Portrait Photos of a Boy on a Roof Top

An opportunity too good to miss

I was photographing a portrait shoot in Auckland and had just finished. It was a very short session as time was limited, and it was a bit of a last minute thing. I am hoping to post the photos of that shoot shortly, and I have to say a big thanks to Sam for her willingness to pose for photographs that are a little bit different.  We had finished the shoot and I was walking out of the location, and Sam’s brother was up on the roof above us. I still had my camera in my hand and as I looked up he was being a little cheeky, so I quickly adjusted some settings and managed to capture the moment.


This little set of photographs inspires my imagination and reminds me of when I was a kid. I like the way that this little guy’s character has been clearly portrayed. Once again, as I have said before, it pays to be prepared for those little unexpected moments because if you can photograph those, you can get depth and story in your pictures. These elements are very important if you want to create emotive and exciting portraits, and often the opportunity to capture those kinds of photographs come when you are least expecting them.

A Helpful Hint when doing portraits.

If you are posing your subjects, tell them to relax and ignore the camera for a while as you are just taking photos to test the lighting. Often the person will relax and perhaps talk to you, or those around you and this is a great time to capture images of the real person. They don’t think that they are in the “real” shoot, and often those photographs are the ones that make the final cut.

boy on roof top

 If you can capture people just being who they are, then you are achieving something special, and your photos will have depth and a professional quality. There is nothing like capturing professional photos, and if you know a few tricks, you can get great results. Either that or you can have your story told by booking a session with Professional Photos today.

Have a look through the Portrait section of this site, and see if you can see any stories in the photographs there. Have a great week and come back next week for another interesting blog article.

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