Now that I have sorted out my Dorset photographer page I am going to post a series of 12 images from my construction product photography page.

Now that I have sorted out my Dorset photographer page I am going to post a series of 12 images from my construction product photography page.

I want to have a bit of focus on one aspect of my commercial photography work, which is construction product photography.

This is one of my specialisms which I have written about many times before.

Now for those of you who are new to me and/ or my photography blog a quick refresh.

  • I am professionally qualified in photography - LBIPP.
  • I am professionally qualified in construction - MCIOB.
  • I have over 30 years experience working in the construction industry.
  • I have over 30 years active experience in photography.

So construction photography is my thing.

I also photograph construction sites, although there is not much demand for this to be honest.

There is however plenty of demand for the photographing of products that have been supplied and fitted on construction sites.

And quite often these photographs have to be taken immediately after, and sometimes during installation. This is where the live construction site photography thing comes in – on some projects once something has been fitted there is never an opportunity to gain access to photograph a product. A hospital ward is such an example where product photography is done just before practical completion.

And this is what I am going to talk about for the next 12 days. Nothing else.

And by the way, I also photograph recently completed buildings, be they new buildings or buildings that have been extended, refurbished or completely overhauled.

I hope that the work that I am publishing and writing about in the next 12 days encourages you to make contact with me and start a discussion about your construction product photography requirement. Or anything construction photography related to be honest.

And if you do need something photographing on a construction site please ensure that you get in touch with me nice and early so we can plan the work together – successful planning is essential to ensure that a photography shoot on a live construction site goes smoothly.

Once I have completed this series of posts I will be moving onto something completely different which I am looking forward to doing so so much it is quite frankly ridiculous.

Rick McEvoy Photography

Construction product photographer in Dorset

Friday 26th May 2017

My Photography Portfolio - where was I up to?

My Photography Portfolio

Now where was I?

Quick recap. I had a Portfolio Review with the fantastic Bryn Griffiths on Saturday 19th March.

http://bryngriffithsphotography.com/

I started off reviewing the 31 images from my 2014 submission from which I achieved Licentiate status in the British Institute of Professional Photography, giving me the letters LBIPP.

Now I want to be considered for the next level of qualification, Associateship.

So having reviewed the 2014 submission I out together a collection of 40 images which I took with me to the show for Bryn to have a look at.

My Portfolio selection was much more focussed, concentrating on architectural photography, construction photography and industrial photography.

This is what I specialise in. It made sense to confine my portfolio to my specialisms.

So the landscape photography images had to go. There will be a separate set of landscape images, as well as other image sets that I have been working on, but they are for another time.

40 images, many new ones, but some going back a few years, forming not a bad start and something constructive to start with.

I started to work on my Portfolio, and got side-tracked, so now in my more focussed way I am going to sort my portfolio for submission to the BIPP once and for all.

I need to get down to 30 images. I am going to niche down even more on reflection, to 30 images of buildings, interiors and exteriors. All landscape format, all colour, hopefully in a coherent image set that fit together nicely.

So this is what I will be writing about every day until this exercise is completed, one image at a time, 30 posts, hopefully not 30 days!

Hopefully I will get off to a good start and you will be looking at the first Portfolio Image here on my blog tomorrow, so please make sure you check back tomorrow to see what happened. Obviously the first thing I need to review is the set of 30 images, and discard images that do not fit within the specific area of architectural photography, and also of course see if I have anything new to add to the set of 30.

Rick McEvoy Photography

20th July 2016

www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk

Picture of the extension to Hamworthy Park Junior School, Poole, Dorset - black and white architectural photography image number 8.

The next image in my series of black and white architectural photography is a picture of Hamworthy Park Junior School in Poole, Dorset.

Hamworthy Park Junior School by Rick McEvoy, architectural photographer

Hamworthy Park Junior School by Rick McEvoy, architectural photographer

This image was taken for the architect for the extension to the school, Kendall Kingscott. The client was the Borough of Poole.

The colour image is the client issue image. To get the black and white version of this image this is what I did in Nik Silver Efex Pro using the final edited Tiff file from Lightroom.

Firstly, I browsed through the presets. I went through all my favourites, then went through all the presets, but nothing looked better to me that the first preset, which is called Natural.

