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Two Sisters - Captured in their true Beauty in a Professional Photoshoot at Studio Fascino. Gold Coast Professional Photographer.
When you hire a pro, you're not just hiring a person with a more expensive camera than your Uncle Fred. You're hiring someone who knows how to make you (or whatever the subject is) look awesome, using an artistic eye, an ability to put the subject at ease, and the technical skill to give you a riveting image that everyone will notice. You're hiring someone who can take your vision of yourself (or of the subject you want shot), and mold it into something eye-catching, truthful, and new.
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IT was a beautiful Autumn day when the Lusted Sisters arrived at Studio Fascino, one from Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, the other from Toowoomba in Queensland. Their generous Mothers had purchased a Gift Voucher for them to have a Photoshoot together by Gold Coast Professional Photographer, Megan Rizzo in her Studio.
Megan was accompanied by Miss Bree of Dead Gorgeous Hair & Makeup Styling, and together they all discussed the outcomes and styling of the girls for their shoot.
We laughed, chatted about so so many things and the love and friendship between the girls was so evident. I knew i had to create something so very special to celebrate these two. I watched closely as their eyes lit up when i showed them the Oyster coloured Tulle skirts i had made by hand and they then showed me the dresses that had brought with them to wear and they matched perfectly. The beautiful soft pink tones against their skin was just dreamy. I looked at Bree and we have each other the Nod. We both knew what to do.
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The benefits of a Professional studio photo-shoot in the age of the selfie
We are all very aware Modern technology has changed the world of photography. With smartphones, computers, photo-apps, photo-sharing websites such as Instagram, billions of images are taken and shared on a daily, weekly and hourly basis. The most popular genre of photography is the selfie, which accounts for almost a third of all photographs taken, so with all these images why would you want to have your photographs taken in a professional photographic studio i hear you ask?
The history of portraiture and self-portraiture is fascinating. Having your image captured by an artist was, in the past, a rare experience and mostly the preserve of the upper classes. Many artists are famous for their self-portraits and once photography had been invented it didn’t take long for the early photographers to place themselves in front of the lens. Although probably an apocryphal story, it is said that the first photographic portrait ever taken was a self-portrait recorded by Robert Cornelius in 1839.
Of course there are big differences between Cornelius’ first ever selfie and those taken today on smartphones. Today they are taken prolifically by ordinary folk, celebrities, politicians and world leaders alike; even the Pope takes them. The selfie phenomenon has been analysed by philosophers and psychiatrists, exploited by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, and castigated by the sanctimonious anti-selfie brigade; Tony Blair and Barack Obama received particularly bad press for taking them at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. It is estimated that the typical Millennial will take around 45,000 selfies during their lifetime.
Of course selfies are fun and tell many stories of where we have been and what we have done. However, even if we manipulate them before sharing them, they rarely make us look our best. Distorted by the wide angle camera phone lens and limited by the arm’s length or selfie-stick framing, even if we follow Kim Kardashian’s advice on how to take the perfect selfie: “Hold your phone high; know your angle; know your lighting; and no duckface!”, they fall hugely short of the quality we would expect from a proper photographic portrait.
The professional studio photoshoot
While the useful lifetime of a selfie is short and each selfie will soon be replaced by another, the useful lifetime of a studio photographic portrait can be a lifetime and even longer.
A studio photoshoot will make you look your best and, with the right photographer, will also tell your story more effectively than any selfie ever could. It might be your personal story; the story of you and your family; mark and important occasion in your lifetime time; or anything else you want to say. A professional photographer is able to employ a wide range of skills and use highly sophisticated camera and lighting equipment along with post-processing in order to create a high level of artistry that you would be proud to hang on your wall.
In our Gold Coast Professional Photo Studio we also have a stylist, a make-up artist, and we work together with our professional photographers to make sure that you really do look your best. It’s a great team and one which will guarantee that your photoshoot will be lots of fun and an experience to really remember.
We say long live the selfie, it has an important role to play, but if you want a portrait to be proud of, then you can’t do better than enjoy a photoshoot experience at our Gold Coast Professional Portrait studio.
Studio Fascino is located in the Heart of the Gold Coast in Burleigh Heads.
Contact Studio Fascino HERE
8 Fortitude Crescent, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
P 0430 156 333
P +61 7 5659 2262
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