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Thursday, 13 October 2016 / Published in blog
Eggs Nose Country Park with Matt Blonc

I have just finished handing my Walking with Deers exhibition at Teggs Nose Country Park in Macclesfield.

Having spent many years developing a close relationship with both Red and Fallow Deer’s which has allowed me to capture the most outstanding images of deers, which can be see as large canvas prints.

All images have been printed on my HP Z6100 large format printer and then varnished and stretched.

If you can visit the exhibition runs from 14th October to 24th November 2016.

 

Saturday, 12 September 2015 / Published in blog
red deer in rut training course

Red Deer Training Workshop in Cheshire by Matt Blonc

The Deer Photography Workshop for groups or one to one training focusing on wildlife photography.

Learning how to photograph red and fallow deers in rut. 

You will learn the in-camera skills, techniques and knowledge for effective and successful wildlife photographs. If you are heading on holiday to Africa or India – this workshop will ensure you have the nessesary camera-skills required before you leave to get those wow-factor images.

Equipment required: You are not required to have any prior knowledge, but a 300mm lens (zoom or fixed) or longer is required. It is also recommended to have a 400mm lens or longer if possible, and walking boots.

It does not matter what level of photographic skill you possess, just bring your passion and willingness to learn and Matt will do the rest!

This is a unique photography training experience.

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About Matt

Matt is a professional photographer with a high level of experience in the areas of wildlife photography.

Matt made the move into DSLR over 16 years ago from film, moving from Minolta film cameras to Canon DSLR’s.

Over the last twenty years, Matt has developed an eye for colour and lighting, Aside from his own photography, he also enjoys introducing photography to others and runs workshops dedicated to producing outstanding images.

All workshops are run in a relaxed and friendly manner and on any of the training courses. You’ll be sure to gain a wealth of knowledge, inspiration and practical know-how that will take your photography hopefully to new heights.

Where to Photograph deers in the UK

  1. Isle of Jura, Argyllshire – Red Deer

  2. Gosford Forest Park, Markethill Co. Armagh – Red Deer

  3. Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable Bedfordshire – Chinese Water Deer

  4. Woburn Abbey, Woburn Bedfordshire – 10 different species of deer

  5. Bucklebury Farm Park, Reading, Berks – Red, Fallow, Sika and Axis deer

  6. Ashridge Estate, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire – Fallow Deer

  7. Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire – Fallow Deer

  8. Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire – Fallow deer

  9. Lyme Park, Stockport, Cheshire – Red Deer – To many restriction and not enough deers anymore avoid

  10. Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire – red and fallow deer

  11. Roughtor, Camelford, Cornwall

  12. Calke Abbey Park, Derby, Derbyshire – Red and Fallow Deer

  13. Chatsworth Park, Derbyshire – Fallow and Red

  14. Arlington Court, Barnstaple, Devon – Red Deer

  15. Cook worthy Forest, Holsworthy, Devon -Red Deer

  16. Eggsford, Crediton, Devon – Red and Roe Deer

  17. Lundy Island, Devon – Sika

  18. Powder ham Castle, Exeter, Devon – Fallow Deer

  19. Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset – Sika Deer

  20. Galloway Forest Park, Newton Steward, Dumfriesshire – Red Deer

  21. Epping Forest, Loughton, Essex – Muntjac

  22. Margam Country Park, Port Talbot, Glamorgan – Red Deer

  23. Ashton Court, Bristol, Gloucestershire – free to the public -Red, fallow and Roe deer

  24. Dyrham Park, Bath, Gloucestershire – fallow deer

  25. Forest Of Dean, Cinderford, Gloucestershire -Deer

  26. Forest Of Dean, Royal Forest – 600 Fallow Deer, Muntjac and Roe

  27. Prinknash Bird and Deer Park, Prinknash, Gloucestershire -Fallow Deer

  28. Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, New Forest, Hampshire –  viewing platform and the Fallow Deer are fed daily

  29. New Forest, Hampshire – Red, Sika and Fallow Deer.

  30. Ashridge Estate, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire – Fallow Deer

  31. Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Aviemore, Inverness-shire – reindeer

