Creative Video Production – MA Wrigley Artist

Creative Video Production Norwich

Norwich Creative Video Production from Lee Blanchflower Limited

The opportunity to work on a Creative Video Production for one of the hottest Contemporary Artists to emerge from Norfolk doesn’t happen very often. When MA Wrigley, a talented, Norwich based artist, asked if we’d like to work with him to promote his new work, we jumped at the chance. Working with a range of medias, Mark produces mesmerising artwork including landscapes, contemporary portraiture, and abstract creations. He undertakes private commissions and is currently preparing for his first curated exhibition to be held in his home city of Norwich during the summer of 2018.

Our brief was to create a simplistic creative production Video Production, that conveyed a sense of emotional via a piece to camera. The objective was to deliver Mark’s humble attitude to his work and offer a brief insight into how he approaches his work. Mark Wrigley is completely self-taught and never undertook formal artist training. He has developed his own unique style over two decades and is now quickly building a solid reputation with his private client list from across the globe.

MA Wrigley – Artist

Mark currently works on exclusive pieces of artwork.

Each individual piece is never replicated and prints or limited run pieces are simply not available. Client work remains absolutely exclusive as individual bespoke pieces of artwork. Marks current portfolio for sale can be viewed on the Gallery Page of the MA Wrigley Website. 

Creative Video Production Norwich

Creative Video Production Norwich

Creative Video Production Norwich

Creative Video Production Norwich

Creative Video Production Norwich – How We Work

Producing a short Video Production is an affordable way for many of our clients to showcase their business, their services or products. In an age where many people just won’t or don’t read copious amounts of text on blog posts, Video is an awesome way to convey a message. Simply scroll through Facebook or any other social media sites and Video is now considered a primary source of promoting or advertising. At Lee Blanchflower Limited, we offer a range of inexpensive video options to suit every level of client, from a sole trader, through to large corporate businesses across the UK and further afield.  Over 500 million hours of Video are watched every week across the world. In fact, In fact, according to Entrepreneur, by 2019, 80 percent of the online content on social media will be video. That’s a pretty incredible statistic.

Lee Blanchflower and the Blanc Creative Team can produce everything from 30 second Social Media Content through to Commercial Short Films. We have recently purchased the latest Cinema Camera Technology, producing 4.6K quality footage, slow-motion footage and have a Civil Aviation Authority to fly drones commercially within the UK.

To view some of our additional Corporate Video Productions, why not head over to the Blanc Creative Vimeo Page where a selection of our work can be viewed.

 

So You Want To Be a Professional Music Photographer – Part 2

Professional Music Photographer

The Professional Music Photographer – Equipment

So you’ve found the next section of ‘So You Want to be a Music Photographer’ and we’re moving on to equipment and the essentials for a music photographer.

Physically shooting a Concert or a Music Festival is potentially one of the most challenging areas of spontaneous photography that you’ll get. You’re going to get one chance and one chance only. Probably, over a maximum of 9-10 minutes. You’re going to experience quickly changing lighting conditions, darkness, potentially awkward shooting positions combined with a subject that’s going to move around, sometimes seriously quickly. You’re also going to be competing against other Professional Music photographers to get the best shots possible. When you’re working for agencies, images sets are uploaded and Newspapers, Web sites and other media outlets have a number of large Media Agency content to choose from. It’s seriously important that your images reflect the kind of atmosphere and content that will ensure your photos sell. If your equipment won’t allow this, then you’re in trouble before you even start. It doesn’t matter if you’re not shooting for an agency. We live in a society where more and more importance is placed on imagery in websites social media and publications. The Professional Music Photographer is invaluable content for Venues, artists, bands and to promote future events.

Professional Music Photographer

Norwich Concert Photography

Professional Music Photographer

Professional Music Photographer

Professional Music Photographer

Professional Music Photographer

I’ll feature some of the equipment that I personally use and give a bit of an insight as to why it’s great for Concert & Festival Work.

