Travel Photography Norwich – New York City

Travel Photography New York

Travel Photography – New York

Everything changes in New York.. But then nothing does! The Rockettes still draw the crowds at Radio City,  The Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal will always overhear your whispers, no matter how discrete you can be and the $30orned beef and pastrami on rye will always draw in the tourists at Katz Delicatessen. Travel Photography city style doesn’t get any better than New York as the city that never sleeps grows and transforms by day and night. Street photography and New York City are terms that often go hand in hand and Blanc Creative wanted a piece of the travel action. New York is a diverse city, housing nearly 9 million inhabitants and a diversity that is astounding. The whole place is crammed  into a tiny island and its surrounding boroughs making it a cultural smorgasbord for travel photography.  It is one of the great locations in the world for travel photography and 5th Avenue would become home to the image that would, in 2013 see Lee Blanchflower take the Award of SWPP Travel Photographer of the Year.  The image, shot on 5th Avenue, was a homage to everything NYC.

Lee Blanchflower Blanc Creative’s director of photography and founder of the Commercial Photography company in Norfolk, took to the streets in December to capture the vibrancy, festivities and dank weather as The Big Apple descended into the madness of Christmas. Street Photography can, and should, be done everywhere. It’s not all about having to delve 3000 miles with a ton of kit and the fact that an image is shot in New York does not make it any more interesting than an image taken anywhere else. New York is a magnet for Travel Photography and literally, millions upon millions of images are taken here each year, making it increasingly difficult to create artistic photographs that stand out from the rest. Take the following image as an example of how ‘Everything Changes” in New York.

It’s a once in a lifetime shot. Stumbled upon as a freak winter shower stopped. The scene was pure New York iconography including Street Vendors, Chilli Dogs, yellow cabs, commercial advertising, rain, umbrellas, bustling crowds and New York Steam pipes. The iconic signage of 5th Avenue seemed to almost dissolve into the surroundings and this image wasn’t hunted down. Lee Blanchflower walked out of a shop and there it was. The SWPP Judges called it “A strong gritty image, which captures the essence of New York”

SWPP judges called this “A strong gritty image, which captures the essence of New York”

Travel Photography Norwich

The two images below depict the same 5th Avenue location as seen through the eyes of Google Maps. It re-enforces the concept of how an image captured in the click of the shutter may never be replicated or seen the same way again and underpins the beauty of travel photography and street photography so well.

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Lee Blanchflower Receives the SWPP Travel Photographer of the Year Award

Travel Photography Norwich

Travel Photography - New York

Travel Photography New York

Travel Photography New York

Travel Photography Norwich

Travel Photography Norwich

Travel Photography Norwich

Travel Photography Norwich

 

School Dinner Photography

School Dinner Food Photography

School Dinner Photography. Why professional imagery is so important!

School Dinner Photography

 

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

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

School Dinner Photography

School Dinner Photography

School Dinner Photography

School Dinner Food Photography

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

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

The Evolution of School Dinner Food Photography

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

Professional Food Photography Norwich

Professional Food Photography Norwich

Professional Food Photography Norwich

About Lee Blanchflower Limited

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

 

 

 

Norwich Food Photography

Norwich Professional Food Photographer Lee Blanchflower

Food Photography. Why Choose a Professional Food Photographer?

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

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

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

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

Food Photography Norwich

See More of Our Food Photography Work Here!

Food Photography Lighting

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

Food Photography Norwich

Food Photography Norwich

Food Photography Norwich

Food Photography Norwich

Food Photography Norwich

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Norwich Food Photography - Lee Blanchflower Limited

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

Photographers Rights – UK Law

Photographers Rights - UK Law

Photographers Rights in Public Places – Know the Law

Photographers Rights - UK Law

Many Photographers are on the back foot when it comes to knowing Photographers Rights whilst shooting in public places. As a former police Sergeant, Photographers Rights are something that I’ve naturally been drawn towards and it’s a subject that I’m asked about repeatedly by either clients, members of public or other photographers. It isn’t as complicated as you might think. The laws regarding street photography can sometimes seem nonsensical, but there are a set of basic Photographers Rights guidelines that will arm you with sufficient information to challenge incorrect perceptions or stand your ground when shooting photography in public places.  The guidance contained in this article relates only to Photographers Rights shooting in public streets only the UK. It’s important to remember that Law changes and we don’t take any responsibility should legislation be made in the future that make this information incorrect or obsolete. There are also considerations surrounding The Nations Security and threat levels that could very well mean that certain locations become inaccessible due to terrorism or other threats.

