Corporate Headshots Sydney - Circular Quay

As a professional photographer who has been photographing people for over 12 years, I love to inspire my clients to push the boundaries of what a professional corporate portrait or headshot can be. Yes I do photograph professionals in my Sydney studio in Rozelle with various backgrounds and studio lighting. But what i love the most is photographing corporate portraits on location and often outside. These days your business profile portrait for LinkedIn and social media doesn't just have to be a really close shot of just your head. I can photograph you in a variety photo locations and styles to create a portfolio of images with different looks and styles. The reason for this is to give you a creative mix of images which you can uses for different professional purposes.

Another very important difference between Mackintosh Photography and other studios is that your portrait absolutely has to look like who you really are! Not an over photoshopped and retouched plastic version of yourself. People need to see the real you to build trust in your personal image and company branding and ethos. Having said that I do retouch my clients business portraits. But very naturally and subtly. But most importantly I don't change who you are. 

The images below are from a photography portrait shoot from last week. The client was Laurel Grey from Happily Organised. Laurel was the perfect client, we happily collaborated together on the looks and styles of portraits she required. Then it was up to me to photographically create images to match the looks and purposes of the images she needed.

Laural even gave the studio a testimonial our FaceBook Page. Justin gives personal and professional service - I needed some new corporate shots and he innately knew the right spot at Circular Quay. We got great shots in under 40 minutes - easy and painless! Thank you!




Industrial Photography - White Bay Power Station Rozelle

The White Bay Power station is a magnificent heritage listed industrial building in Rozelle Sydney, right on the studios doorstep. The building is a photographic delight. Full of fantastic textures, colours and off course those two massive chimneystacks. In 2011 my daughter and I were lucky enough to go on a guided tour of the of this iconic Sydney building. The tour was with the Historic House Trust, now called Sydney Living Museums

The coal power station is designed in the industrial federation architecture style. With its imposing height, sharp angles and flowing repartition in the design, it dominates the local area. It can be seen from across the harbour from Pyrmont, the Anzac Bridge and even from Barangaroo on the western side of the Sydney CBD. The building was commissioned, to satisfy the power requirements for the expansion of the Sydney tram and rail network, New South Wales Government Railways began the first phase of work on The White Bay Power Station in 1912. The building is a graphic reminder of Sydney's once industrial past. Its a shame not more of our Maritime and industrial heritage has been preserved.

The building is currently been preserved by Murphys Group Services

Corporate Portraits Sydney - With a stunning harbour view.

I love my job. I have the opportunity to leave the studio in Rozelle next to Balmain and enjoy this magnificent city we call Sydney. How? By coming to your place of work and setting up your own photography studio in one of your boardrooms. How easy is that for you!! The benefit is less time away from the office.

I have a fantastic regular client called Seyfarth Shaw, a Chicago based global law firm whom I photograph their key personnel. I have been photographing their Partners and Lawyers since they established their Sydney and Melbourne Offices last year. Chifley Tower is home to the Sydney office, actually level 42. As high as you can go and what a view of Sydney Harbour the staff enjoy! As you can see from my trusty iPhone pics the portrait studio set up, doesn’t involve heaps of space. Approximately 3.5 meters square. There are also no power cords for people to trip over and the photography set up is very tidy and professional. If we need to move furniture around, to create more space we move it back just as you left it.

Corporate headshots don’t hurt btw. They’re actually fun and have become so important for marketing yourself and your business in social media and business proposals. You can also select your favourite shots straight away by viewing them on the iPad. And don’t worry our retouching is very natural; you will look confident and professional. But most importantly, you wont look like a wax dummy and people will actually recognise you when you meet them in person. First impressions are very important. Be natural and be yourself. 

My corporate photography couldn’t be any easier or more professional for my clients. For more examples of my commercial photography follow the link. http://mackintoshphotography.com.au/commercial/

I'd love to chat to you about how I can help you with your next professional photography shoot.

 

 

Romantic Couple Portraits - Balmain Sydney

Being in love is wonderful! And what's just as wonderful is enjoying a fun and romantic couple portrait photography shoot. Don't wait till the wedding day to have some natural and even contemporary portraits taken of the two of you. Express your love now - why wait?

Autumn and winter are beautiful times in Sydney to have a family or couple portraits session. I have many favourite spots around Sydney Harbour to photograph loving couples like Caroline and Mario. They looked so beautiful together and they were so cool to shoot. They were happy for me to go a bit whacky with angles and playing with the setting sun. I really enjoyed photographing these guys.

Like most people the start of a portrait shoot can be a little intimidating and you may feel a bit self conscious. Remember that's to be expected. Because I love people and lets face it I'm a social person! i have a knack of making my couples and families feel relaxed quite quickly. Every one of my clients are amazed at how much fun a professional portrait shoot can be.

Wouldn't it be nice to have your loved ones photographed this winter?

Adriano Zumbo Black & White Portrait - The Rocks Sydney

Fun and creative portraits. Here's another one of my favourites from my Personal Archive.

Following on from my successful entry in Sydney Morning Herald "Shoot The Chef" portrait competition in 2008. I was thrilled with opportunity to captured a portrait of Adriano Zumbo. I wanted to create something dark and mysterious, reminiscent of Hollywood's classical film noir period, which is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. 

So off i went location scouting. I knew the photograph needed to be captured at night to achieve the right moody look i was after. But i still needed some ambient lighting as well. So with a combination of street lighting and studio flash i was able to create a stunning, moody and even romantic black and white image. Sydney's Rocks area is a wonderful place for timeless portrait photography and classic wedding photos. 

And yes I was again a finalist in the Shoot The Chef photography competition in 2009.

Mackintosh Photography Sydney Family Portraits

The school holidays are a great time to have the family professionally photographed. Everyone is more relaxed and our photography studio has more photography sessions available during the week. 

Megan and Paul thought that too, when I photographed their family during the holidays. Megan's parents were also visiting the family from New York, so what a perfect time to update the family portrait! Extended family photo shoots are great fun and so meaningful. Its wonderful getting mum and dad, all the kids and off course the grandparents involved too. 

I love photographing kids with their parents having a fun time. Its so rewarding and priceless, helping my clients preserve their family's legacy.

I selected a great photography location near the studio in Rozelle. The park is at Birchgrove with stunning Sydney Harbour Views, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney skyline. The park itself is right on the harbours' edge. You can even get you feet wet. Its such a wonderful place, lots of Sydney's famous sandstone, gum trees, the odd fisherman, and a large grassed area for the kids to run around on.

So for the next school holidays in winter, if you love candid, spontaneous and natural photo's of your children. Call the studio today and ask us about our winter special Offer.