Today I ventured out with a fellow photographer to just outside of Bristol for the Folio Albums & Aspire Training Freedom Tour. This is a chance to meet other photographers, talk shop and enjoy the styled shoot.
Armed with camera’s, lenses, lots of enthusiasm and a bag of sweets for the journey we made our way down the M5. Even on a boring motorway journey we admired the lush green fields and talked about our plans for future projects (both together and separately).
We arrived at The Compass Inn rather early, so we grabbed a cold drink and went for a mooch around the pretty grounds. As more photography enthusiasts and professionals arrived for the event the models had finishing touches put their hair and make up. The Aspire Team had set up two vehicles – a VW camper van and a stunning old Jaguar along with props. There were ten of us for the first hours shoot and, if I am honest it was a bit of a frenzy of snapping away at the same model all trying to get “THE” shot of the day. My idea was to start away from the others with the pretty Jaguar and a lovely model sat reading a book. Throughout the hour I took lots of photo’s and even a few of the whole group at work.
The hour was over all too soon. We then had the chance to meet the Folio Album Guru’s – knowledgeable about their products and even answered questions about non leather products for vegetarians.
So here are a few of my favourites from the hours shoot, hope you enjoy them….