An example of Bob Whyte’s work taken at one of the outdoor settings of his studio.
An example of Bob Whyte’s work taken at one of the outdoor settings of his studio. Bob Whyte

Studio takes many angles

LOCAL photographer Bob Whyte has a secret weapon up his sleeve to give him an edge on the market.

It’s not his years of experience or friendly demeanour, but an 81 hectare property with an indoor studio and endless possibilities outdoors.

With 35 years experience Bob likes to make sure he keeps things fresh, and has recently done so by creating a new studio on his property that’s just 10 minutes from Rockhampton.

“A lot of photographers today don’t have studios,” Bob said.

He said after Star Studios in Rockhampton had closed, he bought a number of their unique backdrops and props to add to his already-brimming studio possibilities.

“We have about 14 different roll-down backgrounds inside.”

Outside Bob has set up several different locations as mini-outdoor studios, with rustic country-style backgrounds.

“A lot of people want that country-style photo, and it’s very convenient to have it all here not far from the city,” Bob said.

But he said he would still cater to requests for shots at other locations, and keep things changing in the studio.

“We try to vary each shoot so that each person gets their own thing,” he said.

Bob also likes to take care of the whole process himself and also offers framing services on site.

Bob specialises in weddings and portraiture, but will also take on commercial and industrial jobs and has previously had the opportunity to shoot some high-profile personalities, including prime ministers, the Queensland premier and several other leading politicians.



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