Please bear in mind, presentation of the site is the client’s responsibility and while it may be possible to remove signage, obstacles and unsightly rubbish or graffiti in post production, we do charge extra for this service and it may not always be technically possible to edit the photographs in this way.
Before confirming a date for the shoot, you might first want to bear in mind the following:
Making sure the site is suitable for photographing:
- Good light makes for the best photographs, and ideally we would prefer to wait for the perfect bright blue sky – excellent for both day and evening shots. Realistically of course, your deadline may not allow this, so we please ask you to have reasonable expectations based on your timescales, the time of year and weather conditions.
- Obstacles – such a bins, cars, posts and personal items in gardens can impact the look of the image and while these can sometimes be removed in post production, please do bear in mind we do charge extra for this service.
To ensure the best possible image straight out of the camera, consider:
- Is the site actually finished – or will there still be visible evidence of ongoing construction? If so is it worth waiting until construction is complete or choosing just a part of the development to be photographed?
- Even if the construction is complete, is there still evidence of building works – including skips, portaloos, signage, scaffolding. Are you able to have them removed?
- Has the site been handed over to the users and have they personalised the building – for example homes with bins or play equipment in the front garden, flower boxes in windows, obvious commercial branding in less than ideal locations, cars, trucks, lorries or engineering equipment parked in front of buildings. How much influence do you have over the presentation of the project once it has been handed over?