There are locations currently where special permissions are needed before you are allowed to shoot even in a public area, however, you are unlikely to find huge problems most places across the UK.

Where Can I Legally Shoot in Public Places?

Realistically, you have the right to photograph anywhere that falls in the categories below;

Public Property

Public Roads

Public Footpaths

Public Rights of Way  

Most beaches between high and low tide

Photographers Rights - UK Law

One of the biggest things to remember about Photographers Rights is that if you’re on a Public right of way such as a public pavement, footpath or public highway, you DON”T need permission to take photographs. It really doesn’t matter if it’s recreational or for commercial purpose,  you are allowed to take photographs providing you are not causing an obstruction to anybody or as mentioned above, breaching any UK Laws surrounding National Security or Terrorism. The legal terminology of obstructing the hIghway is deemed to be unreasonably impeding the primary right of the public to pass and re-pass, as set in a the test case of DPP -v- Jones (1999)

The Court recognised that the public may enjoy a public highway for any reasonable purpose, provided it does not amount to public or private nuisance or obstruct the highway “by unreasonably impeding the primary right of the public to pass and re-pass: within these qualifications there is a public right of peaceful assembly on the highway.” 

Taking photographs in public places takes places literally hundreds of thousand of times a day. Advances in Mobile Phone technology and increased camera quality mean that most members of public have access to a camera, so it always surpeises me that a photographer using a camera on a street will receive strange looks, are regularly challenged about their presence at locations and are accountable for their actions, yet mobile phone cameras will take the same photographs of the same subject and are likely to be distributed to far a far larger audience through social media platforms.

Photographing People on the Street – Photographers Rights

Photographers Rights mean that there is nothing stopping you taking pictures of people in public places within reason. It does boil down to an element of common sense. If you ‘re shooting inappropriately or standing in somebody’s personal space photographing them without having had the forethought  to ask, then there’s a chance you might find a confrontational situation unfold or possibly run the risk of a meeting with the local police. It’s a fne line between giving photographers a bad named and putting your reputation on the line, particularly if you are a professional business shooting Street Photography for an assignment.

Harassment is defined as a ‘course of conduct’ (so it has to happen at least twice) that causes another person ‘alarm or distress’, but we have to say that the bullying and aggressive antics of the paparazzi would suggest that prosecutions are few and far between.

Photographers are free to use their photographs of people taken in public places as they wish – including for commercial gain.

Note: Professional photography is banned in London’s Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square as well as the Royal Parks.

Commercial Photography Norwich

Norwich Commercial Photography

Street Photography Norwich - Anglia Square

Street Photography Norwich - Anglia SquarePhotographers Rights - UK Law

People Photography

UK laws are fairly vague when it comes to defining what constitutes an invasion of privacy, but while street shots should cause no problem, you might get in hot water if you’re strapping on colossal telephoto lens and zooming in on folks stripping off in their bathrooms – even if you are snapping from a public place.

The key seems to be whether the subject would have a reasonable expectation of privacy – a statement that seems vague enough to keep a team of lawyers gainfully employed for some time.

With some countries having stronger privacy laws, UK snappers looking to commercially exploit images of recognisable people snapped without their consent may find international clients unenthusiastic unless a model release has been obtained.

There’s also a remote chance that photographs of people in public places may be subject to the Data Protection Act, but that’s pretty unlikely if there’s no other identifying information accompanying the image.

 

Photographers Rights in Public Places

Photographers Rights When Photographing Children

Once again, there are no specific laws against taking photos of children, but this is potentially the most dangerous area for a photographer to shoot from a perspective of public photography.  Someone taking an unhealthy interest “WILL’  attract hostility and anger from parents or carers of children, members of public are rightfully in tune to the dangers of strangers photographing children and you are highly likely to be challenged by Police or authorities quickly. It’s actually advisable NOT to photograph children in public unless you have some kind of dedicated brief, accompanied by a Model release Form and full contact details of the client who has requested the brief be undertaken. If you’re asked you to stop take pictures of them, the stopping is likely to be the healthiest option for you and your equipment. Children cannot legally give their permission to be photographed, so you need to seek permission from a parent or legal guardian. Be prepared to explain yourself.