  32. Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Inverness-shire – red deer and reindeer

  33. Isle of Rum, Inverness-shire – Red Deer

  34. Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent – free public access, Fallow and Sika

  35. Wild Wood Hern Bay, Kent – Roe, Fallow and Red Deer

  36. Kilarney National Park, Kilarney Co Kerry – Red Deer

  37. Bradgate Park, Newtown, Linford, Leicestershire

  38. Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire

  39. Grimsthorpe Castle, Park & Gardens, Bourne, Lincolnshire

  40. Bushy Park, Diana Fountain, London – Free public access, free-roaming Fallow and Red.

  41. Belton House Park, Grantham, Lincolnshire

  42. Willingham Woods, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire – Red, Roe and Fallow

  43. Richmond Park, Richmond, London –  Free public access. Fallow and Red.

  44. Cwmbran Community Farm, Cwmbran, Monmouthshire

  45. Own Powis Castle, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire – Fallow deer

  46. High Lodge Forest Centre, Brandon, Norfolk – Roe and Red Deer

  47. Norfolk Broads, Norfolk – Chinese Water Deer

  48. Snettisham Park, Sandringham, Norfolk – Deer Safari

  49. Thetford Forest Park, Thetford, Norfolk – Roe, Fallow and Red Deer

  50. Jedforest Deer Park, Jedburgh, Northumberland – Red Deer

  51. Wollaton Park Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – red and fallow deer roam free

  52. Headington Hill, Oxford, Oxfordshire

  53. Ramsey Island, St David’s, Pembrokeshire – red deer

  54. Radnor Woodlands, Presteigne, Radnorshire – Roe Deer

  55. Torridon Countryside Centre, Achnasheen Ross-shire – Red deer

  56. Croydon Hill, Minehead, Somerset – Red, fallow, roe Deer

  57. Great Wood, Bridgwater, Somerset – Red and Roe

  58. Ramscombe Nether Stowey Somerset – Red and Roe

  59. St Audries, Quantock Hills, Watchet, Somerset – Red deer populations

  60. Cannock Forest, Rugeley, Staffordshire

  61. British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, Surrey – Roe Deer and Red Deer

  62. Ashdown Forest, Crowborough, Sussex –  Fallow, Roe, Sika

  63. Leonardslee Gardens, Lower Beeding, Sussex  – No public access but is open from April to October –  Fallow, Sika

  64. Petworth Park, Petworth, Sussex – free public access – Fallow.

  65. Powerscourt’s Deer Park, Enniskerry Co Wicklow – Sika

  66. Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire – Fallow and Red Deer

  67. Savernake Forest, Marlborough, Wiltshire

  68. Broadway Tower & Country Park, Broadway, Worcestershire – Red Deer

  69. West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire

  70. Marlborough Woodlands, Marlborough, Wiltshire – Roe, Muntjac, Fallow Deer

  71. Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal, Yorkshire – Red, Fallow and Sika Deer

  72. Newtondale Forest, Pickering, Yorkshire – Red and Roe deer

If you would like to attend a deer photography workshop or want one to one training please email me via the contact page.

Matt




Friday, 28 August 2015 / Published in blog, Uncategorized

Featured in Cheshire Life magazine September 2015 edition in the Gallery section, thank you Cheshire Life.

LYME LIGHT

The only way is Pemberley

Until September 19 at Stockport Art gallery

Photographer Matt Blonc will be showcasing his photograhs using Lyme Park’s celebration of 200 years of Pride and Prejudice in 2013 in a special exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery. The National Trust described Matt’s work as ‘Bold and vivid photographs which capture the iconic views and landscapes Jane Austen so colourfully describes and Elizabeth Bennet so understandably falls in love with:’

http://www.stockportartgalleryproject.com/#!matt-blonc/c5e3

Stockport Art Gallery, Tel: 0161 474 4453

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Monday, 17 August 2015 / Published in blog, Uncategorized
THE ONLY WAY IS PEMBERLEY

Stockport Art gallery showing photographs of Lyme Park which featured in the Jane Austen celebrated 200 years of ‘PRIDE AND PREJUDICE’ with ‘THE ONLY WAY IS PEMBERLEY’ featuring Matt Blonc.

