Norfolk vegetation clearance services from J W Riley Contracting Ltd
Vegetation Clearance services has formed a huge part of our business for a number of years but recent technological advances in Robotic Heavy Equipment has enabled us to offer very affordable commercial vegetation clearance across a range of challenging environmental conditions using the Green Climber LV600 Flail Mower. At J W Riley Contracting Ltd, we incorporate traditional Forest Clearance, Bankside management and Vegetation Clearance methods with modern technology including The Green Climber LV600. Our latest Flail Mower is remote-controlled and specially developed for vegetation clearance services on slopes up to 60o.
Stability is ensured by rubber tracks which are hydraulically extendable with the latest in ‘Traxion Technology’. The Green Climber can traverse terrain that would be inaccessible to conventional driven machinery. It is designed and built for constant use in harsh conditions and has 400mm of hydraulic side shift to assist with cutting up close to trees and fencing. Our mower comes with a flail mower as standard however other attachments including power harrow, trencher, snow blower, snow plough, sweeper and hedge cutter are also available for hire. Perfect for grasses, brush and trees up to 6 inches, the Green Climber LV600 is the tool you need for your tough jobs and our vegetation clearance services include road maintenance, light forestry, and even fire breaks. Multiple attachments allow for flail cutting, guard-rail deck mowing, and finish mowing. Unlike other remote control mowers the LV600 is equipped with a common rail turbo intercooler diesel engine with low fuel consumption and high torque, even at low rpm. The LV600 engine meets EPA, TIER4 FINAL standards and is ready for the EU Stage-V standard. Some of the key benefits of the Green Climber are;
Toughness & Reliability
Operator Safety – Up to 500′ of distance from steep slopes, flying debris & harmful exhaust
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Safe Investment with 40 years of engineering experience
Maintenance & Operation Training
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Vegetation Clearance Services from Norwich based J W Riley Contracting Ltd
J W Riley Contracting Ltd are a multi service specialist contracting company. Our operations are predominantly in Ground Works including Commercial Vegetation Clearance Services across a diverse range of sectors including Construction Clearance, Highway Maintenance, Forestry Management and Agricultural & Fishery Bankside Clearance. You may ask yourself why you should consider J W Riley Contracting Ltd undertaking your vegetation clearance services project with the Green Climber LV600? Here’s a few simple reasons;
The Green Climber LV600 is a long range radio controlled Flail Mower. It is a diverse piece of plant that can safely endure dangerous environments minimising operator risk even in the harshest of surroundings.
Vegetation clearance services are made easy with the Hydraulic side shifting attachments and Traxion Technology Tracks with expandable undercarriage.A super low centre of gravity allows Green Climber to work on slopes up to 60° in total safety.
The Green Climber LV600 can be easily transported from location to location within work areas
The standard Flail Head works well on multiple materials from thick grass, light to medium brush (up to 2” thick), and steep slopes
The LV600 is a diverse, commercial machine designed for dense vegetation, trees up to 3” diameter
The Green Climber mulches debris into manageable one to three inch pieces and grubs up to three inches of soil (subject to environmental conditions)
To find out more about how J W Riley Contracting can assist with all of your Commercial Vegetation Clearance Services needs, why not reach out and contact our office on Mob: 07827 297187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Hodson Business Portrait Photography. Shooting for Small Business Owners in Rural Norfolk
Our commercial photography brief was pretty simple. Produce a snapshot, pictorial story of a renowned Chef and now…Aylsham’s ‘Big Cheese’ Charlie Hodson through Portrait Photography. It’s a term that potentially covers a multitude of job titles around the Catering, Hotel and Food Retailer sector. But when you’re trying to describe the genre for photographs of a successful chef, owner of a funky Cheese Room and Deli, award winning Sausage Roll maker Chef Patron of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, the Hospitality Term just seems to fit. At Blanc Creative, we genuinely love working with people. We make constant reference to this across our website and the vast majority of our photography is based around people. We shoot our Hospitality Photography in the same style as all of our other commissions, with a slightly relaxed style and lots of communication that hopefully helps to win over even the most camera shy of subjects. Fortunately, we’ve had the pleasure of shooting hospitality photographs with Charlie over a number of years and never had to coax Charlie out of his shell.
Business Portrait service for Independent Food Businesses
Hospitality Photography. It’s a term that potentially covers a multitude of job titles around the Catering, Hotel and Food Retailer sector. But when you’re trying to describe the genre for photographs of a successful chef, owner of a funky Cheese Room and Deli, award winning Sausage Roll maker Chef Patron of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, the Hospitality Term just seems to fit. At Blanc Creative, we genuinely love working with people. We make constant reference to this across our website and the vast majority of our photography is based around people. We shoot our Hospitality Photography and Business Portrait photographs in the same style as all of our other commissions, with a slightly relaxed style and lots of communication that hopefully helps to win over even the most camera shy of subjects. Fortunately, we’ve had the pleasure of shooting hospitality photographs with Charlie over a number of years and never had to coax Charlie out of his shell.
We recently asked Charlie to write a few words about his journey to Aylsham and his opening of Hodson & Co Cheese Room & Deli, so in his own words;
THE JOURNEY SO FAR…
The Launch Of Hodson & Co Aylsham Norfolk. This is for me a story of how the simple sausage roll planted the seed in 2017 at The Red Lion at Barnes #rolloff and has been the inspiration for my new Hodson & Co Cheese Room With Deli, in the heart of Norfolk. At the age of 50, I owe a lot to so many for my life within hospitality. From those who mentored me in my early life right through to the chance to run the kitchen at the Grove at Cromer on my return to Norfolk in 2013 where I was awarded 2 rosettes within in 7 months. But for me it always rolls back to local pork, wrapped in chef’s pastry of choice, with highly guarded secrets and locally sourced ingredients. My dream was always ‘could i gather all those I’ve met and worked with, chutney and jam wizards, millers of Norfolk grains, apple squeezing cider-pressers, grape growers and bubbly wine makers, spirit of the county distillers, blade forging magicians, foundry pan makers and chef’s apparel providers?’ The list is simply endless with of course, cheese churning scientists last but never ever least. But what, I thought, if I could bring together all my favourite foodie and culinary items, all under one roof. In a shop had that a traditional English charm, large windows, creaky floorboards, shelves full of my favourite things and that smell of freshly baked rolls of pork filling that simply encapsulates the foodie soul. That is how the idea of Hodson & Co was born. Now it was about finding the venue.
