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...
Tag Archives: plant
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…