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Stephen R.

Average rating of 4.9 out of 5 based on 284 reviews

Hello, Thank you for looking at my profile:-)
My skills are best placed with Snappr bringing real people to life in Portraits.
Everyone wants to look great this is where I come in.

Team & Office shoots, or group portraits are an extension of the above in a larger dynamic. Social and cultural bonds showcase what makes a group unique.

Engagements, who doesn't want to be in love? Hope and joy are expansive and invigorating to share, and like love songs, photography is a great medium to express this side of life.

Human interest and deeper challenges, I am well versed and engaged with delivering dignity to subjects in the more challenging areas of Photography & Photojournalism, and will go the extra mile to cover this material.

Content producer and photographer, skilled at interview to camera, and media training.
My goal is to direct the message with concepts, by using the technical elements to form the story.

Quality over quantity
800+Snappr shoots
Making shoots as streamlined and accessible is a core goal for customer shoots with Snappr.
With Snappr if you are after a portrait or profile, especially if you are in the disruption or start-up, or FinTech, I am probably your guy.
University qualified in Photography
Passionate about creating beauty
Shoot examples

Four Prime ministers
Herbert Smith Freehills

Strongly motivated by producing ethical images
For shoots with children have current WWCC clearance and National crime check.
Also Car, studio, studio lights, and a rainbow of colour backgrounds.
Fundraising campaigns I have photographed for:
Cancer council
St Johns Ambulance
Guide dogs
Melanoma Institute
National Trust
+ many international NGO campaigns targeting children’s literacy, protection of women, landmine victims, and more.

Social media tells us what we all know! We all want to look good and be surprised by a new perspective.
That is where I come in, making ordinary extraordinary is part of the brief.

I like coffee and chocolate :-)
Life is precious, value it.

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Sony A7R IV | Nikon D850 | Sony A7RV


Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED | Nikon 16-35mm f/4 | Nikon 45mm f/2.8 | Nikon 85mm f/3.5 | Nikon 200mm f/4 | Sigma 20mm f/1.4 | Sony 10-18mm f/4 | Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS | Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S Canon | Sony 24-70mmf/2.8 | Sony 35mm F1.4 Gmaster | Sony 50mm f/1.2Gmaster | Sony 85mm f/1.4 Gmaster | Nikon 105mm f1.4 | Sigma 135mm f1.8



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What do you love about your job?

Once I had to photograph 100 staff, all lined up at lunch break. One lady who was very pretty, straight out said she had a glass eye and her portraits were always terrible so just shoot one frame. I didn’t shoot any, and asked her to come back when everyone was gone. Cautiously she returned, as we chatted and did a few photographs, her face had changed and no one could tell she had a glass eye, with the right angle, light and mindset.
I showed her on the computer, and she promptly burst into tears. No one had ever taken the time, to consider her, and she was really beautiful.
This is what makes photography rewarding. You never know what someone has gone through before you meet them, but everyone deserves a decent image.

What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?

People shoots are my favourite as they keep my skills and mind engaged, every shoot is different and I like to capture the character and use light to bring out people's best. Sometimes the best shots come out of the a challenging situation, such as rain at a wedding and I like to turn this around to add drama and impact to images. Recently I shot a job for a family who was going to loose a loved one, whilst that was upsetting as he is an elite member of society, the family cherished the images as a strong memory of their loved one. Other times I shoot portraits weddings and events and people are overjoyed, often confiding at the end of the shoot that they were so nervous, but it was a good experience. I find photography rewarding in this way to make people happy and genuinely improve their self-esteem.

Awards, honors, and recognitions received

Almost every person I know, has thier lead profile image on social and professional channels photographed by me, that is a satisfying endorsement.
Professionally speaking, recognition for my photography has always been merit-based with clients. Such as flagship images for international campaigns for NGO agencies that yielded over a Million dollars, directly changing the lives of people in Outer Mongolia, Cambodia, Jamaica, Peru, and Rwanda. Making emotionally evocative, images that have ethical authenticity is of great value to me. That is the same for work conducted locally.

A fun fact about this photographer

After a month in the third world, I was on a food shoot, the customer wanted to discard the ice cream. I do not like to waste anything, so I ate 37 ice cream cones in a day, I enjoyed it immensely, but felt a bit special the next day:)

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