With Aylsham in the heart of Norfolk farming land and the porky home of our ‘Big Norfolk Sausage Bash’ co-hosted and organised by Coxfords the butchers, Walsingham farm shop & Charlie’s Norfolk Food Heroes. Something just felt right when I walked over the threshold of the shop door, with that creek of the floorboard and after ten seconds of walking around I knew this was it. I had found the home for Hodson & Co. Not simply a shop but a way to give back to all those amazing producers who have supported me as a chef and local food champion over the years. To truly be able to sing and dance about all things Norfolk within a town that means so much to me. On walking back up towards the marketplace and wondering was this really the right location I looked up at the beautiful Norfolk sky and saw the street name ‘Red Lion Street’. The very road in which the shop sits has the same name as the pub in which the dream of Hodson & Co first began. I’m not sure Angus & Clare would have ever realised and to be honest neither had I ..but the ‘Roll Off’ really had started a new life plan and three and a half years later that dream is now being realised and for that I will be for ever grateful.
With Love From Norfolk
Hospitality Photography for the small business
The Covid-19 pandemic means that as business owners, we are living in very uncertain times. For many small businesses, the first thing that tends to go is advertising and promotional material, where in fact, promoting your products and services when you most need it actually makes really great sense. Creative imagery will help bring your small business to life and highlight your people. Being an independent business ourselves, we understand the huge amount of work that goes with running a small business. We work really closely with customers to ensure you only receive the most important images for your business at the very best of pricing. We never undertake assignments with the intention of ‘project creep’ and our pricing is transparent to the extent that you know exactly what you’ll receive to ensure we meet your budgets. Our Hospitality Photography for business will enhance your brand by providing a portfolio of images that will work across all visual media, whether it’s Portrait images for an online Biography, Marketing photography or documenting community events, charitable work or supporting other like minded retailers for a common good.
If you’re a small business owner looking to expand your companies photography with professional Business Portrait images or commercial Photography , then we’d love to speak with you. We’re really confident that you’ll our style of work and our really favourable pricing. To speak with our team today, either call Mob: 07871 364041 or email: email@example.com
Butchery Photography – Advertising and PR Photographer for Butchery Businesses
Butchery Photography isn’t as niche as it may appear but believe it or not, if you have the time for a quick web search, there are actually very few professional Food Photographers who capture the artistic skills of the Butcher. Butchery Photography and Meat Photography go hand in hand, whether it’s simple Product photography for Butcher’s who’ve taken the necessary steps to set up e-commerce and online ordering to combat lost sales due to Covid-19, Staff Portraits for websites or PR Photography. The “Farm to Fork” customer experience and a big emphasis on environmental nose to tail butchery, saw a pre-covid surge in Butchery Workshops for budding home chefs. Our own experience with Meat Photography is pretty extensive and we’ve had the pleasure of all of the aforementioned and much more, documenting a whole range of Butchery Photography and Meat Photography for Multi Award winning Archers Butchery in Norwich. In fact, Archers won the prestigious Best Butchers shop in Britain 2019 in the Meat Management Industry Awards.
Professional Butchery Photography Packages
Our case study of Archer’s Butchery documents a great client / photographer retraction and a portfolio that has been built over time. Suffice to say, Butchery Photography can be compacted to provide all of the elements you will ever need for marketing your business and it doesn’t take long to build a portfolio of bespoke stock images that fit a really diverse range of purposes incl social media, advertising, online ordering, website and Press releases.
Farm to Fork – Livestock Images
Meat Photography with Heritage and Provenance. Almost all of Archers Butchers beef is supplied locally by P O Almey & sons of Tavistock Farm, Antingham near North Walsham. The Almey family have been farming cattle for generations and have a good stock of quality animals all year round. The breeds of cattle we have are mostly Simmental and Limousin (continental breeds which are famed for their lean tender meat) crossed with native breeds such as Hereford, Shorthorn and Aberdeen Angus which are known for their marbled texture. The Cattle are free to graze in large fields in and around the farm, eating mainly grass, supplemented by grain and vegetable waste such as potatoes and swede. They are bought into sheds for the winter months to shelter from the harsh weather and help to regenerate the soil.
Retail Photography for Butchers and Food Shops makes perfect sense in 2021
Gone are the days where Butchers shops consisted of sawdust floors, bloody counters a blood soaked aprons. We all love to experience awesome shopping experiences and walking into a modern, clean environment with welcoming, knowledgable staff and super attractive products is an appealing aspect for any potential customer. Showing off your interior online is actually another shop window to your business and a great way to generate new customers.
Butchery Photography is a great way to engage staff with customer. Make it personal!
Shopping local and building personal relationships with your customers has seen a phenomenal resurgence over the past few years. Staff who care about their customers is a recipe for success for return business. How many people return to a restaurant because of the fabulous service a they receive and when the staff know you by name. It evokes a sense of warmth that makes you feel special and it’s become the norm for many deli’s, farm shops and butchery businesses. Butchery Photography staff images are a great way to showcase the important behind your brand and add a sense of personality, especially if captured while interacting with customers and in the natural working environment.
Butchery Photography for food retailers
Recent data suggests Fresh red meat shoppers are more prepared than average to invest time shopping for their meat, wanting to become more informed about the product Quality is a top consideration for shoppers when purchasing meat so if you have an online shopping presence, why wouldn’t you want Butchery Photography to reflect your ethically sourced products. At Blanc Creative, we have an impressive for portfolio spanning huge range of products including meat, poultry, deli, restaurant food and Gastro Pub menus. We shoot our food photography using predominantly natural lighting and our style of imagery means that we are able to work in smaller spaces and on location. After all, you wouldn’t want to have to transport all of your Butchery produce out to a studio when you can shoot high quality photographs of your produce straight from the fridge.
