Scampston Walled Garden

We had a lovely afternoon out at Scampston and whilst we didn’t quite get the perfect light that we all hope for, we did get a few fleeting glimpses along the way.

I set out with David and Geoff and we really explored the garden, the palladian bridge and the parkland.

I think the most important advice that came from the day was how to keep working a location until you feel you have got the best shot you can. We spent quite a bit of time in each place, which gave us the opportunity to explore all of it’s photographic possibilities.

I don’t think you can every quite get a perfect photograph. It is so subjective and, as photographers, we are always hoping to do better and always wish for better light, better weather or some other improvement. Instead, I think you can strive for the best image at that moment in whatever conditions you have. That requires a lot of thinking and a mix of creativity and technical skill. You only really develop those skills by taking lots and lots of images and, more importantly, reviewing those images and seeing where improvements can be made.

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