Camera Bodies

For the Professional Music Photographer, a hard-working, durable, weatherproofed camera body is essential. You’re not always going to be working outside and the weather is becoming more and more unpredictable. If like me, you live in the UK, rain is a big factor, particularly when shooting festivals. A full-frame DSLR camera combined with a fast focusing lens in low light and good high ISO performance is a must.  A DSLR is probably your best option. I shoot with two Canon 5D MKIII bodies. They have a metal case, they’ve been dropped on the floor, knocked on scaffolding, banged on stages and traveled the world. They’ve shot in excess of 150,000 images each and are a solid workhorse body capable of shooting in low light. I’ve been using these camera bodies since 2014, so they owe me nothing. You don’t have to buy a new camera every time a new model is released. Working Professional Music Photographers use their camera as a tool.

They’re not kept in sterile, dustless environments. A camera body is out shooting in all environments and temperatures, so buy the most durable, best performing that you can. Nikon or Canon? Sony, mirrorless. I can’t answer that. It’s the most subjective, contentious subject out there and everybody will have an answer. You have to go with your gut, research, try out the bodies and buy what’s best for you.

Good Glass – The Importance of a Quality Lens

Apologies if I’m teaching anybody to suck eggs here. The Article, on the whole, is aimed at people trying to enter the world of Music Photography and my views on how this can be best achieved. If you’re now considering getting your first DSLR, then this section is pretty vital.  Good glass will last a lifetime. Fact. I’m using lenses that are both over 9 years old and until such time that they can’t be serviced, they work and I’m able to produce commercial images for clients that expect the very best in photography. The right lens means getting the right shot. I’m not going to delve into the subject of focal lengths and aperture. This isn’t a technical blog after all. In my opinion, there are three main lenses that you need.

Short 24-70mm – The underlying tool of the trade for generic crowd shots, ambiance, portrait images, bands at the front of the stage. It’s the workhorse in your case that you can’t live without. I use a Canon L Series 24-70mm f2.8. It’s a fast focusing lens, that produces stunning images. It’s hard wearing and I use it 70% of the time for everything from close-ups. I don’t really ever use anything shorter than a 24mm and I avoid fish eyes or other lenses that distort.

Medium Zoom 70-200mm – Most concert stages in large venues, Arenas or decently sized festivals mean that if you rock up with just one 24-70mm lens, you’re going to look like an amateur and struggle to shoot anything decent. Artists work the whole stage, back to front and often emerge from the very back in a spectacular manner. You just won’t get these short using a short lens. Again, shooting with a 2.8F lens means you will be able to capture these money shots. It alsomeans you can work different angles in the pit and shot more creatively. A professional Music Photographer will aim to shoot images that sell and just one or two out pf the ordinary images may just make the difference in seling your images and making a living as a Professional Music Photographer.

Big Lens – 500mm / 600mm – The Big Guns come out mainly when an artists management decide that the press pit is out of bounds. There’s nothing worse for a Professional Music Photographer than when PR Agency sends over a contract with  the Words “It’s 3 songs from the Mixing Desk” Actually, 1 song from the mixer is the worst case scenario, but without a 500mm or 600mm, you have no chance of shooting anything of value and may as well walk away from the contract and stay at home in front of the TV. As an example, here’s a shot from the Lighting Desk at London’s O2 Arena, here’s the 500mm lens and here’s the result of shooting on something long.

Professional Music Photographer Norfolk

Professional Music Photographer Norfolk

Professional Music Photographer Norwich - Lee Blanchflower

Concert Photography Norwich - Lee Blanchflower

Accessories for the Professional Music Photographer

I’ll make this section brief because I really want to move on to the important areas of shooting at Concerts and Festivals. We have a lot of ground still to cover! There are a number of other important pieces of kit you’ll need for working as a Professional Music Photographer. Some may sound common sense, but I’ll cover them anyway.

Flash – Buy what you can afford. You can’t use flash at concerts while artists are performing. It’s for backstage, crowds and generic festival imagery only. There’s a lot of after market flash units that won’t break the bank.

