India – Rajasthan Photography Holiday – November 2016

A mention in the Telegraph (no. 6) of the Rajasthan trip I’ll be leading in November. Spaces still available for any keen photographers out there.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/tours/the-best-photography-tours-holidays/

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A perfect summer’s day – family portraits

Like many things, in order to do them well, and get the results you are happy with, you have to give it time.  Time to allow ideas to unfold and time to allow the unexpected to happen.  That’s not to say I can’t work fast when required – to capture a fleeting moment, or shoot a portrait of someone who literally only has a couple of minutes.  But, when you’re working with children, and when they are happy to treat a photo session as an opportunity to play and explore, then magic can happen.

We started inside, just the girls…being girls.  Then throw everyone outside for an adventure.  Running, wandering, climbing trees; we just had fun, and I think that shows in the images.  And it helps having a beautiful family to work with!

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Pre-wedding Family Portraits

 

I was commissioned by Barbara & Andrew to photograph their wedding ceremony at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE, and celebratory drinks at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Joined by their best man and best girl, and their son, this was a lovely low key family affair.

Before the wedding itself I was asked to take some family photographs with their son.  Using natural light and a couple of ‘fast’ lenses we spent a little time capturing his cheekiness before the main event.  Here are a few of those images.

 

I am a London based wedding photographer, and one of the Savoy Hotel’s recommended photographers, but I am available to shoot weddings much further afield.  Whether 2 guests or 200 plus guests summer weddings here we come!

 

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Baby portraits – 2 months in

My sister gave birth to little Lucy in March and here are my first photographs of mother and babe.  I will try to take photographs of her every month over the summer – babies change so fast but even at 2 months her character is shining through.

I am occasionally asked to document the first year of a baby’s life (only really feasible for London based babies) but I am also asked to return to families every year or two to photograph new additions and little ones growing up, giving the family a beautiful professionally shot set of photographs to treasure.

 

 

 

Please get in touch if you might like to organise some photographs of your family this summer.  For an easier and more cost effective way to have your family photographed I usually run pre-Christmas family portrait sessions out of a studio in central London.  Pop in for 30-60 mins and let me take care of the rest.  It solves grandparent present dilemmas in one fell swoop!

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The thrill of publication

Going back through my archives this week I came across a handful of images that went from being a commission to being published.  Often I shoot a job, process, deliver and that’s it, move on, but occasionally my work has an afterlife when the client or image features in a piece for a paper.  Some of these images are sourced from stock libraries by newspapers to accompany an article, others are used as an advocacy tool by NGOs.  Either way it’s always pleasing to see an image get published.

 

 

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Photography Holiday in Kerala, India – Feb 2017

Having run a photography holiday in Kerala twice now, I’m thrilled to be planning a trip to return next February 2017.   If you might like to travel to this magical part of the world please register your interest by emailing me.

Dates: depart 4th Feb 2017 (arrival Cochin 5th) – 18th Feb (13 nights)

Trip duration: 14 days

Location : this extraordinary two week journey takes you to the very heart of Southern India – the backwaters of Kerala, the spice area of Periyar, the tea plantations of Munnar and historic colonial Cochin

Suitable for: all levels – beginners and experienced photographers

On this holiday we aim to blend culture, landscape, photography, and relaxation so that at the end of the trip you have had an invigorating and restorative experience for both body and soul, and come back with some excellent photographs too.

Prices: land only £2450

For full itinerary please get in touch.  It will be an amazing trip – come join me!

     

 


 

 

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Photography Holiday in Rajasthan & The Puskhkar Camel Fair, India – November 2016

Golden sunrises, bustling markets, magnificent palaces, sacred temples, tranquil lakes and the famously photogenic Pushkar camel fair – experience the sights sounds and colours of India all rolled into two incredible weeks of photography in Rajasthan with freelance professional photographer Chloe Hall and specialist UK travel company High Places.

Dates: 6 November (arrival day in Delhi) – 19 November 2016

Price: land only £2350

or including UK flight £2995

(Book before 31.03.2016 to receive £100 early booking discount)

Locations: Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaipur

Suitable For: all levels of photography. Whether you are a total beginner or fully understand the technical aspects to photography this holiday will both inspire and challenge you to develop your photographic skills.

For full information about the trip and how to book please contact: chloe@chloehall.co.uk

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Photography Holiday in Kalkan, Turkey – April & October 2016

CREATIVE GETAWAYS 2016

Join me in October 2016 for a photography holiday in Kalkan, Turkey with the wonderful Creative Getaways team.  Like the 2015 holiday we will be running a joint painting and photography week with myself as photography tutor, the talented Anna Martin as painting tutor and our hostess Sue who looks after us from her Kalkan villa which is the base for our week.

Primarily aimed at beginners or those who want a week to really focus on photography, there is no better way to learn than on a holiday where you can gradually master techniques as the week progresses.  We’ll take in sleepy villages, ancient ruins, sundown over the ocean, a trip to Kas, group tutorials and plenty more, and of course enjoy the social aspect too with fabulous dinners for the group in town.

Dates: 30th April – 7th May and 15 – 22 October 2016

Price: from £945  incl 6 full tutored days, villa accommodation, most meals and all transport once at Kalkan

Location: Kalkan, Lycian coast, Turkey

Suitable for: primarily aimed at beginners but open to anyone who would like a creative winter break in a beautiful location

Email me for more details chloe@chloehall.co.uk

 

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Street Photography Workshop – Borough Market & The Southbank

COMING UP IN OCTOBER – STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
BOROUGH MARKET


This vibrant colourful market is perfect for a a day of documentary style photography.  Whether you are interested in detailed shots of produce, portraits of the stall holders, or reportage photography of market visitors there is something for everyone to get inspired by.  We’ll start the day with a look at the work of some of the great street photographers before heading out into the market and surrounding Southbank area.  

Suitable for:  all levels with an interest in documentary, street or travel photography

Date: Thursday 8th October 2015 (other dates by demand)

Gift vouchers are available for this course.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY – TURKEY October 2015

CREATIVE GETAWAYS 2015

Join me in October 2015 for a beginners photography course to Kalkan, Turkey.

Primarily aimed at beginners or those who want a week to really focus on photography, there is no better way to learn than on a holiday where you can gradually master techniques as the week progresses.

This holiday combines group tutorials, one to one sessions and photography around villages and landscape locations to practice techniques learnt.

There is also a Painting holiday running the same week which may suit couples with differing interests.

Dates: 19 – 26 October 2015

Price: Photography £875 incl 6 full tutored days, villa accommodation and most meals

Location: Kalkan, Lycian coat, Turkey

Suitable for: primarily aimed at beginners but open to anyone who would like a winter break in a beautiful location

Email me for more details chloe@chloehall.co.uk

 

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