Business Photography for a Biotech company who are innovating natural solutions for global problems.
Colorifix are a Biotech company developing state of the art processes to develop dyes that are biologically produced, meaning cleaner inputs and cleaner outputs uses up to 10 times less water than conventional dyeing practices. The annual clothing volume for the UK alone requires over 20 billion litres of water to dye. If you were standing on Tower Bridge looking down at the River Thames and waiting for this amount of water to pass under the bridge, you would have to wait 3.9 days. Colorifix dyes are biologically produced, meaning cleaner inputs and cleaner outputs that could reduce this time down to about 9 hours.
We recently had a fantastic opportunity to work on a laboratory based portfolio of creative images for Colorifix, a Norwich based BioTechnology company. Colorifix use synthetic biology to removing the need for harsh chemistry in the creation or deposition of dyes used in garments and textiles. Our visit involved producing a set of images for the company based around their working environment, laboratory processes and employees, which could be used as stock images on their website, blogs, social media and across printed materials.
Producing Business Photography that reflects the values and ethos of the clients products or services is an important factor in shooting really photography. Colorifix dyes are produced, deposited and fixed onto fabrics without the need for heavy metals, organic solvents or acids. Their additives rely exclusively on compounds that are widely used in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries. Showcasing their laboratory, research facilities and fabric testing, gives viewers a snippet behind the scenes
Organic images truly are the “King of Content.” Business Photography showing real staff members interacting with company branding in real environments have much more longevity than disposable stock images that you will see on numerous sites. It’s about gaining some individuality with bespoke photographs. Potential clients or visitors to your site or those viewing your printed promotional, will see your brand or product as authentic rather than “just another company using the same images.”
If your brand needs professional, business photography, portrait images or short promotional films, then please reach out and contact Blanc Creative today on Mob: 07871 364041 or email email@example.com
How can professional Photography and Video Production benefit your business during coronavirus?
As the world comes to terms with an unprecedented health risk with COVID-19, high quality Health & Safety photographs have never played such an important role for many businesses. It may be hard to believe but for many companies, new working practices and policies surrounding staff welfare and safe business operation has highlighted a genuine need for updating risk assessment, Health and Safety Photography and essential staff training videos. Lockdown easing has been announced and businesses of all shapes and are preparing to ease staff members back into their roles and many businesses are opting to produce easy to follow online procedures and guidance. Throughout the pandemic and lockdown, Professional Photography has still been permitted subject to social distancing and implementing common sense Health & Safety procedures. You may be wondering what kind of commercial photography would be essential for businesses, so we’ve highlighted a few examples of how we’ve been helping businesses.
Working tirelessly behind the scenes, businesses have been working 24 hours a day to ensure that lives are saved by ensuring essential protective equipment, emergency food boxes and tests kits are stored, packed and delivered across the UK. We worked with Norse Total Facilities Management division, to document the PPE team at a secret location as they responded to requests for PPE, prepared orders and planned deliveries to care homes, social work teams, schools, district councils, fire services and test and trace teams, as well as delivering food to households in need, or to people shielding.
Cleaning procedures for businesses where covid-19 is suspected
Through the absolute height of the pandemic, the Norse Group ensured that their exacting levels of safe working practices remained in place for those who remained in work. reducing any potential spread of coronavirus was imperative. Durng the first lockdown in 2020, we worked on Health and Safety Photography assignments with The Incident Management Team (IMT) producing important training material in line with changing Government guidance. The work assisted with the Group maintaining frontline services with the correct control measures in place, protecting staff and customers to the correct level of restrictions within the appropriate local tier level. Read more about our Cleaning services Health & Safety commercial photography.
Lateral Flow Rapid Test Centre Health and Safety Photography
Rapid Flow Testing for Covid-19 has been an important measure in identifying those who might be carrying and spreading the virus without knowing it. Symptom-free community COVID testing is being rolled out across Norfolk after successful pilots in the east and west of the county.We were assigned during the pandemic to document the opening of a brand new testing facility. Imagery would be used for PR, Press and promotional purposes, but would also serve to provide up to date images of test procedures being carried out that could be used in future case studies, printed documents and online news articles.
Socially distanced Health and Safety Photography for essential workers
As Covid-19 continues in different ways in many parts of the world, workplaces have had to adapt new, Covid-secure ways of working and managing safety, health and wellbeing. Even. the most seemingly simple of day to day working practices have been affected. This presents challenges, especially with restrictions such as social distancing whilst working in public places. We’ve been working with businesses as they adapt to the pandemic. Our commercial photography and Health and Safety Video training products resources help companies to navigate a safe path with guidance across areas including safe people, safe workplaces, safe systems and safe equipment.
