Kedleston Hall Derby and a walk with my son

(if you are looking for information on the walks at Kedleston, you will find a little by clicking HERE.)

This weekend my son came home for a visit from university and he kindly consented to accompany me on a walk around Kedleston Hall’s lovely grounds AND let me take my camera….. parents of teenage boys will understand how special this was!

Now had this been a real portrait session I would have had the ‘wardrobe conversation’ with my clients before the event and hopefully avoided the dreaded ‘red’ and ‘large logo’ choices.   I say hopefully as ultimately the choice of clothing is yours, but the suggestions I make are really well founded, so that you have the best possible images from your session, I’m not being pedantic or arty – honest!

A splash of red was/is often used by artists to draw the viewers eye into a picture, as it is an extremely attention grabbing colour.  As such it is on my list of colours/things to avoid in portrait shoots, you need to be centre of attention, not the clothes you are wearing.  Logos are the same unfortunately, I know they are trendy and teenagers love them, but in a still image they scream at you and distract from the person wearing them.

Back to my son and our lovely walk…….  fortunately his jacket hides most of the Bath Uni logo and I have managed to tone down the red a little or cheated and made black and white!

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