Cases / Rucksacks – I swear by Peli-Cases. Ten Years old and never had a problem. The pressurized hard case, floatable and holds a lot of gear. These are heavy, so not the best for festivals. For urban venues, it’s on wheels and a great bit of kit to wheel and save your arms. Get a decent waterproof rucksack with lots of compartments that will handle a minimum of two cameras, 3 lenses, laptop, all your accessories. Buy small, you’ll buy twice. That’s from experience.

Camera Straps – Walking around for 12 hours shooting with heavy kit means your shoulders will know about it. Buy a strap that’s comfortable and allows easy access to lift your cameras up when using. Buy an uncomfortable strap will make you miserable. I use a Holdfastgear and swear by the Moneymaker strap. I’ve worn this now for 5 years and it’s amazing. But again, all personal choice.

Earplugs – You won’t get in the pit at any decent concert without earplugs. It’s a piece of safety equipment that will pay dividends if you invest in decent bespoke plugs. Go to a specialist hearing aid outlet and they will mold earplugs dedicated to music to your own ear. Expensive. Of course, they are. But you get what you pay for and they are an investment to save your hearing in later life.

Clothing – Decent boots, quick dry trouser, a quality breathable waterproof jacket, hats for summer and winter. All necessary invaluable pieces of kit you’ll need. Weather changes and if you’re left in the lurch early in the day and soaked through, you have a long miserable slog ahead. The flip side is, sunstroke by lunchtime and again, your day and work are ruined. Be safe.

INSURANCE – THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF WORKING AS A PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER.

Forget this and you may live to regret it. You’re going to be working in a busy, people orientated environment. Accidents happen and if you don’t have insurance it could be one of the most costly mistakes you ever make. You will need

Equipment Insurance – If your kit is stolen. You are covered for replacements (subject to the level of insurance and provider you use.. Read the small print.)

Public Liability & Profesional Indemnity – Covers any events such as you dropping a camera on somebody’s head or tripping up the headliner who then can’t perform (You don’t even want to think about that.) Many insurers require an additional clause or caveat with regards to shooting on stage. Some policies will not cover this so approach your insurance supplier with caution and get everything covered. Imagine the consequences of severely injuring somebody and not having insurance.

The worrying thing is… There’s a shed load of so called Professional Music Photohraphers out there working who have NO INSURANCE. It’s not recommended.

 

 

Professional Music Photographer NorfolkLee Blanchflower - Professional Music Photographer

Proofessional Music Photographer

 

So You Want To Be a Professional Music Photographer Part 1

Professional Music Photographer

The Professional Music Photographer! What a Dream Job!

Norwich Concert Photography

It really is a nice little number as a Professional Music Photographer! You basically turn up at a concert, pick up your press pass and are then escorted into the arena. You wander into the pit! Your very own little sanctuary to work in. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of screaming fans. The Pit is always an epic place to be. You get a great vantage point. I mean, most of the artists are within touching distance. You’re normally at eye level with the stage and get to listen to some of the best bands ‘on the planet.’ Wow. The life of a Music Photographer is awesome. Just think. You don’t have any heads to shoot over because the crowds are behind you and everybody on the front row is seriously jealous because you have a better view than they get… It’s a gold circle experience. No.. Diamond even! Shoot a few photos and then listen to the concert. And all For Free.

In fact, you’re earning a shed load of cash for doing something that you enjoy and people are so jealous! Back to work. You take a few photos of the artist or band,  upload them online, bang them out on your social media when you get home and then sit back and watch the money roll in when they make the newspapers and online galleries. Cue the next concert!

Now it’s time to wake up from this dream and give you the low down on what really shooting Professional Music Photography is all about!

Professional Music Photography - Lee Blanchflower

Professional Music Photographer

Professional Music Photographer

How do you get to be a Profesional Music Photographer?

