Commercial Photography

We live in a visual world and businesses, no matter how small, now depend upon the finest commercial photography to market their products and services.  Without doubt, images, both still and moving, sell the products and services that we see and encounter in our daily lives, whether it be through brochures, bill boards, magazines, TV advertising, websites and social media.  To quote an old cliché, "a picture is worth a thousand words".  Investing in professional commercial photography sets businesses apart from their competitors, with the added benefits being greater customer awareness, interest and appeal, increased sales and greater profits.

Commercial photography covers a wide range of disciplines.  At Stuart Hay Photography we offer the following commercial photography genres:

  • Corporate portraits
  • Food & Drink photography
  • Product photography
  • Advertising & PR photography
  • Architectural & Property photography
  • Industrial photography
  • Site progress photography
  • Aerial photography

Whether your requirements are for a straightforward head and shoulders portrait, or for a complex product photo shoot, we'd be delighted to discuss your requirements and give you help and advice based on our wealth of experience.

Please see the Portfolio section of our website for examples of our photography.

Overview

In the modern business world, it's all very well having a brilliant idea for a product or service, but it's the people who more often or not can make the difference between success and failure.  A corporate portrait, which conveys professionalism and personalty, serves as a link between the business and their clients and is a way of putting a face to a name.

Corporate Portraits

Our corporate portraits are intended for use in brochures, magazines, press releases, on websites and social media.  The photography can be done indoors at the place of work or at a suitable outdoor location of choice.  For indoor portraits, either the work environment can form the background, or we can set up a temporary studio comprising of studio lighting, plain or canvas background and posing stool.

Images may be supplied digitally or in print form.

Staff Photo Boards

One of our specialities is the creation and supply of staff photo boards.  These are regularly situated in the reception and waiting areas of businesses such as doctors' surgeries, hospitals, schools and corporate institutes.  Staff photo boards enable the viewer to quickly see the management and staff structure and put faces to a name and job title. 

To create a staff photo board we usually set up a temporary studio, comprising of studio lighting, plain background and posing stool within the workplace.  If requested, the photography can be done outdoors at a location of choice.  A head and shoulders portrait is taken of each member of staff that is to appear on the photo board.  Post photo shoot, a large print is created in which the staff appear in a specified order with their names and job title underneath their individual image.  The photo board can be titled using corporate branding.  The image that's produced to create the print is saved in such a way that the photo board can easily be updated in the future as a result of staff changes or job titles.  The print produced is dry-mounted onto art board and supplied in a frame chosen from our range of corporate mouldings.

Without doubt, images sell food and drink, whether these are those seen on packaging in the supermarket, in recipes in books and magazines or within restaurant menus.  The art of food and drink photography is to make it look so appealing and apertising to the viewer that they want to eat and drink what they see before them.

We produce and supply food and drink photography for the following:

  • Factories to illustrate food and drink preparation and production
  • Packaging
  • Restaurant menus
  • Professional kitchens to illustrate continuity of presentation in situations where multiple chefs are employed
  • Recipes in books, magazines and on websites
  • Brochures and promotional leaflets

Food & Drink photography is done on location, or at the client's premises, where the products are styled and then lit with studio lighting to create mouth-watering images.

Images may be supplied digitally, in print form or in commercial albums.

If you are manufacturing or selling a product, you’ll need top quality product photography to sell it to your awaiting customers.  Our product photography can be done in a temporary studio, comprising of studio lighting, background and props set up at your premises.  Alternatively, the photography can be done indoors or outdoors at a location of choice.

If companies want to get involved with, or oversee, the photography shoot, we are more than happy to work closely with a creative director.  Alternatively, we can work to a specific brief or be left to our own devices to produce images using our imagination based on our wealth of experience. 

For those businesses requiring multiple, basic product shots for use in catalogues and on e-commerce websites, we offer a very affordable pack shot service.  Such images feature the product shot against a plain background using a standard studio lighting arrangement.

Images may be supplied digitally, in print form or in commercial albums.

Words alone can't be used to sell an idea, concept or product to the awaiting public and business community.  In Advertising & PR photography the images need to tell a story and be able to communicate and engage with the viewer with the hope that they'll buy the product, service or lifestyle concept.  Our Advertising & PR photography includes images for uses such as:

  • Advertisements
  • Press releases
  • Newspaper and magazine features
  • Brochures
  • Websites
  • Social media

Advertising & PR photography is done on location, or at the client's premises. 

Images may be supplied digitally or in print form.

Through years of experience and knowledge of composition, lighting, camera angles and lenses, we can supply you with internal and external architectural and property photography of the very highest professional quality.  We accept commissions and instructions from architects, builders, construction companies, estate agents, interior designers as well as from private individuals.  The range of subjects that we photograph include:

  • Real estate
  • Factories and offices
  • Educational establishments
  • Houses
  • Hotels
  • Aircraft
  • Boats and ships

If specified and requested, for architectural and property photography, images can be captured on film using medium format camera equipment or on a large format view camera which captures the images on 5"x4" sheet film.  The benefits of shooting on film include exceptional image quality and in the case of architectural photography in particular, the ability to adjust image geometry and perspective within the camera.

