Monthly Archives: May 2013

kitecairns

 

From a shoot that I did earlier in the year.  I love the mix of fluffier than fluffy dresses (that their mum made – how crafty is she!) and the rough cane fields of Cairns.  A gorgeous family.

Speaking of which – I have been meaning to speak to the photographers who follow this blog as I had a comment recently that had me wanting to say more.  The comment was that I don’t really talk about the children in the JinkyArt photographs much.  And that is correct.  I don’t!

And I guess the photographer who posted it was wondering why.  I really don’t think its my place to talk about other peoples children much – other then to say none specific things.  Privacy on the internet is such a huge, huge deal. Especially when it comes to children.  I might say something I didn’t realize might be inadvertently dangerous, or might even be inappropriate.  I guess, I now take the stance that when it comes to kids, the best thing to do is not say much at all. However, this has developed more and more over the years.  I was more inclined to say more 8 years ago – however really, this thing called the internet is just such a different beast isn’t it?

So on that note, if you are a photographer reading this, I’m sure you already take this into consideration.. and take a bit of care to ensure that the children are the most important aspect – and their privacy is right up there on the top of the list.

BTW, I linked this on my facebook page, but thought it appropriate here too.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=489204304497627

Anyway, I hope to post some personal blog posts soon – Its been awhile and so much has happened with my own little family.. xoox.

twoboys

When this very sweet client contacted us and advised us that her boys love owls, we went on a search. High and Low. Shelley, (our super dupa prop finder) soon discovered that of course, Owls have very sharp claws and would be unsuitable for working with children. So, the wonderful staff at Port Douglas Wildlife Zoo suggested a Papuan Frogmouth.

Click here to see an out-take, prior to the shoot, with Bruce the animal handler – who normally feeds the salt water crocs. Thank you Bruce! We felt very safe in your hands – I must say!

Far North Queensland is always such a pleasure to photograph, and this warm morning was just perfect. And whilst I’m speaking of travel shoots, make sure you check out the map to the right of this post, as we start to populate the blog again, with old, and new posts from all over the world.

More from this shoot coming up with his sweet brother too.
A dream come true to shoot!

xoxo
Barb

owl3

More from the  Papuan Frogmouth shoot.

I dont know if I’ve ever mentioned this however for those of you who have contacted us you may have spoken to my PA, Shelley. Well, Shelley lives on a boat and travels round Australia – answering my emails, rowing, fishing, and prop sourcing. Amongst other things.

I was just chatting with her and she mentioned that she is currently on land and hasn’t had a chance to see the photographs from this shoot. Our wonderful client, received them recently in her gallery and after Shelley’s tremendous effort of organising this shoot I just had to post some so she could see!

Every photographer needs some amazing support folk – Shelley what would I do without you?

Thanks again to the wonderful staff at Port Douglas Wildlife Zoo.  Click here to see an out-take.

 

fruitsalad1

 

These here pictures where some of the photographs, 2 years ago, that caused my assistant Shelley, to answer a lot of the same question in emails and facebook.

These photographs were taken with a StarBurst filter, which is a screw on filter that you pop onto your lens. The filter creates stars in the highlights.

Does that make me anti Digital artistry? Absolutely not! Love digital artistry! However what it makes me is a photographer who wants to push harder at getting those tricks out of camera because for me, its all the more satisfying… I guess! Even though I have been known to mix it up, and in  - either way is a lot of fun.

I guess its all about experimenting!

And the reason Im posting these : I just spent a week with Alex from Jumping Jigsaw Designs (she does fabulous custom web design) and these are her gorgeous kids!