Matt’s photographs of Lyme Hall and gardens will feature this celebration as his photographs inspired magnificent view of Lyme hall, his work was described as by the National Trust as:-

“His bold and vivid photographs capture the iconic views and landscapes Jane Austen so colourfully describes and Elizabeth Bennet so understandably falls in love with.”

Dates of exhibition: 11 August till 18 September 2015

It’s two decades since Lyme Park featured as ‘Pemberley’ in the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Yet today it is still remembered as the backdrop to the scene when a soaking wet Mr Darcy, (played by Colin Firth), emerged from his swim in the lake to meet a startled Elizabeth Bennet (played by Jennifer Ehle).

As a special tribute to Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Stockport Art Gallery will be showing landscape photography by Matt Blonc, a painting of Colin Firth by Elena Leonova and one of the original costumes worn by the actor, Colin Firth, as Mr Darcy during this exhibition.

Free entry at Stockport Art Gallery

 

Monday, 08 June 2015 / Published in blog
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IMG_15953I have a photographic exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery in the West Gallery showing my photographs that featured in the Lyme park celebrations for 200 years of ‘PRIDE AND PREJUDICE’ with ‘The only way is Pemberley’ in 2013.

Images will be on display at Stockport Art Gallery in the West GalleryDates for show: 11th August to 18th September 2015

Press release by the National Trust for the original show:

Matt’s photographs of Lyme Hall and gardens featured in this celebration as matt’s photographs inspired the magnificent view of Lyme hall,

Matt’s work was described by the National Trust as:-

“His bold and vivid photographs capture the iconic views and landscapes Jane Austen so colourfully describes and Elizabeth Bennet so understandably falls in love with.”

It’s nearly two decades since Lyme Park featured as ‘Pemberley’ in the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Yet today it is still remembered as the backdrop to the scene when a soaking wet Mr Darcy, (played by Colin Firth), emerged from his swim in the lake to meet a startled Elizabeth Bennet (played by Jennifer Ehle).

Opening TimesIMG_9514-2 Stockport Art Gallery is open only during exhibition showings
Monday: Closed, except for Bank Holidays 11am – 5pm
Tuesday to Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Exhibition Information:
Please visit Stockport Art Gallery project website to find out what’s on at the Art Gallery.

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/leisureculture/museumsandgalleries/stockportartgallery/artgalleryvisitors/

Friday, 14 March 2014 / Published in blog

I have been using the Kenko 2100 light meter which used to be an Minolta meter for many years know. I have had no problems with this meter it is both an ambient and spot light meter.

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I mainly use this meter for studio work with the Elinchrom BX500RI flash units and have found it the perfect light meter. The images below were metered with the Kenko light meter, I have found it invaluable in the studio if you need to balance you lighting set ups in the studio then this meter is perfect.

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Friday, 14 March 2014 / Published in blog

If you have a corporate event or party then let Matt Blonc and his team photograph your event.

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Friday, 14 March 2014 / Published in blog

Matt Blonc provides sport teams and sport persons with high quality images from rugby, horse jumping to boxing. He also provide one to one training in sports photography.

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Friday, 14 March 2014 / Published in blog

If you are looking for a studio portrait or model portfolio then visit our studio in Stockport.

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Friday, 14 March 2014 / Published in blog

I purchased the Fuji X pro1 after testing it when it was launched. I mainly use Canon DSLR’s but the Fuji offers the ideal light weight travel/landscape camera and its low light performance and sharpness is just amazing. All the photographs below were taken on the Fuji were handheld using an XF18mm f2 fuji lens, that why I purchased it.

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In daylight the Fuji also is great in the city I took this picture in Manchester, England.

_DSF0087 (2)The images talk for themselves that why I purchase one, if you want to shoot sport or wildlife images then its not the camera for you, but if you want a light weight great looking camera with fast glass for travel and landscape photography then its amazing.

 

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