How to Deal with Police while Photographing in Public Places – It’s a sensitive area but there are a few basic pieces of advice that can really help if you are challenged in public by authorities. Click Here to Read More…

Privacy Explained

If you are standing on public property you can legally photograph private property, but you can’t infringe personal privacy. Photographers, in particular Paparazzi & Press Photographers, have on occasion pushed the boundaries and the limits of Photographers Rights with long lenses and shooting positions that may very well compromise legal rights  that land themselves in Court (See – Prince William demands €1.5m payout for topless Kate photos saying ordeal reminds him of Diana ‘harassment

Most people will question your motives and Photographers Rights out of sheer curiosity or fear. If someone suggests that you are breaking the law (and you know otherwise), then by all mean ask for clarification but try and afford confrontation as it will inevitably cause unnecessary bad feeling. However, if you’re in the right, there’s nothing wrong on standing your ground.

Case Example

Street Photography Norwich- The Death of Anglia Square

I’ve personally dealt with situations with security personnel who identified my presence through CCTV, approached me and requested that I leave an area where I was only 12 inches inside a boundary of a private location. I was asked not to photograph the exterior of a Public Shopping Mall that was open to public. Having moved my tripod literally one foot back, I was then shooting from a public place and legally photographing the building. Security ‘demanded’ that I stopped photographing and refused to provide an explanation as to why? I was advised that security were not happy about my presence and that Police would be called. I politely challenged the security staff who were not fully aware of Photographers Rights and shortly left the area having done nothing other than move my tripod by twelve inches. This is an all too frequent event that often results in wasting the time of Police Officers who arrive and speak with photographers before leave without any action beinmgtaken as the photographer is photographing completely legally.

In all honestly, this very subject is likely to become more and more relevant in light of the increasing terrorist and security threats that our country and many others are experiencing. We hope this article was informative and of some use.

About Lee Blanchflower Limited

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

 

New York Travel Photography

Norwich Press Photography

Tips for Travel Photography in New York!

Travel Photography New York

Travel Photography New York

Its Christmas. In New York – And it’s the most wonderful time of the year for Travel Photography. I sincerely mean that! Travel Photography really Doesn’t get much better!

I’d planned to try and keep this brief, but I know I’m going to struggle. Why! Because as an as an Award Winning Travel Photographer, there are some places that I visit that just don’t do it for me. Places I’ve walked around for a few days and simply and feel empty with no thrill or excitement when I shoot. I recently flew out to Berlin and struggled to return with a portfolio I can say I was really happy with, but that’s another Travel Photography Blog you can read about. 

New York on the other hand is a Travel Photography dream location and personally for me, December is the time I always return. In 2013 I won the SWPP TravelPhotographer of the Year Award in London. The image is one I’ve never ever ben able to re-create. It was a split second shot that changed my life and summed up everything there was to sum up about Christmas on 5th Avenue. It epitomises everything New York from Yellow Taxis, Designer Labels, Steaming Pipes, Traffic James and dank weather. Throw this into 5th Avenue, a smidgeon of graffiti, some overhanging traffic signals and a hot dog vender. It’s pretty much all there!

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Even the most tourist hating of New Yorkers have to agree that Christmas in New York is an awesome sight.  To be brutally honest, to get the most out of this festive time of year, the Travel Photographer needs to see through the sparkle and oversized decorations  and delve a little deeper into the real New York. Don’t get me wrong, and as a person who loves Christmas as much as any child, I’d be in my element photographing Christmas decorations for a week, but New York Travel Photography is much more than photographing the Radio City city Christmas Tree… (And I’ve done this very thing repeatedly.)

Travel Photography combined with City  Street Photography simply won’t fail to reap results in New York. Travel Photography is about looking for a connection to others and the NYC Streets have an ability to ability to bring a massive cross section of people together in what is essentially a combined, frantic space. New York can be manic but take the subway two stops down and you could very well walk out onto an empty platform, so  you will capture more than just a stereotypical metropolis. You just need to open your eyes and walk.

