Monday, November 28, 2022

Fine Art Business Portraits

I usually recommend hi-key portraits with a white backdrop to clients for business portraits and headshots. There are a few reasons for that. You'll get a clean, attractive look with a nice soft light and white can go with any color palette on a website or in print; in a magazine or on a poster for example. It's a very flexible and adaptable color.

Fine Art Business Portraits

But sometimes people want something different and ask for canvas and of course I'm happy to oblige. I usually think of portraits on canvas as a kind of fine art kind of look somewhat artistic. But it can go very well

Fine Art Business Portraits

Something to consider if you are considering this. Look at the colors of your brand, office or what ever you like and coordinate the headshot and portrait background along with that. That should make everything come together and  suit you needs best.

If you'd like to see more of my headshot portrait work follow this link, https://www.briancareyphotography.com/Galleries/People/Portraits-and-Headshots/ And if your looking for an experienced photographer who is committed to delivering to you the best possible content please give me a call. My # is (709) 769 7990 or email: Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Professional Portraits and Headshots

I've been taking portraits and headshots in Newfoundland for a long time. This experience has enabled me to to work on my technique and it also helps me develop a wide range of ideas and suggestions that I can offer to potential for clients. Like they say in the business nothing beats experience.

 

Professional portraits and headshots

If your looking for an experienced photographer who is committed to delivering you the best possible content please give me a call. My # is (709) 769 7990 or email: Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com And if you'd like to see more of my work please check out my website BrianCareyPhotography.com


Industrial Photography

When I worked part time as a professional photographer I also had the good fortune of spending 32 years working with the Canadian Coast Guard. Of course that means spending considerable time in industrial settings, with heavy equipment moving about lots of work on the go. Being familiar with that environment is important for your safety.

As a professional photographer I also get to work in that environment and feel comfortable and prepared doing so. Always sure to wear the right PPE and have my wits about me at all times. It's also a place where I get to see many of the amazing engineering achievements developed by some amazing people over the years. The technology is amazing!

 

Atlantic Kestrel

 

Atlantic Towning photos by Brian Carey




Atlantic Towning photos by Brian Carey

 If your looking for an experienced photographer who is committed to delivering you the best possible content please give me a call. My # is (709) 769 7990 or email: Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com And if you'd like to see more of my work please check out my website BrianCareyPhotography.com

 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Over the last 10 years my work has evolved into doing mostly event, commercial and headshot and portrait photography.However covid had wiped out my event photography work over the last few years and I hope that's behind us and we can get back to normal. This event is a new start for me.

Big Brothers Big Sisters contacted me to cover some of the #MegaBike fund raising in St John's Newfoundland and I was delighted. One reason I like doing this kind of work is because I meet really great people. Successful, hardworking people who really enjoy life and as a result really add to the quality of life in our communities.

Below are some photos from September 14, 2022.

Big Brothers Big Sisters St John's NL

Big Brothers Big Sisters St John's NL

Big Brothers Big Sisters St John's NL

Big Brothers Big Sisters St John's NL

Big Brothers Big Sisters St John's NL

Big Brothers Big Sisters St John's NL

If your looking for an experienced photographer who is committed to delivering the best possible content please give me a call. My # is 709 769 7990 or email: Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com And if you'd like to see more of my work please check out my website BrianCareyPhotography.com



Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Family Photos in the Park

I've been a photographer for a long time and I used to consider technique, exposure and composition most important, and it is important, but in the last few years I've come to appreciate something that runs a lot deeper. Life is a profound and shared experience and who we are grows out of those closest to us. There is really no "me", only a "we" or "us". The people closest to us are our identity, we wouldn't be the same without them. What makes it all the more special is that life is forever changing. Things don't stay the same forever, that is what makes life so precious. 

Family photos are a reflection of this love. They are your window to the treasure of life. I've been doing more family photo sessions this year because of #ComeHome2022 and it's great to work with people giving them something which will become so important in their lives.

If your looking to have your family photos taken give me a call at 709 769-7990 or email: Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com Family photos might be the most precious things you have!

Family photos in the park


Family photos in the park

Family photos in the park

Family photos in the park

St John's has some great parks and it's a fabulous place for family photos or if you like we can do it at a location that's special to you. I would love to have a chance to work with you. Give me a call at 709 769-7990 or email: Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com. And if you'd like to see more of my work please check out my website BrianCareyPhotography.com



Sunday, July 10, 2022

Come Home 2022

I really enjoy taking family photos and this past week I got to photograph the Cook family once again when they returned home to Newfoundland from the United States. It's great that a lot of people are coming home for #ComeHome2022 and I'm looking forward to doing more of this.

We went to Middle Cove Beach for an hour and did some of what you might consider traditional family photos and we also got a few walking along the beach and even throwing some rocks into the ocean. I was going to say stones but they're rocks in Newfoundland!

If your looking to have some family photos taken I would suggest going online and doing a search. You can find some great ideas, especially on Pinterest. And I got some ideas too.  I like to look at photographing people as a collaborative effort and by working together the real character of the family can come out. A few minutes into the session people usually settle in a bit and begin to enjoy themselves. It's really great to be a part of this!

If you would like to have your photos taken at some fabulous Newfoundland location give me a call at 709 769-7990 or email: Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com

 Family Photos. #ComeHome2022

Family Photos. #ComeHome2022

Family Photos. #ComeHome2022

Family Photos. #ComeHome2022

Family Photos. #ComeHome2022

Family Photos. #ComeHome2022

Family Photos. #ComeHome2022

Family Photos. #ComeHome2022

Phone 709 769-7990 or email: Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com And if you'd like to see more of my work please check out my website BrianCareyPhotography.com



Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Commercial Properties

I've photographed a lot of Commercial Properties over the years and the biggest challenge is getting the light right in order to deliver the highest quality content to my client. The challenge is to get the sunlight coming from the right direction as well as the quality of light. This can be difficult depending on the time of year and the weather. You want a clean even light across the area and a nice sky to fill out the frame. One thing you don't want are hard shadows cutting across the property. To get the best look might mean waiting a few days or, if it's winter, weeks or maybe months. It could take that long to get great light on a building or property.

Commercial Properties St John's Convention Centre SJCC

 Commercial Properties at Galway Shopping Centre

Commercial Properties at Galway Shopping Centre

Commercial Properties Mary Brown's Centre St John's NL

Commercial Properties at Galway Shopping Centre

So one thing I decided to do is to take the initiative and create stock photo galleries of businesses in and around my hometown of St John's which are available for license on my website. Click here to view those galleries. I'm always updating and adding new galleries. 

 

If your looking to have your property photographed a couple of things I suggest are; to do it shortly after you have some work done on the property or just after construction is completed. Also I recommend considering having the property cleaned. A pressure washer can do wonders to the facade or the stairs or entrance way. And if your looking for an experience photographer give me a call at 709 769-7990 or email: Brian@BrianCareyPhotography.com I would love to help you make your business look its best.

Commercial Properties at Galway Shopping Centre


Starbucks at Galway Shopping Centre St John's Newfoundland

 

I should add that I also offer photos of St John's which are available for license for brochures, ads, or promotional material. Thank you for stopping by!

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

Checkout my Portraits and Headshots gallery here. 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, 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 wandering 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 some of the great things about 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.

Checkout my Portraits and Headshots gallery here.