Over a period spanning eight years in the Commercial Photography Sector, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a legendary bunch of Professional Music Photographers and photographing a huge genre of Music Artists and celebrities. My own Music Photography career forms part of a larger business that spans Commercial Video Production and Licensed Drone Operations, yet Professional Music Photography still gives me an immense amount of satisfaction. There’s nothing better than seeing your Music Photography in Press Articles, Magazines or websites, particularly when those celebrities you are photographing are some of the most recognizable faces on the planet. But…

First fact! Being a Music Photographer is solid hard graft. I’ve had to change this paragraph five or six times as I write because I’m struggling to convey in words, a narrative that actually conveys what the job really is all about. The easiest way is to separate the various aspects that make up the job in order to make the journey a little easier for wannabee Professional Music Photographers to understand;

Hard work is the key. Most Music Photographers start out shooting free at concerts. Forget trying to blag your way into shooting The Foo Fighters, Muse, The Kings of Leon until you’ve actually carved out a career and gained some experience. Anybody now entering the world of Professional Music Photography has far bigger barriers to cross than they would have done twenty years ago. The Music industry has changed to accommodate social media, copyright and protecting artists and with it come more and more restrictions (But that’s further down the list.) Start out as most Professional Music Photographers have done historically. Learn your trade from the ground up. Firstly, you need to know how to shoot a photograph. Sounds a stupid piece of advice but produce low lit, out of focus, blurred imagery and you’re unlikely to get decent work in the industry. Photography like any other business is about reputation and Music Photography is a heavily saturated market to enter.

Same things, different day!

There’s a recurring conversation in the pit amongst music photographers, that revolves person shooting photos and using the live view screen of a low-end consumer camera that just won’t deliver any usable images. People shooting the set with a smartphone just doesn’t cut it. There is nothing that grated more on a professional music photographer working for a living in the pit, than seeing this, apart from the same people holding their phones or cameras up above their heads so that working photographers can’t get the shot. So you can see from this example that equipment and etiquette (It will be explained shortly) is an important factor in becoming a Professional Music Photographer. There’ is literally so much to cover in this article, that I will be splitting it over a number of pages. You’ll have to excuse my tendency to digress. I’m a Photographer, not a blogger. Hopefully by the end of the article, you may have a clearer idea to help you on your way in the world of Music.

Professional Music Photographer

Professional Music Photography - Lee Blanchflower

Professional Music Photographer

Professional Music Photographer

Finding Your First Work

Your first portfolios will inevitably be low footfall venues (unless of course you’re extremely lucky and find great gigs via the helping hand of nepotism.) Rest assured you’ll probably or definitely be working for free. Many bands start in small venues playing free or for very little money or for free so chances are, you’ve got even less chance of being, particularly if you haven’t got a proven track record for shooting music. Building your reputation and portfolio will be the most important aspects of advancing your career in Professional Music Photography. To find work, get out there and speak to venue managers. It’s great sending out emails to everybody and their dog, but the delete button is just too conveniently placed on the keyboard. Physical meetings are a far better option and the building blocks for networking that should form part of your plan.

Local magazines or newspapers may very well decide to credit you for images, but the trade-off is that you won’t be able to supply good quality images unless you invest in the right tools for the job. I completely understand that we live in an age where money is tight, but, if cash flow and not be able to afford equipment is high on your list, then you may want to buy a laptop and consider a career as a web designer. That statement wasn’t made flippantly. The truth of the matter is, that Professional Photography, Video Production and Commercial Drone Flying are three areas of image production where you can literally hemorrhage money. You don’t necessarily need to change equipment often, but the initial investment will be substantial if you want to take the quality of images expected from a Professional Music Photographer.

Professional Music Photography

Honestly! What Equipment do I need to be a Professional Music Photographer?

It’s the Million Dollar Question and so subjective and every comment is likely to offer different advice. This blog is written from personal experience. I’ve been shooting everything from intimate concerts to Large Arenas and Festivals for almost a decade. Music Photography is about maximising your kit and working as streamlined as possible. Get by with the minimum but use kit that’s going to an important part of your work.

