You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take great vineyard photos. But it does help to know one. This image of King Estate in Oregon is courtesy Richard Duval, who I’ve had the pleasure to spend time with in both Seattle and Walla Walla.
So what’s his tip for capturing moments like these?
“Look for elements of interest that add drama and impact – clouds, higher angles, low light, patterns of rows.”
Read the rest of his pointers, including how to photograph wine bottles, winemakers, and wine grapes on Grape Collective.
I’d also like to note that regardless of your expertise or equipment, Richard has some great ideas to employ the next time you visit wine country.
Learn more about Richard:Richard Duval is professional photographer/writer who travels the state capturing the ever-growing wine industry. Find his work in Washington Tasting Room Magazine,Washington Wine Report, Sip Northwest, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Northwest Travel Magazine, and Nature Photographer. See Duval’s work at VineLines and Duval Images. All photos ©Richard Duval Images and may not be used without permission.