How to Shoot Travel Photography in New York. Don’t Think… Feel

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Travel Photography New York

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Unless you’re living in the city (and like me, need to work for a living) you probably won’t have too much time to learn copious amounts about the history of the area. You’re unlikely to get used to the daily life and flow unless you’re out on the streets shooting, but it doesn’t matter. Nearly all of my images are spontaneous and whilst I may have a plan to breakdown the key areas I’m visiting, that’s where it stops. It’s brilliant if you live in the place you’re shooting, but travel photography is more about shooting perspectives of places you are visiting. The clue is in the word ‘Travel.”

A good ravel Photography tip is to find a busy street corner. Traffic Lights are always a great place. Let everything unwind around you. People will come and go through ‘your’ personal which means you run less risk of people getting annoyed with you. Christmas is a great time because as well as all of the Festive crowds, Street Decorations and general Christamas mood, the sun is also on your side. It sits so low in the sky that if you place ypurself in front of it, the photographs will take on a completely different, beautiful look.

 

Low & Slow Travel Photography

Fast walking and street photography do not go well together. Take it slow and maintain a low profile. Don’t go waving around a 50mm lens because it will draw unnecessary attention and Travel Photography is all about natural imagery. A short prime lens is always a winner but I generally maintain that a 2.8 24-70 covers pretty much everything without being overbearing. Travel Photography is about moments and these aren’t always going to happen.  Seek and ye shall find.. But not in 5 minutes,  just keep looking. Those awesome moments will pop out at you when you least expect it or when you are the most frustrated. The biggest considerations, are to ensure that you’re ready and when the moments present themselves… And know how to handle your camera. Your own eyes  will see potential shots before they happen. You might walk into a location and think, hey, this will work, simply because the lighting, buildings and composition are obvious. If that’s the case, go with it. You can see that the images below that the same location and same time can create a wide range of creative options that look significantly different.

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Street photography and Travel Photography doesn’t have to be all about people. It’s the environment in which we live that offers unparalleled creative options for a photographer. Travel Photography can take some time getting used to. New Travel; Photographers may feel uncomfortable shooting strangers, particular in light of the growing news articles about privacy and intrusion. As long as you know what or who you can or can’t shoot and how to handle potential situations surrounding legality, then travel photography will be your friend. Run and Gun techniques are not generally a good ways to shoot street, however, there may be occasions where your subject could become hostile (I have an affinity for photographing alcohol dependent homeless people) and this does have it’s avoidable risks. If you’re photographing in this type of environment, then speed may be of the essence, but use your intuition and common sense.

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Travel Photography New York

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Norwich Commercial Photography

Situated in the centre of Norwich and covering assignments throughout the UK, the Lee Blanchflower Ltd creative team deliver high quality commercial photographs, corporate film production & licensed drone footage to a really diverse range of businesses. After seven years of hard work in the industry trading as  Blanc Creative, we thought it was about time that we made things a little more transparent across our business and as a result, Lee Blanchflower Ltd was born. We have to say that our attention to detail and epic customer service hasn’t changed, nor has our client base. We work solely in the commercial sector with sole traders, start-ups, established businesses, Advertising Agencies & International Press covering everything from PR, Editorial work, Film Production and Licensed Drone operations.  What you won’t find, are wedding photographs, pet photography or family portraits.  We seriously pride ourselves as being “people’ people and our unique selling point is transparency. Our favourable pricing structures are visible for every one of our services, so you won’t find  any nasty surprises once you’ve decided to book an assignment. Lee Blaanchflower won the SWPP Travel Photographer of the Year Award in London in January 2013.

 

Morgan Sindall transforms Phoenix Enterprise Park

Construction Photography for Morgan Sindall.

Braving the high winds to shoot Construction Photography may not be every photographer’s idea of a fun day at work. Personally, I think it’s an opportunity not to be missed. Once again, we joined Morgan Sindall, the construction and infrastructure company, to mark a key point in the first phase of its construction of the new Phoenix Enterprise Park on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate. The project team working on the £6.5 million scheme for Suffolk County Council, celebrated completing the super-structure of each unit by holding a topping out ceremony. The Event was attended by Councillor Jane Storey, Councillor Stephen Ardley, Julian Munson from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, and design professionals, Concertus.

The site was destroyed by a fire in 2010 and the project team is now transforming part of the former Wessex Foods site into 16 small units which will be used for business, general industrial, or storage and distribution with external car parking and landscaping.

