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  • How to give feedback

    With effective feedback your photographer learns more about your needs and can deliver better value next time. Without it they are left guessing. One of the difficulties is that photography is a…

  • Getting permission to photograph

    Permission to shoot

    I am a strong believer that built environment projects are better photographed once they have been in use for a while. On the day of completion a project may tick all the…

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    Care for your image(s)

    It is an undeniable truth. The quality of the images you show your potential clients represent the quality of the service you provide. I am not talking here about the quality of what…

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    Six months in 116 seconds

    When the Vertas Grounds Team came to me with the idea of producing a timelapse video to show their transformation of a large construction site into an established educational landscape it was…

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    Heathrow behind the scenes

    I have been invited to photograph a number of living wall projects around the country for the Biotecture who create those wonderful walls of plants that make such a positive impact on…

  • When to photograph a building a project

    Photography is often commissioned in the week of completion when the project is about to be handed over. Unfortunately this has the tendency to produce rather sterile images of empty buildings with…

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    Production Photographer

    Working as the stills photographer on a video production for the Soprema roofing people was something completely different to my usual fair. Whilst I am normally making carefully considered views of recently…

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    Clever buildings

    One thing that can be said for photographing buildings is that at least they are predictable. Well, it used to be like that but increasingly, modern buildings have a mind of their…

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    Creating the outdoors indoors

    A large part of my work is producing photography to show building materials and systems in use. This usually means visiting recently completed projects and finding ways of showing the product to best effect.…

  • heritage architectural photography

    Ancient & Modern

    Most of my work involves photographing newly completed buildings so a recent commission to photograph buildings completed up to 800 years ago presented something of a refreshing change. One of the strengths of Nicholas Jacob Architects is…