If your business could benefit from Health and Safety Photography or informative Video Training Products, then why not call our team today on Tel: 07871 364041 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would be thrilled to speak with you about your upcoming projects and can offer guidance and advice on the most cost affective means of delivering professional photography to your business.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
East Anglian Children’s Hospice – Norwich Drone Photography
We’ve been providing Norwich Drone Photography to clients for almost seven years and excusing the pun, the time literally has “flown by.” We’ve built a great professional portfolio of aerial photography and aerial filming across a diverse range of industries , so when the chance presented itself to support the wonderful East Anglian Children’s Hospice at the Nook Hospice in Norwich, we couldn’t wait to take our Norwich Drone Photography to the skies. East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) offer care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and support families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. East Anglian Children’s Hospice offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies; at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
The Nook has literally transformed children’s palliative care in Norfolk and North Suffolk with the construction of a fabulous, purpose-built hospice in the heart of Norfolk, The Nook is a modern building nestled in the heart of rural Framingham Pigot providing much needed care. The facilities replaced the existing Quidenham Hospice and has been designed to support families in Norfolk and North Suffolk with the very best services in an accessible purpose-built environment. East Anglian Children’s HospiceWe rely heavily on voluntary donations to support the services we are able to offer to families, children and young people with life-threatening conditions. Support is provided free of charge and EACH rely on voluntary donations for the majority of their income and need to raise over £6 million from fundraising and £5 million in income from our shops each year. Continued improvements in care means children and young people are living longer and with more complex medical conditions. There are currently more than 2,000children and young people in the area living with a life-threatening condition, who may require an aspect of the service EACH deliver. This figure is growing rapidly. Public Health studies report this could be as high as 6,000 by 2025. Awareness and understanding of our services are also growing, meaning a higher proportion of that increasing figure will inevitably be seeking care and support. Careers may have to be put on hold, healthy brothers and sisters can feel left out and regular family activities and holidays can be rare. During all of this, families are going through a process of grieving. EACH care and support is tailored for the needs of all family members and delivered where the families wish – in their own home, at hospital, in the community or at one of three hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Norfolk. They currently care for 365 children and young people and 463 family members receiving face-to-face support. The family centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
Norwich Drone Photography – Choosing the right operator
Flying drones is tremendously fun for people of all ages but there are some big differences between recreational flying and operating as a Licensed Pilot. The combination of fun and endless possibilities for videographers can lead to some inexperienced pilots getting in over their heads. As more inexperienced pilots take on jobs, the chance of accidents occurring increases leaving both the PILOT and CLIENT legally LIABLE for possible damages. Any drone pilot receiving payment for aerial work is legally required to have CAA / IAA permission and valid commercial insurance. Choosing a registered pilot, you can rest assured that you are employing the services of an approved drone pilot who operates in accordance with UK/ ROI drone laws. We’ve been shooting Norwich Drone Photography for many years. In fact, we were among the first 3118 people in the UK to obtain a Permission for Commercial Operation back in the days where Norwich Drone Photography was quite rare. Drones have revolutionised the way we do business but to maximise your investment and any money spent on done footage or photography as a client there are always a number of things to check before employing a drone pilot.
License – Always ask to see a valid Permission for Commercial Operation or Licensed to cover the type of drone being flown. You can check that your Pilot is Licensed here on the Civil Aviation Authority Website. You’ll find us under Lee Blanchflower Trading as Blanc Creative.
Risk Assessment – Any professional pilot will limit risks on site by preparing a Pre Flight Risk Assessment. Request to see a copy of this document before any flights take place.
Insurance – Valid Insurance is a MUST HAVE before any flights take place. Flight insurance can be obtained as an annual policy or can be purchased immediately prior to flight so there is no excuse to allow your pilot to fly without insurance.
If you think we could help your business with our range of Drone Photography and Drone Filming, then why not contact our team today. We’ll talk you through every step of your project from concept to delivery. You can speak with the Blanc Team on Mob: 07871 364041 or email: email@example.com
Professional PR Photography for your business has become an essential marketing tool for promoting your services or products. Placing your faith in a good PR Photographer or Press Photographer shouldn’t be a worry. As a business, we’ve repeatedly seen PR Photography shot on Smartphones to accompany high profile news stories.
We totally understand that the latest smartphones are phenomenal and with the right lighting you can shoot some great images, but ideally, investing in high quality PR Photography will set your business apart from others.
Why shoot professional PR Photography?
