I had worked on a number of commission in the past for Field & Rural Life Media Group with both photography and written articles, all of which had been used in there on line magazine publishing, but this latest commission was a little different.
The images required were for press promotion and advertising for The British Shooting Show so naturally there was a shooting theme, ideally a male gamekeeper plus a lady, both dressed in tweeds with shotgun to give a typical and iconic image of English game shooting.
But it had to be shot at twilight or last light to give the images a set of dark tones, no white or pale coloured skies or light coloured backgrounds, as the images will be used as the backdrop to advertisements and publicity in print and web with the copy and text set on top.
‘ … So it is vital to shoot with dark cloudy skies or a dark background but still pick up the people and the fine detail in each shot’
Making use of the high speed and the high power of Nikon speed lights, all balanced to the natural daylight, the shoot was soon under way, but we needed to work fast against the light fading as the sun disappeared over the horizon.
Next day the images were proofed on the Internet before being delivered direct to the client – Click Here to view the images.