Shout out with Butchery Photography. What makes your product different and desirable?
If you have a product or service that makes your brand or produce special, then why wouldn’t you shout about it. Himalayan Rock Salt Wall used for ageing the very best beef. Using Himalayan Salt Walls, butchers have been able to dry-age meat for extended periods of time without excess decomposition taking place. This is because of the naturally anti-microbial environment the salt chamber creates. The dry environment salt walls maintain, promotes the desired chemical reactions to take place within the meat. This includes the denaturing of protein fibres, which tenderises the meat to provide a heightened level of succulence. We entered the depths of a very cold refrigerator to photograph an impressive wall installed in Archers Butchery producing a set of imagery just perfect for social media platforms and press.
Want to talk more about your Brand. We’d love to hear from you!
We hope this small case study has “wet your appetite” for Butchery Photography or any other form of food photography that you may require to promote your business. We think it’s provides a genuine overview of how forward thinking businesses are adapting to changes in shopping environments and the need to positively market their brands successfully and inexpensively using professional photography. We would genuinely love to hear your ideas and we genuinely believe that we can turn your ideas into concepts into gorgeous food photography images. You may be surprised at how affordable professional photography can be.
Restaurant Food Photography has literally exploded over the past twelve months. The Covid-19 Pandemic ravaged restaurant trade across the UK. Following an initial three months of lockdown due to coronavirus, restaurants in the United Kingdom were allowed to re-open only to be hit with further extensive closures. As of December 20, 2020, the percentage of seated restaurant diners in the UK was around 44.35 percentlower than the last year’s figures. The hospitality industry has been looking for new ways to stay agile while also staying true to their values. It isn’t easy to change the core of a restaurants operation but for many predominantly eat-in establishments, the only infallible solution for survival during the COVID-19 crisis for many is online ordering for restaurants.
We’re living in an age of working from home, third-party delivery services and collect by car and professional restaurant food photography is now playing a big part in promoting the role of the restaurant in really uncertain times. The rise of the online men and visual platforms like Instagram are an essential part of the dining experience as customers have much more time to search for the meals they’d like to eat online. People shop with their eyes and attractive, professional restaurant food photography is experiencing a serious upturn. Social platforms and Commercial food photography doesn’t need to be shot in a studio. As a Norfolk based Commercial Photography business, Blanc Creative have seen a definite shift towards real food photos, shot onsite with natural lighting and no gimmicks.
Why Shoot your Restaurant Food Photography on location in your restaurant
1. Socially distanced food photography
Regardless of the size of your restaurant, it’s pretty much guaranteed that there will be locations available in the dining area, kitchen or even outside with natural lighting that will blend itself to affordable restaurant photography. Social distancing should be achieved with ease, especially as most restaurants will have already been set up as Covid safe environments. Meals can be presented and handed over safely to the photographer, who can then utilise any accessible areas in the restaurant. It’s important to remember where the photographer has been from a perspective of cleaning after the shoot has finished.
2.Styling your Restaurant Food Photography
At least half of great food photography is styling. There’s no need to employ food stylists. Your chefs plate food for service every day of the week. Different chefs style their plates differently, so it’s really important that the food genuinely reflects what the customer will see. We’ve all chosen from fast food menus that depict gloriously stacked burgers only to receive a pancake flat meal that looks nothing like the food on the photographs. Restaurant Food Photography needs to be shot honestly. Great Chefs love to take some artistic license.
3.Shooting food fast… but not that fast
Freshly prepared food has a short time frame for photography. It can lose its appeal quickly. As food photographers, we love to work fast, but not too fast that we get a backlog of dishes piling up to photograph. We’re super experienced shooting food. It’s an area we specialise in and our business values have always been about transparency and honesty. We shoot our food the same way. Our restaurant food photography showcases the actual food your business sells. Yes, there are multiple tricks that involve glue, shaving foam, mashed potatoes and varnish to make food fantastic, but this really isn’t us. We’re confident that you’ll love our photography and the way we work with you.
Food that’s been sat out for longer than 10-15 minutes will start to look tired, so you have to work quickly and creatively when shooting onsite.
4.Covid-19 has made Restaurant Food Photography an attractive purchase
If you business is seriously thinking about a food image portfolio, it may be a great time to turn your ideas into professional photographs. Many restaurants and venues have no customers or tables booked. This enables many more creative options for getting the best lighting for your images. It’s not all about tables. We use a variety of surfaces including the floor to really show off your food at it’s best. Setting up while a restaurant is closed enables you to spread out as much as you need and should reduce pressure on your chefs and kitchen staff who can concentrate solely on preparing attractive food rather than servicing orders for customers.
5. Shooting on location simply works
Shooting restaurant food photography onsite is completely different from studio based photography and I’m a great believer that customer reap benefits from booking shoots in their own environments. There may not be as much access to studio lighting or consistently lit backgrounds, but food photography is all about environment and every restaurant creates their menu to fit the environment they work in. Chefs know their kitchens inside out and shooting in a studio can be very clinical. Shooting naturally lit food photography also benefits those customers who have more limited establishments where space isn’t necessarily optimum.
If your business is looking to create a portfolio of professional Restaurant Food Photography images, it may not cost as much as you think. Professional images showcasing your food is an investment. Images have a vast range of uses from social media, websites, printed menus, signage and even artwork. To find out more about how we can help your business with moth watering food photography, why not call our office today on Mob: 07871 364041 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to stay on the right side of the Police, Security & Public.