Media Stories: National media outlets and press will rely on professional PR Photography to accompany stories. Having a solid collection of images can ultimately make the difference between quarter page story or a double page spread and a longer feature, especially now many newspapers are posting stories online.
Delivering a professional message to potential clients: A great PR Photography image is worth a whole story of words and in the current social media driven market we work in, great PR and marketing convey’s the right message to your audience and potential clients.
Printed and Digital Media Platforms: Whatever platforms you use for your content marketing, images are vital. There’s lots of research out there to show how images can help increase engagement
Great value for money: Spending money on quality PR Photography will benefit your business. A solid bank of images that repreent your brand can be re-used across a multitude of projects , tenders, case studies and Advertising to name just a few valuable areas. Compare quality pR Photography against Stock images and you will soon see that bespoke photographs are considerable less expensive than you might think.
Case Study – Hiab MULTILIFT PR Photography
We recently carried out an assignment for Hiab MULTILIFT to produce a set of images to accompany the delivery of a Hookloader to a long-standing waste and skip hire company in Great Yarmouth who have invested in a new MULTILIFT hookloader to manage an increase in demand for its services within the East of England. East Coast Waste Disposal Ltd which incorporates Clems Skip Hire offers recycling services and skip hire for domestic and commercial customers in Norfolk and Suffolk. Established in 1979, the business has grown from strength to strength and now boasts a 30-strong fleet with 25 drivers and 27 support staff. Paul Clements, director for East Coast Waste Disposal said the new MULTILIFT would help the business based in Great Yarmouth respond to customer demand.
Blanc Creative photographed a set of Commercial Photographs that would be used in the Trade Press and to as a PR Tool for Hiab. The images showcased the new vehicle on site with Dek Butler, a MULTILIFT Specialist for Hiab UK and the vehicle operating the Hookloader. The images were shot on site and utilised both natural lighting and a number of Dynamic images using studio lighting on location at the Great Yarmouth Depot.
CONTACT US TODAY FOR ALL OF YOIUR PR PHOTOGRAPHY REQUIREMENTS
We can help your business, service or brand with all types of press photography and PR images. Why not reach out today ands speak with one of our team on T: 07871 364041 about how we can turn your visions into awesome images.
2020 is already proving to be a fantastic year for property photography. As restrictions slowly lift from the Covid-19 pandemic, the construction industry and building sectors across commercial and residential sectors are fighting back. The property market appears to be booming and with this, comes the need for property photography on those newly developed residential properties. At Blanc Creative we’ve been supplying our professional photography services to clients throughout Norfolk and the UK. Our most recent work has taken us to Suffolk, Northampton, Bury, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Leamington Spa to name just a few. We cover all areas of property photography including;
*Construction Photography incorporating building work from the ground up to completion
*Drone filming and aerial Property photography promoting entire construction sites and finished housing estates
*Exterior property photography imagery for advertising, brochures, websites and case studies
*Interior property photography showcasing interior design and lifestyle
*Case studies with new home owners
If you have found us online it may be because you are looking for professional Property Photography. We are sure that our extensive portfolios will reflect Lee Blanchflower and Blanc Creative as a leading commercial photographer. We have provided worked clients across the UK in not only Property Photography sector, but all aspects of commercial and corporate business. We work with property developers, architects, building companies and interior designers.
Property Photography – Achieve your marketing goals with professional imagery
Whether you are looking for a construction photographer or property photographer, photographer or you need interior photography for your project, we always ensure the highest standard of work is completed. We have an eye for detail and 10 years of experience shooting commercial Photography. Our modern photography combined with the latest digital cameras and post shoot editing software ensures that your photographs are delivered to the highest of standards and suitable for all printed and digital media platforms. You properties will take centre stage, promoting sales and supporting your marketing and advertising goals. We offer competitive rates that offer quality photography at favourable prices.
When marketing any property, poor photography can make this difference between winning and losing a sale. An experienced professional photographer will showcase your property as you would truly wish it to be seen, with exceptional images. Unless you are proficient in high-end photography and post-production skills then it’s best you leave the photography to our team. We live in a digital world where Google is usually the first place we visit and people now search online for properties before even venturing to an estate agent. Great photographs are essential in marketing a house or commercial property and professional property photograph will encourage potential clients through the door. It is likely that you are looking on this page because you are serious or at least starting to think seriously about having professional images taken of your property, so have full confidence that you will be hiring a photographer who’s serious about producing high quality images for you to make sure you heading off on the best direction.
Please take a few moments to view our range of look books where you will find residential photography, industrial photography, construction photography and much more.
