Frequently asked questions about commissioning me, how I work, and what the process involves
What is the step-by-step process when working with you?
After an initial conversation with my client, dependant on the project at hand, I may arrange an on-site visit prior to the shoot date to give me a better understanding of the space and light we will be working with.
Where this is not possible the client is expected to give a detailed project brief providing me with as much information as possible sparing no details and supplying any existing images to help give me a better understanding of the space and the kind of results they’re after.
Together we would then plan a suitable date for the shoot and carry out the works as planned. When the shoot concludes, I then take all the captured imagery back to the studio where it will go through my strict post-production stages, making sure no stone is unturned.
Once the images are edited and completed I will inform the client and send the image pack to the client via email. Typically, the imagery will be emailed to the client via a SSL secure WeTransfer link. Once the client downloads the assets, they will be available in an easy access folder on their device.
Alternatively all images can be delivered to the client on a flash drive (at an extra cost).
What does your post-production process involve?
Each and every one of my images captured on location goes through a strict editing process.
During the initial photoshoot, a selection of exposures highlighting specific key areas in the frame of the area being captured, from the darkest to the lightest areas, are used to create a single image that is well balanced, not over or under exposed and is as true to life as possible, eliminating harsh shadows and blown out light areas that would be overlooked by most.
Once this process is complete each image goes through a rigorous 15 step editing process which includes white balancing, image sharpening, horizontal and vertical straightening, removal of any blemishes, lens distortion correction, brightness and contrast adjustment to name a few.
Each image on average takes around 45-60 minutes to edit from beginning to end depending on the complexity of the shot to make sure the final product conveys the message perfectly. It is this scrupulous editing process alongside my methodology whilst on-site capturing the shots that sets me apart from most.
What resolution are your images delivered in?
All imagery is supplied at a 300px print quality resolution. Alongside the high resolution images I also supply a copy of all the imagery at a web optimised resolution for quick and easy usage online, which when used online will not show any visible sacrifice of quality.
What is the turnaround time from shoot completion?
90% of all photography I am commissioned to capture has an average turnaround of 4-5 days, however this can be give or take depending on the complexity of the job at hand during the post production stage.
Are you available for international commissions?
I have been commissioned for many projects overseas and always enjoy taking in the new scenery and working on projects away from home.
Why choose you?
Over 10 years of commercial photography experience working alongside the highest calibre of interior designers, architects, developers and design brands both in the UK and worldwide.
Expert in the specific field of architectural, interior and commercial photography.
Extensive public liability and public indemnity insurance.
Highest quality equipment used (kit value over £10k).
Image consultant to many commercial clients.