Portrait Photography

    There are two main categories in the area of photographing people: portraits and candids. The making of a photographic portrait, at its most sublime, confirms the finest aspect of the human condition, involving an exchange of trust, a giving and sharing, to express an imperative moment. The best portraits capture our shared humanity, while conveying our individual uniqueness.

    On the other hand, the candid photograph is the polar opposite of the portrait. Here the photographer is an observer, as invisible as possible. Instead of acting in concert with a willing subject, the photographer attempts to anticipate the singular moment when visual events converge. Instead of building a portrait with one individual, the photographer must react with speed and precision to an unfolding tapestry.

    Capture the moment, capture the soul - casual, traditional, candid, intimate, unique. Express who you are through individual, family, or group images that you will cherish and share. In the world of photography, the subjects that most fascinate us are our fellow human beings. Unlike photo studios that pose you up in their pre-set backgrounds, we will find the location that suits you best. Curled up in the comfort of your own home, an outdoors, adventurer portrait or a 'Country Life' look with the Akubra, Ute and Kelpie? Whether you're looking for personal, family portraiture, or quality professional portraits, we have over 23 years experience in both areas - and invite you to take a look at our portrait portfolio here.

    Choice of digital & film, plus custom tailored sizes & finishes

    We believe in shooting a mixture of digital and film formats to be discussed according to your preferences. Digital allows you to take a rapid fire series of spontaneous images, to check for closed eyes, to preview the shot, to manipulate the colour balance, colour saturation, contrast, crop the shot, to get the very best photo in difficult circumstances, to email the images instantly to friends and family. The advantages and cost savings to you are huge, the quality is superb. Having said that... we still shoot film! Its great for set piece, staged individual and group shots, has archival qualities and some of our clients prefer film.

    So whichever mix of film or digital we decide upon, you'll receive a guaranteed number of quality 4" x 6", 5" x 7" and 8" x 12" format prints with the option to tailor the size-mix, printed in colour, black and white, sepia, matte or gloss, with a variety of borders.

    You keep all digital files & film negatives

    This saves you a fortune in re-prints for friends and family and the full freedom to design and expand your own albums from an extensive range of original photographs. This freedom to arrange your own reprints, insert guest shots, crop or enlarge from the original negatives and digital files saves you both time and money.

    Focus 10 also provides a professionally designed and assembled album and hard cover book service and souvenir CD's and DVD's for your guests.

    Portrait photography packages

    We provide portrait photography packages for all size and understand that our customers have a wide range of ideas and budgets, therefore, we do our best to accommodate your individual needs and desires by creating a package unique to your requirements. We provide portrait photography packages for all size and understand that our customers have a wide range of ideas and budgets, therefore, we do our best to accommodate your individual needs and desires by creating a package unique to your requirements.

    Our services include:

    ■ corporate portraiture
    ■ model portfolios
    ■ head shots
    ■ family - babies, kids, grandparents, etc
    ■ general portraiture

    To view our portfolio packages, please click here.