To find out more about our range of services, why not call today and speak with our team on 07871 364041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why choose the Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL Lighting kit as your go to potable lighting setup? Well we all know when it comes to lighting equipment, there’s a massive amount of choice on the market with a range of prices to fit every pocket and the whole spectrum of photographers from novice to award winning professional. Choosing what is right for you as a photographer can at first seem a bit overwhelming. Believe me, I know. I trawled the internet and Wex Photography (the showroom in Norwich happens to be literally on my doorstep,) to try and find a solution that would fit my work as a commercial photographer. I’ve done the whole heavy light set-up having owned two pairs of Bowens 500 Gemini R lights for the past ten years. The Bowens didn’t owe me a penny. They were used spectacularly for assignments including professional hairdressing photography, commercial portraits, event photography set-ups and acted as warm constant lighting during video production. But they weighed a tonne. The lights were cumbersome, heavy and were totally oversized for transportation. The lighting stands really weren’t very substantial and the modelling lamps and fuses had a tendency to blow at the most inappropriate of times. They were amazing workhorses, but In July 2017, Bowens went into liquidation after 94 years of business, ultimately succumbing to the market’s growing competition and changes in consumer purchase trends. The ELB 500 TTL weighs 1.7 kg (3.83 lbs) and the battery weighs about 0.73 kg (1.60 lbs). It’s got a very small carry case which means it’s a dream to just throw in the back of the car.
If you’re planning to shoot on location somewhere without mains power, battery powered lights are the most practical means of achieving professional powerful lighting and The Elinchrome ELB 500 TTL is incredibly light and compact. I opted for the dual kit, which comes as standard with two lighting heads. is the most powerful and portable TTL kit on the market and I was very impressed with both the design and the sheer lightness of the kit. There are different types of quality out there depending upon what you’re looking for — Profoto have an extensive range of superb lights including the B10and B10 Plus, there’s the Badger and entry level Interfit FLA2002K1 Studio Essentials to name just a few. Elinchrom have a solid reputation for making great lighting and are constantly bringing out new and improved products. The ELB 500 TTL Kit is designed for use both on location and in the studio but does not have a dedicated mains setting in order to power the lights without a battery.
About the Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL
This is a very clever piece of kit. Not only does it offer TTL but it also offers HSS. Basically, it will synchronize at super high speeds up to 1/8000s so capturing ultra fast action isn’t go to cause problems. The battery will give You about 400 flashes from one charge dependent on the power output that you’re pushing to the lights. The battery has the active charging, which means you can charge the battery as you shoot. This is awesome if you’re using the lights to shoot event photography on location or any indpoor locations where you have mains power available. It means you can shoot the interior set and still have a afull battery when there’s no charging options and still have a full battery to work with. The ELB 500 TTL features built-in Skyport, Elinchrom’s proprietary wireless system. For photographers already using the Skyport Plus HS Transmitter, there’s a firmware update available to obtain the TTL feature set. There’s also built-in functionality for the Phottix Odin II transmitters.
The Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL battery pack allows for two separate lights to run off the one power supply. Labelled A and B, the pack can power and control two separate heads at the same time with independent control of one another, meaning you can fire the lights as you would any mains powered system. The battery pack has an easily navigable menu system with options for black and white background colours and functionality that is clear and very simple to manage. he display gives you complete control over the kit, allowing you to activate and has asymmetrical distribution, meaning you can extend the power range when you’re using a single head.
The ELB 500 TTL enables the unit to act as a slave unit, so it will flash automatically along with other flash units. Triggering with the ELB 500 TTL is 15m is around 10 metres. I really recommend the Skyport Transmitter Pro. It’s reliable, has multiple frequency channels and fully controllable from the top of the camera. The lights will automatically adjust the power based on the metering of the scene and your camera’s settings. And, as the kit has HSS, if your shutter speed is outside the sync speed of your camera the light will automatically detect this and use HSS to maintain the correct exposure levels for the shot. The TTL option will automatically predict the power to us
The kit is reasonably priced but be prepared It’s definitely a great piece of kit but the extras will bump up the cost. The lights will wet you back just shy of £1800, but remember you get no lighting stands, no Skyport Transmitter. Obviously softboxes and light shapers are another very personal and subjective item, so the lights come with mo modifiers. I opted for the Rotalux modifiers but in order to use these, the Q-Reflector Adapter MK-II will also be required. This will push up the overall cost by another £700-£800 for a pair of modifiers and mounts.
For professional use, the Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL series is a compact, easily transportable system with a host of features that are heard to beat for the price.