Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reportedly knows exactly how to get the best out of her photographs and has an "incredible eye for style", photographer claims.
- Last month a stunning photograph of the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding her camera was released as she reflected on the challenges of recent times.
- Now the photographer behind this iconic snap has revealed that Duchess Catherine has an "amazing eye for photos" and is brilliant at helping to capture the perfect shot.
- In other royal news, royal experts think Kate Middleton is holding down the fort during this difficult time for Prince William.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is well known for her love of photography and regularly takes adorable family portraits. From heartfelt pictures of her three children, to those of her husband Prince William, every time one of the Duchess’ snaps are shared on the official Kensington Royal Instagram account, they delight royal fans.
Whilst almost a year ago, she launched Hold Still - a photography competition which appealed to budding photographers to help document everyone’s experience of the devastating global pandemic. And it seems that the Duchess still gets to showcase her picture-taking skills even when she’s not the one behind the camera.
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Now the photographer behind this iconic picture, Matt Porteous, has revealed to Hello! magazine (opens in new tab) that Duchess Catherine herself always helps to capture the perfect shot.
"Catherine's style very much suits the country setting we were in and the light was perfect for a few minutes before the sun set behind the trees," Matt revealed.
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He then explained: "Catherine has an incredible eye for style, she knows what will look best in these scenes which makes my life easy.”
And it seems Catherine’s photography skills are also admired by the experts, as Matt went on to add: “Catherine is an amazing photographer, we have both shared tips on location and talked about light, settings and styles.”
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"Catherine has an amazing eye for photos so will always point us in the right direction for light and backdrops," he continued. "I'm always looking for the best light and will work with this in every scene."
The light in Duchess Catherine’s recently shared picture is certainly stunning, with a wonderful warmth to it that illuminates her smiling face.
"It was taken as the last sunlight was shining over the treetops,” Matt revealed to the publication. “[I]t allows photographers to make use of direct sunlight without the model squinting, also giving a beautiful warm tone to the photograph."
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In recent years, Duchess Catherine has shared her particularly heart-warming photographs of her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, often in tribute to special occasions.
And with April 23rd marking Duchess Catherine’s youngest child Prince Louis’ 3rd birthday, royal fans could perhaps get to see another beautiful picture this year.
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.
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