, I also know others who have lower prices than I do. It’s all about the type of product you’re looking for, the style, skill level and personality of your photographer.

For photographers, there is NO rule book that we have to follow when formulating pricing.

The sensible option and how I and most professional photographers work is to add up the costs of doing business. Taxes, cost of goods, professional memberships, marketing, overhead, equipment and maintenance, office/studio space- utilities, rent, dues, etc. After this comes what I would realistically like to earn as profit income, as well as any other costs that I would like my business to support. (retirement, healthcare, savings, etc) This is my profession after all, just like being a mechanic or plumber.

That number is our goal. Of course, no one makes an entire years salary from one client, that would be an unreasonable aim. So now I have to see how much of that number I want my clients to pitch into. I determine how many clients I would need to book on a day, week, month, year basis to meet those numbers.

The less I want to work, the more my clients will have to pay. The less I charge my clients, the more I’ll have to work (and the less dedication I’ll be able to give each client). This is where my self-worth and experience comes in and ‘I’ determine how much my “experience” is worth. I get some of this information from my past clients, happy clients are key!

I am in the creative photography industry to make people happy, work with new exciting clients and making repeat clients while making enough money to raise my family. I am not in the industry to earn as much as possible on one client and tell them goodbye on the way out of the door, I love building client relationships.

I love my work, and my clients, I embrace the relationships that I build with them, I love my lifestyle and those close to me, being able to help provide for them is an honour, making money and a career out of my passion is sacred to me.

What is appropriate to charge for creative photography and what isn’t has nothing to do with me for someone else’s business, but has everything to do with my own.

From all of the photographers out there none of their pricing is wrong.  All businesses are allowed to price according to how much they feel they should make.
Photography, is a LUXURY and definitely worth the investment.

If you offer a sound product and service at a reasonable price, people will come back to you.

For me, that’s worth more than one sale.

Photographers, please value yourself. You’re only hurting the industry and yourself by charging so little that you cannot make a profit or legally run your business.

Clients. Thank you for understanding and respecting what I do and staying by my side, it means the world!

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Mothers day family portrait offer

Mothers Day special

M O T H E R S D A Y
F A M I L Y P O R T R A I T S

I have a couple of spaces free over this coming weekend for family portraits. I’ll be on the midcoast shooting at the amazing beaches we have here, Get in touch to book a session

$175

includes:

+ 1 hour shoot

+ 1 8×10 fine art rag print + 3 HI RES digi images

+ Private online proof gallery

Or ask me about

G I F T V O U C H E R S

…Another perfect gift for Mum this year!

Mothers day family portrait offer
Mothers Day 2016 offer