Commercial Photography

CAA Qualified UAV (Drone) Pilot

I now have my certificate from the CAA to enable me to operate the drone commercially. There are understandably various restrictions and regulations that must be adhered to for safety reasons but in the right location and conditions, it can produce beautiful results. 

It could be for many different requirements for an aerial drone, and below are just a few examples of how they have been used recently.

  • Marketing of a property or farm for sale or let
  • Roof inspections to prevent having to erect expensive and time consuming scaffolding
  • Construction inspections and update videos
  • Farm's aerial crop surveys
  • Promotional material for a company website
  • Sports and recreational events from a new and exciting angle
  • As a gift for somebody with a boat so they have a photo/video to treasure
  • Golf course hole-by-hole flyby's
  • Camping and caravan site for marketing and website use

I am available to hire and can discuss the different options with clients if they want to contact me by phone or email. Let me know what you are thinking of and we can decide how and when it would be best to go ahead with the project. 

Not only are the fees likely to be less than most people would imagine, I also offer the service that the client pays for the photographs or videos on delivery and only when they are completely satisfied. Although for obvious reasons, I will always strive to get the best results that both myself and my client are happy with first time.

In the event of the conditions not being suitable to fly, we will have to rearrange but there will be no expense to the client for that. It will be rearranged on a mutually convenient day for both parties.  

I look forward to hearing from anybody with their thoughts. 

Business Portraits

I was very happy to have been asked by AMS Case management in Bury to help them with their corporate headshots for their website

They were looking for simple shots of each member of their team with a plain white background.

I used a 2.0m x 2.4m collapsible white backdrop and a three light setup with a softbox for the key light, an umbrella as the fill light with a third off camera flash to light the backdrop and give the pure white effect required. All three flashguns were powered with transmitters/receivers.

The clients were made up with the final images and although portrait photography is not a speciality of mine, I enjoyed the task and I am also very pleased with the results. I now feel that I can branch out where required to provide further clients with this service to supplement my commercial photography services.  


New Equipment - Product Photography

I decided it was time to expand the business and offer a wider range of professional services including product photography so that clients can come to me for all of their commercial photography requirements. To enable me to do this it is essential to have a first class macros lens, pin sharp prime lens, lighting, flashes, new tripod and a light tent. The light tent along with the tripod and macro lens enables me to capture beautiful close up images of products as required by any business that needs superb sharp images to advertise on websites, in magazines and newspapers and of course in their own brochures and catalogues.

I have been perfecting various techniques and lighting set-ups required for different products and now feel I am able to offer this as an additional service, however would still welcome the opportunity for further experience and therefore if there are any clients that have the need for some product shots, please let me know and I will be happy to provide some images for a very small cost, just to cover expenses. 

A few examples are below and I will add to these as I capture more over the course of the next few days. 

Stream Publishing

I was asked by Stream Publishing to visit one of their busiest McColl's shops within Edge Hill University and provide a selection of images of the shop and staff for an upcoming magazine. Some of the images used are below.

If you are looking for similar work of any commercial premises please contact me and we can discuss your requirements.