Being a professional photographer in England definitely has its benefits. One of the biggest being the spectacular locations I get to photograph.
On this occasion I was at Knole House in Kent photographing a gorgeous piece of art. A painting of King George III by Grimaldi. This is going to be part of a catalogue of small paintings that’s being put together.
Knole House is one of my favorite National Trusts and I’m extremely honored to have been able to photograph these priceless pieces of art.
Last week I was contacted by Kevin Young of Filling Tables.com (no relation to me). Kevin runs a website that deals with the marketing and branding of restaurants. His intention is to show restaurant owners how to increase their exposure and ultimately fill the tables.
The interview was on how a restaurant owner can improve their restaurant’s image using photos.
In it I go over some of the more technical details of photography, but I also touch on how anybody can pick up any camera and take great food photography.
You can check out my interview by clicking this here.
This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. And I have to say, this is my new favorite National Trust. The scale, the architecture, the opulence, it’s just remarkable. Built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874, this French style manor is something to behold. The grounds are also an amazing feature. One could get lost for hours. It’s the perfect setting for a summer picnic.
If you haven’t been, go. You won’t regret it.
The below images are done HDR style. That is, it is the combination of 3 separate images all taken at the same time and then merged into one. There is also a bit of manipulation in these images, which is why they look like a painting. Done correctly, I’m a big fan of HDR. Give it a try. It’s particularly good when the sun is being stubborn and it’s a bit cloudy and grey outside. You can still pull together a nice image.
This weekend, my good friend and fellow professional photographer, Sam Wordie, invited me along to her photo shoot in Forest Row, East Sussex. She said she was photographing a band and not having that in my portfolio I jumped at the chance.
The day went brilliantly. The folks over at The Swan in Forest Row lent us the use of the pub for a bit, while we did our shoot and I’m very thankful that they did. The shots of the band in the giant fireplace are my favorite and we never would of pulled that off had they not let us take over the joint for a bit. So thanks guys!