Norwich Industrial Photography

Norwich Industrial Photography

 

Documenting Construction Photography on a working site requires considerable levels of planning. We shoot all types of Construction Photography projects, both large and small, UK wide. We have a sound knowledge of photographing the construction industry from Ground Breaking ceremonies, Construction of industrial and commercial premises and numerous Construction based PR Photography Projects. We have shot regular progress photography on projects throughout the UK providing creative and technical images. Our work supports usage across all printed and digital media platforms. We shoot imagery to fit a wide range of marketing, tender, PR and portfolio building documents. We also hold a license for Commercial Drone Operation, which means that aerial Construction Photography can also be obtained along with commercial ground based video production.

Phoenix Enterprise Park is an exciting joint development between Suffolk County Council and New Anglia LEP, supported by Waveney District Council, to develop business units within the well-established South Lowestoft Industrial Estate. The first phase will provide a range of small and medium units (up to 320 square metres) and is a key project, bringing jobs and regeneration to the town.

Norwich Industrial Photography

Norwich Industrial Photography

Norwich Industrial Photography

Norwich Industrial Photography

Industrial Photography Norwich

The Hadenham Road site is included in New Anglia LEP’s Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone and is owned by the county council. All businesses moving onto the Enterprise Zone site prior to 1st April 2018 will potentially benefit from a business rate discount of up to £275k over a 5 year period (maximum of £55k per year).

Saul Humphrey, Morgan Sindall’s managing director for the East, said: “It’s a great pleasure to be celebrating the good progress our team is making in bringing this site back to life. We’re pleased to be playing a role in transforming this land which was destroyed by fire into a location with a positive economic and social impact and offer a useful service to the local business community.”

Suffolk County Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Storey said: I would like to praise the work undertaken by everyone involved in this project that has helped us get to this significant point. I would particularly like to thank the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership for their continued support and financial contribution through Growth Deal funding to help us lock the potential for future business development in this location. I look forward to seeing the completed business units on site in the spring and welcoming the first new tenants as they begin their exciting future and help us to kickstart the south Lowestoft Enterprise Zone.

Andrew Rowe, Managing Director at Concertus Design & Property Consultants said: “I am delighted to be celebrating this milestone at Phoenix Enterprise Park, the team’s collaborative working goes hand in hand with the project’s success. A big thank you to everyone for their hard work so far.”

Industrial Photography Norwich

Norwich Construction Photography from Lee Blanchflower Limited

Norwich Construction Photography from Lee Blanchflower Limited

 

Julian Munson, Head of Innovation and Enterprise Zones at New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The redevelopment of this site is testament to the confidence that exists in Lowestoft right now. Our Enterprise Zone sites continue to be a catalyst for economic growth and job creation and we’re confident Phoenix Enterprise Park will only add to that. When completed the Park will offer high quality facilities and a real opportunity for new and expanding businesses.”

Morgan Sindall was appointed to the scheme via the £500 million Suffolk County Council construction framework, which is a vehicle for the procurement of public sector building works and governs the procurement of a full spectrum of new build and refurbishment schemes in education, health and community across Suffolk.

Construction Photography Norwich

 

Construction Photography Norwich

 

Construction Photography and Video Production simply doesn’t have to be shot from the ground. We are fully licensed with a ‘Permission For Commercial Drone Operation’ from the Civil Aviation Authority. In plain terms, it means that we’ve passed the necessary exams to qualify for a ‘Permission for Commercial Operation’ and we legally fly Drones in the UK for commercial purposes. We have an experienced Flight Team that offer fabulous Drone Footage, Aerial Still Photography and 3D Mapping to name just a few of our services. We would love to talk with you today about using Drones to help raise your business profile.

Advice For Freelance Remote Work Success – A great guide from Trello

Remote Work Success - Trello

Advice For Freelance Remote Work Success. – A great guide from the guys at Trello.

Remote Work may not be for everybody! Personally, I work remotely, wherever I am in the world I am at my desk. For some people that sounds like a huge burden, and sure I understand that, but the reality is that I have total freedom. I am not tied into the morning commute, fixed lunch breaks or a uniform, some days I work in short and flip flops!

Gaining clients in a freelance world is only half the battle, the other half is managing them. I have tried many different methods to keep on top of projects from bouncing emails back and forth to relying on Skype or Facebook Messenger (I know it sounds crazy) but until very recently I hadn’t been able to find a solution that works for me. Enter Trello.

Trello - Remote Work Success

What is Trello? In a nutshell:

Trello is the easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects and organize anything, trusted by millions of people from all over the world.

