The reality of my life as an industrial photographer – this is a rare picture of me at work!

 Industrial photographer in Dorset - yes this is me at work! 
Industrial photographer in Dorset – yes this is me at work! 

This is a picture of me at work. This is the reality of the work I do. Industrial photography.

And I love it! 

Dressed in PPE consisting of boots, high vis trousers and jacket, hard hat, gloves and glasses. And my Canon 6D on the top of my trusty painters pole being activated remotely using the Canon Connect App on my iPhone 6 Plus.

Not so quietly melting in the baking heat. 

I can’t say where or when this was taken, as the client needs to publish and benefit from the images I captured. This is really the reason for this blog post. 

A lot of the work I do I am not able to write about for various reasons, usually because the client wants to use the images themselves for their own commercial reasons. 

This is of course absolutely fine, and hopefully explains why you do not necessarily see on my photography blog about the work I am doing when I do it. 

I typically have to wait 2-3 months from doing a shoot to being able to publish work on my blog. This is why I am now getting more behind the scenes pictures which I can post without compromising commercial arrangements with clients. 

And also I would like to mention another point. And I am back to the question of why you should hire me to take photographs on your construction site, or in this case industrial site. 

The brief was very specific. The problem was that it was physically impossible to get the shots I needed due to where everything was. Until i got my painters pole out, with Manfrotto quick release plate, and the iPhone case that allows me to hang my phone from a lanyard around my neck, allowing me to change the point of image capture. 

It is having this range of unusual equipment that allows me to adapt to the situation in hand, enabling me to take pictures when access is not physically possible. 

I have a couple of web pages which you might want to visit, one being my construction product photographer page (a new page not quite finished which I am currently working on), with the other being my construction photographer page (which I definitely need to work on!), which show examples of my photography work on construction sites. There is also my industrial photographer page, to which I will be adding images from this shoot when I can do, which has some really interesting stuff I am looking forward to writing about.

Rick McEvoy Photography

Industrial Photographer

Sunday 24th April 2017

Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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