Above are a few shots from a commercial photography shoot for Wilson Security as part of their servicing of the Fremantle Port Authority. It was a great opportunity to get an inside look at the areas of Fremantle Harbour that i'd never been to before including some behind the scenes baggage and personnel screening processes.
These shots were taken on the 5D MK II and processed with Adobe Photoshop. I've been using Googles Nik Color Efex Pro software / Tonal Contrast filter to help process the final shots. I've found using this filter is a great way to enhance the tonal range and sharpness of shadow detail to really get images that provide exceptional level of detail. My preference is to keep the highlight and midtone contrast quite low and pump up the shadow contrast to a around 35 - 40. This creates images that are still realistic but contain a broad dynamic range with great colour saturation and are sharpened effectively.
Real estate and architecture photography is something i have been doing a fair bit of recently. However nothing comes has come close to wow'ing me like the house i shot in Mosman Park on Friday. Built over several years by one of Perth's leading builders Beaumonde Homes this fine home is testament quality workmanship and the vision of both the architect and owners.
The only problem i faced was shooting it in a limited timeframe available as the setting Perth sun started to plummet quickly. The italian influenced stonework steeply worked itself up the cliff as the 3 story home boldy hung to its foundations to offer breathtaking views of the swan river and the city skyline in the distance.
Each year the Master Builder Association awards is a celebration of Perth's wealth of top end builders and while i'm no expert, i'd imagine this Mosman Park home is a big chance take home a prize.
I have been sifting through a backlog of commercial photography jobs completed over the past year and wanted to post a couple to my photography blog. While travel and landscape photography is certainly my passion, commercial photography pays the bills.
My question to photographers is, what criteria does a commercial job need to satisfy you creatively as well as financially. Secondly where does the satisfaction/financial line fall with most projects?
Late last year i did a commercial job for Delta Force Paintballing down in Baldivis, South of Perth. Having never shot paintballing before presented me with a few challenges but i was wrapped with the results. Unfortunately i can't publish the majority of the shots as they are going to be released over coming months and they maximum exposure and wow factor.
I have to say of all the places that I've been paintballing in Perth, Deltaforce (At Bonneys Water Ski Park) blows its compeditors away with the facilities and courses they have. If you're looking for a event to take your staff or host a bucks party...This is the place. I'll try and post a few more pics over the coming weeks but for now I'll let you stare down the barrel of a gun.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.