One Image Four Ways – Studio Photography – Red Deer, Alberta

Each year I photograph many head shots. I thought in today’s post I would share a few different looks you can achieve from the same head shot image. The vast majority of the head shots I do are shot for use in websites, for business cards or publications. Many are the classic business portrait. Sometimes, however, it is nice to alter the classic image just a little to make it more eye catching and fresh, especially on-line where a picture that is a little different makes people stop and look.

The first image is a classic color studio image shot against a grey background, grey is a nice neutral to use as a background, especially if the shot will be used in different applications.

The second image is again in color but a bit desaturated. This gives a fresher more modern look.

The third image is even more desaturated plus has increased contrast. This creates a more stylized image as it is floating between color and black and white.

The final image is black and white. Always a favorite. Timeless and classic.

I always like it when a business portrait is altered just a little for on-line use. The image seems to have more personality and makes the image stand out.

Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics
403-588-4032
www.debra-hunter.com

A Woolly Hat and a Smile – Child Photography – Red Deer, Alberta

blog hat and smiles_2269There is always something fun about using a hat in a portrait. People always seem a little happier and have a little more fun. Maybe it is a little bit like playing “dress up”. This woolly hat certainly brought out the smiles.

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Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics
family, child, baby, maternity, wedding and business photography
in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

www.thehuntergroup.ca

 

 

Studio Portrait in Cool Tones – Studio Photography – Red Deer, Alberta

studio portraitI’ve noticed a trend in some high end magazines where portraits have their tones shifted into cooler, more desaturated tones. It think it takes a certain style of portrait for this to work. This straight forward pose with a simple studio background seemed to be the perfect candidate for that style of coloration. A great style to work with for solo portraits or even head shots for someone in a creative field.

Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics
Business, family, head shot and wedding photography
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

www.thehuntergroup.ca

Basketball Portraits

It’s basketball season in the schools and it is always fun to do a portrait in studio while wearing the team jersey. It makes the player feel like a super star and preserves some memories for Mom and dad.

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basketball portrait

basketball portrait

Photography by Debra Hunter

Hunter Photographics
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
403-588-4032

www.thehuntergroup.ca

Little Flower

"little flower"The last few days I have been shooting a bit in the studio. I have been concentrating on a bit more classical child portraiture. A look that is a little more timeless. The real challenge is to shoot children that are all dressed up but to make them look natural. This little girl is a princess at heart, which makes the task quite easy. She actually told me she is going to be a fairy princess when she grows up; pretty exciting stuff!

I am a big fan of black and white. I love the simplicity. In this portrait the little touch of color softens the portrait and adds to the sweetness of the little girl.

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