Black and White Portraits that show who you are as a family. The interactions, the love, and the fun.

Testing the Fuji GFX 51 MP camera in the studio

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Over the last 5 days we have been doing extensive tests with the new Fujifilm GFX 51 MP camera thanks to the wonderful team at L&P Photographics in Sydney. It has been a real pleasure working in a medium format mind frame again and it makes me realise how much I miss shooting with the Mamiya RB67 system that we used for years and years for all our commercial work. That camera has now been relegated to the bookshelf to act as a book end, and only comes out occasionally when I need to show someone how a single reflex camera works due to the ease with which you can pull the various components apart to show the inner workings of the camera.

The fuji has been great fun to work with and I will post a bit more of a review once we have had a chance to evaluate the images and make some fine art prints.

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Corporate Head Shots

Corporate Head Shots

Your corporate headshot is how the rest of the business world will first meet you, and as the old saying goes, you only get one chance at a first impression!  Your image needs to convey in a clear and concise manner all the attributes you want your clients and potential clients to see in you. Charming , approachable, trustworthy , confident and professional are just some of the things that these people will either see or not see when they encounter your image. In the corporate world, a selfie shot with your iPhone just doesn’t do the job. Save them for your personal Facebook page and treat your corporate image with consideration and respect. There is still plenty of room to show your character, and the spark in your eyes while still adhering to a very high level of professionalism and sophisticationThe subtle differences that that a well executed professional portrait can make will go a long way towards enhancing the perception that the business world has of you.

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Music and Mayhem!

Music and Mayhem!

Over the Easter long weekend we had the pleasure of photographing brass bands from all over the country at the Yamaha Australian National Band Championships. This is the second time that the Championships have been held in Launceston and it was a great pleasure to welcome over 3000 band members from right around the country to our city. The weather was amazing and the town was filled with the sounds of horns, tubas and drums.

The images we took over the weekend can be seen and ordered here

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From the Menu Hobart

From the Menu Hobart

The Australian Good Food Guide just did a piece on my new book From the Menu Hobart

 

You can read it here

 

 https://www.agfg.com.au/blog/post/from-the-menu-hobart-through-the-lens-of-philip-kuruvita

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GrandMa and Me

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WANTED : Grand parents and their grand kidsWe need grandparents and their grand kids to test a new camera system which we have on loan from the wonderful guys at L&P Photographics between 14th and 18th June.We are trialing the brand new Fuji GSX medium format camera system for a couple of days to bring the best possible quality to our studio portraits, and we thought, what better subjects than kids in the full blush of youth, and their grand parents who bring faces with hard won experience and a lifetime of smiles. We are offering a gift print to any grandparents and their Grandkids who are able to spend some time in front of the camera so that we can put it through it's paces, as a way of  saying thank you, and  if you want to purchase  additional images from the session, we will even offer you a further discount to make things easy for youIf you are interested in helping us out , or know someone who might, you can apply here

( and dont be fooled by the title, we want grand pa there too! )

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Easter is another great time for families to get together. The weather is still fine, and the kids are relaxed having got their first term of school done.  As the kids get older, it gets harder and harder to get the whole family together so when it does happen, it is a great opportunity to do an extended family portrait.

 

This picture was taken in Sri Lanka probably in 1969 and shows my Dads extended family, with his parents, all his siblings and their children ( he is the one to the centre of my Mum, the only Austrian in the picture, and I am the short one next to him)

From the look on peoples faces , I don't think it was much fun at the time, but I am really glad that we have this picture. I am now the oldest surviving male in the picture, and only Mum and the Aunty to her left are left from the generations before ours.

If you want to capture your own bit of history, give us a call or leave a message here.

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2 problems solved in one!

2 problems solved in one!