I don’t work for these guys and i’m not endorsed to offer shameless plugs but as far as remote management tools go these guys have it nailed!

I use Trello in conjunction with Slack. Slack basically creates a simple, navigable way to work in a remote office. Slack has been talked about, debated and discussed the internet over so I won’t outline what they do or how they do it but suffice to say they have worked hard to provide a great service that fosters a professional remote working environment.

I have used Slack/Trello alternatives such as Asana and have found that whilst Asana has some awesome features it isn’t as to-the-point and simple to dive into as Slack and Trello.

So why Trello?

Well for me its the ease and simplicity of its design. You can create boards, lists and then cards. My methodology is:

Board – Clientcentric
List – For the type of task, so for example “Blog Images”
Card – For the attachments.

It saves so much time drafting emails with concepts, everything is kept nice and ordered and can always be sent onto other people within the pipeline without having to forward a potentially personal email you sent to your client or having to write something new.

Trello interacts directly with Slack too. So you can easily post your content right to your remote office without having to duplicate anything at all.

In my opinion the marriage of these two platforms makes freelance project management a breeze.

Trello needn’t be about just the freelance market either. There is a very real appeal to any employ within a normal business. Everybody knows that people are more productive when they’re happy right? Lauren Moon over on Trello has kindly written an interesting blog about how the platform can work for employers everywhere.

“Let’s say it nice and loud for the people in the back:

Remote work is here, and it’s revolutionizing the way we work.

Technology has advanced such that embracing remote is no longer challenging. It requires different considerations for collaboration and communication, sure, but ultimately it is not a lower quality work experience.

How do we know? Because we are proving it out as a team right now, and so are some of the fastest-growing teams in tech.

If you’re not on the remote train yet, we’ve got you covered. We wrote a guide all about the benefits, considerations, and best practices of remote work. These are the most important tips and tried-and-tested practices we’ve picked up along the way of building out our 65% remote team.” – Trello Blog

There is even a great PDF guide that I encourage you all to grab and read through, it’s far better put together than my musings here but I encounter the “I can’t work remotely, I don’t know how to function…”type attitude all the time so thought i’d share this with you.

Isle of Wight Festival – The Weekend in Pictures

Kaiser Chiefs Live at Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival is renowned as “The’ Festival that opens the UK’s Festival season every summer. The heritage of The Isle of Wight Festival stretches almost half a century and it’s stages have hosted some of the Biggest names in the history of music. Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Jay-Z, Bon Jovi, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Doors, Joni Mitchell and Bruce Springsteen. The list just goes on on and on.

The Festival is owned by John Giddings, an Isle of Wight resident and businessman as well as an established music promoter. Jon Giddings took over the Isle of Wight Festival in 2002, curating every part of the Festival. An amicable, approachable gentleman, he can be found flying around in a Golf Buggy or look after the needs of the celebrity guests backstage. His feet are firmly rooted to the Festival site and this personal attention is one of the reasons, the Isle of Wight Festival remains one of the most sought after Events of the Year.

Isle of Wight Festival Owner John Giddings

Isle of Wight Festival Owner John Giddings

 

I’m a huge believer in fate, so what better way to begin a great career as a Professional Music Photographer and Videographer. Seven years ago a commercial photography career involving concert music didn’t exist and Lee Blanchflower had never shot a band. A chance encounter on Facebook with my good friend and international drumming legend Steve Barney, led to spending some backstage time with ‘The Wanted’ and another impromptu photoshoot with a pretty much unheard of band called ‘Lawson.’ One magazine publication later and a number of locked doors opened for me as if by magic into the crazy world of ‘Three Songs, No Flash’ and a once in a lifetime chance to work in close proximity with some of the the greatest music artists on the planet. It was the start of almost a decade shooting Musivc Photography, Concert Photography & Festival Photography, before being signed up to an International Agency in 2013.

Working as a Commercial Photographer and shooting Professional Press Photography opens doors to some great working environments. We love the Isle of Wight Festival. Heading out on the Ferry is almost like traveling abroad with all of the home comforts of being in the UK. In 2017, the weather held despite some vey shady forecast and the wellington boots were dispatched to the boot of the car and replaced with bandanas and suncream. Working with a dedicated wiring assistant, we covered press imagery from Friday through to Sunday shooting for a well known Press Agency and supplying images to The Daily Mail, The Sun and a number of independent newspapers.