Norfolk Tourism Photography – Commercial Photography Norfolk

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Shooting Norfolk Tourism Photography has been a significant aspect of our spring and summer work. We work with a number of independent companies and a large Tourism partnership across Norfolk. We have worked on a wide range of dedicated briefs to showcase local Norfolk Coastal based tourism. The images promote Norfolk Tourism to potential visitors. Our Norfolk Tourism Photography focused on beautiful landscapes but with a particular focus on the local life and the people who visit Norfolk. Building a bespoke set of Stock images for a business is important. Images need to reflect every demographic who visit our county but the concept is about enjoyment, fun, and relaxation.

Norfolk Tourism Photography doesn’t always have to be about vast landscapes and rolling clouds. With our bespoke Norfolk Tourism Photography, we use our experience to adopt a very simple approach. We photograph real people enjoying Norfolk. We obtain permission (always with written consent using a legal model release form) and document their visit to Norfolk. There really is nothing that captures the essence of our county more than real people enjoying their stay or life. It makes our Norfolk Tourism Photography so believable. Because it’s real!

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography


Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

 

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography – From the Sky

At Lee Blanchflower Limited, we also offer two key services to clients in addition to ground-based Commercial Photography. We are a Licensed with the Civil Aviation Authority as a Drone Operator and we also produce stunning Film Productions across all possible commercial and creative genres. Utilising our professional Drone provides a creative means of capturing Norfolk Tourism Photography from a totally different perspective than simply can not be appreciated from the ground. And it’s not as expensive as you may think. We’ve worked on a whole range of projects with clients including Forestry Commission, The Norfolk Polo Festival and Royal Norfolk Show, producing moving aerial films and awesome high altitude photographs.

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

Norfolk Tourism Photography

A Bit more information about Lee Blanchflower Limited.

We are situated in the center of Norwich and cover assignments throughout the UK. The Lee Blanchflower Ltd creative team deliver high-quality commercial photographs, corporate film production and licensed drone footage to a really diverse range of businesses. After seven years of hard work in the industry trading as Blanc Creative, we thought it was about time that we made things a little more transparent across our business and as a result, Lee Blanchflower Ltd was born. We have to say that our attention to detail and epic customer service hasn’t changed, nor has our client base.

We work solely in the commercial sector with sole traders, start-ups, established businesses, Advertising Agencies & International Press covering everything from PR, Editorial work, Film Production and Licensed Drone operations.  What you won’t find wedding photographs, pet photography or family portraits. We seriously pride ourselves on being “people’ people and our unique selling point is transparency. Our favourable pricing structures are visible for every one of our services, so you won’t get any nasty surprises once you’ve decided to book an assignment. If you think we could help you to create some awesome imagery, why not reach out and speak with one of our team on 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com

 

 

Hotel Room Interior Photography

Professional Interior Photography Norwich

The Brudenell Hotel Suffolk – Interior Photography from Lee Blanchflower Ltd

Norwich Interior Photography - Lee Blanchflower

Shooting interior photography at this modern seafront hotel at the end of the Aldeburgh parade was a real pleasure. The modern Brudenell Hotel is 1 mile from Maggi Hambling’s Scallop sculpture, and 1.7 miles from the Britten-Pears Foundation at Red House, the former home of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears. We were commissioned to undertake a variety of commercial photography shoots for the family-friendly Brudenell. These would reflect all aspects of a guest staying at the stylish hotel. The photography would be used to provide a bespoke image bank. Our Interior Photography images are shot to ensure media can be used across all platforms including printed brochures, social media and website galleries. 

