Photography Quick tips.

Get some real estate into the iris!

How often do we see images shot with flash where the pupils of our subject are dilated?

Do we want our subject’s beautiful blue eyes to sparkle in our photograph, or do we want pupils that look like saucepan lids to overshadow them?

As a headshot and portrait photographer, I can categorically state that we want to see the colour of those eyes.

Today’s post is a quick tip to address this frequently overlooked element of flash photography.

It’s something I see every day.

I’ve been guilty of it myself.

Why is it so common?

When we photograph a subject using flash, the temptation is to place our subject in a dark room to ensure that the only light to illuminate them is coming from our flash unit. The problem arises here as the pupils dilate to allow in more light. Firing off a flash in a dark room confounds the issue even further.

So what can we do?

There are two solutions to this.

Set up your studio so that the subject is looking directly towards a window. The light from the window will have the desired effect and keep the pupils from dilating.

The second solution is to use flash units that have modelling lights. Switching on the modelling light will have the same effect as looking at the window.

Two simple solutions that will accentuate the detail in the eyes of your subject.

I’m a portrait photographer based in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Specialising in creative and styled portraiture, fitness photography, headshots, and personal branding for actors, athletes and business professionals.

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www.andrewkatsaitisphotography.com

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Actor Headshots.

I absolutely love shooting headshots.

Working together with people who are willing to invest time and effort into upgrading their online image is extremely rewarding.

Your headshot or profile picture speaks volumes about how seriously you wish to be perceived by others, so if you want to get noticed I’m here to get you noticed, for all of the right reasons.

I was delighted to shoot some headshots for a young actor called Finley recently. His idol is Tom Holland of Spiderman fame and he wanted to bring a little of that super-cool steely attitude to his pictures.

It was Finley’s first headshot session.

Smashed it didn’t he.

Let’s have a closer look at that……………

Fierce!

Delighted with the intensity in these portraits.

Rockin’ the leather jacket for extra variety.

A really enjoyable easy-going session, with great results.

Fin was an absolute pleasure to work with and I wish him every success in his acting career.

That’s a wrap!

So if you’re a Midlands based actor, professional, business person or are just looking to update your online profile with some high quality images at a great price, then please do get in touch.

I’m a portrait photographer based in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Specialising in creative and styled portraiture, fitness photography, headshots, and personal branding for actors, athletes and business professionals.

Book a session today.

www.andrewkatsaitisphotography.com

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Break a leg……..

Well, break a knee in my case.
Sorry to report that I slipped and broke my knee in December. After reconstructive surgery on my kneecap to wire it all back together, I’ve been pretty much home-bound, recovering ever since.

Happy New Year!

Understandably I’m feeling a little down, but it hasn’t stopped me from concentrating on my goals for the future. Every day brings a little win and one small step closer to a full recovery.

I’m planning on getting back to work with the camera VERY soon.

In the meantime, stay tuned for some great new content. I have plenty of time on my hands!

I’m a portrait photographer based in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Specialising in creative and styled portraiture, fitness photography, headshots, and personal branding for actors, athletes and business professionals.

Book a session today.

www.andrewkatsaitisphotography.com

Find the content useful? Consider buying me a coffee at my ko-fi page.