Specialist heritage and conservation photography for architects, reconstruction and renovation companies and organisations that need images for conservation and restoration projects, where precise details require a accurate and permanent record.
We combine expert image capture with creative expertise, giving you photographs that can be used in technical and funding reports, as reference images for plans and drawings or reproduced for your portfolio, as promotional material or decorative fine art prints.
By using advanced technologies, specialist lenses, camera equipment and software we’re able to offer you a wider range of imaging options than traditional techniques. Our combination of creative photography and highly specialised technical skills mean we’re able to give you images that leave even other photographers wondering just how we do it.
Post production work – to improve usability and add visual impact – is available on all our images. Rectified, high resolution files can be produced for import into CAD packages for stone identification. Specialist Photoshop image processing, such as localised contrast enhancement can be used, for example, to highlight cracks in stonework or show up defects in buildings.
There are some examples of rectified images in our blog, along with some aspects worth considering when planning for such work. We can elevate any of our equipment to ~8 metres if required for a view.
High resolution photography
High resolution, gigapixel, panoramic and spherical photography. Our cutting edge digital image capture techniques far exceed the capabilities of traditional film based large format photography.
If you still feel the need for large format film – give us a call and perhaps we can persuade you otherwise.
You can use our extremely detailed, high resolution images for web and print media – including large scale printing like billboards, building wraps and large fine art prints – and for panoramic and computer simulation backgrounds and visual impact assessment (VIA).
Our largest print to date is 14 metres long. Some of our high resolution panoramic Gigapixel (Gigapan) images have exceeded twenty gigabytes per file.
Our principal photographer Keith Cooper is a widely acknowledged expert in the camera technologies and specialised software needed to create such high resolution images and is always happy to offer help you with colour management, image correction and printing of his photographs.
There are some examples that you can pan and zoom on the High resolution photography page.
Verified View and AVR Photography
Northlight Images provides source photographs of views for creating verified views / AVRs.
The images we supply are taken from existing view points and are intended for import into view creation systems for the production of photo-realistic renderings and simulations.
Each Verified view/AVR source photograph is supplied with a full methodology and description of the equipment used for the image capture.
Your photos are created with specialised cameras and lenses and a range of post production software packages and techniques – including geometric correction, ultra wide angle images for Visually Verified Montages (VVM) and a range of geometric projections and adjustments.
Multiple image captures for stitching can be supplied using specialist lens mounts to avoid parallax errors and facilitate image use for photomontages and panoramic photography.
AVR source photographs are typically taken at a lens height of 1.6 metres and supplied at 50 megapixel resolution as 16 bit TIFF files (along with original camera files for traceability.
If necessary we can attend the location with your surveyor or, if needed, mark the camera position for subsequent survey work (paint or survey pins). Photographs of the location context are supplied for confirmation of the precise spot the camera was situated.
We are happy to liaise with local planning departments as needed and welcome the presence of planning officers if they wish to attend the shoot.
AVR photography can be combined with our standard architectural photography services, which cover site photography and construction.