This article is specifically geared to UK Photography Law at the time of writing. Legislation frequently changes . Other countries may have very strict laws regarding photography. This article has been produced as a rough guide and I can’t be held responsible actions you may take as a result of reading this while you’re out photographing in public. Always adopt a common sense approach and if in doubt, don’t do it! I don’t accept responsibility for any loss, damage or inconvenience suffered as a result of following information If you have any concerns about legal aspects of your work, the best advice is to consult a solicitor who specialises in this area.
Photography Law is an evolving beast.
I’ve written about photographing in public places historically but it’s always a valuable subject to return to, especially with more and more hostility directed towards photographers as they photograph in public places. A photographer on the streets can only be attributed to having a magnetic target on your back. People jumping in front of the camera, becoming abusive and generally quoting factually incorrect Photography Law along with the “You’re breaching my human rights” card simply by photographing a public space as they go about their business. I imagine many of these same people wouldn’t even take notice if a TV crew were working on the same spot filming the streets or if they saw themselves on TV at a concert or a large sporting event. For some strange reason, it simply wouldn’t evoke the same reaction as a solitary photographer working on a public street in a city centre.
Photography is subject to many laws that restrict where and when can operate and as a commercial photography business so a knowledge of Photography Law is really important, if nothing more than being able to provide a definitive answer when challenged or to prevent photographing illegally or running the risk of having legal action taken against you if you are flouting the law. I’ve worked as a professional commercial photographer for ten years but ironically, my previous career was in law enforcement as a Police Sergeant where amongst other disciplines, I worked as a qualified Evidence Gatherer on the Police Support Unit (or what many people will know as a riot team.)
I’m pretty confident about where and what I’m allowed to photograph in public, but I’m able to provide a number of examples where I’ve had hostility from members of the public or even been challenged by Police where the circumstances did not warrant it. Generally speaking, in the UK if you are in a public area, you may legally take as many photographs, either recreationally or for Business Photography purposes without fear of the law. However, over the past few years there have been several well-publicised incidents in which both amateur and professional photographers have been stopped and questioned by the police, and in some cases even arrested, while innocently taking photographs in public places. Let’s look at just one small example from my own experiences.
Photography Law Case Study. Why did the Police feel the need to challenge Commercial Photography in a public place?
I freelance for a business photographing Digital and Advertising Photography for a national client. During an assignment I was on a footpath on a main public road in a city centre location, around 50 metres from a College. I was approached by a plain clothes Police Officer who requested to know what I was doing. I didn’t feel the need to have to justify my actions. I’d not been acting suspiciously and legally didn’t need to offer any personal information. Photography Law essentially placed me in the same legal position as any other member of public on the same road who didn’t have a camera. Would the officer have challenged an innocent member of public standing on a public footpath. I think not! Stating the obvious, I had the decency to tell the Officer that “I was taking photographs” before I was told that my behaviour was suspicious because I was outside an Educational Establishment despite the fact that it was half term and the College was closed. Any unscrupulous individual taking photographs for a clandestine reason or for immoral purposes would be highly unlikely to be standing in plain view with large tripod and a professional camera on top. Eventually, having provided him with a very frank reason for why I was there, he left, having achieved nothing at all.
SECURITY CALL FILMMAKER ‘LUNATIC’ FOR DEFYING NONSENSE PHOTO BAN
24-year-old media graduate Alan Noble was shooting a time lapse video for a personal project promoting the North East, when Security Staff from Port of Tyne demanded that he cease filming even though he was doing sop from a public footpath and highway. Security treated Alan in a hostile manner, became abusive “lunatic” when he declined to comply before Police were called. Security threatened Alan with arrest and at one point, a uniformed security operative also grabbed his tripod and demanded to see the images he had captured. Fortunately Alan supported his story while filming the event unfold. Thankfully when the police were called they supported the filmmaker – agreeing after the end of the clip that he was well within his rights. Further information about this incident can be viewed at phnat.org
Police Services in the UK address gaps in Photography Law with clear guidance
Some Police forces have subsequently made efforts to publish clear guidance to officers. Contact with photographers, reporters and television crews is a regular occurrence for many officers and staff. The media influences our reputation so it’s crucial to maintain good working relations with its members, even in difficult circumstances. The Metropolitan Police have released an advice document that states;
“We encourage officers and the public to be vigilant against terrorism but recognise the importance not only of protecting the public from terrorism but also promoting the freedom of the public and the media to take and publish photographs. Guidance around the issue has been made clear to officers and PCSOs through briefings and internal communications. The following advice is available to all officers and provides a summary of the guidance around photography in public places.”
Best Practice for keeping on the right side of Photography Law
You have the right to photograph any subject providing you are in a public place and your actions are not carried out for the purposes of terrorism. If you are stopped on the street, remember;
Do not hand over your images or delete images from your memory cards or hard drives. You have the right to keep any photographs you take unless confiscated via a warrant.
You “DO NOT” need permission from your subject to take their photograph.
The copyright to any photographs you take belong to you, not the subject you have photographed (Imagine taking a photograph at a concert of a crowd and having 10,000 people demanding that they own the photograph you’ve taken. It’s ridiculous but a huge misconception that people actually believe)
You cannot be removed or restricted from taking photographs from a public place.
Police Officers may not forcibly viewed by a police officer unless they have good reason to do so.
Photography Law – Your restrictions as a photographer in public places
Understandably, there are circumstances as a photographer that will render your images or footage illegal and where Police rightfully have the have the authority to stop and search, seize your images, confiscate your equipment and arrest photographers with a view to prosecuting. A few of these examples are listed below;
Your photographs may not be indecent.
You may not take photographs in a private establishment or location without permission.
You may not take photographs for the purposes of terrorism.
London specific– You may not take photos for commercial purposes in Trafalgar Square or Parliament Square without permission of the Mayor!
You may not be persistent or aggressive if a subject will not be photographed as you could be committing the offence of harassment. Photographing another person in public only becomes harassment, as defined by the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, if “the person whose course of conduct is in question ought to know that it amounts to harassment of another if a reasonable person in possession of the same information would think the course of conduct amounted to harassment of the other.” In other words, taking one or two photos of someone isn’t harassment, but repeatedly deliberately stalking them and photographing them despite their protests would be a criminal offence.
