Finally harvest time In Margaret River is here and I have shot my first hand pick of the season for Lenton Brae. It rained the night before and I was worried the weather was going to ruin the shoot. Bright and early just before sunrise I still wasn’t sure if the weather was going to be ok, but the clouds started to part as the sun rose and provided beautifully diffused light for the first couple of hours. I made the most of the light and the early morning energy capturing as many angles as I could. Within the first two hours I had captured more then enough images of the vineyards for the client and processing wasn’t going to begin for another hour or two. We had discussed previously about getting some video content for a cellar door project. So I set up the tripod and a dolly to get smooth transitioning video. The sun was high in the sky now and picking was really ramping up in intensity. I shot all the key components of the pick, snipping grapes from the vine, handing out the buckets, filling the bins etc..
Now finally the winemaker was ready to fire up the winery and process a few tons. I shot both photo and video of this process as well. All up I got about 80 awesome images for the client and about 30 video clips, about 5 minutes after clipping down. The shoot was all done in half a day.
This season I am charging $300 for a half day and $500 for a full day. I still have space to take on more clients so call me if you would like to capture some harvest images and your place.