Meet the Creatives: Dani Barrois

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Meet Dani!

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Dani is a Sydney based creative stylist, photographer & pastel addict. Dani has a background in Graphic Design and works from her home studio to provides clients with creative content creation services. Dani specialise in natural light photography to create fresh images for brands and tell beautiful visual stories. When she is not in the studio you can usually find her by the sea, at the stables or off on an adventure with her sister.

Q&A with Dani Barrois

How would you describe your creative style?
When I am creating imagery I try not to focus on the technical side of taking the photo or making sure everything is perfectly aligned - what I try to capture is FEEL. When someone looks at one of my images I hope that it brings out an emotion, that my tribe feel like they are right there enjoying the product, or food or place with me. I think my creative style could best be described as bright, crisp & fun with a whole lot of pastels thrown in.

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What kind of photography equipment do you use?
Anything I have available at the time! I mostly shoot with my Pentax K3 & a 50mm lens, but I also love to whip out my iPhone 6s depending on what the situation is. I can’t live without my tripod with a boom as I use this to shoot all of my flatlays & stop motion content. I am also a natural light addict (lucky I live in Australia so we have this in abundance!) & I use foam white boards to reflect and manipulate the light. I usually use photoshop to edit my images but for Instagram I just make slight adjustments in Lightroom & VSCO on my phone.

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In honour of this week’s theme, tell us about how you apply the idea of Green Living to your life:
I always try to be conscious of what products I am purchasing and using, and how much wastage I am creating. Whenever I can, I try to walk and leave the car at home. I love to use organic chemical free products around my home as I am mindful that what goes down the sink ends up in the ocean & I’m loving some beautiful netted bags I picked up at the local market to collect my fruit and veg in when I go shopping to lower my plastic consumption. It just takes a few little tweaks to your everyday life to make it more green & sustainable. And any given day of the week you will find a bunch of greenery in apartment that usually pops up in my content!

What are some of your favourite images that you have created?

 The light! Working with hard shadows isn’t always easy & I love that this image just came to be in minutes after I noticed the afternoon light in my apartment was looking extra welcoming.

The light! Working with hard shadows isn’t always easy & I love that this image just came to be in minutes after I noticed the afternoon light in my apartment was looking extra welcoming.

 I just love the way my camera has picked up the detail of the chocolate sauce in this shot. Yum!

I just love the way my camera has picked up the detail of the chocolate sauce in this shot. Yum!

 I think when styling a scene we can often get caught up in focussing on what is in frame. I like how the product is the hero but the out of focus item set the scene of what is going on. I wanted to create a calming working space in the photo so have used the edge of my laptop, gold paperclips, my stapler and favourite beauty product all things that can be found on my desk but they aren’t at all the hero.

I think when styling a scene we can often get caught up in focussing on what is in frame. I like how the product is the hero but the out of focus item set the scene of what is going on. I wanted to create a calming working space in the photo so have used the edge of my laptop, gold paperclips, my stapler and favourite beauty product all things that can be found on my desk but they aren’t at all the hero.


Dani is the guest host of our 'Green Living' themed photo challenge this week. Find out how you can participate here - Creative Challenge Entry Details

You can see more of Dani's beautiful photos on her Instagram account @danibarrois and her personal portfolio danibarroisdesign.com