Tag: Commercial

Electric Cars

Electric Cars

Last year I had some interesting photography jobs. One of them was photographing cars for a local care home. It was Electric Cars to be precise and they wanted to quite rightly show them off.

This was something different for me. I have in the past photographed racing cars and sports cars at racing and rally tracks, although showing the car in motion ‘whizzing’ past me on the road could have made an interesting photo, I didn’t think that really fitted the requirements for this shoot. So instead we went for something a bit more in keeping with their usage.

I took a few shots out on the road, then concentrated more on showing the car in the surroundings of the home. This allowed for better positioning of the cars with the building and people.


Being electric cars it was important to show them in their recharging state and area.

This posed a challenge. How to make a charging area look interesting.

As well as the fact it was so bright now, that the cars were really reflecting a lot of light and the sky was looking quite white too as the end charging point faced towards the sun.

One image I had in mind was showing all the cars together. Unfortunately I could only get 5 of the 6 into this area, but this main group photo worked really well.

This image I thought also worked well as a website header banner and was really dramatic in black and white.

You can view more of my commercial work in my Commercial Work gallery below.

Commercial Photography : B&Bs

Commercial Photography : B&Bs

Earlier in the year I was approached by a local Bed & Breakfast. In fact, it was a bit more than a B&B, it was 4 holiday cottages on the grounds of a Country House!

This was a great project, with lots of different elements to it. Firstly there was the cottages, this was the main element to the shot. To photograph the outside and the interiors of each cottage plus interesting details.

These cottages had amazing interiors and were decorated to the highest standards.

With lovely fittings…

…and lots of homely details…

as well as amazing grounds and views.

This was an amazing project spread over a couple of day to capture all the areas that were requested as well as waiting for nice weather for the exterior shoots.

You can view more photos from this shoot and other commercial work as well as further information on my Commercial Work page.

Torview Vineyard Though the Year

Torview Vineyard Though the Year

If you’ve been reading my blog, you would be aware that I have been photographing a vineyard through the year. This was to show the processes and daily activities that happen on a vineyard and the production of wine.

Not only has this shown how wine is made, the grapes ripening, but also the vineyard through the seasons.

I tried to show this by creating and image showing the changes through the year along the same row in the vineyard.

You can definitely see the changes of the seasons and growing of the vines

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.