Health and safety Photography – Helping your business through the Covid-19 Pandemic

How can professional Photography and Video Production  benefit your business during coronavirus?

Covid-19 Photography for Business

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.

Heath & Safety Photography promoting essential workers distributing PPE.

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.

Health and Safety Photography Norwich

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.

Health and Safety Photography Norwich

Health and Safety Photography Norwich

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.

Lateral Flow Test Photographs

Lateral Flow Test Photographs - Blanc Creative

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.

Health and Safety Photography Norwich

 

Norwich Commercial Photographer

 

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: studio@blanc-creative.com
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.

 

 

Hairdressing Photography Norwich

Professional Business Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Professional Hairdressing Photography

Professional Hairdressing Photography is an essential means of showcasing your creativity as a hair stylist. It captures the very skills you’ve worked for years to accomplish and provides a personalised portfolio interpreting the current trends your business is delivering to clients. Most hairdressers will want to take part in a photoshoot at some point in their career if only to build a personal, professional portfolio, but the step up into competition photography can be a huge investment of time, energy and money. Shot correctly, the potential rewards of a successful shoot, that catches the imagination of editors and competition judges, can transform your business, offer amazing promotional potential and a chance to heighten reputation in the industry.

The L’oreal Colour Trophy

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy showcases the strong and rewarding partnership between L’Oréal Professional and British hairdressing, celebrating hair, beauty and fashion in a unique, immersive and aspirational way. Blanc Creative have repeatedly delivered Professional Photography images that have been successful in securing clients a place in one of the seven regional finals across the country. We offer a professional Bowens multiple lighting studio that is generally built into your salon for the shoot, onsite proofing of images and post-production by one of the worlds very best professional retouches.

Professional Hairdressing Photography Norwich
Professional Hairdressing Photography Norwich

 

Professional Hairdressing Photography Norwich
Professional Hairdressing Photography Norwich
Professional Hairdressing Photography Norwich
Professional Hairdressing Photography Norwich

Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

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

 

Interior Photography Norwich

Residential Property Photography

Interior Photography Norwich

We’ve been shooting Interior Photography for a number of years. We’ve shot for a whole host of clients across the UK including major Restaurant Chains, Hotels and Estate Agents and Private Clients. Selling a property and moving house is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. It may surprise you, but people spend more time looking at a car before purchasing it, than when buying their new home. Why is this relevant to Interior Photography? With more than 98 percent of buyers clicking on to the internet to search for their new homes, the first few seconds’ viewing has become make or break. You only need to go online and look at the range of photos on any popular property website and you will see a stark contrast in Interior Photography quality.

Interior Photography Norwich – How Important Is it?

You’ll see some showing bright, sunny rooms with minimal looks, clean rooms and a lack of clutter. Homes with floral arrangements, fresh towels and crisp bedding. On the flipside, you may very well see that the next house is filthy, unmade beds, dirty dishing in the sink, washing on the line and toys and clothes left lying around. High-Quality Interior Photography is by far the most important part of marketing your property for sale so it is worth having professional photos taken.  Today you have to take an active part in selling your home and learn to market it. You have to put yourself in the shoes of potential buyers who have a massive potential number of properties to view. What’s going to make your property stand out! The answer is Interior Photography.

Peoples impressions are won and lost through photographs. It doesn’t matter if it’s booking a holiday or buying a car, sales are generated through professional photography. The old cliche of a picture telling a thousand word is just so true.  you are seeing your house for the first time. The key to best presenting a house for sale is to tidy, declutter, clean, neutralise the decor, fix minor repairs, decorate if appropriate and subtly accessorise.”

Interior Photography NorwichResidential Property Photography

Interior Photography Norwich – How Important Is it?

You’ll see some showing bright, sunny rooms with minimal looks, clean rooms and a lack of clutter. Homes with floral arrangements, fresh towels and crisp bedding. On the flipside, you may very well see that the next house is filthy, unmade beds, dirty dishing in the sink, washing on the line and toys and clothes left lying around. High-Quality Interior Photography is by far the most important part of marketing your property for sale so it is worth having professional photos taken.  Today you have to take an active part in selling your home and learn to market it. You have to put yourself in the shoes of potential buyers who have a massive potential number of properties to view. What’s going to make your property stand out! The answer is Interior Photography. Peoples impressions are won and lost through photographs. It doesn’t matter if it’s booking a holiday or buying a car, sales are generated through professional photography. The old cliche of a picture telling a thousand word is just so true.  You are seeing your new house for the first time. The key to best presenting a house for sale is to tidy, declutter, clean, neutralise the decor, fix minor repairs, decorate if appropriate and subtly accessorise.”

We cover Interior Photography Norwich and across the whole of the UK on larger projects. We undertook a project for La Tasca Restaurant, shooting Interior Photography across the UK for the new La Tasca Website. Norfolk has a wide range or Urban and Rural properties, so we shoot a real mix of properties from Terrace House, through to stately homes. Good photography is vital to selling a home. First impressions count and it is the photos that will make buyers decide whether they want to book a viewing or not.