This was my starting point. And as I am no longer timing myself with these black and white edits I gently went through the other options and selected the following;

Dynamic brightness +53%

Structure shadows -68%

Control point on the cladding – structure +34%

Green colour filter

Vignette lens fall of 2

Then hit save!

Again nice and simple.

Here is the colour image, which to be honest took me a long old time to produce, due to the shapes and very subtle but specific colours in the extension to the school.

Hamworthy Park Junior School, Poole, Dorset, photographed for the architect Kendall Kingscott

Hamworthy Park Junior School, Poole, Dorset, photographed for the architect Kendall Kingscott

And here is the completely unedited RAW image

Hamworthy Park Junior School extension for the client, the Borough of Poole

Hamworthy Park Junior School extension for the client, the Borough of Poole

Image 8 is now done, and tomorrow I will be something slightly different – not specifically architectural photography but architectural photography in the making, also known as construction photography. I photograph lots of construction sites, and it will be interesting to see how a picture from a construction site looks in black and white.

Oh yes forgot to say - this was taken using my Canon 6D and Canon 17-40mm lens.

This is after all about me seeing where I can expand my photographic services and add something different – to be able to do this successfully I need to be able to show these alternatives to clients via my website.

Thank you for reading this post, and please call back to my blog tomorrow.

A striking Dorset construction product photography shot is image number 4 in my Photography Portfolio - read about it in this post

So this morning portfolio image number 4 was finalised, and here it is.

Construction Product Photography Shoot by Rick McEvoy Architectural Photographer in Dorset

Construction Product Photography Shoot by Rick McEvoy Architectural Photographer in Dorset

 This was always the next image – I have not added that one I was talking about the other day – maybe tomorrow……

This shot is one taken for a construction product photography shoot at a new private housing development in Poole, Dorset.

The assignment was to photograph the render to these fantastic new homes in Poole, which was used for the boundary walls and the protruding middle floors of the rear of the development. The client was KRend, the manufacturer and installer.

This is a portfolio image. I have done a little more work on this from that produced by the client, but not much at all. Just a bit more tidying up and cleaning up bits here and there.

At the bottom (well after this paragraph) of this post is the original flat raw version (well I wouldn’t put this at the top now would I?). You can see in this image the things that have been removed, power lines, scars in the tarmac, debris, for sale sign – that sort of thing. But the buildings are the buildings, and the gardens are the gardens, so again I have done some polishing but this is what you actually see when you stand where I took this shot. Well the car might not be there, nestled in front of the garage. I could have removed the car, but the car was there – people have cars after all. I am not photographing sterile boxes of concrete – I am photographing people’s homes.

Construction Product Photography Shoot by Rick McEvoy Architectural Photographer in Dorset

Construction Product Photography Shoot by Rick McEvoy Architectural Photographer in Dorset

Three bracketed exposures taken in AV mode at F8, ISO400, 1/1000th, 1/4000 and 1/250th second.

Canon 6D, 17-40mm F4L Lens using a focal length of 20mm.

The image was captured handheld, at a not great time of the day for photography is has to be said!

I used a higher ISO as I was holding my camera above my head for some shots, not that I need to worry about that any more with my new funky photography equipment!

A few words on this image, and why it is in my portfolio.

My portfolio is about the work I do, the architectural photography, and in this case construction photography. My portfolio is my work. This is what you will get if you commission me to photograph your building.

I could fill my portfolio with lots of lovely pictures of Dorset and Hampshire images, but to what end?

No my portfolio is a business tool, showing my commercial photography work, and the level I am working at at the moment. I have my own style which I want to shine through my entire portfolio. So my portfolio might not consist of the most stunning landscapes, nationally known buildings and monuments or world famous sites in cites from around the planet.

My portfolio is real, local, commercial photography, taken by me and processed by me. 100% all my own work, and hopefully work that people locally can relate to and identify with.
Thanks for reading this post, and please call back to my blog tomorrow for another post and maybe image number 5 at www.rickmcevoyphotography.oc.uk/blog

 

Photography Portfolio - Day 3 - The image capture process for that construction photography I was talking about the other day

So image number one is completed. And here it is.

