Property photographer in Devon
I am a leading property photographer in Devon photographing the top end properties for clients such as Knight Frank, Jackson Stops & Staff, Savills. With nineteen years experience and 750+ properties under my belt I have a wealth of experience as a property photographer in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. I regard my success as being a combination of the following;
Creative flair – Combining my skills as a landscape photographer and fine art photographer I seek to produce atmospheric images that have the ‘wow’ factor. Often it will be a single image that will sell a property. This maybe a view, landscape, or even an interior, an image that ‘wets the buyers appetite’.
Technical quality – Having studied photography and worked for many years using film I have technical ability to get it right ‘in camera’. The majority of film shot was transparency requiring precise exposure, accurate lighting, and a skilled use of filters to get the best results. I do not subscribe to the ‘fix it in photoshop’ attitude adopted by many photographers today.
My equipment includes the best cameras and lens made by Canon. I shoot only with the professional L series lens which give outstanding image quality. Known for my creative interior lighting I always carry with me an array of flash and tungsten lighting in order to create atmospheric images.
Attention to detail – Attention to detail is an important attribute for a property photographer. This can range from making sure all the windows are shut when shooting an exterior photo to planning in advance a photoshoot to coincide with a high tide. Here are a few do’s and don’ts for clients;
Do stripe the Lawns it always looks great in photos, but don’t cut it too short. Bald patches look naff!
Don’t walk on wet grass, your footprints may still be there at lunchtime.
Do clean the garden furniture, it is often the focal point in a photo.
Do trim (if necessary lower) hedges. High hedges don’t make for good view shots.
Do make sure cars, boats etc can be moved if required. I have seen just about everything over the years including;
A one tonne dumpy bag of gravel on a driveway, It doesn’t improve the exterior shot of a house!
A car with seized up brakes. The son at university, his car on the drive. Not good.
Do get in flowers, a bowl of fruit, etc
Do lay the dinning room table if you have good china and glass, don’t if you don’t!
Do lay the fire with kindling and firelighters. Don’t light it until asked, this is because there maybe exterior shots to do.
A can do approach! –
I will hang out of helicopters.
Arrive on location with a boat if required.
Climb to the top of a hill to get a long shot.
Whatever it takes! (just make me a cup of tea)
The brochure shown below was produced to market Stanborough House. It is a good example of a contemporary brochure that has been well designed with good use of my photography.
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