It’s been a while since I have blogged about one of our photography jobs. Since the studio had the major re-fit back in 2014 we don’t seem to have stopped. Commercial photography, wedding and portrait photography jobs have been flying through our newly decorated door. So much so I haven’t had chance to actually sit behind a computer, well other than editing and answering emails and Facebook message. Blogging certainly has taken a back step.
One of the Commercial photography jobs which I enjoyed creating was that of Coatham Coaches, based locally in Margrove park it seemed right to picture their fabulous coaches in North York Moors national Park. Which meant organising over three different shoots, each spare coach and the very unpredictable weather of the stark yet beautiful moorland.
Location work is so much inspiring, besides how else could we photography a 57 seater coach? – In the past we have hired warehouse units to do larger shoots and even managed to have a motorbike in our studio in Guisborough. But given the chance to show the coaches in their natural environment was fantastic – a morning out of the studio. I was beginning to think daylight didn’t exist!
The long slow steep hill up towards Castleton was the road of choice, Its straight and has good visability as far as health and safety, the last thing we wanted to do was cause a crash or worse still get run over. The spot we chose was ideal, I visualised a low angle as close to the road and possible, yet I didn’t fancy laying down in the middle of the main moorland though roads. The location gave me chance to shoot from the opposite side, the road itself had been built up from the surrounding landscape, which meant I could crouch down and get a beautiful low angle with Freebrough Hill (one of the area well know landmarks) in the background.
The shots that followed where exactly what i had in mind. Since this first shoot the other three where taken closer to the home due to the lack of good weather, Both myself and mark have some good ideas for follow up shoots so keep an eye out one there website www.coathamcoaches.co.uk for the latest images. ( BTW you see our hard work on there now)