Horndean Technology Centre by Rick McEvoy Construction Photographer in Hampshire

Horndean Technology Centre by Rick McEvoy Construction Photographer in Hampshire

The RAW file

The RAW file

And here are the two shots that I actually used to create this image. The bracketed shots.

2 stops under-exposed

2 stops under-exposed

2 stops over-exposed

2 stops over-exposed

So how did I go about getting this shot? I will write in this post about image capture, and tomorrow about image processing.

I could not tripod mount. The viewing angle was far too high. I had my camera clamped to the top of my stepladders using a Manfrotto Magic Arm. I needed to get higher than the fence to include the new garden in the shot, which was a big part of the story of this shot. The story here is the recladding of the building, internal remodelling of the ground floor and the construction of a brand new external space. Obviously I can’t get the internal and external elements in one shot – internals I shot separately.

A quick note on the Magic arm – get the quick release plate that fixes onto the arm itself that is compatible with your tripod quick release plate so you can quickly attach and detach your camera. I use an L bracket so I can get portrait and landscape shots from the same viewpoint – I just detach the camera, rotate through 90 degrees and re-attach – this makes shooting much easier as you can spend a lot of time framing up to get everything just as it should be.

Even though my camera was clamped on I was still concerned about movement, so I used an ISO of 400. I always use as low an ISO as possible, but if the choice is increase the ISO or have a blurry image I will always increase the ISO.

The first (correct) exposure was 1/60th second at F8. The two stop underexposed shot was taken at 1/250th second, the two stop over exposed shot being taken at 1/15th second. That was the problem shot, with an exposure of such a length taken from an arm clamped to a pair of step ladders I was standing on. I really didn’t want to push the ISO any more than that, even though the noise performance of the 6D is pretty good.

All images taken a focal length of 19mm on my Canon 17-40mm F4 l lens. AV mode was used, with an aperture of F8.

I use back-button focus for shots like this, framing the image, then focusing, then metering then shooting. It ends becoming a precise operation.

This shot took quite a while to frame up, as I always try to get the composure as correct as possible in camera. I do not rely on post-processing to correct verticals unless I have to – usually when I have to tilt the camera to fit in all of a building. And if you are wondering why the bottom of the path is cut off, this is because I could not get far enough forward to included it in the shot.

The portrait format shot is below.

Portrait shot

Portrait shot

This which works well, and is a great image on it's own, but does not give enough context to me. And as it is a portfolio shot I do not want to be going from portrait to landscape really.

As to the shots, you can see what the 2 stop bracketing is doing – the 2 stop under exposed shot is pulling out all the details in the shadows, and the 2 stop over exposed shot gives all the highlights. Put the two together in Lightroom and as if by magic you get the bit in the middle as well!

That is how Lightroom HDR Merge was designed do be used. So this is a great example of shooting to edit – I know before I take a shot what I am going to do with it.

The rest of the taking of the shot was straight forward. AV mode, F8, all fine. Back button focus allows me to focus my image first (I will write a separate back-button focus tips post anotehr time) then recompose if necessary, and meter and shoot separately. As I am shooting inanimate objects, this works for me. I know where I need to focus, and to be honest metering is a separate activity now the way I work, so if you are not familiar with back button focus but shoot using a tripod give it a go.

So I have my three images. What then? Come back to my blog tomorrow to read about the processing used to get to this final construction photography in Hampshire image at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/blog

Photography Portfolio - Day 2 - Mastering Adobe Photoshop Adjustment Layers - with a real construction photography image

Did I find the magic trick? The one golden tutorial that told me how to do the one thing I wanted to do?

No.

It is not that simple.

Of course it isn't.

So I don’t have completed, polished image number one, so I am going to post the original, single (correct) exposure image today so you can see the starting point (and buy me some time to this sorted).

Here it is. Construction photography. One of my favourite things to do. Well is it architectural photography or construction photography? This is a bit of both. No matter.

Horndean Technology College, Hampshire. The building has recently undergone a major building refurbishment, having the external walls and roof completely replaced, and the internal space remodelled. There is also this fantastic external space.

This is the story I am trying to convey. And this image does that (well not this version of it).

