Through the Lens: The heat is on for photographer Su Anderson

Through the Lens

Through the Lens - Credit: Archant

While most of us rejoiced when the sun finally came out this summer, Su Anderson knew she would have her work cut out.

Alice Fenn, five, leads the Felixstowe Pirate Walk along the promenade on Sunday, 28 July.

Alice Fenn, five, leads the Felixstowe Pirate Walk along the promenade on Sunday, 28 July. - Credit: Archant

Each summer our team of photographers are dispatched to the four corners of Suffolk to capture readers enjoying the hot weather in a unique way.

Su was sent to holywells Park, Ipswich on August 1, which at the time was the hottest day of the year.

She photographed eight-month-old Rosie White as she played in the water.

• Tip - I wouldn’t suggest trying to take photos at a public fountain filled with children unless you are a professional or the parent of one of the children because it is really hard not to get other children in the photographs. And of course ask a parent’s permission BEFORE you take a photo.


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She continued: “Last month Lady Tollemache gave us a tour around the vast grounds at Helmingham Hall in preparation for an event she is organizing called Walk with a Fork. Undetered by the fact my entire flat could fit into the hall’s kitchen, we had a lovely time around roaming the grounds with her two dogs.”

• Tip - It rained during most of the shoot, but I was able to cover my gear with a special rain cover. If you don’t have a fancy cover you can use a plastic carrier bag to cover your camera. Most professional photographers will always keep one in their bag.

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There was more fun in the sun when Su travelled to Felixstowe for the pirate walk.

Describing her favourite photo from the day, she said: “Alice Fenn, five, leads the Felixstowe Pirate Walk along the promenade on Sunday, July 28. Fifty or so pirates paraded along the seafront to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.”

• Tip - I will usually arrive at an event at least 10-15 minutes early to chat with the organiser to find out what route a parade will take so that I can make sure I am situated in the best position to get the action.

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