Every once in a while a Photographer will get a lucky a nice ‘exclusive photography set’, where nobody else gets images. We took our chance at the Isle of Wight Festival with Professional Footballer Peter Crouch & model wife, Abbey Clancy. The pair spent the weekend partying at the Isle of Wight Festival and turned up early Sunday morning to carry on partying after a late night and watch Abbey’s brother John, frontman in the band, Judas.

 

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ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL STORY

Press Photography by Blanc Creative Norwich

Isle of Wight Festival Line-Up 2017

The 2017 line up was an eclectic mix of music spanning decades of musical tastes. David Guetta headlined along with Rod Stewart & Arcade Fire alongside Kaiserchiefs, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille, Run DMC, Texas and many more. The Blanc Creative Team have put together a snapshot of the weekend covering some of the best moments we captured.

Leona Lewis - Commercial Press Photography Norwich

Jack Savoretti at Isle of Wight Festival

Texas Backstage at Isle of Wight Festival - Lee Blanchflower Limited

The VAmps - Photography by Blanc Creative NorwichNorwich Press Photography - Imelda MAy at Isle og Wight Festival

Wheatus Teenage Dirtbag - Press Photography Norwich George Ezra Photographed by Lee Blanchflower Commercial Photographer

Dougie Poynter of McFly Photographed by Lee BlanchflowerRicky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs at Isle of Wight Festival

Press Photography Norwich by Lee Blanchflower 

Bastile on stage at Isle of Wight

Norwich Commercial photography - Blanc Creative

Isle of Wight Festival Music Photography

aWheatus Teenage Dirtbag Photography by Lee Blanchflower Limited Norwich Backstage at Isle of Wight Festival 2017 with Wheatus

George Ezra on Stage - Music Photographer Lee Blanchflower Norwich

George Ezra on Stage - Music Photographer Lee Blanchflower Norwich Imelda May at Isle of Wight Festival

Arcade Fire Headline Isle of Wight Festival

Arcade Fire Headline Isle of Wight Festival Commercial photography Norwich by Lee Blanchflower

Isle of Wight Festival by Blanc Creative Norwich

Isle of Wight Festival by Blanc Creative Norwich

David Guetta Headlines 2017 Isle of Wight Festival

Run DMC rap at Isle of Wight Festival by Blanc Creative Music Photography by Blanc Creative - Catfish & The Bottlemen

Music Photography by Blanc Creative - Catfish & The Bottlemen

Mel C performs at Isle of Wight Festival 2017 Mel C performs at Isle of Wight Festival 2017

Professional Music Photography Norwich - Blanc Creative

Blanc Creative Press Photography Norwich

Kaiser Chiefs Live at Isle of Wight Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lidl Football Zone – -Event Photography

Lidl Football Zone Events

Professional Event Photography. Lidl Supermarket Scores with FA Football Training & Lidl Football Zone

Blanc Creative – Delivering Professional Event Photography across the UK

Professional Event Photography is a key element for PR companies and Media Outlets wishing to capture the essence of high profile events For the second consecutive year, Lidl Supermarket has hosted a dozen Lidl Football Zones throughout the UK, Scotland & Wales. Lidl, who are the ‘Lead Grassroots’ partner for the football associations, provide coaching for children through partnerships with schools and community clubs. The supermarket has invested millions of pounds into the programme. The retailer will also become the official supermarket of the England team and an official supplier to the Football Association of Wales and the Scottish FA. Each Lidl Football Zone featured a selection of skills-based challenges run by expert coaches who were on hand throughout the day to support children through fun, interactive football activities and advise on how to improve the skills.

Lidl Football Zone comprised of four separate activations centred on different football skills in a fun environment, offering plenty of opportunity for repeat engagement. Lidl Football Zone included a Trolley Chip, Speedcage, Reaction and Dribble Challenge. Alongside this, families and visitors who attended the Lidl Football Zone had the chance to samples fresh fruit, Vegetable Kebabs and refreshments whilst they enjoyed the experience. This was all delivered from a static Lidl Food preparing preparing samples freshly on site.Lidl Football Zone visitors also offered the chance to win a host of amazing prizes, including match day tickets, signed national team football shirts and free coaching sessions. Lidl Football Zone included a Trolley Chip, Speedcage, Reaction and Dribble Challenge. Alongside this, families and visitors who attended the Lidl Football Zone had the chance to samples fresh fruit, Vegetable Kebabs and refreshments whilst they enjoyed the experience. This was all delivered from a static Lidl Food preparing preparing samples freshly on site.Lidl Football Zone visitors also offered the chance to win a host of amazing prizes, including match day tickets, signed national team football shirts and free coaching sessions.

