ABOUT

Hello, I’m Ralph Hardwick, Commercial Photographer, and CAPTURELIGHT is my company.  So, you may well ask, why capturelight? Well, simply the fact that www.ralphhardwickphotography.co.uk is a heck of a long web address to keep typing on forms.

Born and raised in Norfolk, I still live less than 3 miles from where I was born.  Went to school, left school and have forgotten most of what happened in between.  Spent many teenage hours, lit by red light, in the makeshift darkroom under the stairs.

I Bought my first SLR camera when I joined the Merchant Navy, as a Marine Engineer, sailed around the world and took pictures of sunsets wherever I went.  Arranged to marry my childhood girlfriend by letter and left the sea when our first daughter was born.
Two more daughters and 6 grandchildren later, life is more precious than it’s ever been.

Following 30 years working in the on, and offshore, oil & gas industry, I eventually turned a dream into reality; built a studio, created a portfolio and now shoot high quality images for clients locally and nationally.

We spend our holidays driving our 4X4 to far away exotic locations, many of our weekends visiting our grandkids and still searching for the perfect sunset.

ABOUT

Hello, I’m Ralph Hardwick, Commercial Photographer, and CAPTURELIGHT is my company.  So, you may well ask, why capturelight? Well, simply the fact that www.ralphhardwickphotography.co.uk is a heck of a long web address to keep typing on forms!

Born and raised in Norfolk, I still live less than 3 miles from where I was born.  Went to school, left school and have forgotten most of what happened in between.  Spent many teenage hours, lit by red light, in the makeshift darkroom under the stairs.

I Bought my first SLR camera when I joined the Merchant Navy, as a Marine Engineer, sailed around the world and took pictures of sunsets wherever I went.  Arranged to marry my childhood girlfriend by letter and left the sea when our first daughter was born.
Two more daughters and 6 grandchildren later, life is more precious than it’s ever been.

Following 30 years working in the on, and offshore, oil & gas industry, I eventually turned a dream into reality; built a studio, created a portfolio and now shoot high quality images for clients locally and nationally.

We spend our holidays driving our 4X4 to far away exotic locations, many of our weekends visiting our grandkids and still searching for the perfect sunset.

ABOUT

Hello, I’m Ralph Hardwick, Commercial Photographer, and CAPTURELIGHT is my trading name.  So, you may well ask, why not just use my name? Well, simply the fact that www.ralphhardwickphotography.co.uk doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it?

Born and raised in Norfolk, I still live less than 3 miles from where I was born.  Went to school, left school and have forgotten most of what happened in between.  Spent many teenage hours, lit by red light, in the makeshift darkroom under the stairs.

I Bought my first SLR camera when I joined the Merchant Navy, as a Marine Engineer, sailed around the world and took pictures of sunsets wherever I went.  Arranged to marry my childhood girlfriend by letter and left the sea when our first daughter was born.
Two more daughters and 6 grandchildren later, life is more precious than it’s ever been.

Following 30 years working in the on, and offshore, oil & gas industry, I eventually turned a dream into reality; built a studio, created a portfolio and now shoot high quality images for clients locally and nationally.

We spend our holidays driving our 4X4 to far away exotic locations, many of our weekends visiting our grandkids and still searching for the perfect sunset.

CAPTURELIGHT

Capturelight Limited was established in 2013 to offer high quality commercial, product and advertising photography to commercial customers.

My wife, Belinda, and I have invested our future in adding a purpose designed studio to our house in Bradwell, Norfolk.  We have both had long careers and held responsible senior positions in high stress industries, but we have left that behind and want to focus (excuse the pun) on providing a top quality, flexible photography service.

Living on the same premises as our studio allows us absolute flexibility and enables us to react quickly and at any time to meet our clients needs.

We can offer a comfortable, fully equipped 430 ft(40 m2) studio, using state of the art, radio controlled lighting, lightweight backdrops , high resolution medium format cameras and latest editing technology.

Although our studio is based in Bradwell, Norfolk, the equipment we use is totally portable and can be used independent of mains power.  Our clients can, therefore, choose to make use of our studio or, if they prefer, we can create a studio environment in their workplace or other location of their choosing.

Our real expertise is in ‘problem solving’ to deliver your requirements in line with your brief.

Please contact us with your requirements.  A chat doesn’t cost anything and you may be pleasantly surprised with what we can offer.

CAPTURELIGHT

A BIT MORE ABOUT US
BELINDA & RALPH HARDWICK

Hi, we are Belinda & Ralph and we literally take our photography business home with us.  We have invested our future in adding a purpose designed 430 ft2 (40 m2) studio to our house in Bradwell, Norfolk.  We have both had long careers and held responsible senior positions in high stress industries, but we have left that behind and want to focus (excuse the pun) on providing a top quality, flexible photography service.

Together we want to offer a high quality product and advertising photography service.  Living on the same premises as our studio allows us absolute flexibility and enables us to react quickly and at any time to meet our clients needs.

Ralph
Ralph

Principle Photographer

Ralph began his career as a marine engineer and then went on to hold several senior management positions and act as a consultant in the offshore, and onshore, high risk oil & gas industry. In 2013 he attained a diploma in portrait photography which became the foundation for an intensive, self-driven period of training and practice to achieve the highest standards of photography. This desire to improve continues with personal projects to improve skills and increase his portfolio.

Belinda
Belinda

Generally does everything else

Belinda spent many years, pursuing her desire to care for people, rising to be a Nurse Manager in the large local NHS University Hospital. She has now retired from the hectic bustle to support this new stage in their lives. Belinda keeps the books straight, ensures everything runs smoothly and keeps Ralph in check.