Justin’s top tips
1 Take advantage of the moat and shoot reflections of the castle and the surrounding landscape. A circular polariser is useful here for making the most of the reflections, but be careful not to overdo it. Try shooting the reflection and not the castle itself for a different approach. 2 Use side-lighting to capture the shape and texture of the castle, and to add a sense of depth and dimension. The castle itself is a ruin so there are plenty of opportunities for shooting crumbling stonework. 3 Embrace the symmetry of Bodiam Castle by composing your image to centre everything and create a sense of calm and tranquillity.