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Freelance Photographer Cambridge - Blog | 16 - Choose Life (Style)

March 23, 2017
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Choose Life (Style)

In many respects bokeh photographic Active Portraiture is my biggest kept secret. Although I am best known for Food & Drink Photography (not to mention Commercial & Product Photography, Corporate & PR PhotographyEvent Photography, and Wedding Photography) I regularly shoot family and children’s ‘lifestyle’ Portrait Photography. Let me be absolutely clear - I really mean your lifestyle!

I started offering Active Portraiture several years ago as an antidote to the so called ‘lifestyle portraits' offered by a well-known high-street photography studio franchise. If I am honest it is the highly disillusioned ex-customers of this company that has made this such a success. Apart from the phenomenal prices and hard up-sell techniques employed by the franchise (NB: in case you are not familiar the sales model is predicated on offering a discounted sitting fee, sometimes including a couple of free prints, only then to pressurise clients into purchasing more prints at vastly inflated prices - typically £500 upwards - by literally locking people in a room when they take up the invitation to a post-shoot viewing session and if you don’t believe me check out the MumsNet forum!), the most frequent complaint is that the photographer instructed families ‘to do things that just wasn’t them’. My clients’ feedback is that it was the photographer’s ideal lifestyle that was being depicted as opposed to the actual interests of the families being photographed. By the way the company strapline promises to ‘capture the story of who you are’.

bokeh photographic Active Portraiture is completely different and not just on price. It’s all about completely natural images of families having fun and capturing children naturally at play. You choose the location and you choose what to do on an Active Portraiture shoot. It’s a type of portrait photography that spontaneously catches families doing the things they enjoy and want to do (and therefore are completely comfortable with) in their favourite location. There’s no contrived poses or cringe worthy 'say cheese' moments as everyone is too busy enjoying the experience. Pets, favourite toys (as opposed to generic props) and running around are all encouraged. Quite simply, it’s a case of choose a location, turn up, have fun! Incidentally, it’s worth pointing out that Active Portraiture can fill important gaps in the family album: action shots are tricky to photograph so this is a great chance to get quality images of the kids doing what they do best - dashing about all over the place.

What’s the catch? I am predominately a commercial photographer and so Active Portraiture sessions are limited. Now that the evenings are getting lighter and the weather is getting warmer demand is increasing (although note that I shoot Active Portraiture all year round) and I operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Finally, in case you are looking at the Active Portraiture page wondering life’s a beach – not quite! Although a good number of families opt for a seaside shoot just as many choose the local park or even the back garden. The lifestyle choice is all yours!

   
     

Call Alistair Grant on 07775 365507, Email alistair.grant@bokehphotographic.co.uk or click Booking Enquiries if you have any questions or would like to make a booking.

   
     

bokeh: "the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens"


Freelance Photographer offering Food & Drink Photography Cambridge; Commercial Photography Cambridge, Product Photography Cambridge & Packshot Photography Cambridge; Event Photography Cambridge; Portrait Photography Cambridge; Corporate Photography Cambridge & PR Photography Cambridge; Engagement Photography Cambridge & Wedding Photography Cambridge and Photography Training Courses in Cambridge. Also covering: Huntingdon, St. Ives, Ramsey, St. Neots, Peterborough, Bedford, Stamford, Newmarket, Sawtry, Alconbury Weston, Brampton, Hartford, Warboys, Houghton, Wyton, Godmanchester, Hilton, Hemingford Grey, Hemingford Abbots, Fenstanton, Whittesley, Yaxley, Needingworth, Somersham, Chatteris, Ely, Bar Hill, Grafham and Buckden.

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Food & Drink Photography | Commercial Photography & Product Photography | Corporate Photography & PR Photography | Portrait Photography (inc. 'Active Portraiture') | Event Photography | Wedding Photography | Photography Training Courses & Camera Tuition

Tel: 07775 365507 | Email: alistair.grant@bokehphotographic.co.uk