Commercial Photography FAQ

Why commission commercial photography?

A short answer would be that if you value your products and services why would you take the risk of eroding their value through weak images? Commercial photography is there to work alongside your existing sales and marketing activity, your corporate image guidelines and design principles. It adds to the brand value. Investing in an image library can pay for itself very quickly with a return paying back over a number of years.

How do you charge?

You pay for making the images (hourly, half or full day); production (file extraction, post production) and supply (upload, web, disc or print) and expenses (stylists, props, couriers, specialist rental and travel). All rates are + VAT. Post production covers the process of getting the images from the camera to your designer or art director’s desktop, according to your specification. Sometimes retouching is required.

Why you?

My job is to make you or your business look the absolute best. Whether it’s through clever lighting or a creative use of a location, it all comes back to giving you something that adds value to what you already have. Whatever ever stage you are at in the growth cycle or bringing a product to market, we work for a wide range of clients – big and small – from large corporations to SMEs and public sector institutions. Click here for a list of the people we work with.

The “we” is an extended network of creative professionals, access to high-end studio production values and many years of experience shooting on location. I’m also a qualified photographer and member of the BIPP.

What sort of commercial photography do you do?

Editorial photography – images illustrating articles, magazine features or front covers. PR photography for marketing and sales campaigns.

Brochure and prospectus photography – annual reports, sales materials, schools prospectuses, company IPOs, flotations and sales.

Corporate portraits / headshot photography – CEOs, business owners and teams on location or in the studio.

Property photography – commercial and residential developments; completed sites for operators or developer portfolios.

Product photography – in the studio or on location. Food photography. Conference photography

Where do you work?

Although the photographic studio is based in Kent at Lakesview Studios (Canterbury)* I work wherever you need me to work or where your operations are based. I get inspired by challenges and working in new situations, so whatever your project is, do get in touch.

*For businesses location in London and the South East it’s not just Whitstable, Canterbury, Faversham and Maidstone but Dover to Dartford, Tunbridge Wells to Tenterden and everything in between.



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