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Francesca

A couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing Francesca.  I had photographed her in the past on a couple of occasions so I knew I was in for an easy and fun time.  She is clearly at ease in front of the camera so it was a chance to have a little fun and do a little experimenting. 


This of course meant I could play around with light so naturally I chose a more dramatic light, which is clearly becoming my favourite. 

I also fancied the idea of trying out some shots with sunglasses. This has inspired me to build up a collection of props. Any excuse to go shopping.

Aiden with Attitude

The other week I had the pleasure of photographing Aiden, one of my favourite students from one of the schools I photograph.  I always find his smile so contagious and as such he is always a joy to photograph.  So it was a great opportunity to get him into my studio.  I knew he wouldn't let me down. 


For such a shy and quiet young boy I was surprised at how receptive he was during the session.  He really got into it all and started acting very much like a young model, seeming to know when to smile and when to give me attitude.

And what was so interesting about Aiden was how much he changed as his expression changed. At some points he was his 9 year old self while at others he could quite easily pass for a teenager.

The Spice of Life

They say that variety is the spice of life, and I couldn't agree more.  I thrive on variety.  The truth is, I get bored without it.  Doing the same thing day in and day out is what drove me away from the nine to five office job I once had and steered me torward what I do today.  What I do today, thankfully, is different virtually every day.  And what I did last weekend was so completely different to what I normally do that it alone added enough spice to last me a month.

My latest project is something that has inspired me to explore this subject further.  Some may say 'well of course, we're talking about a nude man'.  But it is so much more than that.  What I love about this subject is all about the light.  What most non-photographers don't realise is that the best photographs don't come from the best equipment (although good equipment does help).  Its an understanding of lighting patterns.  What makes a photographer a good photographer is their ability to see li…

We're Proud to Announce the Launch of Our New Website!!

I have spent the past several months being disappointed with our existing site.  It did the job for a while and at the time was certainly the only site I could fathom owning.  But things have moved on, as they always do and I was in need of something new.  What that was, I wasn't too sure.  I knew it was out there though so I went searching. 

This January, at the SWPP convention I found exactly what I wanted.  So I spent the past several weeks building up the trial version, making it just right.  I went through old portraits choosing only my favourites and then spent time preparing favourites from many of my recent sittings.  This is something I am really proud of and today it went live. http://www.christinalauderportraits.com/



We will be updating this site on a regularl basis, along with my blog which was a new years resolution which so far I have kept.  So please keep checking back with us to see whats new.  In fact you may want to sign up as a follower of this blog.
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