We also offer virtual tour videography, which is supplied fully edited. 

Depending upon the media used, images may be supplied digitally, as transparencies, in print form or in commercial albums.

Our Industrial Photography service is available for those requiring interior and exterior images taken within the working environment, especially in the engineering and manufacturing sector.  The range of industrial subjects that we are available to photograph include:

  • Factories
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Construction sites
  • Machinery
  • Technology
  • Utilities and services

If specified and requested, for industrial photography, images can be captured on film using medium format camera equipment or on a large format view camera which captures the images on 5"x4" sheet film.  The benefits of shooting on film include exceptional image quality and in the case of architectural industrial photographs in particular, the ability to adjust image geometry and perspective within the camera.

Images may be supplied digitally, in print form or in commercial albums.

Site progress photography plays an important role in the corporate world, especially in the project management of civil engineering and construction projects.  Uses include:

  • The monitoring of the progress of a project
  • Specification monitoring
  • Contractor management and appraisal
  • Health and safety management
  • Quality control
  • Disputes

We work closely with the project management team and attend sites as and when required.  In order to see the development of a project, we normally take photographs from a set of predetermined locations and angles.  As projects progress, more detailed images can be supplied according to the project management team's requirements.  In addition to photography, we are able to supply site progress videography.

Images may be supplied digitally, in print form or in commercial albums.

We are able to supply our commercial clients with aerial photography and film making.  This can be done from commercial fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and drones*.  Typical uses of aerial photography and film making include:

  • Site progress photography
  • Surveying
  • Search and rescue
  • Litigation and insurance photography
  • Architectural and property photography

We are able to supply our clients with digital images, prints and edited video footage.

* Drone photography and film making will be available shortly once a PFCO course has been completed.

Stuart Hay Photography is primarily a digital based business.  Only the finest quality professional digital cameras are used.  To enable images of the very highest technical quality to ultimately be produced, all images are captured in RAW format, edited and subsequently fully colour-corrected prior to converting them to jpeg images.  The RAW images and the jpeg images, that are used for the production of all orders, are kept on our computer systems for a maximum of 3 years.  We are more than happy to answer any queries you may have regarding image capture and are happy to advise you based upon our wealth of experience and your personal preferences, requirements and expectations.

If specified and requested, for commercial photography images can be captured on film using medium format camera equipment or on a large format view camera which captures the images on 5"x4" sheet film.  The benefits of shooting on film include exceptional image quality and the case of architectural photography in particular, the ability to adjust image geometry and perspective within the camera.

Once edited and colour-corrected the images, which are password protected, are uploaded onto our website for a period of one month from the date of the photo shoot.  This period may be extended by prior arrangement.  The images can be viewed in colour, black and white and sepia.  Digital images and individual prints up to 60”x40” in size may be purchased on-line.  Commercial albums and framed prints may be ordered by contacting the studio directly.

An optional A4 preview book containing all of the edited images is available.  This has a personalised front and back cover and 6 images per page.  Preview books are usually ready for collection or dispatch within 7-14 days of the photo shoot.

Digital images are available from the photo shoot both in low resolution and in high resolution.  Low resolution images measure 1,000 pixels in the longest dimension @ 72 dpi and are suitable for viewing on a computer monitor, tablet or smart ‘phone and for use on social media.  These images aren’t suitable, or intended, for printing.  High resolution images measure approximately 5,000 pixels in the longest dimension @ 300 dpi and are suitable for printing up to at least 20”x14”.

Images can be purchased individually or as a full set and supplied written to CD, DVD or to a personalised USB stick.  CD's and DVD's may be supplied in an optional leatherette folio which is available in a choice of 27 colours.  The front cover of the folio can be supplied with 2 lines of UV text.  USB sticks are supplied in a leatherette presentation box which is available in 27 colours.  The front cover of the presentation box can be supplied with 2 lines of UV text.

A wide range of print sizes are available in colour, black and white and in sepia.  The following print collections are available:

Desk Collection

The Desk Collection is a range of individual reprints ranging from 5”x3½” to 12”x8” in size.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Gallery Collection

The Gallery Collection is a range of individual reprints ranging from 10”x7” to 60”x40” in size that are supplied dry-mounted onto art board ready for framing.  These can be supplied on standard photographic paper with a choice of 2 finishes; lustre or glossy or on fine art paper with a choice of 8 finishes.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Connoisseur Collection

The Connoisseur Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 10”x7” to 60”x40” in size.  The prints are supplied dry-mounted onto art board and are supplied with a satin laminate finish.  The prices quoted are fully inclusive of print, handmade frame and presentation box.  The frames are available in 4 different widths; small, square, medium or large.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Contemporary Collection

