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Springtime In The… Cemetery?

Another day, another shoot with Fotofilia’s most booked model, Emile Walt. This time the images are from a Night Photo Safari back in May. Yes, a Night Photo Safari in May – when the nights weren’t really drawing in until around 9pm. We’ve been running these events for years but only recently have we carried them on into springtime when the days get longer.

Emilie Walt and blossoms by David Rann

Emilie Walt and blossoms by David Rann

Most of the people who’ve attended our Night Photo Safaris (and there have been hundreds over the years) will have memories of multiple layers of clothing, blue fingertips and hands sticking to icy tripods… but on this occasion, Spring had well and truly sprungled and our slightly altered route around the Jewellery Quarter included a blossom-filled Key Hill Cemetery. As ever, Emilie turned up looking amazing and had completely met my “wear something a bit vintage” brief.

Emilie Walt and even more blossom. By David Rann

Emilie Walt and even more blossom. By David Rann

Because of the timing, we were able to make the most of “golden hour” in this location.

Emilie Walt and catacombs. By David Rann

Emilie Walt and catacombs. By David Rann

Emilie Walt in Key Hill cemetery. By David Rann

Emilie Walt in Key Hill cemetery. By David Rann

A Night Photo Safari (since you almost ask) is our group photo-walk, usually by night (clue’s in the name, I guess) around the not-so-mean streets of Birmingham‘s historic and photogenic Jewellery Quarter. It offers the opportunity to try low light photography with advice on-hand if needed and the security of being part of a group led by someone with good local knowledge (that’ll be me). And if the architecture of the area and city skyline isn’t enough to inspire you, we bring along a specially-selected model so that you can try some low light portraiture too.

I think I can safely say ours was the first Birmingham night photo walk (we started about 6 years ago) – although there a few pale imitations around nowadays.

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2 responses

  1. Beautiful pics of Em as always but………. when is the next safari???

    July 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    • I’ll probably re-start them in September, Jeff, so that at least half of the walk will be in darkness. Thanks for askin’!

      July 31, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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