You may have missed it, but we did have our usual few days of summer not so long ago. The sun was high and fierce, there was a warm breeze and it felt good to be outside. Those days seemed to be long gone… so I took the opportunity to take some photos outside…
I headed off to Inglenook Farm with my daughter when it was perfect photography conditions weathewise – cloudy! However, literally as I opened the car door having driven onto the car park, the sun burst out from behind the clouds and if anything, it was awful! This may surprise you, but you will rarely hear a photographer wanting the sun to be big, bright and high in the sky.
We thought we would carry on and enjoyed walking round the beautiful lavender fields and Quinn loved having a run! I took a few photos through the harsh light but decided to go for a cream scone in their lovely little tea room. You guessed what happened as soon as we sat down – the sun went in and obviously came out just as we finished!
Below are a couple of photos I took. Quinn is hard work to photograph, she doesn’t stand still for long! I love that her hair is so crazy. There is no way of taming it, believe me, I have tried! She is so blonde, the sunlight literally bounced off her!
Taking photos in Lavender fields is perfect to get creative with leading lines and depth of field. When photographing children, it’s best to get down to their level so you’re not constantly looking down at them. You can get some great photos of them looking straight into the camera.
Don’t worry if you missed the lavender this year at Inglenook Farm, there are plenty of events going on all year to get involved with from Farmers Markets to Murder Mystery. Here is a link to their website to find out more.