Terrorism Act 2000
If an individual is behaving suspiciously, then it is important that the suspicions should naturally be reported the incident to police or through polite questioning of the individual. The police have a number of powers related to photography for terrorist purposes, but it’s inappropriate for Police to stop legitimate photographers from photographing. It is not an offence for the public or press photographers to take photographs of a public building and police officers photography law prevents do not have police, even with powers under counter-terrorism legislation to delete pictures or destroy memory cards or digital images. Equipment and media can only be seized when Police reasonably suspects they are intended to be used in connection with terrorism.
Photography and Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000
The power to stop and search someone under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 no longer exists. Police officers continue to have the power to stop and search anyone who they reasonably suspect to be a terrorist under Section 43 of the Terrorism Act.
Photography and Section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000
Officers have the power to stop and search a person who they reasonably suspect to be a terrorist. The purpose of the stop and search is to discover whether that person has in their possession anything which may constitute evidence that they are a terrorist. Officers have the power to view digital images contained in mobile telephones or cameras carried by a person searched under S43 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to discover whether the images constitute evidence that the person is involved in terrorism. Officers also have the power to seize and retain any article found during the search which the officer reasonably suspects may constitute evidence that the person is a terrorist. This includes any mobile telephone or camera containing such evidence. Officers do not have the power to delete digital images or destroy film at any point during a search. Deletion or destruction may only take place following seizure if there is a lawful power (such as a court order) that permits such deletion or destruction.
Section 58A of the Terrorism Act 2000
Section 58A of the Terrorism Act 2000 covers the offence of eliciting, publishing or communicating information about members of the armed forces, intelligence services or police where the information is, by its very nature, designed to provide practical assistance to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. Any officer making an arrest for an offence under Section 58A must be able to demonstrate a reasonable suspicion that the information was, by its very nature, designed to provide practical assistance to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. It would ordinarily be unlawful to use section 58A to arrest people photographing police officers in the course of normal policing activities, including protests because there would not normally be grounds for suspecting that the photographs were being taken to provide assistance to a terrorist. An arrest would only be lawful if an arresting officer had a reasonable suspicion that the photographs were being taken in order to provide practical assistance to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. There is nothing preventing officers asking questions of an individual who appears to be taking photographs of someone who is or has been a member of Her Majesty’s Forces (HMF), Intelligence Services or a constable so long as this is being done for a lawful purpose and is not being done in a way that prevents, dissuades or inhibits the individual from doing something which is not unlawful.
This is a sensitive area and every photographer needs to be aware of the potential impact of photographing children in a public place. Like myself as a parent, we’re understandably protective of our children. They are viewed as vulnerable subjects and many photographers with innocent intentions have found themselves in awkward positions either legally or from aggressive parents who jump irrationally to the wrong conclusions about why their child is being photographed. If you are taking photographs in a public place, at sporting events sports event or just on the street, there are some guidelines you must follow. There is no specific law in the UK against photographing people, even children. Photography Law means it is your right as a photographer to take a photo of whatever subject you unless it’s in a location where they might reasonably expect privacy. If you’re working commercially, you may be requested not to take photographs of individual or groups of children from a safeguarding perspective, so if you are a professional, then failing to adhere to these requests is likely to impact negatively on your reputation and ability to obtain repeat assignments. Legally, there is no legal jurisdiction under law to prevent you from taking photographs, but please do take a common sense approach.
You may receive some questions or comments from your subjects and we have detailed an appropriate response to these:
”You have no right to take a photo of me or my child!”
By law, you can take a photo of anyone from any public place. If it is a private establishment like a bar for example, you must get permission from the owner.
“You can’t use those photos unless I sign a model release form.”
There is no requirement for you to sign a model release form under UK law, unless you intend to use the image in commercial work like advertising. It is advisable to get a model release form signed under those circumstances.
“You are invading my personal privacy.”
There are no specific privacy laws that stop me taking photographs in a public place apart from locations where your subject might reasonably expect privacy for example if I was taking a photograph “You are invading my privacy.”
“I would like to see your photography license or ID”
You do not need a photography license to take photos from a public or even in a private location if you have the consent of the owner. Photography licenses are something that do not exist in the UK.
“I do not like that image of me/ my child — I want it deleted”
I’m afraid that the image owner ship is mine as the photographer. The subject has no rights or ownership to the image. Any attempt to delete the image is against UK law. This also applies if I’m photographing figures in authority like security guards or police or the general public. Only a Police Warrant will allow photographs to be taken away.
“My child is/ I am under 16, so you cannot publish the photo.”
There is no age law to prevent the publication of any photos regardless of the age of the subject. There are indecency laws which cover all imagery.
Photography Law and how we conduct ourselves in public is a massive area of interest that could be written about in volumes and we’ve literally just broken the surface. Be polite and respectful, ask permission to take photographs from a parent or guardian where appropriate and act responsibly and sensibly using a commons sense approach. Following just these three steps will make the whole process of photographing in public, a much more enjoyable experience. Put personal safety before anything else and enjoy your work. If you can educate just a handful of people, then we should be able to slowly reduce hostility and suspicions about why and who we are photographing.
Company Photography for the Security Industry from Blanc Creative
Commercial Photography is as important in the security industry and defence sectors as it is in the corporate world. Creating dynamic company photography that can be utilised for exciting marketing campaigns, tenders, advertising has never been so important. Great company photography can act as a very positive marketing tool and diverse commercial photographs have the added advantage of multiple uses across public relations and social media photography platforms.
We live in an age everyone wants to see the faces and services behind a business. behind a business. People don’t want to ‘just’ read about these things anymore. If the truth is to really be told, most people, myself included, creative informative copy for my Company Photography Blogs, because without it, there’s a lot less opportunity to picked up by Google Rankings or other SEO based platforms. Potential clients for your business are looking more and more to see exactly what your services and products are through photography and really stunning commercial photography images. It really doesn’t matter what sector you work in, and Covid-19 has impacted dramatically on this as businesses turn more to online sales, marketing and advertising to replace traditional face to face meetings.
