Bottling at the Vineyard

Bottling at the Vineyard

As part of the year long project (or #LifeofaGrape) at Torview Wines Vineyard, I get to photograph all the activities that happen through the year at the vineyard. This time I was back there for bottling. This was quite a challenge. Low light, distracting backgrounds and slow shutter speed. It meant I had to get …

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Brentor Church

Brentor Church

Brentor Church was a ‘additional extra’ on my recent workshop. I had planned to include it, if it wasn’t too late in the day, if it wasn’t raining, and if people weren’t too tired. As it happened, my workshop photographers were all keen to visit the church, one of them especially as he photographs churches. …

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Dartmoor Workshop Weekend

Dartmoor Workshop Weekend

I’ve been promoting this for a while now and last weekend it took place, The Photography Retreat Weekend with Retreats for you. An evening meal and chat, a day out on Dartmoor and morning of editing. The weather had been teasing me all week leaning up to it, with rain and brilliant sunshine, making the …

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Snow on Dartmoor

Snow on Dartmoor

Where I live, I have the best of both worlds, halfway between the coast and the moors. This does mean though that when we got snow on the moors I have to make sure I can get there and get back! So, when it snowed for the second time recently, I gave it a fews …

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Torview Vineyard in the Snow

Torview Vineyard in the Snow

I have been working on a project with a local vineyard, Torview. We are doing a year project to photograph the vineyard and follow a grape vine through the seasons. I’ve called it, ‘life of a grape’! Recently, as we are all too aware, we had some snow! I took the opportunity to head to …

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In the Vineyard

In the Vineyard

Being a photographer means you get to photograph many different things, from people, to products and sometimes, products before they become the product! Yesterday I was out in a Vineyard in north Devon photographing vines, no grapes or even leaves, just the bare vines as the grapes start a journey from vine to bottle. It …

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It’s A New Year, Learn Something New.

It’s A New Year, Learn Something New.

So, another New Year. More new years resolution, more plans to get fit or just exercise more. Maybe learn something new? What about combining a bit of walking, with learning something new. Get out in the fresh air, and learn photography? I’m offering a days 1-2-1 photography lesson with a bit of walking around Dartmoor. …

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Night Sky Photography (Part 1)

Night Sky Photography (Part 1)

A couple of weeks ago I thought I’d give some night sky photography another ago. It’s something I’ve done in the past, but with limited success. This item however I had a new editing process to try out. Waiting for the right night is the first problem but I didn’t have to wait long, and …

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