Photographing Trinity Church in Honley, West Yorkshire
Mini brand photo shoot in Honley
A couple of weeks ago I headed over to the fabulous Trinity Church in Honley, Huddersfield to create a few pictures for their community listing on the Honley website. Having read the fantastic copy that Jeanette from Copy Write had written I knew what kind of pictures I required.
Have a plan.
After reading the copy, it mentioned that Reverend Helen was often seen walking her dog Gabi around the village. I knew instantly that I needed this picture. As Honley is a local community and everyone knows everyone it’s important to get across the personality of the people in the community so having pictures of Reverend Helen I knew was the main thing.
It’s great having a plan, but sometimes we just have to be flexible and change things. This was the case with this shoot. In my head I had lots of ideas of capturing lots of pictures of a beautiful empty church with Reverend Helen doing her thing with gorgeous light beaming through the windows. In reality due to a certain global pandemic, things had been changed slightly and there were tripods, projectors and a massive screen in the way, so I just decided to work with what I had. Once I had put the screen to the side, I found a place where Reverend Helen could fake her service.
Know when to stop
Once I had a few pictures of Reverend Helen in the bag, I knew it was time to move on. I looked around the church for details to capture and it was obvious that I needed to take pictures of the amazing stained glass window, but this was a nice break to pause the shoot as I knew I needed some pictures of Reverend Helen and Gabi outside. We headed outside to overcast weather, which was ideal conditions to capture a few pictures of the two of them. Less than five minutes with them and the shoot was done.
Sometimes you have to make that extra effort
I knew I needed some pictures of Trinity Church for the listing, however the church wasn’t looking it’s best in flat light. In the past I may have tried to create something. Having had years of experience of doing this I’m a great believer in getting it right in camera. I only live 5 minutes away from Honley and I pretty much go through the village most days so I decided that I would just wait for another day to capture some exterior pictures. A couple of days later, I was on my way to a shoot and I just stopped off and the light was lovely. It just goes to show, sometimes you do need to make that extra effort.