Category: Commercial Photography

Vineyard in the Summer

Vineyard in the Summer

Through the summer months I have been taking photos at the vineyard to show the grapes growing on the vines and ripening.

You can see how much the vines had been growing in early summer and the grapes progressing nicely.

Another visit was to capture the transitioning colours of the grapes, these were showing lovely leaf colours.

and a lot had fully turned too

Next visit will show the harvesting of the grapes

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 creative.

I have to admit, shooting the bottles was a lot of fun…

It gave me the opportunity to try different ideas, show off patterns, but still keep the focus on what was being photographed.

These are the bottles waiting to be sterilized

The processing is this vineyard is very manual and on a smaller scale, but it adds to the interest.

I captured each stage of the bottling process, from cleaning & filling the bottles through to capping them.

And then the finished article!

These photos will be used to show the processes and working of this vineyard in their bottling barn as well as on their website.

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 the vineyard, just a it had started, as I didn’t want to risk get stranded in the snow. As it happened, when I got there, there was a break in the snow showers.

Throughout the season, there is plenty to do a on vineyard and as you can see, there is still plenty of pruning to be getting on with.

It’s a tough job and you need some good gear to cope with the seasons. It was exceptionally cold with temperatures that we don’t normally have. I think on this day it was around 0 -1 (quite mild compared to what it got too!). I found that my gloves couldn’t cope with this, but for my new coat, it wasn’t a problem.

I think Tim was well equipped for it.

I want to capture the vineyard in all weather if possible and we were lucky to get snow to be able to show it like this.

This photo shows the vineyard from the bottom corner through the unpruned vines with the farmhouse in the background.

Capturing the Life of a Grape is going to be a nice project and show just what happens throughout the year at the vineyard. We’ll see the vine start to bud and grapes growing, and hopefully some sunshine too!

This was the second trip, I wrote a brief post on the first trip. If you want to follow the journey, I’ve been posting to Instragram (@LeoPhotographyUK) and Twitter (@LeoPhotography) with #LifeofaGrape. Torview wines can be found on Instagram @TorViewWines

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 was a wet and drizzling day, with clouds and haze in the distance, but hey, it’s January!


Follow the trip of the grapes with me as the vines grow their grapes and grapes turn in to wine.