We all come across the same two problems every year, but because they occur 6 months apart its difficult to see how one can cancel out the other. No one likes paying any more tax than they have to, and most people aren't that fussed about shopping for corporate gifts at Christmas time. We can now offer a way to solve both of these problems at the same time! We now have a selection of 5 beautiful, hard cover books that make the perfect Christmas gift for all of your special clients. There is even a signing page so that you can personalise each one individually. By ordering your Chirstmas gifts before the end of the financial year, you can use it to reduce your tax liability and even better than that, you can tick of your Christmas shopping as DONE!

We can deliver them straight away, or hold off delivery until the end of November, which ever suits you.

We offer 25-30% off RRP ( $49.95 ) depending on the quantity that you order. Call us on 63342462 if you would like to look at the books or to order some.

because I am a photographer and not an accountant, you should probably check with your own bean counter to make sure this is going to be best for your business!!

 

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Breakfast in Bed and Cuddles

Breakfast in Bed and Cuddles

Breakfast in bed and cuddles with the kids is a great way to start mothers day this Sunday. I bet your mother remembers when it was you giving the cuddles and making the dodgy breakfasts!.

She has been a beautiful constant in your life, isn't it time you let us capture that unconditional love ?

For May we are offering our Mum & Me session for just $50 instead of the usual $150

Book a session for you and your mum, invite your  grandmother, your daughter and your sister and lets celebrate the girls in your family.

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How Time Flies!

How Time Flies!

 

The best thing about my job is that I get to photograph some families over a long period of time. It is such a joy to see the beautiful babies turn into intelligent, capable young ladies

 

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Faces of Launceston 20 years

Faces of Launceston 20 years

 

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Faces of Launceston 20 years

Faces of Launceston 20 years

The QVMAG is now at maximum capacity for our opening event on the 13th November. The response has been amazing and unfortunately they are unable to take any more RSVP's. They have created a wait list for anyone who is actually in the exhibition, but if you are not able to join us on the night, I will be doing a floor talk on Sunday 15th at 11 am and it would be great if you can join us then. I will also be signing books so you can pick up a copy or two at the same time.

 

photo: Les Dick Faces of Launceston 1995

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Enter our Facebook competition to win a Family Portrait worth $1000


We are approaching 1000 likes on our Facebook page so we have decided to have a competition and give away a $1000 family portraits All you have to do is like our page, answer a couple of easy questions and then share it with your friends. We will be drawing it at the end of the month To enter click HERE

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Faces of Launceston photographic exhibition

Faces of Launceston photographic exhibition

Faces of Launceston 1996

 

1996 marks the half way point in this project to document some of the people and faces of Launceston.

 

It is a photographer’s way to say thank you to the people and the city that have accepted our family so readily with warmth and genuine friendship.

 

 

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Portrait slideshow from 2008



This was put together to show during my presentation to WPPI ( Wedding Portrait Photographers International )

at one of the largest conventions for photographers in the world - Las Vegas NV

 

 

 

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Portrait slideshow



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Valentines day slideshow



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Family portraits at PKP

THE PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE

 

Because Philip Kuruvita Photography is a small, personal and exclusive studio, right from the start you’ll be dealing directly with the people who will be photographing you. We believe this is essential.
 

 

 
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Slices of Life - Generations

Generations

 

 

 

Why not organise an extended family session, all the kids, the in-laws and the outlaws, the grand kids, cats and dogs. What a wonderful way to record your family with all the joy and enthusiasm that being a family brings. This is not normally a quiet peaceful session, rather it is more like a whirlwind that smashes its way through the day, but then, that’s what families are like - aren’t they? A great chance to make a number of the stages of life images in the one session, and to explore those special bonds that develop within families

 

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Slices of Life - Pregnancy

Slices of Life - Pregnancy
PREGNANCY
 
Chicken or egg? Start or finish? A life in portraits starts with pregnancy. Those first images before the birth day, the obvious bond between mother and her unborn child,
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Slices of Life - Family

Slices of Life - Family
FAMILY
 
Family portraiture captures a moment in time. For your family now, and for generations to come. The images that we take
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