Haines Boats | Product Photography

Commercial Boat Photographer

Product Photography – Haines Boats, Norfolk

Haines Marine are a Norfolk based boat builder, specialising in high quality low volume boats so product photography gets a bit interesting when you’re shooting a boat worth a third of a million pounds!  Haines are widely known as one of the best boatbuilders in the UK, probably even Europe.  So I was excited to get a call from Anglia Afloat magazine when they were planning a feature on Haines Marine.

The brief(s)

I was to spend a day alongside Justin Haines as he took the Haines 360 along the Norfolk Broads. I discussed the purpose of the shoot with Justin as well as Duncan, from Anglia Afloat, and the key purpose of the feature was to conduct a boat test and show general shots around the boat to support the feature. At the same time Justin was keen to get fresh images for their official brochure and so had quite different requirements for the images.  With these slightly differing briefs in mind I set about shooting the boat from a feature/journalistic perspective.  At the same time I was mindful that Justin wanted active as well as static shots of the boat for their brochure.  In the end I covered many of the unique parts of the boat for the in-depth parts of the feature but also hopped onto another boat we had at our disposal to capture shots of the boat “in action”. All in all it was a brilliant day with access to all areas, as well as two very different briefs to fulfil. The backdrop suited the boat perfectly as this an in-shore boat and the weather played a huge part too.

 

Editing

While the edit was, in the main, very straight forward with colour correction, exposure balance and mild cropping.  Due to excavation works alongside the river some composition and cloning work was required to remove the distracting backdrop. In fact one of the shots of the boat is made up of 3 entirely separate images blended together.  Also, with the internal shots there was exposure layering work to be done, time-consuming but necessary to get the right balance of light in the image and make it look entirely natural.

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Pandora | PR Photography

PR Photography 

Pandora has to be one of the best known Jewellery brands in the UK and to keep a strong profile they have a regular requirement for strong PR Photography.

We were asked to provide coverage of some new store openings as well as store refurbishment and re-launches. These events were opportunities for people to reacquaint themselves with the store and brand, as well as enter prize draws and gain introductory discounts. We were tasked to covering these events as unobtrusively as possible so as to ensure natural interaction with store staff. Both Pandora and the Franchisee needed natural shots but also required a large stock of images for their records: store shots inside prior to store opening and team photos outside the store.  This particular selection is from the Southend-on-Sea store re-opening after extensive refitting and extension into another retail unit.

The store manager, Farah, had asked for the images to be turned around as quick as possible to get the most mileage from the imagery in local press and on the Pandora website. Images were delivered the next working day.

If you have a key PR event that you’d like to have covered in order to gain more brand exposure then please do get in touch with your questions.Pandora PR Photography

Imbibe LIVE! | Exhibition Photography

Exhibition Photography London

 

Exhibition Photography at Imbibe Live!

Imbibe run a very successful magazine for the drinks industry, but they also run a vibrant event every year at Olympia in London.

We were asked to provide blanket coverage of the event but also paying close attention to industry professional they had asked to conduct keynote presentations. Some headshots were also shot as part of the assignment for use in social media and industry publications.  Images were delivered within 24 hours of the show ending, this is not typical of Exhibition Photography bookings we receive, this was due to publication deadlines. To speed up the image delivery process we carried out on-the-fly edits during breaks so as Imbibe had a stock of media optimised images ready to roll as soon as the doors closed.

To give you some perspective, this is Britain’s largest on-trade drinks event hosts around 12,000 professionals from the drinks industry, they offer insights, tips, samples (plenty of those) as well as workshops and key seminars on the latest products, technologies, techniques and sales channels.  As one of Europe’s biggest events of its kind they’re keen to have full coverage to ensure maximum press coverage, also they need a well stocked image library for forthcoming media campaigns. The key message was that of capturing the buzz of the show, the vibrancy and colour and, of course, the personalities. It should be said, although it’s probably obvious, all show organisers have the requirement for images that capture the buzz of the event, but often they have a key message which underpins it all. For example, this event is heavily aimed at a market which is incredibly dynamic, very fashion-led but one that carries a social responsibility. With the media quick to pick up on messages of binge drinking and excess the show had to take care it was pitched at the right level.

It was an enjoyable experience as not many events are quite so vibrant and fast paced.

 

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Norfolk Property Photography | Norfolk Commercial Photography

Norfolk Property Photography

Norfolk Property Photography

Property Photography

For the last 7 years I have been commissioned to photograph a wide variety of properties across Norfolk (and beyond). I’ve received instructions to shoot all manor of homes, from Apartments to Cottages and Townhouses to Country Manors. The assignments have come from home owners as well as agents, even holiday cottage companies.

For all the show that comes with a glossy brochure, or an impressive website that showcases a property, the key concern is showing off the qualities of this valuable asset in a realistic way, not too much editing (and many fall into this trap of over saturating colours or applying filters, and these can make the images look artificial  – a big turn off). Be under no illusion, this is a commercial investment that the seller (perhaps that’s you) makes in order to get the best price.  I guess in the same way, if we were selling our car we would have it valeted before we sold it to get best the price, after all you have to make the most of what you have, right?

As Estate Agents would say this is ‘kerb appeal’, and in an age where we rely entirely upon the visuals presented to us on Estate Agents’ website it is essential we make sure that vital first impression counts. I’ll say that again….MAKE YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION COUNT.

I know there are plenty of websites out there to help advise on what to do and what not to do, de-clutter this….repaint that…tidy up the garden…etc. so I’m not going to repeat it all as it’s fairly obvious stuff. I am going to end with a commercial observation for you. Over the last 7 years I have noticed one key thing….. Professionally Photographed properties sell quicker than those shot with a point-and-shoot camera.

So, if a local professional photographer charges around £150 (depending on number of images required) for Property Photography then it absolutely will more than pay for itself when it’s sale time.

Norfolk Property Photography

Norfolk Property Photography

Norfolk Property Photography

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Norfolk Property Photography

Norfolk Property Photography

Norfolk Property Photography

Norfolk Property Photography

Norfolk Property Photography

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Protection & Management Series Event | Exhibition Photographer

Exhibition & Event Photography

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I was commissioned to cover the very first London based event specialising in a wide range of security, facilities and safety measures.  It is the biggest show of its kind in Europe.  Attracting 1600 exhibitors, 45,000 visitors and completely taking over the whole of Excel.  Therefore it is quite a staggering show, I therefore brought in two additional photographers to ensure blanket coverage over the three day duration of the event. With a detailed brief for each day we gave comprehensive coverage to this popular event.  Providing on the fly editing for frequent uploads to social media, in order to keep momentum and public interest in the event.  As well as producing a full edit of all images shot at the end of each day, this enables the event organisers to move quickly with post-show marketing activity to all their media partners as well as the wider media.

We received some fantastic feedback on the service we provided and have been booked again to cover the next show later this year.

Of course, not all events are on this scale, but the same service is needed in order to fully leverage the time, management and expense that has gone into organising your event.  Getting your message out there through the use of compelling show imagery tells a more powerful story than words alone.  The service we offer is UK wide so please feel free to get in touch and talk through your plans, we’d be happy to help.Exhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event PhotographyExhibition & Event Photography