Jane Blacket is an experienced photographer who has been freelancing full time for the past 8 years. Jane works in a variety of genres and is a creative and skilled photographer. With over 20 years experience in sales and marketing this gives her work an edge with product photography, as she can best see how a product should be shot to show its unique features and get the brand message out loud and clear. Jane is a friendly creative individual who can put even the most awkard camera shy person at ease. With ideas for posing and techniques for getting clients relaxed the result is always natural photos that bring out the clients best features. being a photographer means you need to be able to think fast and react even faster, Jane excels at this and even in the most stressed and difficult of times keeps a cool head and can get others relaxed to capture the photos that were wanted, this is especially true at weddings, when things can often go wrong.
I love recording peoples special moments and helping them create their ancestral legacy to be shared with future generations. I love to tell the story of the day or the relationship I am photographing. It is important to me that the images represent my subjects in a creative yet relaxed natural way. I love seeing my clients faces when they see their photos and share them with joy and pride on social media. One of the benefits of doing this job is many clients become friends, you see their life develop, from engagement, to their wedding, and then the joy of their maternity shoot to the birth of the first born. being their to record all those moments and being trusted with this honour is something that makes me happy and proud to be doing what I do. I also love product and food photography for different reasons, it enables to me to marry my photography skills with my sales and marketing experience, of which I have plenty. This gives allows me to see the product not just as a photographer, but how the client sees it, as their lively hood. I understand the importance of features and benefits in a product and how important strong branding is to the success of a product. So social media and product photography allow me to use the analytical part of my brain and put all my lifes experiences to good use.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done a variety of shoot styles. With weddings I get to know the couple well before the big day. Communication is very important to have them at ease with me on the day, I give them charts I have made on posing and tips on things to make the shoot enjoyable. We meet a couple of times and do location walk arounds so they can create a workable time table. On family or children's shoots I love to interact with the customers to get them relaxed. With most kids once they are relaxed its easy to get them to show off and become natural around you. I use humour to relax even the most stern face dad, or nervous mum. My goal is to show them in their best light, so I will discuss clothing, location and what they hope to achieve out of the shoot, this gives me a clear idea of how to approach the shoot. With product photography it is important to discuss the product with the client and what image they are wanting to portray. Having extensive sales and marketing experience myself this shows and helps them become more relaxed, as they can see I know where they are coming from.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
First and Second in CIBO State Art competition 2010 - Photographic Art. Second and Third in CIBO NationalArt Competition 2010 - Photographic Art I have had 14 successful photographic art exhibitions since 2010, including the Fringe Festival ( 7 years straight) and Pepper Street Art Gallery.
A fun fact about this photographer
In my spare time I am a Paranormal Investigator and have been for almost 20 years. Being a counselor I support and educate those suffering from psychic attack, and work with them to get rid of it.