Blanc Creative have worked closely with the Lidl Football Zone organisers at CMS Live to work in 2016 & 2017 to cover a number of the Lidl Football Zones as the official Event Photography Team. We are a Professional Event Photography team with many years experience working with TV celebrities, Music Artists, Actors, Royalty. We’ve produced Commercial Photography & Event Photography for numerous large organisations including Lidl Supermarket, Marks & Spencer, VW, Vauxhall, Volvo and Forestry Commission plus many other household names.  Blanc Creative are able to cover every type of event, both indoors & out, anywhere in the UK and internationally. We offer high quality Event Photography and a professional service with an affordable, competitive pricing structure.

At Lee Blanchflower Limited, we’re great believers in transparency. It’s actually one of our unique selling points that sets us apart from other businesses. Shopping for a professional service can be quite uncomfortable, particularly when you have to approach the subject of “How much is it going to cost?” Our crystal clear Professional Event Photography pricing means you won’t get any nasty surprises that bump up your assignment costs. In fact, we’re so transparent and confident in the services we deliver, that we don’t even care that our competitors see how much we charge!

Prices for Event Photography started at £150 for a full hour of coverage with discounts for half day or full day assignments. For Charity Event Photography, Blanc Creative offer a 15% discount.

 

Professional Event Photography Norwich

 

Blanc Creative Event Photography Norwich

Lidl Supermarket Photography

Blanc Creative Event Photography

Event Photographer

Editorial Photography for Lidl Football Zone

 

Lidl Press Photography

Professional Event Photography Norfolk

Professional Event Photography Norfolk

blanc Creative Commercial Photography

Professional Event Photography Norfolk

Lidl Football Zone Norfolk

Commercial Photography Norfolk

Lidl Grassroots FootballCorporate Event Photography Norfolk

 

Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

 

The culmination of the Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival is its 2-day Fair set against the backdrop of glorious Bungay Castle. The Festival showcases the best local produce to try and buy and a programme of cookery demonstrations. The River Waveney provides much of the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, providing the perfect backdrop to the rolling countryside and stunning views across the rich farmland. The Valley and its idyllic villages and small picturesque market towns are easy to explore and there are plenty of opportunities to visit local food producers, tea shops, restaurants and pubs. Visitors to theWaveney Valley Food and Drink Festival have the opportunity to browse the stands, tasting and buying an incredible array of delicious goodies such as cakes and pastries; organic vegetables; meat and poultry products; preserves and chutneys, oils and sauces as well as enjoying a programme of cookery and butchery demonstrations, live music and entertainment for the children. From award-winning ales from fabulous micro-breweries to fresh-pressed cider and apple juice, rare breed meats, artisan chocolates and talented local chefs – the Waveney Valley has it all so please join us for the Waveney Valley Food & Drink Festival.

Fosters Solicitors were proud to support Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival.  As a local business who are very much involved in the life and activities in Bungay and the Waveney area, Fosters Solicitors welcomed visitors to the showcase of local food and drink.

 

Who are Fosters Solicitors 

Founded in 1761 Fosters is an award winning law firm with offices across Norfolk and Suffolk including: Norwich, Wymondham, Lowestoft, Bungay, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Thetford and Kings Lynn. Fosters is one of East Anglia’s leading law firms. They are the only firm of Solicitors in Norwich that offer a full range of integrated services to businesses and individuals on a private and legally aided basis. They have Solicitors and Consultants who specialise in commercial law, business law, property, personal injury, probate, family law, criminal law and mediation. Fosters has a long standing reputation for providing first class professional legal services to its clients in Norfolk, Suffolk and nationally. The business prides itself on having Partners and Solicitors who are highly trained in specialist areas. This is reflected by the number of Solicitors and Partners being recognised as leading individuals in the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

Waveney Valley Food Festival

You can view the full Waveney Food and Drink Festival Photography Gallery including the glorious food on offer by clicking HERE