Archive for August, 2008
A good friend of mine Rob Heyman also put on a fantastic learning experience for photographers this month. August Exposure was held on the Gold Coast at the fantastic Seaworld Nara Resort, organised by Rob and included many great speakers. I had the opportunity to speak alongside Yervant who is always great to share experiences with. Thanks Yervant & Rob for a great time and thanks to all that attended my small part in August Exposure and for the great feedback!
On the morning of my presentation Rob surprised all the delegates with a special tour of the Seaworld Marine Park. It was pretty spectacular to experience this so early in the morning when no one else was around. The only camera I had close by was my iPhone and these are the shots I got. Not too bad considering it is only 2 mega pixels.
Adobe Launches Lightroom 2 & the Creative License story
August sees the launch of a ground breaking new technology with the introduction of Adobe Lightroom 2. With the invention of the non-destructive brush tool a whole new world will open up for many photographers around the world. I am an avid believer of delivering the highest quality product for our client, so it is part of the approach in our studio to shape images to communicate the story and Lightroom is a key tool for us.
To coincide with the launch, I have been invited by Adobe as one of only three photographers in the world to tell their Creative License story. Take a look for yourself ADOBE CREATIVE LICENSE
Sara and Peter are a great couple who allowed me to test a new concept on them during their recent Sydney engagement shoot.
Studio Impressions is really excited to be entering a new era of photography. An emergence of new technologies and mediums have resulted in the ability to merge of moving cinematic images with still photography in ways that did not exist for photographers before.
Sara and Peter agreed to allow me to video their engagement shoot in Sydney, and create Studio Impressions’ first “Lifestyle Documentary”. This is really ‘bringing photography to life’.
This is a great way to capture special times in your life, and is quite different to your usual “video”. The possibilities are now endless and we would love to create something special like this to celebrate your big events, whether it be your child’s first year documented to a family reunion. Call the Studio (+617 3832 0444) and Marcus or Adam would be happy to design a documentary that you will treasure forever.
I’m already doing one of my own boys that I will share here soon!
We have found a really cool gift box company that sends THE most special gift boxes for new born babies. As over 5 of our close friends (including 2 of our staff) had babies this year, we’ve done a bit of searching to find some really tasteful and special gifts. Baby Gift Box has great stuff. Cathie, the owner is an amazing woman – who also just had a baby herself. Congrats Cathie & welcome to the world Baby Alana!
We are proud to say that Studio Impressions Portrait Gift Certificates are now available in selected Baby Gift Boxes so not only do you get some great clothes and cute toys – but you’ll also get the opportunity to remember it forever with one of our portraits!
With only a small team that are like family to us, it is always exciting when a major event occurs for one of our staff. This month two of our staff experienced a life-changing event each with the birth of their first child. Our amazing digital artist and second shooter, Alex Kwintowski gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Kaya, and not to be outdone, just one week later our portrait photographer, Tania Brown, gave birth to baby boy Kaden.
Congratulations Alex and Andrew and Tania and Lance and welcome to the world Kaya and Kaden! We are so happy for you. Life will never be the same again – and nor will you want it to be.
New Team Members
We are very excited to welcome Gabe Veit to the team as our new Digital Artist/Album Designer. Gabe comes to us with experience gained at one of Brisbane’s best photographic studios Letchford Photography, and with a background in graphic design and a dad that teaches Photoshop at Tafe in Northern NSW – he has been a fantastic addition to our team!
Studio Impressions is also very fortunate to have one of Brisbane’s best up & coming portrait photographers join our team – Nicola Poole! Nicola was this year’s winner of the sought after Mark Gowlett award for innovative photography at the Queensland AIPP Awards. She is bright, bubbly, and an amazing photographer who simply loves to take photos of kids and families. Here is just a sample of some of the great stuff she has done at Studio Impressions so far.
If you are thinking about having a family portrait taken – Nicola is the girl to talk to! Call the Studio directly on 07 3832 0444 or enquire online through our website www.studioimpressions.comau.