This construction project was photographed for the architect, Kendall Kingscott

www.kendallkingscott.co.uk

Unfortunately, I do not have before shots of the project.

Over the next few days I will try to explain how a flat RAW image is transformed into a bright, vibrant, technically correct portfolio image.

But lesson number 1 is

Layers are great.

Non-destructive editing. I have done some work to this shot, but not in a layer. And now I have to do it again. This time I will do it in a layer and save it as a PSD file.

Now you might be thinking - hang on - why do you not know everything about Photoshop?

well the answer is, no-one does. And I have managed to use Lightroom for the vast majority of my workflow since Lightroom 1 came out and I started using it, that Photoshop is something I call on for final cleaning up. Now I am progressing my editing skills to the next level.

But the basic principle remains - the less editing in Lightroom the better. And a great image might never see Photoshop!

But as a construction photographer I sometimes need to do a bit more editing work than I would say for a landscape, as there is the technical element to the finished image that has to be technically correct due to the subject matter and the client’s requirements.

Thanks for reading this post, and please call back tomorrow to see if I am making any progress!

 

Dorset Photography Collection - one final thought - check what your images look like on other devices

This applies to all images that you are going to share/ sell/ publish/ give away.

Check them on another device. How do they look to others???

I have just done this and a couple of my Dorset landscape photography shots were, to be perfectly honest, too dark.

They look absolutely fine on my 24" fancy studio monitor.

But this gallery collection is not for me - it is for everyone else.

I check images on my Iphone, and also on other peoples monitors at their workplaces - it is vital that I know what they are seeing, not what I am seeing in my controlled environment.

IPhone and Ipad screens are very accurate, and a good gauge of what an image should look like. Dont worry about the white balance though - you need to get this right in a controlled environemnt as Iphones/ Ipdas are viewed in all sorts of light which will impact on how the image appears to the person viewing the image - the colours will reflect the light around them.

Hope this quick photography tip will help you on this Saturday morning - no image today as the construction photography shoot is with the client for proofing/ approval.

Rick McEvoy Photography Portfolio - Looking back, going forward in 2016 and beyond

So my review of my 2014 Photography Portfolio is complete. And now it is time for my 2016 Photography Portfolio to be finalised.

Thoughts so far?

There is more variety than I expected in the 204 set. I quite like the mix of architectural photography, landscape photography, construction photography and commercial photography work.

There are some really good images in there.

But it will be interesting to see how many make it to the 2016 set.

I am going to the Photography Show 2016 at the NEC on Saturday 19th March, and have booked a portfolio review with my professional photography institute, the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).

What is the purpose of my Photography Portfolio? What will I use it for?

Well the bottom line is that I want a cohesive set of images that represent the best work that I have produced to date, and show potential clients what they can expect when they hire me.

My portfolio defines my style, right now. It has to be up to date and reflect the work I want to be commissioned to produce. I have spent a lot of time working on my style, my look, and this has to come through consistently in my images.

My target markets are as follows. Well again I will extract a page from my website home page, which you can access at

www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk

“Photography of building exteriors, building interiors, construction sites, refurbishment projects, commercial spaces, completed developments, construction products.

Sectors covered – public, private, commercial, retail, industrial, residential, education, plant, utilities and infrastructure.

Experience working from heights, access platforms, scaffolds, boats, confined spaces and other controlled environments. Aerial photography by drone.

Clients - architects, builders, developers, consultants, designers, agents, property owners and house holders in both the public and private sectors.”

That is who I am aiming at. This took quite a while to come up with. This is on my home page. I want potential clients to identify with me.

So that is what my portfolio needs to focus on.

My landscape work is, in effect, secondary to this work. Yes, I use this work to develop my skills, and my work is available through a couple of commercial stock agencies (one in the UK, one in the USA). And most importantly this is my personal work. All done by me for me with no external pressures.

And this is where I get stuck. I want both.

So guess what?

I am going to do both.

I am going to have one portfolio for buildings, and one portfolio for landscapes. Simple.

Well it sounds simple but there was a lot of thought on the way to this end point. I have probably overthought this, and needed to capture my thoughts and break this down into what I want.

In Lightroom I have been assembling new collections of images. The Collections feature is so powerful in Lightroom.

