Groundbreaking Construction Photography from Blanc Creative
We recently undertook our latest Construction Photography assignment with Morgan Sindall Construction on an exciting new project in Essex. We documented a ground-breaking ceremony that heralded the start of the building of a brand new primary school for Stansted Mountfitchet village. Shooting construction photography on a busy industrial building site meant that we could not consider the use of outdoor external flash units, so naturally lit images with a minimum of fill-in on camera flash were used to create a realistic feel to the images as the use of artificial lighting can often be very noticeable. We also took into consideration that time was of the essence shooting across three separate locations to a very specific time scale.
Parents, pupils, staff and dignitaries gathered at the site of the new Magna Carta Primary Academy to celebrate the start of construction where work is now under way on a purpose-built school building which is due to open in September 2018, initially as an infant school with three year groups. Fran Richards, Stansted Parish Council vice chairman, and Councillor John Aldridge and Councillor Ray Gooding from Essex County Council were on hand to break the first ground for the new school.
After an official ceremony in the existing infant school, Pupils in Reception and Year 1 – the only children who attend the school so far – took the opportunity to visit the site and see how the building work was developing. Children were able to view the diggers in action and watch the crane lifting materials to make the frame of the school.
Work is now well under way on a purpose-built school building which is due to open in September 2018, initially as an infant school with three year groups.
Construction Photography across the UK from Lee Blanchflower
We want to be completely clear about how we work, so hopefully we can reassure you about the smaller details that make up our Construction Photography rates. We love to work across the whole of the UK, but ethically, we don’t think it’s fair that you should pay considerably more for our services because you happen to run your business in a different area to Norwich. That’s why our assignment rates are standard across the board, whether we work in London, Manchester or anywhere else in the UK. To keep things simple and totally transparent, this is how we structure our assignment rates;
Travel – If your assignment falls outside of a 50 mile distance, we would invoice expenses for the entire journey to and from our assignment. This would be charged at 50p per mile, so if we’re working in London and the total journey is 200 miles, we’d add £100 to the invoice. This literally covers our fuel costs and a minimal element towards the 4-5 hours of travel time. What we wouldn’t do, is double the assignment price just because it’s an area of the country where people would generally expect to pay inflated costs for services. That just doesn’t sit right with our ethics. We offer competitive rates and in return, you’ll receive a great days Construction Photography and a professional service from our team. The only additional expenses or “Extras” would be for car parking, tolls or overnight expenses in the event of shooting over multiple days.
Image Editing – All of our Construction Photography packages have editing built in as standard. As great as we are at photography, we’d never dream of sending out images straight from camera without some form of post production work. The amount of editing we’ve added to our package pricing is based on our experience of how long it would ‘normally take’ to edit generic images. There will always be exceptions to those rules. Let’s say we were shooting competition hairdressing imagery or high fashion magazine material that required specialist retouching, then the editing process is likely to take quite a lot longer. If this is the case, we would advise you well before we commence the shoot with a realistic expectation of the additional costs. More importantly, we would identify why we think the specialist editing would be a good idea. You’ll always receive a quote for extra editing in writing and we wouldn’t add this on just to make some extra money. That’s not how we work at Lee Blanchflower Limited. For further information about how we can help your business with great construction photograph or PR Photography, please contact one of our Team on Mob: 07871 364041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org