Norwich Interior Photography

Interior Photography Norwich

Part of the project included delivering stylish interior photography that would reflect the luxury guest rooms paying particular attention to room detail. Interior photography lighting is so important that it’s almost a specialism in itself. You need to balance the lighting so there are no overly dark shadows or overly bright highlights. We used the light that was available in the room including lamps, overhead lighting and natural light from windows. We always try to reduce the need for artificial lighting as soft, natural light will deliver a far more relaxing feel and look.  Window light is a huge friend, particularly during ‘golden hours’ – early in the morning or late in the afternoon when shadows are not as harsh and sunlight is not as direct. Scouting a location and scene beforehand to get an idea of how light falls in the space is really important. If we notice lighting is falling too harshly, we schedule the shoot around the lighting will always benefit the space we are shooting inside.

Interior Photography Norwich

Interior Photography Norwich

Professional Interior Photography Norwich

Norwich Interior Photography - Lee Blanchflower

Planning Your Interior Photography

Planning is so important. You simply can’t shoot Interior Photography at random. Room features play an important element to creating a story. Each room will have it’s own character and atmosphere that really comes to life with the addition of carefully placed items. Rooms are people spaces so a balance has to be made between showcasing the room and shooting interior photography as a people place. Not every room or space is a showhouse and this needs to be reflected in the finished product. Sometimes a stack of carefully chosen magazines or a coffee table book will create the look you’re after. When we shoot Interior photography, our wealth of experience in this specialist area has proved invaluable when working closely with our clients. This extends across residential properties, commercial premises or industrial spaces.

Professional Interior Photography Norwich

Norwich Interior Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography - Lee Blanchflower

Commercial Photography Norwich from Blanc Creative

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help showcase your interior spaces with professional Interior Photography, why not reach out and speak with one of team today on Mob: 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com 

Situated in the heart of Norwich and covering assignments throughout the UK, the Lee Blanchflower Ltd creative team deliver commercial photography, professional film production and licensed Drone Filming to a really diverse range of businesses. After seven years of hard work in the industry trading as  Blanc Creative, we thought it was about time that we made things a little more transparent across our business and as a result, Lee Blanchflower Ltd was born. We have to say that our attention to detail and epic customer service hasn’t changed, nor has our client base. We work solely in the commercial sector with sole traders, start-ups, established businesses, Advertising Agencies & International Press covering everything from PR, Editorial work, Film Production and Licensed Drone operations.  What you won’t see is wedding photographs, pet photography or family portraits.  We seriously pride ourselves on being “people” people and our unique selling point is transparency. Our favourable pricing structures are visible for every one of our services, so you won’t find any nasty surprises once you’ve decided to book an assignment.


Corporate Event Photography – Stainless Metalcraft

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Corporate Event Photography – Stainless Metalcraft manufacturing facility for UK Nuclear Industry

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Corporate Event doesn’t have to be about the Social Calendar or Evening Drinks Receptions. Blanc Creative work extensively with Manufacturing Plants, Construction Companies Industrial Businesses. Blanc Creative were commissioned to cover the official opening of  a bespoke production facility at the Stainless Metalcraft Chatteris site, where manufacture of high integrity nuclear waste containers would be built  which. These containers play a key role in the decommissioning of high hazard legacy’s at Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant.Blanc Creative have a team that can provide not only Editorial and Press Images, but Corporate Event Photography, Corporate Video Production and Aerial Drone Coverage as well as on site Event Photography Printing. The Diversity that we offer for Corporate Events with a trained team means that we can provide clients with extremely affordable Corporate Event Photography without the need to employee two or three separate companies to deliver visual imagery.

Stainless Metalcraft won a contract in 2015, initially worth £47m, to manufacture three metre cubed boxes to store intermediate level waste retrieved from Sellafield’s Pile Fuel Cladding Silos.  A 1,600 square metre production facility in Chatteris was developed with potential to expand the site to 3,200 square metres as demand increased. As part of the project, an investment was made in excess of £2m on capital expenditure to purchase plant and equipment tools for the facility. This includes a robotic welding cell offering both plasma and MIG welding; two new machine tool cells; test and assembly cells incorporating vacuum, pressure and dimensional inspection facilities; and a specialist cavity mixing and filling cell installed at the site. Austen Adams, managing director of Stainless Metalcraft and Avingtrans PLC’s Energy and Medical division, said: “The decommissioning of the UK’s nuclear legacy is a challenging task, and we’re delighted that Sellafield recognised the specialist skills that we offer here in the Fens.  Opening the new facility is a real landmark in delivering this important contract and was a significant challenge as construction works – including strengthening foundations to support the heavy machine tools required – had to go on alongside existing operations.”

