2011 debutante season underway.

Debutante Season in Mildura

Excitations isn’t a big debutante studio these days. Preferring to work with a small number of debutantes, spending more time with each couple and getting more interesting pictures. Long gone are the days of excitations photographing 350 plus debutantes each season. Instead of rushing through the photo session in minutes. Excitations now  ease our way through  photo sessions. Focusing more on the debutante and her partners personality. Rather than just going through a set of poses.

Often we work on location.  Sometimes at home, other times at locations selected after consultation with our couples. Occasionally we will work in and around our studio complex. Which is obviously set up specifically to achieve great photographic effects.

Attractive debutante and her partner, seated on a magnificent star case.
Excitations first debutante for 2011, Nikola and her partner Joseph, in a slightly arty looking photograph.

Anyone who’s been around this blog for a while, will know that our photographer, Ian is a bit of a sucker for close ups. This session though, we managed to keep him focused on the bigger picture.  Like Nikola and her dress. Instead of a great close up featuring just her face. Hope you like the bigger picture occasionally.

Full length portrait of debutante standing in front of a mirror.
Nikola, photographed by available light near a large window. Loving the soft wrap around quality of light and the way it plays with the texture and detail of the dress.

While we’re talking about bigger pictures, below is  a wide angle of a magnificent location. Which as a debutante photo won’t be every ones cup of tea. But as photographers we like the graphics of this shot. As a scene setting image we love it. Most likely won’t get a guernsey, when Nikola selects her finals. However, we wouldn’t be doing our job as photographers if we saw a shot like this, but didn’t at least give it a try.

Graphic styled photo of debutante and partner in modern room.

One of the better film editors we worked with during our youth. Always asked for a wide shot of a scene as soon as we got out of the car. He said he didn’t care if he used it or not. It just helped him get an overall feel for a location. Many years later we still find ourselves shooting wide frames like the one above. In this case we loved the curvy handrail, and the great light fitting.

We’ve photographed some other debs since Nikola and Joseph. We will be drip feeding a few of those pictures onto this blog as time permits. Tomorrow though I think we might give you a handful of sample images from last weekends wedding.

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