Monday morning catchup – making the most of the wild weather…

It’s a fresh, and dry, Monday morning here in Aldeburgh, which has made a nice change to the wet weather we’ve been getting used to lately. There is a great buzz around the town as lots of families have gathered ready for the half term break. If you find yourself in Aldeburgh, make sure you pop in to the gallery and say Hi.

For those of you that haven’t visited Aldeburgh before, it’s a lovely small town on the Suffolk coast, which hosts a variety of history, shopping and time to relax.

Meanwhile in the gallery, I have been busy doing various ‘behind the scenes’ tasks. I’ve been keeping very busy with making some changes to the branding, meeting new customers and preparing for the re-launch of weddings. Everything is now coming together great and I will be sharing more about these here on the blog, and on Facebook & Twitter so make sure you’re following me.

I’ve been making the most of the wild weather and it has made for some great images. I love to shoot in low light conditions as it is really flattering. I had a great time photographing Emily, her mum and her horsey friend Guss. We wrapped up in our coats, hats and wellies and braved the elements with some fantastic results.

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Crown at Snape plans to re-open it’s doors on 20th Feb after tidal surge flooded village.

Teresa and Garry at The Crown at Snape plan to re-open on the 20th Feb after the terrible tidal surge flooded the village in the early hours of 6th Dec 2013.
Looking forward to a lovely meal and pint as ever…
4am Fri 6th Dec 2013. Photo by Tony Pick
We send all our very best wishes to all those in Snape and all the other affected areas, especially Teresa and Gary at The Crown. – See more at: http://www.tonypickphotography.co.uk/page/2/#sthash.6pSEQ8wW.dpuf

Phase One IQ250 Medium Format Digital Back Launched Today

WOW!  The perfect digital back has arrived. 50 megapixels at 6400iso for my low light weddings and portraits plus 100iso for the landscapes with 1hr exposure capability for the darkside Landscape.
Can’t wait to try it out in the field…
Phase One IQ250

Benjamin Britten’s Centenary Birthday – Friday Afternoons at Snape

Thousands of young people across the world celebrated British composer Benjamin Britten’s centenary birthday today by singing his Friday Afternoons songs, schools, choirs and music groups across the UK were invited to join them in this remarkable, mass participation event.

Tony Pick Photography Launches Exciting New Portrait & Landscape Gallery in Aldeburgh. It’s our 12th Anniversary!

We very much look forward to welcoming all our lovely friends and families we have met over the last 12 years in Aldeburgh. Here’s to the next 12 years – hoping to meet and greet many more families and future friends too.

Aldeburgh Independent’s Day – Tony Pick Masterclass

Today is the day to celebrate Aldeburgh’s Independent shops and businesses and make the most of the special offers, discounts and masterclasses on offer. Enjoy the music and festivities whilst getting to know the shop owners on the high street. Thank you to everyone who attended my masterclass outside the gallery and hope you came away with some top tips and new techniques. A big thank you to Claire and Sue and the ABA for making today possible.

Interior Photography Techniques

Today’s commission was an interior advertising shoot of a lovely holiday home overlooking the sea.  The bright conditions called for a mix of ambient light and off camera flash to iron out the long shadows caused by the low winter sun. The key to creating natural looking interiors is mixing natural ambient light and tungsten from the lamps etc, then throw in a little flash to balance things out. Lastly, some finishing touches to dress the room nicely.

The interior exposures were hovering around 1/15sec @ f/11 at 400 ISO. I used Quantum’s wireless Qflash system at 1/2 power – soft box attached and directed into shadows.