For a local client and very good friend (from Hungerford Berkshire) I photographed a selection of family portraits. The portraits were professionally post processed & printed by myself at JawDesigns
This was a great and enjoyable experience for me as a photographer especially as I knew my clients very well (they’re all good friends of mine). Previously I scouted a few locations with my clients and photographed various test shots to see what locations worked best for the family portraits. Because my clients live in Hungerford we decided to use the Hungerford common amongst the trees in Autumn. This worked well due to the golden leaves and beautiful trees situated alongside a popular walkway.
The shoot started at about 2pm and lasted for approximately 35mins. I arrived early with one of my clients to make sure lighting and photographic equipment was set up correctly before the rest of the family and children arrived to be photographed. Obviously photographing children can be tricky but with good communication and lots of fun you’re able to keep them interested which allows me to focus on capturing lovely family portrait photographs.
For photographic equipment I used a single strobe light mixed with ambient lighting (overcast sunshine). The strobe light was placed into a large soft box which provides a soft natural light source from the opposite angle to the sun. This allowed me to capture sharper images and fill in areas of shadow. Using my favourite portrait lens we captured many photographs. Capturing photography at the highest quality allowed me to produce razor sharp A3, 8×10 and 5×7 prints for my client. The resolution of the camera used (Nikon D810) produces the sharpest images at very large print sizes. This is important for delivering professional looking prints that can be cherished forever. In total I printed twenty four photographs all processed and printed using professional software and gallery grade paper and printer.
Printing my photography is very important to me. Anyone can shoot hundreds of digital j-peg files but there’s always something very special and unique about personally delivering carefully colour corrected high quality prints for my clients to cherish forever.