Security Industry Company Photography
Private security is a multi billion pound industry, with personnel outnumbering police officers by 18 to one. The marketplace is booming. There are approximately 360,000 licensed security operatives in the UK compared with 20,000 police officers. The security industry has increasingly become part of the police family. According to the Infologue website, the turnover of the UK’s regulated security industry two years ago in 2018 was over £4 billion and this figure appears to be growing at a speedy rate. The need for a professional, dependable private security industry is required to protect people, property, assets and operations. These responsibilities cannot always be maintained by the police as the demands for security in society and businesses increase.
The Norse Group Security Sector cover a huge range of Security based services, nationally, to commercial clients and small to large businesses and recognise the importance of bespoke commercial photography. Modern, impactive images documenting professional services have replaced outdated stock images of smiling models which are simply no longer representative of your team or business! We work with our clients to showcase your individual employees, your senior management, your equipment.. your whole security industry operation. Incorporating branding into your business photographs is a key way to let your audience know, that your photographs are legitimate and specifically relate to your own company and furthermore, images of your workplace can demonstrate professionalism and show the world that your business is a ‘real’ operation – not just a faceless website operation run from your house.
At Blanc Creative we offer a full spectrum of Company Photography services from staff headshots and portraits to marketing photography and social media packages ideal for use on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Instagram and more. We’ve been established for over ten years established working with numerous companies from large multinationals to sole trader businesses and business professionals. Our Company Photography has taken us across the whole of the UK and internationally. We are based in the heart of Norwich but regularly cover Kent, the Midlands, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. To find out more about our extensive range of services including Drone Filming, Aerial Photography and Creative Video Production, why not reach out to today and speak with our team on Mob: 07871 364041 or email: email@example.com
Social Media Photography in Norwich. We work with new customers and existing clients to help promote social media with professional Photographs.
Social media photography is a fantastic tool to get your business seen by potential new customers. We work solely in the commercial photography industry. That’s the truth. I know that many photographers claim to be “Commercial photographers” shooting “Social Media Photography” and “Corporate Photography” but take a visit to their home pages and you’ll find all manner of wedding photography, newborn photography, pet photography and any other genres. We pride ourselves on ten years of corporate photography and commercial video productions for a really wide range of sectors. nBlanc Creative work with sole traders right through to international clients. That may be a bold statement, but it’s not a lie. We are super proud to show off our international portfolio and we encourage visitors to dig around our site and see if they can find some inspiration for their own business.
Marketing photography has played a big part of my day to day role and Social Media Photography goes hand in hand with this. Social media is all about generating exciting content that is relevant and engaging. Social Media Photography encourages interaction from your followers and has the potential to significantly increase how your brand is recognised. Image-led social media has opened up a really interesting concept for Photographers. Work published on these platforms reaches huge audiences and it doesn’t matter what industry you work in, even business sectors that are considered mundane or provincially traditional can still benefit from carefully curated Social Media Photography. It’s a great way to persuade existing customers to try out new products or services or simply highlighting your latest services or products. people what sets you apart from your competitors.
Shooting high quality images for your social media is actually a really diverse way to also build a stock library. All of the major platforms for social media have different aspects for optimising that media. Shooting images slightly wider in a standard 3 x 2 landscape format, means that you have the options to use your commercoial photographs for every day branding and advertising and then simply crop in the images to achieve an artistic perspective for you key social media platforms. So it really is a win win situation and not as expensive to shoot as you may think.
RESTAURANT SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY
Why do I need professional Social media Photography?
Standing out from the crowd in a world of selfies and smart phones will re-enforce our brand, your business and your services. We’ve all seen stunning images on platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest but the truth is, the majority of the viral, epic images are not shot on a phone, but using professional camera equipment by commercial photographers who shoot social media photography. To really understand the power of social media photography, we only need look at key statistics from Instagram to realise how important the social media images has become;
One Billion people use Instagram every month.
Average users spend 30 minutes every day on Instagram
81% of people use Instagram to research Products and Services
50% of people have visited a website to make a purchase after seeing a product or service on Instagram
How can we help your social media accounts thrive?
We can shoot new content on a monthly basis, providing enough Social Media Photography to fill your daily feeds for a period that suits your business. It could be a month, two months… The choice is yours. Your images will be totally unique and individually focused to your own brand or industry specific sector that you operate within. If you’re looking to create an inexpensive portfolio social media photographs, then please reach out today on Mob: 07871 364041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and speak with one of team. We’d genuinely love to turn your ideas into awesome photographs.
REACH NEW CUSTOMERS – CREATE ENGAGEMENT WITH AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHS – PUSH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Grounds Maintenance Business Photography from Blanc Creative
When you think of Grounds maintenance Photography, it’s not difficult to imagine a wonderful vision of well-tended green spaces and a sense of pride among communities. It shows that the grounds are treated with the care they deserve. Whether it’s parks and gardens, green areas around historic buildings, libraries, offices, residential homes or school playing fields, Grounds Maintenance make communities happier and healthier places in which to live, work and learn. The Daventry Norse Group Grounds Maintenance division combine the latest technology, the best materials, top quality equipment and well-trained and motivated staff across a diverse range of horticultural facilities. The teams work in areas including: school playing fields, hospital grounds, cemeteries, housing and amenity sites. In addition to the care and upkeep of these areas, the highly skilled gardeners and managers are able to advise customers on opportunities to improve their gardens and grounds.
Why choose Grounds Maintenance Business Photography?
