Rome and the United States. Families, couples, lifestyle, vacation, tourists, weddings, proposals, engagements, headshots of Parisians and people around the world by English-speaking portrait photographer David Henry.
Paris makes for a wonderful photo studio! Have portraits of you, your family and loved ones in the City of Light with the famous monuments of Paris in the background: Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower, l’Arc de Triomphe, the musée du Louvre and the River Seine. Regardez cette page en français…
The best time of the day for taking portraits outside is at the end of the day, during the last two hours of sunshine, at sunset. At these hours the light is more horizontal, softer, warmer, people have an easier time keeping their eyes open, etc. Portraits can easily be taken at noon on a sunny day though in that case we must get out of the sun, go in to the shade, preferably next to water surfaces, which is to say by the River Seine, by Canal Saint-Martin, the basins in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum, etc. I retouch and deliver your portraits the day after we take them by e-mail.
The photographs I’m showing here are typical of my classic treatment/concept of outdoor portraits, with the exposure finely tuned between the ambient light, the sky & clouds, and the flash, all the while paying careful attention to people’s expressions, and the composition; the juxtaposition between the subjects and the background. To make a long story short this amounts to doing studio photography onsite, outside…
I have been taking portraits for twenty years at least, and I made a great leap forward in 2003 thanks to a better understanding of flash lighting, and especially when I “went digital” at the end of 2008. People like what I do more and more, I’m pleased they appreciate my work, there is a snowball effect, and it’s a win/win situation… Candid, paparazzi-style pictures of wedding proposals, or even engagements and elopement are my latest specialties!
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