There’s something different about Escot House that greets one immediately; welcoming and relaxed whilst managing to be gently imposing.

The photographic brief was varied but one of the first tasks of the day was to capture some suitable hero shots of the building and this needed doing before the sun rose too high. Framed by the foliage around the pond a quick phone-call back to the house to close some windows and to be honest it’s difficult to fail with a building such as this.

The main aspect of this photography commission was to create some photographs that would communicate the nature of this very special location and for me the seamless blend between outdoors and indoors was worth capturing.

Although cameras are very accommodating with tremendous dynamic range the outdoor was much much brighter than indoors, and whilst the latter was fantastic we needed to retain both. With this in mind many of the indoors shots benefitted from some high-powered lighting to balance indoors and outdoors.

So in a single shoot the client was rewarded with photographs of the building, photographs of seminar meeting and photos of food. A huge mistake was not to eat the pie afterwards, my bad!

Photographs of Devon Conference Facility

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