Close of exhibition ‘LUCID’

A couple of snaps from yesterdays Artist talk & Demo at the Cradle of Hills Winery in Sellicks! As part of the Shimmer photography festival arranged by the Onkaparinga arts council.
The exhibition is now closed, I hope those of you that managed to get down to see, enjoyed.  
Thanks to everyone who was involved and helped out 🙂
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FATHERS DAY OFFER: Portrait photography shoot

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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.


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.

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Adelaide photography portrait promotion: Refer a friend

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


$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:


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.

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Cotton reel

I always love how words and pictures can flow seamlessly together to create feelings and take us to new places…  They say a picture speaks a thousand words, maybe a thousand words is too many, surely a few powerful words can give a much stronger story.  The less we have the more our imagination takes over, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad, but it always shows how powerful our minds can be.


I felt a tug, and then a pull
And like the spider’s good night’s work in the morning wind
The cotton thread on which I hang, is reeled back in.

What I thought was infinite,
Is finite. No more party streamers
Or ensigns on Ocean liners.

I know I am lucky
To have got this far without snag or break.
Yet I can’t help, I can’t help but wonder….

This cotton reel. My life.
If only I could make it run and run,
I have so much more to weave til i am done.

A poem by Simon Denegri

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August Open Shutter Night

So, Next Open Shutter Night, creative networking session is this coming Monday 3rd August!

Where: The Port Noarlunga Arts Centre
Time: Shooting starts 7pm until 10pm
How much: $40 per photographer.

Im changing things a little this time and giving a go at pay on the night in place of pre-booking spaces. Payment is with cash or eftpos, whatever is easiest for you! Still, if you could let me know if you are coming, that would be awesome, just so I can prepare things!

So please let me introduce you to our feature models:
Both good friends of mine, and Im excited to have them along.

Chloe and Chrissi, they are both going to be awesome!

Chloe has modelled the Open Shutter in the past from my studio in Port Noarlunga and is an absolute star to shoot with, some of you will know her already. Ive worked with her heaps, with her being my muse for some time. Im surprised she didn’t get fed up of me calling her to test some random ideas! The work we made is some of my fave work…fact!

Chrissi will blow you away! First time I met Chrissi she was showing support for her cousin who I was shooting, her smile was great and I asked to make a picture… I managed to get one shot from her (1 frame fired) it was stunning so I had to get her in the studio after that…and did an amazing shoot with her in the Forge Port cool! and her voice is amazing also!
I hope you all had an awesome time last month and excited for this one. See you soon! Lee



Open Shutter Night: The Model – Elita


Hi everyone!

So why don’t we take a look at our first confirmed model for the Open Shutter Night

Elita is an Adelaide based model & promo girl. She’s also a co-owner of a tattoo studio.
She is also a Miss Inked 2015 Finalist!

I can’t wait to shoot with Elita, I know she’s going to be super creative in the studio and a pleasure to work with.

If you want to know a little more about Elita, check out her interview with Inked Magazine below, or her Facebook page

Im so pleased to be having Elita shoot with us at the Open Shutter Night and I’m looking forward to having a chat with her soon. Remember, its networking so bring your business cards and start planning further shoots! Port Noarlunga… Hold on tight!

Open Shutter Night: $40 per photographer
Date: Thursday 2nd July
Time: 7pm until 10pm
Location: Port Noarlunga Arts Centre


(images supplied credits to: Top image – Black Canvas Photographers Bottom image – Avalon City Imaging)

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  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!


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

The Meeting

A short moving picture…