Tagged: portrait

Prints of my commended portrait ‘Maria’ at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards are now for sale on the gallery site. Limited edition. Easy ordering – size and paper quality.

Latest portrait photography work. March 2017.

It’s been busy these last couple of weeks. I’m delighted I’m starting to get briefs that allow me to create the kind of portrait work I love to do – simple, yet with a lot of punch. The Belgian cartoonist Nix (http://www.nix.be) was a real pleasure to shoot. I love working with people who are passionate about what they do and Nix made my job of capturing his cheeky sense of humour easy and fun. Just as it should be. Onwards and upwards. Sean_Hayes_Photographer_MarchSean_Hayes_Photographer_March 2 (1)Sean_Hayes_Photographer_MarchSean_Hayes_Photographer_March 3 (1)

 

New portrait work for Larcier Belgium ad campaign.

Amazing how focal length affect shape of the face – Dan Vojtěch BLOG

Camera never lies? Then change your lens;)

Its always difficult to answer what is the best focal length for a portrait. Here is small preview how different focal lengths can change look of a face. Share this:ShareShare on FacebookClick to share on TwitterClick to share on LinkedIn

Source: Amazing how focal length affect shape of the face – Dan Vojtěch BLOG

Feeling honoured to be among the Honourable Mentions at IPPAWARDS 2016

Aidan Cymbal © Sean Hayes

Latest photo uploaded to my mobile photography portraits site. All images copyright of Sean Hayes.

Randoms: Kat © Sean Hayes

Portrait of my niece © Sean Hayes

 photo of Ashling Hayes

Portrait of my niece © Sean Hayes

Many of you have remarked how my photography work reminds them of oil paintings by the old masters. I always take these remarks as the greatest of compliments because I have a deep love of painting and painters and have spent many years studying, in detail, how they handle light and composition to create their masterpieces. In fact, I would highly recommend that any aspiring photographer take a course in life drawing, painting and/or the history of art to improve their photographic skills. Learning how to “see” is essential to mastering any visual medium, and the old masters were masterful at understanding how light and composition combine to create sublime imagery: photography is no different. One painter that I am particularly interested in at the moment, is the German Symbolist and Art Nouveau artist, Franz Von Stuck (1863-1928). I admire his draughtsmanship and dramatic use of light. I am particularly enamoured with his rather formal portrait work; beautiful profiles with ornate textural clothing. The portrait above, of my niece Ashling, is heavily influenced by Von Stuck’s approach to light and composition. Below, is a painting by Von Stuck, called, Cinderella. The Symbolists were heavily influenced by mythology and romanticism; a perfect theme to portray the emerging beauty of my niece.

Cinderella © Franz Von Stuck

Cinderella © Franz Von Stuck

Randoms: Portraits of my sons © Sean Hayes