Looking at or away from the camera


After this particular portrait session I started thinking about whether I prefer the subject looking at or away from the camera.  I concluded that  there is something nice about both. When the subject stares at the camera it feels as if he is somehow engaging and communicating with the audience in a direct way whereas when he is looking away there is a feeling that

Looking at or away from the camera2015-05-14T19:11:56+01:00

Portraits at midday


On a sunny day in spring, I would not ideally choose to do a portrait session at noon. However often there is no choice and we can't always pick the perfect hour when relying on natural light. So with a bit of extra thought we can avoid  harsh shadows and unflattering light by  staying away from direct sunlight and opting for shaded areas where the

Portraits at midday2015-05-07T16:45:53+01:00

fleeting moments and waiting to click


When taking photographs and in this case outdoor photographs, sometimes the moment catches you by surprise while at other times you wait for the perceived image.   I was at the beach on a photoshoot for a documentary movie taking portraits, when I suddenly caught sight of this beautiful flock of birds. I wish they had stayed a bit longer or I had spotted them

fleeting moments and waiting to click2015-03-02T13:54:16+00:00

Thoughts on street fashion


On Monday Elana Shap, Style Coach and I headed off to the Noga area to see who we could find to interview and photograph for our monthly Jpost fashion article.  We look for people who have an interesting style or look like they have put some thought into what they are wearing. It is not important where their clothes came from or how expensive they

Thoughts on street fashion2015-02-25T14:22:29+00:00

Holiday fun


Together with Style coach Elana Shap (www.stylecoaching.co.il) I spent the morning photographing this lovely couple who were visiting from Germany. Rather than buying each other a christmas gift, Jan and Vanessa decided  to have a photo session done (a yearly tradition of theirs).  

Holiday fun2015-01-19T15:29:08+00:00

Photowalk in Jaffa


A few weeks ago I took  Max, who was visiting from the States, and his son in law on a personalised  photo walk  in Jaffa.  We started in the Shuk HaPishpishim which is full of atmosphere and interesting people to photograph.       For more info on my Photowalks go to  www.nataliemuallem.com/workshops

Photowalk in Jaffa2014-03-30T13:33:49+01:00

Masterchef finalist in the Kitchen!


On 19th February I photographed  Masterchef finalist, Josh Steel, cooking up a gourmet meal at  Meir Panim's  free restaurant in Jerusalem. Meir Panim is a charity that helps disadvantaged people all around the country from all backgrounds by providing food and social service programs. You can read more about their work at http://www.meirpanim.org                          

Masterchef finalist in the Kitchen!2014-03-02T13:50:55+00:00
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