Saturday, 27 August 2011

John Firth-Smith, Artist's Studio Portrait

I have been working on getting a portrait of John for a number of years now. So I was, to say the least, very happy when he commissioned me to shoot the catalogue portrait for his September 2011 show at John Buckley Gallery in Richmond. John had been kind enough to drop into my Artists Portraits show 'SNAP' at SNO in May 2010 and, I think that helped quite a lot in securing the commission as John mentioned to me on a number of occasions how much he enjoyed the show. He certainly understood that 'SNAP' was about the artist in their space at that tricky moment in time, The Opening!

John Firth-Smith, Studio PortraitClick the picture to view larger.

Studio of John Firth-Smith; Brushes, Paint tubes and artworks against the wall

The portrait has been used just inside the back cover as seen below. John also had me photograph a couple of the paintings he had changed a little between the official photography of the paintings and the catalogue deadline. While its had been a while since I have done art copy work those shots went according to plan and into the catalogue as well.

Catalogue shot, John Firth-Smith, 2011 Show at John Buckley Gallery Richmond Victoria.



September - 1 October 2011

John Buckley Gallery

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Price of a Photographer's Dreams, by safteyhammer

I stumbled on this video via aphotoeditor a couple of days ago, and other than pretty much recognising that park over in Randwick... I was very much struck by Doug Bayne's aka safteyhammer's argument against; or was it a warning about; the impossibility of instant excellence as a film maker simply by buying a DSLR camera!

An open letter to Canon from safetyhammer on Vimeo.

For those of you who may not have the time to watch I made some screenshots of Doug's graphics illustrating his experience, captioned my Moi!

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshotGo On, buy one its cheap, the world will be your Oyster..

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshotUm, more to this than I thought..

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshotMaybe I need more than a camera, like a budget!

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshot"And I need to come up with some good ideas"

"IDEAS! that's not in the box"

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshotThat second largest quadrant, its NOT professional cinematographers by the way, just sayin'

safetyhammer, an open letter to canon screenshot

And this is who & what it was all about!

Mind you this is just what happened to film photographers with the release of affordable digital cameras, people started believing it was just a matter buying the camera and picture excellence would be theirs. Instant Fashion Photographers anyone? Sadly or perhaps not surprisingly it isn't so, Ideas and Experience don't come in the box with the camera. My thanks to Doug Bayne for pointing this out in such an amusing and concise manner.

Bloody well done!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Modelling Portfolio Packages, Our New Releases!

You asked for them and now I have delivered; three new Modelling Portfolio Packages, one one of them perfect for YOU!

You Know I’m Hot
-Lets Get Started -

Look Out World
- Here I Come-

Stand Aside – Make Way
-This Is Serious-

Three all new packages, read about how you can have shots like the ones shown here and on my web-site in your portfolio by clicking HERE! No matter how experienced or inexperienced you may be in front of the camera, by taking advantage of my experience and one of these packages, shots like these can be yours.

Modelling Portfolio Packages, smaple pictures two headshots

Lingerie and Male Modelling shots for Model portfolio packages Sydney Australia

Swimwear full length in the studio with dark background stylish mid shot. Modelling Portfolio package shots.

Modelling Portfolio package shots, male mid shot, female mid shot

Modelling Portfolio Packages from Kent Johnson Photography, sample imageKent Johnson, 0433 796 863.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

And A Comp Card Too - Modelling Portfolios to GO!

The key to working as a model is having a great book, that means the best shots of you right-from-the-start. You need some versatility and variation in your shots, you want them to be of a consistent high quality and, here's the trickiest bit of all; you want them to feel like you have already been working for a while on a variety of jobs. Creating that feel comes from working with a great team on your portfolio.

Our half day shoot with Richard (on his first shoot) delivered the required results. Before the shoot we went through styling ideas both by phone and email. If you have been following Fashion @ Kent Johnson Photography for a while now you will probably have noticed that be it a Commercial Fashion shoot, Look Book or Modelling Portfolio there are always plenty of great shots to choose from - yes picking the ones you like best can be a pleasantly tricky task!

Male Modelling Portfolio, Colour Headshot against black background

Male Modelling Portfolio, B&W Casual shot in the studio

Male Modelling Portfolio, Colour against black back drop, action shot, jeans and Tee shirt

Male Modelling Portfolio, Rugged and relaxed shot, B&W

Male Modelling Portfolio Headshot, Black and white headshot for Comp Card

Male Modelling Portfolio, Sportswear in the studio

Male Modelling Portfolio, seated, striped casual shirt and jeans

Male Modelling Portfolio, Crumpled suit, mood shot

Comp Card, Male Modelling Portfolio, Sydney Australia

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Photography & Styling, Kent Johnson
Grooming by Kaori
Photography Assistant, Hugh Baulderstone