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 Portfolio Review with the BIPP at the Photography Show

So I had my portfolio review on Saturday with the BIPP at the Photography review. I called in in the morning to make sure I knew where I needed to be for my review which I had booked for 12.30. Having walked up and down every aisle seeing what I wanted to spend some time on I managed to miss the BIPP stand completely! So I had to buy a programme guide which listed all the exhibitors.

It was next to the Canon stand. I had walked down there three times already! Oh well….

I go to the BIPP stand and was delighted to discover that Bryn Griffiths would be carrying out my review. Now this was great news for a number of reasons.

Firstly, Bryn is a fantastic photographer. A very recent (2014) Hasselblad master no less. I love his work. Especially his product photography work.

Secondly, Bryn helped me get my Licentiate with the BIPP. He went through my original submission in 2014 (around the time he was becoming a Hasselblad master!) and dragged my work to something like a decent portfolio.

Thirdly, he is a genuinely nice man.

So good news for me. At noon I sat in one of the eating emporiums and had a pasty and a coffee, and went through my portfolio on my laptop.

One thing that I sometimes forget is how good it is to have a proper set up in an office, with a big monitor etc. Get out into the real world and it is just not the same under those bright lights. So pasty eaten, coffee drunk, off I went for my review.

I will be writing a lot about this and the images within my portfolio, as this is very important to me. For all that time and money spent on learning how to become a better photographer this is where it all comes together. I submitted my first portfolio in 2014, which was a collection of what I thought to be my best work up to that point.

30 images.

Well it was more than that to start with, culled down to 30, but my Lightroom collection contained 31 images. A lesson in better file management for me there which I am sure has improved in the last two years.

And that is what this is all about. Have I improved in the last two years?

I enjoyed posting my 2014 portfolio last week, which was part of the process of reviewing where I was and where I am now.

My 2014 portfolio submission had quite a variety of images, covering quite a wide range of subject matters and styles. Not bad but at a certain level. So is the 2016 set to a higher standard? Taking me to the next level?

Call back to my blog tomorrow to read all bout my portfolio review at

www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/blog