I have assembled the following collections under a Collection set called “Portfolio 2016” (not surprisingly!).

Bournemouth

Building exterior

Building interior

Construction

Cornwall

Dorset

Hampshire

In (my target collection)

Industrial

Landscape

London

Poole

Sandbanks

Wiltshire

And 9 individual commercial shoots.

This is not wasted work as these image sets reflect the structure of my website, so at the same time, with the help of the power of Lightroom Collections, I am also creating new image sets for my various web pages.

But at the end of all this I will have two distinctly separate sets of images

Building

Landscape

And now that I have broken it down I can go through my Lightroom catalogue at my leisure and add to the collection sets I have, knowing that there is structure to what I am doing, and that I will also be producing future benefits for my photography business.

And I feel happier knowing how I pull all of this together. 40 images. No more. I will break down each discipline to 10 images as well (sorry to keep going on but Lightroom Collections make this super easy, and don’t forget I do not have any of my images on my laptop hard drive - these are all Smart Previews).

Last word on Collections. If you have your images on a separate hard drive, if you use Collections you don’t have the ? next to each and every image and folder. Just saying…..

As for what the BIPP want – approximately 40 images. So that is fine. 20 building shots. And 20 landscape shots.

OK time to get to finish this job off!

I will be no doubt posting lots from the Photography Show tomorrow, and will write over the next month or so about my new Photography Portfolio, what is in it, what is not in it, and where I go from here.

Thanks you for sticking with me while I go through this process, and please come back to my blog on Sunday where I will post my “Highlights of the Photography Show” at

www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/blog

 

Logs, France - a different shot from the Acquitane Region of France

Logs, Aquitane, France, by landscape photographer Rick McEvoy

Logs, Aquitane, France, by landscape photographer Rick McEvoy

Logs, Aquitaine, France, by landscape photographer Rick McEvoy – work the scene to get great results

A different shot today. While walking through a forest in Aquitaine, France, I noticed these logs. They were of interest to me. This is the close up portrait shot.

Below is the shot I posted previously of the same pile of logs.

 

Another example of working the scene. Two different views, two striking and interesting images. Which is good as the forest was rather dull to be completely honest with you. And the weather wasn’t great.

“So why were you there shooting?” I hear you ask??? Dull location, dull weather. What were you thinking?

Fair point.

But it does go to prove that you can find images anywhere you go, you just have to look.

And be patient.

And when you find something of interest take your time. Have a good look around. And try new angles and viewpoints. That is how I get interesting new landscape photography images, and the challenge of finding new angles, views and scenes keeps my work fresh.

And I apply this technique to my commercial photography work all the time.

One of my favourite shooting positions at the moment is with my camera held on the ground, either resting on something or me lying down on my latest piece if camera kit - a £5 groundsheet (see my post about my 10 favourite bits of photography kit not bought in a camera store) for more info in this!

Yesterday I got a great shot which I will process shortly using this very technique, catching a fleeting moment of special directional light.

The log shot was taken on my Canon 6D, 17-40mm F4L Lens, hand held, nice and close. Processing all done in Lightroom – this was a nice quick edit where I wanted to bring out the colours and details, and that is about it. Nice and easy, which is a great antidote for my recent epic construction photography editing workload! By the way the new batch of images I have produced I cannot post for a little while yet, for client confidentiality reasons, but they will be on my site soon.

 

Thanks for reading this post. I am a landscape photographer working commercially in Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, Dorset, (and in no particular order) Hampshire, Cornwall, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire, London and France. And anywhere else. My landscape photography work compliments my commercial architectural photography work, and is my experimental space to develop my photographic skills.

Check out my website at

www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk

and my next blog post at

www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/blog/

where you can find out more about my photographic world and catch up on my latest news.

And also you can find out how to contact me.

Rick McEvoy Photography – A professional photographer’s website

Rick McEvoy Photography – A professional photographer’s website

Today I want to write about my website, as I have recently made some changes to it. And give you a break from my new Cornwall images which I am loving going through to produce the new web page.

I have changed the structure slightly, to make it more logical and easier to navigate. The idea of the new Cornwall page was the genesis of this change – I was debating where exactly to put it on my website, and thought that a separate “Places” section made perfect sense. So I created a new category, and put the places web pages I have within that heading. I am happy with this change, which is live on my website now.

