Having spent lots of time on lovely fluffy landscape pictures it was good to get back to the nitty gritty of what I do. Is nitty gritty actually a word? Well two words?
Sorry. Having one of those moments.
- Construction photography.
- Construction product photography.
- Product photography on construction sites.
- Photography of construction products.
Well I don’t know which term to use? It is an SEO nightmare.
But in all seriousness taking photographs of products on construction sites is a specialist area of commercial photography. And one that I specialise in.
The timing is critical – too soon and the works are not advanced enough. Too late and the client has moved in and is using the new building.
The taking of the pictures can be challenging. Taking photographs in a live construction site as the overall construction project reaches practical completion can mean getting in the way of lots of very busy people all under pressure trying to deliver to individual deadlines. Not really a good time be expected to stand and wait while a stranger takes some pictures!
Taking photographs in a noisy, dusty, dark, damp and unfamiliar environment is not exactly the easiest thing to do either.
Photographing in a live construction environment requires speed, efficiency and the correct equipment.
You also need the correct clothing and personal protective equipment.
And the timing of when the shoot takes place requires planning and prior arranging with the principal contractor.
It might sound like a difficult ask, but it’s fine if you engage a specialist like myself, qualified in photography and construction and fully familiar with working on live construction sites.
The shoot I was writing about went smoothly. Until I received a phone call from site that is. I had taken one of the keys with me by mistake. I was the other side of Portsmouth when I took the call, thankfully they were understanding enough to allow me to return the key the next morning.
Don’t let that put you off getting in touch with me about photographing your shiny new building or product.
I have photographed some big construction product names to date, including
- Marshalls paving
- Flue Stax flue inspection equipment. Not strictly a product. Well the equipment is….
- KRend render
- Catnic lintols
- Rockwool insulation and cladding
- Tobermore paving
- Cell Security equipment
- Dulux Pyroshied paint
- Sports hall flooring by Gerflor
- ElliottUK modular buildings
- A petrol station for Morrisons by Elliott UK
- BASF Walltite sprayed insulation
Head over to my new web page all about my work as a construction product photographer and you can see pictures of each of the commercial shoots listed above.
Construction product photographer
Sunday 12th March 2017