A PASSION, TURNING INTO A CAREER

ADAM  ADDARIO. At the ripe old age of ten, I was given the 100 year Anniversary Brownie Junior Box camera for my birthday. I loved it.

 

However, I soon realised I was a crap photographer (funnily enough, you have to know what's good to know how bad you are). Combined with the purchase and processing costs of film, my photography career was somewhat short-lived.

 

Thankfully, that short-lived humbling experience didn't dampen my enthusiasm for creativity. So instead of photography, I pursued a career in advertising. I was lucky enough, and good enough, to work in some of the best advertising agencies in Sydney and learn from some of the best art directors / creative minds in the country - arguably the world.

 

I finessed their artwork and retouched photographs to their impeccably high standards. Life was good. Then it happened. In 2000, and just after my 30th birthday, I was at a wedding where someone handed me their SLR camera.

 

Having no idea what I was doing, I madly snapped away getting right into the feel of being a photographer. Much to my surprise and delight, a couple of my shots came out absolutely brilliantly.

Inspired, I bought my first digital camera - very handy, because by then I had my own design studio working for various advertising agencies and my own clients.

 

In 2005, I was blessed with my first daughter. Photographing her was the reason I gave myself for blindly heading off into the unknown and spending a small fortune updating my camera. I bought a new high end professional digital camera, several brilliant lenses and other pieces of equipment I had no idea how to use. So after nearly 32 years after picking up and falling in love with my first camera, I haven't looked back.

 

At its best, beauty and fashion photography can be sensational. At its worst, it can be boring, conventional and plastic. Just consider the teams of assistants, stylists, set builders, makeup artists, hairdressers and retouchers etc, etc, involved in a normal fashion shoot - for such 'average' results.

 

I have worked hard on developing my own style. I always look to capture / discover the real you - your own particular individuality, your personality, your attitude, your own authenticity (so to speak), what makes you unique.

 

I've found my true passion and my real creative outlet. I am Adam Addario, and I am a photographer.

STUDIO

NOT JUST FOR RAINY DAYS.

Studio photography is subject driven, making you or the object the focus, using controlled lighting to emphasis the emotion of the image.

OUTDOOR

IN NATURE OR HARD LINED ARCHITECTURE.

With the world available, but lets be real, it's usually the local park. We can create images that either work or greatly contrast with the environment. Weather is a huge part of the shoot, so are onlookers.

INDOOR

ADDING ATMOSPHERE.

Creating an image within familiar surroundings can give you options on how you want to share your emotions, what it is you want to say. Not to mention, it's also good on rainy days.

KIDS & FAMILY

FAMILY MATTERS.

Head shots or family portraits with the children, in a studio or out on location, we're guaranteed to have some fun.

PRODUCT

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

From a website catalogue styled product image on a white background to something with a little mood.

THE SHOOT

 

BEFORE THE SHOOT

A few simple things to remember before your shoot. Don’t have a big  night before, you’ve got plenty of time to party later. Even better, if you’ve been made up for the shoot, don’t waste the glamour - go out after the shoot.

 

Drink lots of water and avoid food with excess salt and sugar. Get plenty of rest. Don't wear tight socks the day before - they can leave marks on your ankles even the day after. Retouching works, but it's better to stay as natural as you can.

 

HAIR AND MAKEUP

I feel less is more. A natural look is better for head shots. Remember, some makeup styles are better for a shoot than others. Check out your options. If you’re after wild look… then go for it. Make sure your wardrobe matches.

WHERE I SHOOT

I shoot both indoor and outdoor, it’s up to you what you’d like. Either way, locations need to be considered. Accessibility, weather conditions and there may be people watching - you should be comfortable with that!

 

YOUR LOOK AND CLOTHES

Wear and bring spare clothes and props that make you feel comfortable and express who you are. Solid colours are often better than a loud print or pattern (they can be distracting). Layer your clothes, think of textures. Choose colours that compliment your skin type. Clean and wrinkle free wardrobe always works too.

 

MOST IMPORTANT

Have fun.

CONTACT

Mobile:   0432 022 144

Email:   adam@addariophotography.com

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ADAM ADDARIO. At the ripe old age of ten, I was given the 100 year Anniversary Brownie Junior Box camera for my birthday. I loved it.

However, I soon realised I was a crap photographer (funnily enough, you have to know what's good to know how bad you are). Combined with the purchase and processing costs of film, my photography career was somewhat short-lived.

 

Thankfully, that short-lived humbling experience didn't dampen my enthusiasm for creativity. So instead of photography, I pursued a career in advertising. I was lucky enough, and good enough, to work in some of the best advertising agencies in Sydney and learn from some of the best art directors / creative minds in the country - arguably the world.