With so much hard work being undertaken by Grounds staff, having professional Grounds Maintenance Business Photography to support and reflect a Professional Maintenance service is incredibly important. Photography can really work for any business, providing creative, colourful imagery that can work as Bespoke Stock Photography, PR Photography, Case Study Imagery and Advertising Material. Generic Stock Photography will serve a purpose, of course, but Bespoke Commercial Photography that highlights you brand, commercial values, professionalism and dynamic staff are just a few reasons why employing a Professional Photography makes financial sense. Bespoke Photography will definitely cost less than high quality Stock Images when you consider how many images you are likely to receive from a professional assignment combined with the fact that you simply won’t or shouldn’t find your own bespoke images across other businesses. We live in an era where consumers are far more considerate of the brands they buy from. Being ‘authentic’ is just one of many reasons for owning your own Business Photography portfolio. The Norse Group is just one example of our client base who actively choose to showcase their full range of business services. Their Grounds Maintenance Business Photography is a diverse sector covering a multitude of environmental services disciplines. People want to buy from and work with people.
Authentic stock imagery in your brand re-enforce a trust for what their business stands for. Businesses understandably use stock imagery to change customer perceptions and generic stock photography purchased online can actually have a negative affect on business. Primarily, it may give a false impression of imagery of your staff at work or false perspectives of the activities behind the scenes. This may invalidate your credibility to future clients as they may perceive you to be hiding the truth about your businesses size or capabilities. There are certain stock images out there that have been so frequently used, that as soon as you land on the website, you will we simply ignore or fail to engage with the business on any level whatsoever. Using bespoke Business portrays a unique value tailored completely to you brand, your services and your values.
Capturing your own Business Photography is a perfect opportunity to increase your brand awareness. As a direct example, the Grounds Maintenance Business Photography case study here, delivers not only company branding, but also highlights the extensive plant and professional maintenance equipment being used by the company. This is significantly more impactful than a generic stock image that you can reverse engineer and find on another 1000 websites.
To give a physical example that relates directly to this article, you can see from the following how quickly the use of generic stock images can water down a brand, especially if an images is attractive. Two years ago, Blanc Creative uploaded a single concert crowd image to a “FREE” stock photography site as a little experiment to see what kind of reaction it would receive and how many people search for free photographs. WoW! I wish I had a just £1 for every download. 1.8 Million views later it’s been downloaded over 15,600 times and even been used in a FORBES article online. Goes to show just how important originality and bespoke stock photos are for your business if you want to be different and stand out from everybody else.
To find out more about our Commercial Photography and Corporate4 Video Production services, why not call one of team on Tel: 07871 364041 or email email@example.com
Music PR Photography is playing more of an important role in the music world than it ever has before. Lockdown has brought with it, an important means for music artists and bands to reach their audience. Social media and online platforms are now literally with bursting with performances, zoom rehearsals and virtual concerts. Spotify and other digital music platforms are expanding at phenomenal speed and PR Photography is playing a key role in gaining exposure for new and established artists. Musician PR Photography is a positive way to supporting Musicians and Bands as they attempt to reclaim their stages in 2021. With major festivals including Glastonbury cancelling for another year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Musicians are having to think outside of the box in order to stay afloat in the most difficult of times.
Many artists simply don’t take the time to get a good image,. are missing an opportunity to win fans. Music PR Photography is really important for marketing and promotion, because that’s also something that people will maybe post on their profile and share. Social influencing has never played such a massive part of advertising. The majority of engagement and fan generation online is now via platforms where visual appearance is the key to success. Stripping the concept of why ProfessionalMusician PR Photography is a ‘MUST’ down most basic of concepts, did you know that 80% of people choose a bottle of wine based on the label?It’s exactly the same with photography.
Why Music PR Photography from Blanc Creative?
At Blanc Creative, we have been shooting professional, high end Music Photography for over a decade. We’ve worked alongside some of the World’s best known Music Celebrities and syndicated Press Photography to Press Agencies, Newspapers and Television Channels across the world. Creative Director, Lee Blanchflower knows all too well, that whilst experienced artists are generally supported by a media team, many less experienced artists are looking for an experienced, professional photographer to support them through the process of building a Music Portfolio both on and off stage. It’s always best when the photographer and artists come together to collaborate. Lots of bands and artists have a vision of how they want to be portrayed through the lens and turning that vision into a reality is where Blanc Creative really shine through. The Digital Cameras age has literally turned anybody with a smart phone into a photographer, but commissioning an experienced Music Photographer to shoot Musician PR Photography is extremely worthwhile.
If you’re still not quite convinced about why you may need Professional Music PR Photography, here’s a few pointers that may just change your mind;
Professional Music PR Photography for Websites. Why it makes sense?
At Blanc Creative we’d always suggest can’t stress enough the importance of using professional Photography for your website. Why? Anybody even stumbling across your website for the first time needs to be hooked on it. Great Musician PR Photography means you have a greater chance of people wanting to dig around more and essentially find out more about you. For elements like the background images, slider images, and all important official promotional photos, it will be stunningly obvious when you’ve not used a professional images. Don’t drive people away with sub standard imagery. At Blanc Creative, we’ll put together affordable options without skimping on quality or style.
Find the right Music PR Photographer – Not a Weekend Warrior!
Are you looking to Hire a Professional Music Photographer or Bank Cashier who has a flash camera and moonlights at the weekend? It’s a very real question that makes for good reading in our Weekend Warrior Blog Post. So you’re on a budget and value for money is always going to be in the back of your mind, but a lot of the time we hear “BUY CHEAP, BUY TWICE” over and over again. You get what you pay for in life. Many clients think that photography is simple. “Oh, you just press your finger down a few times. It’s not hard” or “Oh, that’s an expensive camera, it must take really good photos.” The truth of the matter is, that taking high quality imagery is a combination of vast experience, attention to detail, having an eye for composition and battling environmental lighting conditions to create artwork. You are paying for these elements and believe it or not, a £50,000 camera won’t make you a good photographer!
Insurance. Why wouldn’t your Music PR Photographer have it?
This blog may be full of analogies but something else to consider… If you stepped into a Taxi to take you home after a night out, you’d expect the driver to have insurance. So why wouldn’t you expect the same from your photographer? Any Professional Music Photographer should be able to produce their Public Liability. Professional Indemnity and Employers Liability Insurance. If they don’t have insurance, then you may want to ask why?
