Friday, May 20, 2022

Newfoundlands True Colours

I can't think of a better way to show of Newfoundland's warmth, charm and colour than a photo session of a beautiful woman around some of the most colourful neighbourhoods in St John's. Last week myself and Kuks spent a Saturday afternoon downtown doing just that.

 Newfoundlands True Colours

 I grew up in this part of town and rode my bike there when I was a boy. These days I also spend a lot of time there. I do my personal street photography in some of these neighbourhoods. I also photograph the area and just last year completed a set of 6 ultra high resolution murals for a major client. These murals will be displayed in their restaurants across Canada over the next few years.

 Newfoundlands True Colours

During our session we  visited many of the best areas to take photo in St John's. That is if you want the vibrant colours. As you may know some of these areas are often called Jelly Bean Row. There are other fabulous areas like Signal Hill but the wind is often a factor when shooting headshots or portraits there.

Newfoundlands True Colours

I got a nice selection here and I didn't cover all the most colourful locations. If your in the area and are looking for some similar photos give me a call. You will find a link to my email here!

Newfoundlands True Colours

 More of my portraiture can be found on my website(s) Brian Carey Photography and Chasing the Light Fantastic.

 Hope you enjoyed the photos. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 6, 2022

Cape Spear, The Big Picture

One reason I love photography is because of the surprises. As a Newfoundland Photographer I'd been to Cape Spear a lot to the point where I had what I considered some wonderful photos there I thought I couldn't do any better there. However one morning I was there doing so 360 videos as I often do and I went watering around as the video camera did it's thing and caught the sunrise and I shot perhaps my best photo there. I call it "Cape Spear, The Big Picture". Surprises are one of the great fun in photography

 Cape Spear, The Big Picture

Cape Spear, The Big Picture
 Cape Spear, The Big Picture

Want to have a better look click here to view larger. on my website. Thank you for dropping by!



Thursday, May 5, 2022

St John's Waltz

As a Newfoundland photographer and one who grew up in St John's I am a big fan of Ron Hynes and others who worked with him. I used to love going to see him perform around St John's and would often go see him when he was with Wonderful Grand Band and enjoy their fusion of Irish Newfoundland music and comedy. When they were on the go they were the biggest Newfoundland attraction around.

"St John's Waltz"

My favourite song of his was "St John's Waltz". For me it had sentimental meanings because I grew up there and lived there most of my life. I got the idea to create my version of "St John's Waltz" one evening when I was out for a walk. Seems to be the time I get many of my creative ideas. I took Ron's portrait back in 2014 one day when I was out doing my street photography where I often do headshot pictures.

"St John's Waltz" is a mosaic of a portrait I had taken of Ron and 100 photos of the city we both love. I have been doing photography in Newfoundland for many years and had a good collection of photos to choose from to complete the mosaic.

Here is a link to the photo on my website, please click here to view the work larger. 

Thank you for dropping by and please let me know what you think.


Monday, April 4, 2022

Business Portraits and Headshots

I've done a lot of portraiture and headshots, even more so over the last few years  and enjoy it very much. My main desire as a professional is to exceed the expectations of my client. My technical skill and experience speaks for itself and those are very important. But I often joke with people that while a fancy camera and good lighting are great, the chemistry between us during the session is perhaps the most important. I try to do this by making my subject enjoy the experience, learn to relax. By taking the time to encourage them to play with it and have some fun. Most people don't like being in front of a camera and this helps people relax and they are able to reach a place mentally where there professional image comes out.

 

It seems like we both come away from it feeling good about the experience.  

I recently did a session at a local construction company where we did a power pose and had some fun with it and it helped set the tone for us to get the professional portraits we needed. When you can get the photos your client needs and it was a pleasant experience for everyone it's great for business, for us and them.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Painting With Light

I've been doing studio work and portraiture for 30 years now. Over that time my lighting has changed as did my equipment and of course there was the transition from film to digital.


There are many styles of portraiture out there and I like my style of work and have been happy with it and my clients have been too. But I decided to try something different. It's good for the creative spirit and it's just plain fun. In this case I wanted to create a painterly style of light. A photograph that looks something like a painting...


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Yours Truly

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