Educational Architecture Photography - St Benedict’s Catholic College

Mackintosh Photography has been photographing St Benedict’s Catholic College in Oran Park in Sydney's South West for numerous years during the development of the various stages designed by Fulton Trotter Architects in Bondi Sydney. The College is a new secondary school developed on a greenfield site in Sydney’s South-West. The architects developed a master plan for the site in 2011 to be completed across a number of stages. Previous stages have included a covered outdoor learning center, the School’s administration building, the science building including 6 teaching labs and associated prep areas, food and technology block, art's building and the latest stage 4 is the new school library building. 

Colour is an important feature in the design of the library with bold colours throughout all the school, which brings learning spaces to fruition. It was used to create focal points, break up the learning space and to accentuate important elements found within the interior.

I enjoy shooting this school and seeing it grow and develop. Almost like the school pupils themselves. The many architectural design features of the newly growing school features, bold colours with dynamic soaring roof lines and strong graphic signage all work to give the desired sense of presence to the school.

Futon Trotter Architects will be entering this project into this year's Architectural Industry Awards. We regularly photograph architects completed projects and sometimes during construction. Architects commission photography of their projects for several reasons such as industry awards like The National Architecture Awards, to raise the practice's profile through marketing on their website and social media like Instagram. And of course to help win new business through showcasing the practices latest designs in their portfolio.

Headshots Sydney

It's that time of year to update your headshot! The new year brings new staff and new marketing budgets and new business growth. So it's very important that your company presents its staff in the best possible way. The photo studio offers several types of business portraits. From the classical headshot to creative environmental portraits photographed on location in the streets of Sydney. We can photograph one key business person right through the entire staff in the business. The studio can also photograph your corporate portrait in your own office. We will bring all our professional lighting and background system and set up your own portrait studio in your boardroom. How easy and efficient is that.

The business portrait photography session below is a great example of what can be achieved in a couple of hours. We can do mix portraits. Like Headshots and the enviromentlal portraits and also team shots of the staff working. This is Jan Mcleod, have a look at her website The Capacity Equation. Jan contacted the studio because she needed to update her corporate profile. Jan also needed a range of photographs of herself for all aspects of her business. She needed the portraits to help market the business. The end use of her portraits will be for the Website, Linked In headshot, social media like Facebook and Instagram. Jan is a coach, mentor, speaker and consultant specialising in the areas of high performance, wellbeing and change strategy. So she also needed a new look for her bussiness coaching and event/conference speaking roles. In business, your have to look professional and yet approachable too.  I believe we achieved exactly that. 

Relaxed Family Portraits - Sydney's Inner west

Christmas is fast approaching. What will you do or buy differently this year for your loved ones and family? There is nothing more unique a stunning than one of our family portraits. Mackintosh Photography has Gift Vouchers available for purchase from $200. And it includes a $100 photography credit to go towards purchase Art Prints  and Albums.

Just like the Gosling family featured below in this blog. They absolutely loved the photography experience. Because it was genuinely fun and relaxed. Not at all what they were expecting. That's because Justin Mackintosh our principal  photographer has been photographing people and capturing their portrait for nearly 15 years. He know's how to make people feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera.

Oh and dont forget the most cherished family member can also be in the portrait session. The family dog. Pet photography is pretty cool and fun too.

We can use your family home for the photography location, as this makes for a more of a personal touch. Or if you prefer a natural setting we often use some of the wonderful local Sydney Harbour side parks in Balmain, Birchgrove and Rozelle in Sydney's Inner West. We often photograph parents and families who came from overseas and they love to get the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Opera House in the background. After all it is a beautiful location.