Ever thought about going on a PhotoWalk and looking for photos that could work for your business? Bespoke backgrounds to write your daily quotes, tips or advice on? Wherever, and whenever, you are walking, whether it be to the train station or out on your lunch break, walk slowly, look at everything and you might just see something that will work. Why use stock photos when you can create your own.
It could be a painted, peeling wall or a corner of some graffiti, a pile of books or a battered coat, a chocolate cake or someones shoes. Get up close, if you can! Maybe the texture catches your eye, or a colour that is spot on for your branding.
I will talk more about photos for your business in my next blog. Today I want to tell you about a PhotoWalk I did at Delapre Park in Northampton with a local lady called AJ. It was not for any business reasons, purely for fun. AJ had borrowed her husbands camera, a Canon ED 40 D and just wanted to try something new.
As you know, I am a phone photographer and have never used a traditional camera extensively, so I couldn’t help with the camera itself, the walk was about showing her how to look at things differently.
The park was a perfect choice, AJ jumped from one subject to another, I discovered she loved the outdoors. As we walked we talked about how to ‘frame’ a picture and how to try different angles.
AJ was a natural, this photo was one she found, a small hole at the top of a rotting branch. I would have never have found that one as the branch just did not appeal to me at all. It was a perfect example as to why walking with someone else, or as a group works. We all see things differently.
As we walked past the windows of The Orangery I pointed out the reflections of the trees in the windows. Reflections are always worth a look at, they’re great fun! Look for them in the obvious windows and puddles but also cars, eyes, metals and drinks glasses. Love this one of the two of us!
I learnt something too. AJ pointed out a Burr to me, explaining how its a growth on a tree made of shoot and bud tissue. The manic growth makes unusual patterns in the wood which is beautiful in anything that is made using it.
If you fancy going on a PhotoWalk and live in or next to Northants, drop me a message. Whether it be for fun or to look for something that could work for your business I would love to hear from you.