Sally-Anne's top tips for capturing the Cotswolds on camera

Photographer shares her five favourite places to get the best pictures 

Sally-Anne Guibert took this picture of a carefree child at Cotswold Lavender at Snowshill.Sally-Anne used her creativity to come up with this photography promoting the Loving the Cotswolds website.
A Cotswold photographer who has contributed a number of photos to the Loving the Cotswolds website has shared her top five places for photography in the Cotswolds.

Sally-Anne Guibert, who lives near Broadway, runs the Cotswold Photography Company and specialises in doing family photography and weddings. But she also loves getting out and about in the Cotswolds and exploring new places to take pictures.

Sally-Anne said: "I've really enjoyed taking some of the photographs for the Loving the Cotswolds website.

"I've been out and about well and truly loving the Cotswolds and here are my top five places for photography in the Cotswolds. Go and explore and don't forget your camera!"

1. Broadway Tower is an amazing spot for a family photo. Get your familySally-Anne Guibert. to the top, either walk from Broadway (prepare for a few moans if the kids are small) or drive up and position them against the amazing backdrop of the Malverns and Black Mountains. On a clear day you can see for miles.  Who needs a studio?

2. Doorways in places like Chipping Campden make a great frame for your subject. They add a sense of history, structure and the softness of the Cotswold stone is very soft and flattering on the skin.

3. Cotswold details are everywhere...find door knockers, sign posts, village names. Check out lovely old road signs with their not-so-accurate distance markings. A black-and-white selection of your photographs framed in your home could look great.
 
4. Trees and woods can provide lovely texture in your photographs. The woods at Ashton-under-Hill are stunning. Visit in May for bluebells galore!  I suggest that your subject wears red if you are taking their photos in the woods as this stands outA door knocker in Broadway.
nicely, or orange if you are searching for bluebells.

5. There is always a photo opportunity at any National Trust or English Heritage property. My favourite is Snowshill Manor, near Broadway. Amazing views,quirky little details and sheep grazing on the hills. Perfect for improving your skills and shooting a wide range of details.

Sally-Anne added: "Remember to get out in the nice light. Look out for the golden hour, which is an hour before sunset. Your photos will have a soft dimension and be more atmospheric. I hope you enjoy yourself!"

As for her more regular photographic work, Sally-Anne said: "I love what I do. Weddings and families doing family stuff is my thing.

"I look out for photos that show people being people, emotion and personality. If you appreciate this too please visit my website www.cotswoldphotographycompany.co.uk "Sally-Anne Guibert took this lovely shot of Broadway from The Cotswold Way.
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