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Recently I had a photoshoot with an Auckland client who had bought a brand new Honda CBR300R motorbike. The brief was simple, which was to make the photos look like a professional poster that Honda may have used to promote ...

Photographing a motorbike and rider in 30 minutes

Portraits, Strobist

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It has a busy time here at Professionalphotos and there have been some very exciting projects underway which have involved getting out of Auckland so keep your eyes on the site for more updates. In amongst the business, I ...

7 Costumes in 4 hours – Studio Photos of a Dancing Girl

Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Portraits, Strobist

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Professionalphotos was commissioned to photograph key players in the Super Rugby League for a sponsor ad campaign. These are some of the best rugby players in New Zealand and perhaps the world. Also some of the players are ...

Photographing Super Rugby Players

Commercial and Events, Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Strobist

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A while ago I was meeting a friend in Auckland City and where we met, I noticed that there was this crazy, old school elevator. It had a red leather back and steel sides with a cage at the front and straight away, I thought ...

Model Portfolio Photo Shoot in an Elevator

Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Strobist

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I was a approached by a client who was wanting a portfolio photoshoot in a particular style. The theme was beach and outdoors. At this time of the year in Auckland, we have the perfect weather for an outdoor ...

Inspiring Male Portfolio Photoshoot at the Coast

Fashion - Editorial Shoots, Landscapes - Postcards and Pictures, Portraits, Strobist

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It seems to be a bit of a tradition at Professionalphotos to do a bit of a Christmas themed photoshoot coming into Christmas. You can check out last year’s Christmas photoshoot here. We have had pretty bad weather here in ...

Christmas Lightpainting and Special Effect Photography

Portraits, Strobist

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A friend of mine manages a Bar in Auckland and they are currently running a Beer Pong competition. Professional photos was asked to come through and capture the evenings festivities and also to join in the fun. The ...

A Fun Night at a Beer Pong Event

Commercial and Events, Strobist

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It is event season in Auckland right now and I work in conjunction with several event companies. I often photograph different events ranging from concerts through to corporate and you can read about some more tips here. The ...

More Tips for Photographing Events

Commercial and Events, Strobist, Tutorials

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Family portraits are such a reflection of the family being photographed. Finding a family that is very relaxed in front of the camera is something that does not happen very often. This is possibly why, as a photographer, you ...

Fun Family Portrait Photos

Portraits, Strobist