Music PR Photography – Meet Your Music Photographer
It’s really important to meet and communicate with your photographer before you agree to work with them. Firstly, you need to gel together. There’s nothing worse than meeting a client on location for a shoot only to find that you have nothing in common, that you can’t hold a conversation with them and that there is an uncomfortable atmosphere around the shoot. If this happens, your photos will be terrible…Guaranteed! Rapport is everything. If you’re relaxed around your photographer, your Music PR Photography will be a much more productive, enjoyable experience. Another key benefit of a person to person meeting is that it allows a chance for a pre-shoot production meeting. Setting out clear objectives saves valuable time not having to plan on the fly and allows all parties to work to an achievable goal.
Talk with us Today about your Music PR Photography Goals
Lee Blanchflower is the owner of Blanc Creative. He’s been a Commercial Photographer and Professional Music Photographer since 2009. Lee has worked across the world on assignments and won The SWPP Travel Photographer of the Year Award in 2013. Lee works as a full time professional photographer, covers a wide section of independent and national Music Festivals and Concerts and provides Music PR Photography for established and new artists. He has been published in may mainstream newspapers including The Sunday Times, Guardian and Daily Mail To name just a few.
If you’d like to find out more about how Blanc Creative can help with your Music Photography, please contact our Team on 07871 364041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction Project management plays a key role in the success of Garon Building Services. During challenging times, an experienced, level headed team member who can manage the day to day project is a MUST and the past few weeks have certainly been testament to this. Norfolk has suffered as Storm Christoph brought some exceptionally wet weather to the region, we’ve had freezing frosts, snow and the Covid-19 pandemic seems set to be with us for the foreseeable future. The construction sector has been impacted nationally with delays in manufacturing of materials, restricted deliveries and potential staffing implications as businesses furlough employees and experience self-isolation through lockdown.
Garon Building services have embraced all of the above, pulling together and pushed hard to ensure that our latest project at Bradwell Doctors Surgery and Pharmacy is on track and that Phase One will be delivered ahead of time.
Reason for Utilising Construction Project Management
Effective construction project management has a number of great benefits. It increases the potential for successful project completion within timescales and ensuring that construction projects remain in budget. As with all Construction Businesses, we use qualified individuals who are understandably competent in their trades, but having a dedicated Construction Manager with valuable experience in solving problems, removes a lot of pressure. It ensures a smooth transition as trades overlap in addition to overseeing the planning, design and construction of projects. To look at things in a bit more depth, here are just a few reasons why you should consider choosing a Company like ourselves at Garon, who can assist with Construction Project Management.
1.Construction Project Management Budgets
Budget management is always going to play a huge part of any construction project whether it’s a single storey residential extension or a multi million pound office block. If you’re not doing an effective job then your overheads will absolutely spiral. Effective construction management includes planning in advance, by painstakingly document exactly what materials are required, break down how many staffing-hours are needed and include an all important contingency plan for the inevitable setbacks and unforeseen problems.
2. Preventing Delays
A good Construction Manager has the foresight to not only control initial labour and material costs, but to ensure that those materials are sourced and delivered to enable trades to complete the project on time. Availability of materials cause price increases and delivery setbacks, that will have a huge domino effect on schedules, late handovers and more often than not, overrun penalties. Of course, all of this means lost profits and increased expenditure. This is particularly relevant to large-scale projects that have more potential for problems that could significantly delay a A construction manager measures each design decision with careful analysis, calculating the impact that decision will make.
This one is very simple. Construction Project Management is about accountability. Once in place, there is very little confusion about who takes important responsibility for decision making. The construction manager directs the focus of the overall project team so that all understand what they are supposed to be doing and why. The construction manager’s global view of the project enables agile management of evolving risks as they occur. The physically accountability doesn’t fall directly on the shoulders of the project manager, as individuals directly under the project manager must take accountability for their own work and roles. With construction project management, risk management is even more important than on other projects. There are issues with safety that are more dangerous than risks that can impact other types of projects. Therefore, spending time with the team gathering their input as well as researching other sources is key to a strong risk management plan. The sheer size of projects and the number of teams can make micromanaging everyone a waste of time. A successful project manager trusts workers have the skills to complete the project on time, and the workers need to have trust in their PM regarding the assignment and distribution of given tasks. Although it can feel difficult not to have 100% control over every construction activity, the project manager will ensure the project runs effectively and efficiently.
4. Managing Relationships with Stakeholders
While internal communication between workers and the project manager is necessary, external communication with project stakeholders is an important element. Without those stakeholders, there would be no Construction projects. Communicating the progress and health of the project with key and co-ordinating resources with external partners will help execute a project more efficiently. Other considerations include maintaining positive relationships with third-party sources, such as subcontractors, to ensure that they have the resources available to complete a project. You will notice that all of the points mentioned here overlap between the disciplines.
5. Reducing Risks in Construction Project Management
Another main role of construction project managers is risk management. The role includes identifying and responding to potential issues throughout the span of the project. and to reduce any elements that negatively impact on project completion. Risks can include unrealistic scheduling of work, commitments ineffective planning and design concepts and continuously changing regulatory requirements and legislation. Contingency plans ensure a proactive approach to risk management rather working reactively. A project manager who incorporates risk management in their overall plan is often more effective and should ideally, be able to deliver the final project within its set specifications.
Good project manager are able to think laterally, outside of the box and ideally should have experienced working in the industry as well as having substantial personal skills and an academic overview of business. Construction project managers need to get the basics right. There is more than just heavy Plant churning up a construction site. The whole team who working on any phase phases of a project requires solid leadership skills, motivational skills and communication to the benefit of the project’s goals. To find out more how Garon Building Servicescan manage and deliver every aspect of your project, why not speak with our team today on 07887 418443 or 07515 813610 0r email email@example.com