Portraiture with a twist of fashion



Recently I had the privilege of attending a portraiture workshop with my favourite photographer Carla Coulson. Carla is an Aussie who traded in the corporate life in Sydney, moved to Italy, learnt to take photos, and now lives with her husband in Paris. She is famous for not only her travel photography but also her portraiture, which has a twist of fashion.

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The four day “Picture This” workshop was every photographer’s dream. Stunning locations, access to the best make-up and hair artists, and stylists and down to earth, but incredibly good looking “everyday” people who posed for us and pretended to be models. Everything was thought of, and organised for us. The food served each day was delicious and nutritious, and we had access to a small team of Carla’s trusted photography assistants to show us the ropes.


Having spent a week prior taking landscapes, my brain took a little to adjust to the different mindset.  Carla’s approach is to utilise natural light in all situations. There were no flashes, no tripods and no studio set ups. I can’t begin to explain how much I learnt about my camera and myself during this workshop.


For further information about Carla Coulson visit her website.



All photos taken by Katische Haberfield. Click on any image to enlarge.

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Soothe, Balance and restore

Soothe, Balance and Restore

Brisbane is lush and green at the moment. It is the rainy season here and everything gets renewed after the scorching summer heat and takes a long drink, turning everything in its path green.

This rejuvenation has made me reflect on colour, and the colours which I love. Colour has the ability to change how we feel, and it is no surprise that green and blue are my two favourite colours. These are the colours I love to wear and the colours I like when I choose furnishings and homewares. Green for its balancing and harmonising nature, and blue for its tranquility and calming effect.

The colours we use in our home help make it a haven, not just a house.

Inject some soothing green energy into your home with nature’s best inspiration and add a dash of sunny yellow to create balance.

Is it time for an injection of soothing colour in your life?  Copies of these fine art prints and canvases are available here and here.

For further interiors inspiration, follow my “Tranquil Tropics” board on Pinterest.

Follow Katische Haberfield’s board Tranquil Tropics on Pinterest.

Traveling through life with a camera

I need to escape regularly. Working from a home office, I need to get out on the weekends and inject some fresh air and life into my blood. I find traveling an easy way to do this. When I bring my camera along with me, I find that I stop more, and really take in my surroundings.

I look for textures and colours, for the shapes in the clouds, and the everyday things that make me laugh. I look for the things that other people walk past.

The following photos are from a recent trip to Sydney’s eastern suburbs.