Bertrand Schmitt is based on the Gold Coast and has a passion for beautiful photography. His expert areas are Fitness and portrait photography.His cameras of choice are the Canon 5D MkIII and the Canon 7D, which he uses also for landscape, wedding, commercial and other forms of creative photography. Bertrand loves working with natural and artificial lights and discovering how a seemingly minor change in them can make a huge impact on an image – turning an ordinary photo into awe-inspiring moment.
I love creating the images by playing with the settings of my camera like a child would play with his toy. My job is exciting because you never have the same subject in front of your lens and you get to see and almost feel again the emotions of people who just had a special event while editing the images.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done mostly Fitness and Portrait photography. I have done Weddings, Boudoirs and Nudes photography. I always make my clients feel very special whatever the shoot is for. I make them very comfortable by talking to them and giving always positive feedback when / if I help with posing. Of course I am as professional as possible but I'd rather them to feel I am a friend rather than a stranger, it helps a lot to be more relax and confident when the shoot happens.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I was published in Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper, the daily mail and a local magazine for my Creative Body Art Portrait photography, I got a Won Featured Award, one Contest finalist and 366 Peer Awards on Viewbug photography community. http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/lifestyle/gold-coast-photographer-sheds-new-and-colourful-light-on-nudes/news-story/d977d789d226642d462b14bee5ecf0db
A fun fact about this photographer
I am originally from France and moved to Australia in 1994. I love being behind the camera but not so much in front of it as I don't like taking selfies!