About Light Touch Photography
At Light Touch Photography we strive to make every image a prized possession for our client. We continue to study photographic techniques and learn more about photography. We set ourselves a very high standard in everything we do.
Rick and Karen have both grown up with photography and have been professional photographers since 2010 when we started as TN4Productions. We have decided to rebrand our ‘people’ photography business to Light Touch Photography as we believe it is more descriptive of what we do and our approach.
We aim to fill a gap in the market for people looking to have something a little different that will be a treasured memory that will be passed down through the generations.
As part of our commitment to professionalism, we are members of The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP). You can visit the SWPP at SWPP.co.uk to find out more about who they are & what they do.
Rick has been interested in photography since childhood and was helped and encouraged by his father, who was a keen amateur photographer.
He has always had cameras and he covered several weddings and events for friends using 35mm SLR cameras as a young adult. He was also interested in IT and had a very successful career in computer support, becoming self-employed in 2000 after leaving a national electronics chain as a Senior Technician for Kent & East Sussex. He continues to offer on-site computer support through his PCServices business.
Rick says: “I have always been interested in both technology and art. I really wanted a career in art but I’m useless at drawing and painting and have really enjoyed photography since my childhood. With the advent of digital photography I feel that my two passions have come together. I love the challenges that photography brings, as no two subjects are quite the same to capture. It is a bit like troubleshooting anything really, you have to assess the subject and work out, in the case of photography, what it is that you want to capture, how to control the lighting, how to hide parts of a scene that are not to your liking and how to create the image in the camera that your eyes and imagination see. It is a union of art and technology”.
Karen began her photography ‘career’ at a young age, when she was given an old Box Brownie camera by her father. Together, they would develop her films on a shelf in her bedroom, and her interest has continued ever since.
Karen’s first digital camera was a 40th birthday present to herself, and was pretty low-resolution, but she had since managed to obtain much better equipment, and loves learning more and more about ways to use it to achieve the best results.
Karen says: ‘I’ve always been interested in photography and, like Rick, was never much good at other forms of art, though I also enjoy knitting, crochet and cross-stitch and sell some of my work on Etsy. I’m so pleased to finally have a great digital SLR camera, with lenses that capture the images I’m looking for, and have often been complimented on my eye for a good photograph. I was delighted to win a competition with one of my favourite tree photographs a few years ago. I had so many “new best friends” when they found out I’d won a balloon flight for two! I just wish I’d had the camera I have now for that once-in-a-lifetime trip.’