Archive for June, 2012

Want to find out who does what?

Behind the scenes:

Want to know who does what at Studio Commercial? We have added to our portfolio an insider’s look to our personal and commercial work.

Find out the passions that drive our photographers.

It also works out well if you’re looking for a certain feel and wants to find a photographer that matches your brand aesthetics.

Click through to have a look at personal portfolios and let us know what you think. We also have in-depth Q&As with each photographer at our About page.

Bicycle Lifestyle Photo Shoot

We recently created a fun bicycle lifestyle photo shoot for Morgans Bicycles in downtown Surry Hills.

Being avid bike fans, it was great to photograph such beautiful craftsmanship. We love working with great clients like these.

Head on over to Morgans Bicycles’ Flickr to see the rest of the lifestyle images.

Have a look at the product photography on their main website, it’s particularly good-looking (hint hint: we did that too).

Winter Morning

This is something to get you through the recent rain Sydney has had.

Why we retouch our photos in house: 5 pointers

studio commercial retouchingHere’s our top five list of why, as photographers, we do our retouching in-house:

    1. End to end Process: We get involved in your image creation from the start of the process to the finalised file. The things you would like to pay special attention to during the photo shoot can be seamlessly emphasised in the retouching. This is an ideal work flow which allows positive details and images that pop.


    1. Experience: Every photographer at Studio Commercial has an average of 13 years in the field.


    1. Instant Feedback: Because your photographer and retoucher work in the same studio there is a constant dynamic feedback that can’t be replicated by sending images overseas or across cities. We extend this level of feedback to our clients.


    1. High Quality: Our photographers are thoroughly trained and we foster a community of knowledge as the latest software and techniques evolve. Check out our retouching portfolio for the proof in the pudding.


  1. We don’t cut corners: We go the extra mile in our retouching, which is the only way to go for the highest quality images. The last thing you want is for your images to look fake or unrealistic.

Photo of the Day: Bondi after the Storm

For those of you that don’t live in Sydney, there’s been hell storms over the last several days. Here, my dog is walking where there’s normally a promenade in Bondi. It’s  been completely covered in sand by the storms.

Can’t see the image? Try this.

Venus in Transit Image

If you look closely you can also see Venus and a couple of sun spots. Click on the image to see a larger version!

Myself and David were walking through Sydney on the way back from a corporate photo shoot. We were keeping a close eye on the sky and hoping for a break in the clouds to that we could perhaps capture an image of the very rare Transit of Venus. As we were walking down Pitt St Mall, we were fortunate enough to catch a break as the clouds parted briefly.

This image is a composite image of two exposures, one frame shows the context of the buildings and clouds while the second exposure clearly shows the shadow of Venus. If you look closely you can also see a couple of sun spots.

Gee the sun was bright! We shot this at aperture 22, ISO 50, 1/8000th of a second. We also used two polarizing filters and a neutral density filter.

A cropped version of Venus and the Sun.

Shoot: SBS World Movies Secret Cinema

World Movies Secret Cinema, SBS, Photo shoot

We photographed the promos for the World Movies Secret Cinema in our studio in Sydney. Like it on Facebook, they have a tonne of competitions and interesting give aways on their page.

Can’t wait to see next year’s Secret Cinema!


June 2012

Our coffee of the month is from Columbia, Sulawesi and Tanzania. It’s an exotic mix this month folks!

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