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Situated in the centre of Norwich and covering assignments throughout the UK, the Lee Blanchflower Ltd creative team deliver high quality commercial photography, corporate film production and licensed drone footage to a really diverse range of businesses. After seven years of hard work in the industry trading as  Blanc Creative, we thought it was about time that we made things a little more transparent across our business and as a result, Lee Blanchflower Ltd was born. We have to say that our attention to detail and epic customer service hasn’t changed, nor has our client base. We work solely in the commercial sector with sole traders, start-ups, established businesses, Advertising Agencies & International Press covering everything from PR Photography Editorial work, Film Production and Licensed Drone operations.  What you won’t find, are wedding photographs, pet photography or family portraits.  We seriously pride ourselves as being “people’ people and our unique selling point is transparency. Our favourable pricing structures are visible for every one of our services, so you won’t find  any nasty surprises once you’ve decided to book an assignment.

 

School Dinner Photography

School Dinner Food Photography

School Dinner Photography. Why professional imagery is so important!

School Dinner Photography

 

When you think about Food Photography, School Dinner Photography may not be the first thing that spring to mind. If you’re a specialist catering business providing over 25,000 primary school meals every day in Norfolk and Suffolk, then professional Food Photography forms an incredibly valuable part of branding. It reenforces food ethos for high-quality, local ingredients freshly prepared by happy and well-trained Catering Teams. Our own Photography ethos is one of working extremely closely with our clients. We always strive to deliver High Quality, affordable Photography that continually evolves. Any Commercial Photography should develop to reflect the changing needs of a business to keep content fresh and relevant. How many times do you visit a website repeatedly only to find that imagery is stagnant and the content simply doesn’t change from year to year.

We have been specialising in School Dinner Photography  for around Five Years, across not only Primary School, School Dinner Photography, but for all levels of education through to High School, Sixth Form and Colleges in Norfolk and Suffolk. You can find examples of our School Food Photography.

School Dinner Photography

School Dinner Photography

School Dinner Photography

School Dinner Food Photography

School Dinner Photography at primary school level has a very different set of values to Restaurant styled Food Photography. Meals are produced with great care to ensure children have choice and variety with interesting dishes that reflect the changing season. Menus are composed with input from Norfolk Healthy Schools, the Children’s Food Trust. Young children need to identify School Dinner Photography, recognising the food that they will be eating. You need to make imagery vibrant, modern and attractive, but the key is identifiable food. Children need to know what they eating and school food can and is delivered to pupils with care and attention.

Primary School Dinner Photography incorporates seasonal changes for Spring / Summer / Autumn Winter along with Food Photography that encourages independent choice by pupils.

The Evolution of School Dinner Food Photography

The evolution of School Dinner Food Photography has moved a long way in a very short space of time. Below are examples of the type of change that makes continually evolving Food Photography so important. Only a few years ago, School Diners were relatively straight forward, shot on plain backgrounds from a generic  angled perspective. The move to hero shots from above was a direct response to the changing style of modern Food Photography where the lastest hesian background has launched School Dinner Photography into 2018 with natural vibrancy and a full perspective of the food served to pupils.

