Family Photo Session at The Centennial Park
Where do you have your Portrait Photography in Sydney?
I often get asked “Where do we have your family photo session?.
My answer is usually The Centennial Park.
Why is that?
Well, this might sounds a bit technical but photography is always about lighting.
If I was in the photo studio, I can control the lighting or background easily.
However, when the location is outdoor, I will need to find a spot and time that I can control lighting for your best result.
When I say “lighting”, usually I am talking about the directions where the lighting coming from, not so much much how bright or dark.
It gets tricky when my clients choose where they would like to have their photos taken.
It’s only because I don’t get to choose the directions to photograph if they say….
“Can we have The Opera House in background? “
“Can we have some photos with the water behind us?”
Obviously When I photograph family, I will need to focus on more people rather than background. But when my clients are pretty focus on background or the location, I can tell you that you are not going to get good results.
Especially during summer time in Sydney, the sun gets glary, so I always make sure that I will direct them to be in the shade completely. But what if there are not shades around the areas my clients asked to have their photos taken?
This is why, it’s important to talk to your family portrait photographer like myself to find out where and what time are the best for the best result.
Here are some tips:
In Sydney, the sun does not goes down into the water (yes in Western Australia!), it means that if you would like to have your family photos at the beach, unfortunately you won’t get nice photos due to bad lighting enviroment.
This is why I always suggest all my clients in Sydney to have their photos taken at The Centennial Park.
It’s just because I know great spots, no matter whether it’s super sunny or cloudy day, morning or afternoon, I can control the lighting better because there are great non-busy & beautiful background with huge shades under the big trees!