So you’d love to get some professional photos of you and your partner or with your kids or maybe a big group family shoot? Do you go to a studio, or do you utilise natural light? Photographer Sue Taylor discusses the pros and cons of both.
Studio work is becoming very ‘80s in its vibe and the new direction of professional photos are more reflective of the use of natural light.
Natural light – especially in areas with shade to avoid harsh sunlight – will create the most lovely soft tones on the skin.
You can have backgrounds shot in focus or blurred out – it’s up to you.
You can have a water backdrop at a beach or lake, or greenery in a park or a country theme or maybe even an urban city street theme.
It’s your shoot and it should be individual and unique.
We will always offer lots of advice on locations to suit your needs.
Location shots are normally more natural and candid rather than posed which always creates more emotion in an image.
Black and whites add extra feeling to a photo as there is no distraction with colour.
Often though, we still recommend a studio type shoot with a newborn or young baby as we simply come to your home and put up a backdrop and bring a studio light. This way we can control every part of the shoot which can be handy for little ones.
So whether you want an on location shoot, or a shoot in your own home – studio style, be sure to be specific about your needs so you get the shots you want.
About Author Sue Taylor
Sue Taylor is Photographer/Editor/Artistic Director and Managing Director of Global Sanctuary. She loves taking images of people and finding the perfect style, light and composition for everyone. Sue has been fortunate enough to work across Europe in 2008 shooting images for the internationally released book Classical Destinations Series II and the companion DVD through SONY/BMG.
When it comes to weddings Sue believes the reason Global Sanctuary’s wedding images are so magnificent and unique is because they are not ‘traditional’ wedding photographers. They shoot each and every wedding with its own unique style and individuality for each couple. It’s all about superb images and great friendly service.