So on my website I have the following pages.

Home page - http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/

About - http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/about/

Blog - http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/blog/

Commissions - http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/commissions/

Contact - http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/contact/

FAQ - http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/faq/

Places - http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/places/

Work - http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/work/

Archive - http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/archive/

 

About my home page - Rick McEvoy Photography - Professional Photographer

This is (obviously) my home page, where I try to describe myself and the professional photography services I provide in one page.

This page also includes a selection of 12 images, which are representative of my commercial photography work. They are all images from the built environment, which is my specialist area of work.

The image set includes interior photography, building exteriors, architectural photography and construction photography – images taken on live construction sites.

You might think from reading my blog that most of my photographic work is landscape photography - this is not the case at all. The reason is that I am not able to publish commercial photography work as soon as I have produced it, if ever at all, for commercial reasons.

As I post to my blog every day, I therefore use a mix of personal work and commercial photography work that is free to be published. As a photographer I want my blog to be a visual, living blog, with the odd post of text only like today.

I will write about the other pages on my website over the coming weeks – I want to explain the purpose and structure to all my readers.

Thank you for reading this post about my website and its new structure.

Please contact me with any photography related questions or queries using the contact form at the link above.

#professional photographers

#professional photographer

#professional photography

#commercial photography

#images from the built environment

#interior photography

#architectural photography

#construction photography

#images taken on live construction sites

#photographic work

#Landscape photography

CIOB Art of Building Competition - My entry

Refurbishment, Portsmouth

Metal cladding

Building Interior

The one that didnt make it

Entries are now closed for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) annual Art of Building photography competition

You can find out all about this competition at

http://www.artofbuilding.org/

So why did I enter these three images?

Well I am a member of the CIOB.

And refurbishment is not as glamorous as funky new builds.

So I decided to submit some images which reflect this vital area of construction, the refurbishment sector.

All three images were taken from a commercial shoot in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where a major refurbishment is under way.

I wanted the first image to show the scale of refurbishment, and this panoramic shot shows the overall scale of the buiilding being worked on, plus an amount of the intial works.

The second shot is a construction detail close up, showing the Metsec being fitted to the existing rendered panels. THis metal sub-frame will have insulation then external cladding applied to it, and contains the new windows.

The third image is to be honest my favourite.

The internal, before shot. This sums up construction for me - this is the human side of refurbishment, and the need to do it.

Image 4 didn't make it......

So not the most glamorous of entires, but I am happy with my selection of images and the reasons why I submitted them.

So keep an eye out to see what happens!

I am a constrution photographer based in Dorset covering Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and London.

Check out my website at www.rick.mcevoyphotography.co.uk to find out all about my construction photography work.

#construction pgotographer

#construction photography

#bournemouth

#poole

#sandbanks

#dorset

#hampshire

#surrey

#london

A great image of Dorchester Fire Station and DFRS HQ, Poundbury, Dorset.

Dorchester Fire Station and DFRS HQ, Poundbury, Dorset, by architectural photographer Rick McEvoy

I love this view, showing the three different architectural elements of the development on the edge of Poundbury.

In the foreground is the fire station building itself, with all that goes on inside a modern fire station. To the left are the three appliance bays. The separate building to the right is the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service HQ building. In this view you cannot see the two other buildings, the training building and the appliance bay workshop.

The buildings were designed in the unique architecture styles that can be found at Poundbury, on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.

This is one of my favourite places to photograph architecture in Dorset, being so different and offering an architectural photographer great designs to work with.

I will be posting later on this year about some other Poundbury photography work I have completed.

I will be posting these new images on my Blog, explaining the background to these images, and why they are on my home page, along with a bit about the post processing. But first I need to explain how I have arrived at this set of 12 images.

I specialise in architectural, commercial, construction, industrial, interior and property photography.

This is my core commercial photographic work.

Technical info about this shot.

1/750th second, F11, 22mm on my Canon 17-40mm F4L lens, taken on a tripod using my Canon 5D. ISO 200. The image was taken late morning, when the sun was on the southern facing elevation of the building. Processing of this image was done in Lightroom initially, with further work in Photoshop.