Professional Food Photography Norwich

Professional Food Photography Norwich

Professional Food Photography Norwich

About Lee Blanchflower Limited

Situated in the centre of Norwich and covering assignments throughout the UK, the Lee Blanchflower Ltd creative team deliver high quality commercial photographs, corporate film production & licensed drone footage to a really diverse range of businesses. After seven years of hard work in the industry trading as  Blanc Creative, we thought it was about time that we made things a little more transparent across our business and as a result, Lee Blanchflower Ltd was born. We have to say that our attention to detail and epic customer service hasn’t changed, nor has our client base. We work solely in the commercial sector with sole traders, start-ups, established businesses, Advertising Agencies & International Press covering everything from PR, Editorial work, Film Production and Licensed Drone operations.  What you won’t find, are wedding photographs, pet photography or family portraits.  We seriously pride ourselves as being “people’ people and our unique selling point is transparency. Our favourable pricing structures are visible for every one of our services, so you won’t find  any nasty surprises once you’ve decided to book an assignment.

 

 

 

Norwich Food Photography

Norwich Professional Food Photographer Lee Blanchflower

Food Photography. Why Choose a Professional Food Photographer?

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Food photography is an area we’ve been specialising in for a number of years now. Norfolk and Suffolk are blessed with some amazing Restaurants, Delis, Cafes, Coffee Shops and Hotels. Blanc Creative have been lucky enough to work in all of these Food Sectors, shooting Food imagery for Menus, artistic editorial photography and advertising photography.

Taking great photographs of food is a hard-earned skill and it’s not for everybody. Great food images should evoke the food’s best traits and its inherent deliciousness. The construction of the dish, the layering, colours and textures should all be taken into account. Shooting Food Photography doesn’t mean that you need a banquet worthy selection of ingredients or a three star Michelin Chef to create an artwork.

We captures the simplest of food, stripping back the product to it’s it’s most basic of provenance with artistic flare. Blurry images, strange angles, and unnatural heavy lighting will ruin the most expensive, well prepared food that money can buy. Profession food imagery is about making the visual senses and taste buds work overtime before you’ve even had the chance to sample the food or drink. Many establishments miss out on professional Food Photography. They believe the costs are too excessive. At Blanc Creative, we work with clients to provide affordable, high quality Food Photography that will positively showcase food and drink as you’d really like it to look.

Food Photography Norwich

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Food Photography Lighting

Awesome lighting is the single most important area for our Food Photography. We have built numerous portfolios for clients without the need for huge artificial lighting setups and over flashed food photography. Great Food looks amazing in natural light and also provides important consistency in imagery, particularly when it comes to menu changes and adding additional food photography for your business.

Food Photography Norwich

Food Photography Norwich

Food Photography Norwich

Food Photography Norwich

Food Photography Norwich

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Local food businesses can create a professional Food Portfolio in just a few hours. Maximising time to provide a key selection of creative images is seriously cost effective and can be used across all of your printed and digital media platforms.We would love to develop our Food Photography with new clients and work across the UK as well as our Norfolk base. If you think that we may be able to help your business with stunning Food Photography, please call our Team on Mob: 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com

We will be more than happy to discuss your project and visions.

 

Lee Blanchflower and the Blanc Creative specialise only in Commercial Photography, Video Production and Drone Filming. We cover all aspects of Press Photography, Editorial Photography and Corporate Imagery. We are based in Norwich. Our clients have included M&S, NORSE, Barclays Bank, KLM, National Lottery, VW, Vauxhall and La Tasca Restaurants as well as numerous local independent clients including The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh.

Situated in the centre of Norwich and covering assignments throughout the UK, the Lee Blanchflower Ltd creative team deliver high quality commercial photographs, corporate film production & licensed drone footage to a really diverse range of businesses. After seven years of hard work in the industry trading as  Blanc Creative, we thought it was about time that we made things a little more transparent across our business and as a result, Lee Blanchflower Ltd was born. We have to say that our attention to detail and epic customer service hasn’t changed, nor has our client base. We work solely in the commercial sector with sole traders, start-ups, established businesses, Advertising Agencies & International Press covering everything from PR, Editorial work, Film Production and Licensed Drone operations.  What you won’t find, are wedding photographs, pet photography or family portraits.  We seriously pride ourselves as being “people’ people and our unique selling point is transparency. Our favourable pricing structures are visible for every one of our services, so you won’t find  any nasty surprises once you’ve decided to book an assignment.