5 Benefits of Professional Photography in the Construction Industry

5 Benefits of using Professional Photography in the Construction Industry

If you’re working on a construction project, chances are you’ll need to photograph various phases of its progress. You’ll want to document the various phases of your construction project from beginning to end. But, as with any other type of photography, you’ll need to find the right photographer for your job. And, if you’re not sure where to start, check out these 5 reasons to use professional photography in your construction project.

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It’s not just for illustrating your construction project

When you’re documenting the progress of your construction project, you might be tempted to use photographs primarily to illustrate the work taking place on-site and for end of month reports. However, this is only one aspect of the importance of professional photography on your construction site. .

Your photographer should be able to capture images that show the true nature of your project; from the context of the site to the materials used, to the construction workers and machinery, you want to make sure the images you select show the full spectrum of your project and capability of your team.

A great way to do this, is to have a construction photo shoot before you begin your construction project. During the pre-commencement of works you can show your photographer the vision you have for your project. Then, as the construction progresses, your photographer can capture images that reflect your original concept.

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Able to provide multi-site national coverage throughout the UK

If you have a design or building project underway in the UK, you may be tempted to locate several photographers based all over country. This could introduce unknown variables, such as lack of experience for your type or size of project, to not understanding your company’s ‘ways of doing things”. 

This could be a costly and indeed time-consuming mistake. Ensure your construction photographer has the depth of experience of working on a multitude of different projects in all weathers. They need to be as adaptable, versatile and quick thinking as the situation demands. As we all know too well, the British weather can provide all 4 seasons in one day!

Not only will this allow you to keep your project site consistent with your brand, it will also allow you to avoid the high cost of reshoots should things not go as planned. And, if you’re a company consistently working on  nationwide  projects, this may be more advantageous than you think.

A professional Construction Photographer should be capable of all we’ve mentioned above and also be willing to cover multi-site visits in a day where reasonable travelling distances allow for this. 

Using the best equipment possible for Construction Photography

When you’re working with a professional photographer, you need to make sure their equipment allows them to work in all weather conditions day and night. This includes not only the camera equipment but all of the necessary PPE/ CSCS cards to operate on site. At UK Construction Photography we use only professional durable equipment that allows us to operate night and day in all weathers throughout the year. 

Professional Photography Kit: You need a professional photographer who can deliver high-quality images whether the images are to be used for Health and Safety Campaigns delivered to Social Media, Website or Construction Site Hoardings and Bill-Posters. 

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Construction photographer with Proven Expertise

Your company image is in safe hands. James has been awarded Construction Photographer of the Year 2019 with the Master Photographers Association and also Industrial Photographer of the Year 2018. James is an accredited member of The Master Photographer Association. Being a member of The MPA places high demands of service and image quality that a photographer must adhere to. An MPA Photographer must also have full Professional Liability Insurance.

James has also trained in Health and Safety and has his own PPE and CSCS Card. Construction photography requires experience. In order to get the most from your shoot, you need to ensure the photographer you choose has a deep knowledge of construction.

Construction photography requires a level of expertise that is often lacking in other industries. This is due to the sheer variety of projects and materials covered.Your construction project should be handled by a photographer with proven experience. This way, you can be sure the results will be excellent.

Protect your brand

When you’re working with a construction photography service, it’s important to protect your brand. Your construction project should be presented in the most professional light possible.

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Construction photography is a great way to show off the progress of your latest project. You can use these photos to promote your company and ensure you’re maintaining a professional image.

When searching for a construction photography service, make sure they have the proper credentials and experience for the job. Hire a photographer who will protect your brand and help you show the world your latest project. Our USP is definitely the breadth of our experience across the UK covering massive and small projects, whatever the location, whatever the weather, whatever the time of day… we will be there for you! Want to get in touch? See our contact details below. Want more evidence of our work… look here.

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