Forget this nonsense about only shooting at noon – it just does not work like that for commercial architectural photography – you have to get the shots you need on the day so you need to plan the suns position and shoot accordingly.

Thank you for reading this post – please visit my website where you can find out more about me and my architectural photography, and find out how to get in touch with me.

http://www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk

I do have an architectural photographer page as well, which you can get to at

http://rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/architectural-photographer/

Footnote - I do not post all my commercial work, and not all of it straight away. Sometimes my clients need a degree of exclusivity for their imagery. There are commissions that I will never post - as I said I provide a bespoke service on every commission I undertake.

Footnote 2 - When you hire me you get me. I do all the photography stuff from start to finish.

Footnote 3 - Sorry no more footnotes!

#architectural photography

#commercial photography

#construction photography

#industrial photography

#interior photography

#property photography

#Dorset

#Dorchester

#Poundbury photography

#Poundbury images

#Poundbury photographer

 

 

 

New Images on the Rick McEvoy Photography Website Home Page

I have updated the image set on my home page, which you can view at

www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk

I will be posting these new images on my Blog, explaining the background to these images, and why they are on my home page, along with a bit about the post processing. But first I need to explain how I have arrived at this set of 12 images.

I specialise in architectural, commercial, construction, industrial, interior and property photography.

This is my core commercial photographic work.

This is where I combine my technical photographic expertise with my creative photographic eye to produce consistently excellent and creative technical imagery.

I provide excellent, professional customer service for every client.

The other part of my photographic world is my landscape and travel photography. This is where I explore, create and experiment. This is my photographic playground. What I learn here I apply to my commercial work, enabling me to constantly push my photography to new and higher levels.

But back to these twelve images. They are all commercial photography work (nearly, but I will explain).

They are, in no particular order (I really mean that as the order will change from time to time);

Chideock Church, Dorset. I was commissioned to photograph the new dome to this lovely church in West Dorset.

Chideock Church, Dorset. Roof tiles. A lovely detailed shot of the roof tiles on the new dome.

Bar interior - Lucca. Ok this is not commercial in that I did not get paid for it – I would love to be paid to photograph bars in Tuscany! But it is a commercial interior shot which I love.

Rockwool product shot - Portsmouth. A shot of a major Portsmouth City Council high rise residential refurbishment project for Rockwool, the suppliers of the cladding system being installed.

Dorchester Fire Station and DFRS HQ, Poundbury, Dorset. I love this view, showing the three different architectural elements of the development on the edge of Poundbury.

Interior shot, Sandbanks. A lovely interior shot with sea views on the world famous Sandbanks in Poole, Dorset.

Poole Police Station, Poole, Dorset. Another major new development in Dorset that I was commissioned to photograph by the architect.

Rendering product shot, Poole, Dorset. Stunning new houses in Poole, taken from a commission from a render manufacturer and installer.

Wimborne Minster, Dorset. Commissioned by me for me. OK it’s not a commercial shot but is striking anyway!

Catnic lintol product shot. Lintols are lintols. But when given to me to photograph you can expect something hopefully interesting like this alternative and creative product shot taken on a live construction site.

BASF Walltite product shot, Poole, Dorset. Construction product shots do not have to be boring when you ask me to take them. I love this shot of spray applied insulation.

RNLI Memorial, Poole, Dorset. Another stunning subject matter at RNLI HQ in Poole, Dorset.

So why these twelve images?

Where has my tree shot gone I hear you say?

Well I wanted my home page to represent a specific and to me very significant proportion of my commercial photography work, all to do with buildings and structures. I also wanted to post images that mean something locally (please excuse the bar shot!).

So after lots and lots of deliberation this is my new portfolio if you like. I want potential clients to visit my website, and to know what they can expect me to provide.

Technically excellent, creative, high quality imagery.

Thank you for reading this post – please visit my website where you can find out more about me and my photography, and find out how to get in touch with me.

Footnote - I do not post all my commercial work, and not all of it straight away. Sometimes my clients need a degree of exclusivity for their imagery. There are commissions that I will never post - as I said I provide a bespoke service on every commission I undertake.

Footnote 2 - When you hire me you get me. I do all the photography stuff from start to finish.

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