Property Photographer Norwich

Norwich Interior PhotographerEstate Agency Photography Norwich

Estate Agency Photography Norwich

Norwich Interior Photographer

Estate Agency Photography Norwich

Interior Photography Norwich

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We shoot Interior Photography in Norwich and across the whole of the UK on larger projects. We undertook a project for La Tasca Restaurant, shooting Interior Photography across the UK for the new La Tasca Website. Norfolk has a wide range or Urban and Rural properties, so we shoot a real mix of properties from Terrace House, through to stately homes. Good photography is vital to selling a home. First impressions count and it is the photos that will make buyers decide whether they want to book a viewing or not.

To find out more about our full range of services, why not reach out and speak to one of our team today on Mob: 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com

 

 

Corporate Event Photography – Stainless Metalcraft

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

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

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

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

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

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited

Commercial Photography Norfolk - Lee Blanchflower Limited Corporate Event Photography Norwich

Corporate Event Photography Norwich

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

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

 

Net Neutrality. Battle for the Internet

Net Neutrality. Battle for the Internet

It’s the Battle for the Internet

As an avid internet user i’ve been known to visit the odd website or two, I even occasionally use Google. Im joking of course! Something not to joke about is what’s happening in America right now, the Net Neutrality Bill. If you haven’t heard of this let me just sum up what this means to you.

  1. Websites wont be on an even playing field. ISP’s reserve the right to throttle sites that aren’t paying a ‘fast lane’ premium.
  2. In a nutshell thats it.

Of course there is much much more involved than simply that and you can read more about the implications and the extent of this reach on the USA Networks blog, here.

Net Neutrality. Battle for the Internet

That may not sound too bad right, wrong. The internet is a wonderful network or information that we can access at the click of a button and digest just as quickly. Wether you’re researching your next blog post or watching the latest episode of [insert current trending Netflix show here] you can be sure that without equality the small guys will get lost.

 

For example take the mom-and-pop at home startup. They keep bees or have a modest orchard and winery, they hire great web designer *ahem* to build a beautiful website but they simply do not have the funds to ‘rent’ bandwidth from the ISP and users have to wait an age for their site to load. What will happen? What do you do when a page doesn’t load instantly? Hit the back button, find the next result in the Google search and surf away. Good bye Happy Home Orchard.

This shouldn’t happen and in todays climate, setting SEO aside, everyone has the same rights to have their sites load, after the abolition or Net Neutrality you can kiss this goodbye. Is this the internet you want?

If you want to find out how you can help visit The Internet Defense League or Battle for the Net

Why Do I Need Professional Headshots?

Corporate Headshot Photography

Why Do I Need a Professional Profile Image or Headshot?

It’s a burning question that many businesses ask. It doesn’t matter if you’re a team of one, a independent business or a international corporation, having Professional Headshots or Profile Images of your employees or yourself can give you the edge when promoting your professional image. Gone are the days of Headshots & Profile Images being the tool of professional entertainers. Marketing has changed dramatically.  The immense range of Digital Social Media Platforms and remote working offers every business the opportunity to showcase their whole workforce before you physically communicate with potential clients. It means that first impressions really count more than ever before. Headshots enable an instant ability to connect and more importantly, engage with you or your business, but whatever way you look at it, people will judge you on looks. so getting the right headshot to promote your profile or business becomes a serious matter. In a physically disconnected world, where many of your networks and connections are made online, it’s more important than ever for people to sense your presence as an industry professional.

In any business, you are likely to have a proportion of your advertising within the major social media platforms.  It is more and more common to have a thumbnail image that you use for social media profiles. If you’re involved in an industry where visible presence comes through trade publications or interviews,  there’s a pretty strong likelihood that or an article may be written referencing you. In these circumstances, you’ll want a professional headshot or Profile Image photograph to best reflect yourself.

Promoting yourself through a selfie using a grainy, low lit profile photo from a phone while on holiday with a cocktail in your hand probably isn’t the best way to represent yourself to potential clients or colleagues. Blanc Creative have a proven track record in providing Headshots and Commercial Photography to a huge cross section of businesses through the UK. We can provide imagery for actors, presenters, performers or purely corporate based imagery. We offer a flexible service to include any particular elements that you require to ensure you get the perfect stand out headshots you need.

Corporate Headshot Photography

Corporate Headshot Photography

Corporate Headshot Photography

Corporate Headshot Photography

Gone are the days of Headshots being the tool of professional entertainers. Marketing has changed dramatically.  The immense range of Digital Social Media Platforms and remote working offers every business the opportunity to showcase their whole workforce before you physically communicate with potential clients. It means that first impressions really count more than ever before. Headshots enable an instant ability to connect and more importantly, engage with you or your business, but whatever way you look at it, people will judge you on looks. so getting the right headshot to promote your profile or business becomes a serious matter.

Corporate Headshot Photography

Corporate Headshot Photography

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Cornwall Energy Corporate photography

Corporate Headshot Photography

Professional Headshots. Commercial Photography Norwich

Blanc Creative have a proven track record in providing Headshots and Commercial Photography to a huge cross section of businesses through the UK.

We would love to discuss your own Headshot Photography requirements. to speak with one of our team, why not call our office on Tel: 01603 893748 or email studio@blanc-creative.com