The Australian Good Food Guide just did a piece on my new book From the Menu Hobart
You can read it here
Philip Kuruvita - Only Grand Master of Photography in Tasmania, specialising in black + white candid family, kids portraits
Black and White Portraits that show who you are as a family. The interactions, the love, and the fun.
Every couple of years we make a point of being available in the studio over the Christmas New Year break for our portrait clients who are having family gatherings during this period. As the kids get older, it gets harder and harder to get the whole family together so when it does happen, it is a great opportunity to do an extended family portrait.
This picture was taken in Sri Lanka probably in 1969 and shows my Dads extended family, with his parents, all his siblings and their children ( he is the one to the centre of my Mum, the only Austrian in the picture, and I am the short one next to him)
From the look on peoples faces , I don't think it was much fun at the time, but I am really glad that we have this picture. I am now the oldest surviving male in the picture, and only Mum and the Aunty to her left are left from the generations before ours....
Just because winter is here, there is no reason to stop taking family portraits. Many of the leaves have fallen now, and it has been more umbrella weather than anything else, but getting out in the weather, rugged up with hats and gloves is a great way to get some awesome pictures of the kids, and the kids at heart. When was the last time you really stomped in a puddle , just for the fun of it?
The low angle of the sun winter afternoons makes for wonderful, flattering portrait light, and what better reason for a family hug!!
We all come across the same two problems every year, but because they occur 6 months apart its difficult to see how one can cancel out the other. No one likes paying any more tax than they have to, and most people aren't that fussed about shopping for corporate gifts at Christmas time. We can now offer a way to solve both of these problems at the same time! We now have a selection of 5 beautiful, hard cover books that make the perfect Christmas gift for all of your special clients. There is even a signing page so that you can personalise each one individually. By ordering your Chirstmas gifts before the end of the financial year, you can use it to reduce your tax liability and even better than that, you can tick of your Christmas shopping as DONE!
We can deliver them straight away, or hold off delivery until the end of November, which ever suits you.
We offer 25-30% off RRP ( $49.95 ) depending on the quantity that you order. Call us on 63342462 if you would like to look at the books or to order some.
because I am a photographer and not an accountant, you should probably check with your own bean counter to make sure this is going to be best for your business!!...
Your corporate headshot is how the rest of the business world will first meet you, and as the old saying goes, you only get one chance at a first impression! Your image needs to convey in a clear and concise manner all the attributes you want your clients and potential clients to see in you. Charming , approachable, trustworthy , confident and professional are just some of the things that these people will either see or not see when they encounter your image.
In the corporate world, a selfie shot with your iPhone just doesn’t do the job. Save them for your personal Facebook page and treat your corporate image with consideration and respect. There is still plenty of room to show your character, and the spark in your eyes while still adhering to a very high level of professionalism and sophistication
The subtle differences that that a well executed professional portrait can make will go a long way towards enhancing the perception that the business world has of you.