Portrait and Beauty Photography – Its all in the eyes


Hi Everyone,

I was browsing through Russell James’s beauty, fashion and lingerie photography work today and I was blown away by his work.  Particularly his beauty work.   Its simple but dramatic and amazing.    His story is really interesting as he is now Victoria Secret’s main photographer yet he is a Perth boy, obviously he has gone a long way!    Anyhow it got me to looking through some of my old work from my previous life as a fashion / glamour photographer and I realised that the photos I liked best were the close up face shots.   Why?   Because you get a great view of someone’s eyes, its cliched I know but it is like your looking into their soul.   If you can capture the eyes accurately you’ve got a fantastic shot.   That’s my rant for the day. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Jamie Paterson

Jamie Paterson Photography

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  1. Luke Austin July 10, 2009 at 7:59 am #

    Beautiful shot Jamie. Engaging. Good to see the focus is spot on.
    You still doing any glamour work? Not modelling…… shooting?

  2. wayte27 July 10, 2009 at 8:18 am #

    Hey Jamie,
    Theres plenty of water in the swan valley. Bells Rapids is flowing nicely but Hovea is somewhere I have not been to. I have posted some Avon river images on my wordpress
    Also the portrait image is stunning, what lens?
    regards Adrian

  3. Kingsley July 10, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    It a lovely image Jamie!

  4. jamiepatersonphotography July 10, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    LOL Luke I definitely gave up glamour modelling years ago. 😉 I’ve not done any glamour for 12mths now but I’m starting to get drawn back to it, though I want to do a Beauty shoot rather than glamour. I’ve started talking to some girls about doing something in a couple of weeks time.


  5. jamiepatersonphotography July 10, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi Adrian,

    Thanks for posting, much appreciated. 🙂 I will check out your photos.

    For my portrait work I nearly alwasys use my 70-200mm F2.8 IS, though very occasionaly I will use the 100mm F2.8 Macro for closeups.


  6. jamiepatersonphotography July 10, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi Kings,

    Given the standard of your portrait work I’m stoked you like this.

    A big Thank You,


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