Mollie Makes Magazine
Nice coverage for Mollie Makes of Shevie Moyles work down in Cornwall...
17 04 13
Wow, its all gone mad now! off to Cornwall for a hotel shoot tomorrow, back to Bath for a hotel shoot on tuesday, then to East Sussex for two days shoots for magazines, then back to Bristol to prepare for four days in Italy... see you on the other side...
20 03 13
Ongoing work with Chateau Impney in Worcestershire see here... and many other jobs too.. Homes and Gardens shoot last week in Devon, and some rather smart new architectural clients based in London this coming week... watch this space!
17 01 13
Well, the year's turned and I'm mooching around in the office trying to reorganise/springclean and generally do nothing! It was a good year (2012) and you can read a review here... At the moment its snowing here in Bristol, so any excuse to discuss 'not snowing' weather would be gratefully received!
15 7 12
Well its 'here we go again' time!... off to Cornwall again shooting for 25BH magazine, then straight back and up the M4 to shoot for a day with Esti Barnes of 'Top Floor Rugs' in London on wednesday. Then another shoot for Route One in the next couple of weeks, and a final shoot for the wonderful National Trust at Powis Castle Gardens ... Blimey...
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I have had the privilege in the last year of photographing at Powis Castle in Wales. I have been taking pictures through the seasons for the National Trust guidebook, and its been a joy revisiting the garden every few weeks… the structure of the garden shines through and the lovely planting ‘dresses’ up those terraces, borders and vistas. The actual castle is an imposing building, full of history, collections of antiquities, and a supposedly good collection of ghosts! The gardeners, led by David Swanton, do a great job, and as with all the N.T gardens, its always a picture (literally!)
Footballers and WAGs, millionaires, tanning and designer-shops…. it must be Cheshire! … I whizzed up the M6 on monday and did a house shoot for the estimable 25 Beautiful Homes Magazine… The house was lovely, the owners even more so, and I think we ended up with some really nice shots. Interior photography is all about the light, and its important to move about the property so that the sun (or lack of it in this case!) coming through windows is the right intensity. I was worried the house would be too dull here, but, as you can see, its just right. Many thanks to the owner for an immaculately prepared house, and plenty of props to style with…
This is a really lovely video on You Tube about one of my favourite Magnum photographers, Gueorgui Pinkhassov…
There’s also an article here about the great man…
At last, winter is officially dead… I visited East Lambrook Manor in Somerset today (and nearby Avon Bulbs… more from them tomorrow…) and was overjoyed , not just to feel the sun on my back, but to see thousands of different snowdrops in flower. I’m not a Galanthophile (lover of the Galanthus genus, AKA snowdrops), but there IS something about the tiny flowers and the fact that they really do mean the end of winter… Here are three of the many different types I shot today… enjoy! (thanks to newish owner Mike Werkmeister at East Lambrook)
Garden photography is a specialist field, and like interiors photography, travel or food, it has its own techniques and skills which must be mastered if the results are to be successful. I have been shooting gardens for many years now, and have finally worked out how to do it … I’ll keep this short (there are many other resources devoted to garden photography) and have reduced the tips to just 5 basic ones. I hope they are of some use!
1) Use a tripod. It slows you down (good) and if you’re doing close ups, you need the steadiness to capture the fine detail.
2) Fill the frame. Nothing worse than a beautiful plant portrait that’s too small in the frame.
3) Get up early. The light is what makes a shot. And you miss the traffic.
4) Go to good gardens. It’s inspiring, and the owners generally know what the plants are (important for your captions)
5) Compostion (I know, like all good photography)… look for ‘views through’, focal points, colour combinations.
And last but not least, study the great garden photographers… buy the magazines, look at websites and books (remember them?)… hours spent every week looking are hours well spent… the best? Andrew Lawson, Jonathan Buckley, Andrea Jones, The Harpurs, Clive Nichols, Gary, Derek, Marianne etc…
Wow… never really loooked at his pictures properly before, but this guy has to be one of the greatest… use of light is amazing, and the way he captures little scraps of reality… really beautiful and I felt I should share them! enjoy
There is a fabulous selection of his images here. Thanks to Magnum Photos…