29th Dec 2014

Rustic Backgrounds and Backdrops for Photography

“Agricultural” as a term can be viewed as the antonym to stylish, beautiful or charming. When things look a bit agricultural, we may have looked down on them as being rough round the edges, rugged and heavy handed.

But for photography, agricultural subjects can indeed offer the character and charm that is just what a photographer is looking for. And when using an old brick wall, or a stack of straw bales, or a well-used farm gate, or a pile of logs, these examples of simple, graphic backdrops and backgrounds can communicate a huge amount within a photography shoot.

A pile of old tyres are perfect for covering winter silage feeds for cows and sheep on a farm. They can also be a fun climbing frame or backdrop.

Tyres on silage clamp

Tyres on silage clamp

Some may find an old black painted corrugated tin building an eye sore. Others, with a photographic eye, may just look at it differently and fall in love with the wriggly tin on the farm. Or 1000 potato boxes in a farm shed may be seen as plain and monotonous. Others may admire their patterns and raw qualities.

Potato boxes for film and photography.

Potato boxes for film and photography.

Walking in and around many of the farm buildings within the Farm Locations library, I’ve taken a few photos of several rustic backdrops for film and photography. These backdrops are located on farms within a ten mile radius of each other, and indeed one farmyard alone can provide a dozen buildings with two dozen backdrops.

Straw bales for film and photography.

Straw bales for film and photography.

The farm buildings we have to offer for filming and photography, include both modern, large new-builds to little disused tin buildings and lookers huts found in isolated positions dotted across the Romney Marsh and East Sussex landscape. All are within just an hour or so’s drive or train journey from London.

Take a look at a few examples of various subjects for “wallpaper” backgrounds here, or see the wider portfolio of farm buildings here.

Should you have a photography brief which would ideally suit being based in or around farm buildings, please call Jo or 07802 979348 or email us at [email protected] We will do our best to find you the ideal farm location to execute your shoot brief.

 

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