Karin Calvert is a professional photographer with an extensive depth of experience across numerous photographic genres including portraiture, products, food, fashion, families, studio and travel. She can navigate the challenges of shooting to brief and to deadline, to deliver creative image solutions. She has a BA Degree in Visual Communications, specialising in photography. People are her passion and this is reflected in her award winning portraiture and documentary work.
My ideal shoot is portraiture, where we have the opportunity to make something wonderful happen. Helping people to enjoy the process of being photographed enables me to really capture who they are, their uniqueness. Encouraging people to express who they are physically, emotionally, creatively is a great working space and a privilege for me as a photographer.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Photography - especially portraiture is about trust. Sitters can be anxious about the outcome. I found discussing the session as a team effort, both wanting the best results and how the sitter felt the best way to get there, helped them to relax. It also made it fun and helped me shoot more effectively and efficiently. The client feeling confident and like they're a big part of the creative process is crucial to their experience.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Winner West Australian Journalists' Association Media Awards 2009 Production in 2009 of first commercial cook book "Et Voila!" with TV Chef Emmanuel Mollois. Second commercial cook book "Patissier" winner of 2014 Gourmand Award, with TV Chef Emmanuel Mollois. Winner State Resilient Australia Awards 2016 Winner National Resilient Australia Awards 2016 for Cyclone Marcia documentary.