Portrait Photographer London - the best way to take your carrier to the next level
The measure of any good professional photographer is whether they can deliver a great portrait or headshot. And although very similar they are not truly the same thing, as the word suggest a portrait portrays something about the person in the photograph. Be that a vocation, talent, hobby or other aspect of their life and personality. The skill is in capturing any one of these facets so a simple image becomes elevated to a photograph that conveys a lot more about the individual.
I love taking on such sessions and was thrilled to have a recent portrait photography shoot with a very talented singer, musician and writer. This shoot gave me the chance to be perhaps less formal with a typical headshot and mix things up with both a location setting and some time in the studio. I really enjoy capturing portraits in dynamic environments but it also creates challenges. Particularly with the weather and critically the light. So knowing a wonderful spot for the perfect shot I was a little frustrated with the pretty dull conditions, but I always come prepared and with the London weather as it is I'm very experienced in reacting to such situations. Natasha looks amazing in the Tower Bridge capture and I have used my knowledge of photographic techniques to take control of the light and really make the shot pop. Mixing both natural light and a well placed flash we have a stunning image, but what makes the portrait is the fabulous subject and the props that give the viewer the clear insight in to the person.
After shooting at some other spots we popped back to the studio to finish the session. Here is where a great portrait photographer can control the light totally and it then becomes a lot to do with how we engage with our subject to bring out aspects of their character and life. These photographs are sensational and really draw the viewer in showing a warm and creative character in the images.
So when you are looking to book a portrait photographer London it pays to find one that has not only the knowledge of the medium but also the technique to deliver beautifully lit shots anywhere, as well as the personality to engage with the person sitting for the photography. Once we have all that it's simply a case of pressing a shutter button. Which is way easier than playing a guitar let me tell you !