 

I finessed their artwork and retouched photographs to their impeccably high standards. Life was good. Then it happened. In 2000, and just after my 30th birthday, I was at a wedding where someone handed me their SLR camera.

 

Having no idea what I was doing, I madly snapped away getting right into the feel of being a photographer. Much to my surprise and delight, a couple of my shots came out absolutely brilliantly. Inspired, I bought my first digital camera - very handy, because by then I had my own design studio working for various advertising agencies and my own clients.

 

In 2005, I was blessed with my first daughter. Photographing her was the reason I gave myself for blindly heading off into the unknown and spending a small fortune updating my camera. I bought a new high end professional digital camera, several brilliant lenses and other pieces of equipment I had no idea how to use. So after nearly 32 years after picking up and falling in love with my first camera, I haven't looked back.

 

At its best, beauty and fashion photography can be sensational. At its worst, it can be boring, conventional and plastic. Just consider the teams of assistants, stylists, set builders, makeup artists, hairdressers and retouchers etc, etc, involved in a normal fashion shoot - for such 'average' results.

 

I have worked hard on developing my own style. I always look to capture / discover the real you - your own particular individuality, your personality, your attitude, your own authenticity (so to speak), what makes you unique.

 

I've found my true passion and my real creative outlet. I am Adam Addario, and I am a photographer.

A PASSION,
TURNING INTO A CAREER

ADAM ADDARIO. At the ripe old age of ten, I was given the 100 year Anniversary Brownie Junior Box camera for my birthday. I loved it.

 

However, I soon realised I was a crap photographer (funnily enough, you have to know what's good to know how bad you are). Combined with the purchase and processing costs of film, my photography career was somewhat short-lived.

 

Thankfully, that short-lived humbling experience didn't dampen my enthusiasm for creativity. So instead of photography, I pursued a career in advertising. I was lucky enough, and good enough, to work in some of the best advertising agencies in Sydney and learn from some of the best art directors / creative minds in the country - arguably the world.

 

I finessed their artwork and retouched photographs to their impeccably high standards. Life was good. Then it happened. In 2000, and just after my 30th birthday, I was at a wedding where someone handed me their SLR camera.

 

Having no idea what I was doing, I madly snapped away getting right into the feel of being a photographer. Much to my surprise and delight, a couple of my shots came out absolutely brilliantly.. Inspired, I bought my first digital camera - very handy, because by then I had my own design studio working for various advertising agencies and my own clients.

 

In 2005, I was blessed with my first daughter. Photographing her was the reason I gave myself for blindly heading off into the unknown and spending a small fortune updating my camera. I bought a new high end professional digital camera, several brilliant lenses and other pieces of equipment I had no idea how to use. So after nearly 32 years after picking up and falling in love with my first camera, I haven't looked back.

 

At its best, beauty and fashion photography can be sensational. At its worst, it can be boring, conventional and plastic. Just consider the teams of assistants, stylists, set builders, makeup artists, hairdressers and retouchers etc, etc, involved in a normal fashion shoot - for such 'average' results.

 

I have worked hard on developing my own style. I always look to capture / discover the real you - your own particular individuality, your personality, your attitude, your own authenticity (so to speak), what makes you unique.

 

I've found my true passion and my real creative outlet. I am Adam Addario, and I am a photographer.

BEFORE THE SHOOT

A few simple things to remember before your shoot. Don’t have a big  night before, you’ve got plenty of time to party later. Even better, if you’ve been made up for the shoot, don’t waste the glamour - go out after the shoot.

 

Drink lots of water and avoid food with excess salt and sugar. Get plenty of rest. Don't wear tight socks the day before - they can leave marks on your ankles even the day after. Retouching works, but it's better to stay as natural as you can.

 

HAIR AND MAKEUP

I feel less is more. A natural look is better for head shots. Remember, some makeup styles are better for a shoot than others. Check out your options. If you’re after wild look… then go for it. Make sure your wardrobe matches.

 

WHERE I SHOOT

I shoot both indoor and outdoor, it’s up to you what you’d like. Either way, locations need to be considered. Accessibility, weather conditions and there may be people watching - you should be comfortable with that!

 

YOUR LOOK AND CLOTHES

Wear and bring spare clothes and props that make you feel comfortable and express who you are. Solid colours are often better than a loud print or pattern (they can be distracting). Layer your clothes, think of textures. Choose colours that compliment your skin type. Clean and wrinkle free wardrobe always works too.

 

MOST IMPORTANT

Have fun.