The Contemporary Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 8”x6” to 36”x24” in size.  The prices quoted are fully inclusive of print, dry-mounting onto art board, standard mount, handmade frame, plain glass and presentation box.  Multi-aperture mounts are available to order.  Depending upon the moulding chosen, the frames can be supplied in up to 4 different widths; small, square, medium or large.  The prints can be supplied on photographic or fine art paper and are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Canvas Collection

The Canvas Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 10”x7” to 60”x40” in size.  The prints are supplied bonded onto artists’ canvas.  The prices quoted are fully inclusive of print, handmade frame and presentation box.  The frames can be supplied in 4 different widths; small, square, medium or large.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Canvas Wrap Collection

The Canvas Wrap Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 16”x12” to 60”x40” in size.  The prints are supplied bonded onto artists’ canvas and wrapped around a wooden framework where they are secured into place.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Box Frame Collection

The Box Frame Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 10”x8” to 40”x30” in size.  The prints, which can be printed on lustre or metallic paper, are dry-mounted onto art board and are supplied in a choice of 2 heatseal finishes; satin or gloss.  The prices quoted are fully inclusive of print, 2” deep handmade frame and presentation box.  The frames can be supplied in 9 different colours.

Delivery

Prints and framed prints are usually ready for collection or dispatch within 7-14 days of being ordered.

Price

Prints are priced from £8.00 + VAT.

In some areas of commercial photography, models are used within the photo shoot to assist with the promotion of products and services.  We are more than happy to work with models supplied by our clients.  Alternatively, we can source models for the photo shoot ourselves.

Through many years’ experience of social photography, at Stuart Hay Photography we’ve got to know several local hairdressers and make-up artists who are experts in their field and who provide an excellent service.  Please contact the studio directly for further help and advice or see the Links page for a list of the suppliers we recommend.

A Commercial Photography price list is available in PDF format.  This details our attendance fees and the full range of products that are available to purchase.  Please telephone the studio directly, or complete the enquiry form, which can be found on the Contact Us page and we'll be delighted to discuss your requirements and send you full pricing information.

We live in a visual world and businesses, no matter how small, now depend upon the finest commercial photography to market their products and services.  Without doubt, images, both still and moving, sell the products and services that we see and encounter in our daily lives, whether it be through brochures, bill boards, magazines, TV advertising, websites and social media.  To quote an old cliché, "a picture is worth a thousand words".  Investing in professional commercial photography sets businesses apart from their competitors, with the added benefits being greater customer awareness, interest and appeal, increased sales and greater profits.

Commercial photography covers a wide range of disciplines.  At Stuart Hay Photography we offer the following commercial photography genres:

  • Corporate portraits
  • Food & Drink photography
  • Product photography
  • Advertising & PR photography
  • Architectural & Property photography
  • Industrial photography
  • Site progress photography
  • Aerial photography

Whether your requirements are for a straightforward head and shoulders portrait, or for a complex product photo shoot, we'd be delighted to discuss your requirements and give you help and advice based on our wealth of experience.

Please see the Portfolio section of our website for examples of our photography.

Overview

In the modern business world, it's all very well having a brilliant idea for a product or service, but it's the people who more often or not can make the difference between success and failure.  A corporate portrait, which conveys professionalism and personalty, serves as a link between the business and their clients and is a way of putting a face to a name.

Corporate Portraits

Our corporate portraits are intended for use in brochures, magazines, press releases, on websites and social media.  The photography can be done indoors at the place of work or at a suitable outdoor location of choice.  For indoor portraits, either the work environment can form the background, or we can set up a temporary studio comprising of studio lighting, plain or canvas background and posing stool.

Images may be supplied digitally or in print form.

Staff Photo Boards

One of our specialities is the creation and supply of staff photo boards.  These are regularly situated in the reception and waiting areas of businesses such as doctors' surgeries, hospitals, schools and corporate institutes.  Staff photo boards enable the viewer to quickly see the management and staff structure and put faces to a name and job title. 

To create a staff photo board we usually set up a temporary studio, comprising of studio lighting, plain background and posing stool within the workplace.  If requested, the photography can be done outdoors at a location of choice.  A head and shoulders portrait is taken of each member of staff that is to appear on the photo board.  Post photo shoot, a large print is created in which the staff appear in a specified order with their names and job title underneath their individual image.  The photo board can be titled using corporate branding.  The image that's produced to create the print is saved in such a way that the photo board can easily be updated in the future as a result of staff changes or job titles.  The print produced is dry-mounted onto art board and supplied in a frame chosen from our range of corporate mouldings.

Without doubt, images sell food and drink, whether these are those seen on packaging in the supermarket, in recipes in books and magazines or within restaurant menus.  The art of food and drink photography is to make it look so appealing and apertising to the viewer that they want to eat and drink what they see before them.

We produce and supply food and drink photography for the following:

  • Factories to illustrate food and drink preparation and production
  • Packaging
  • Restaurant menus
  • Professional kitchens to illustrate continuity of presentation in situations where multiple chefs are employed
  • Recipes in books, magazines and on websites
  • Brochures and promotional leaflets

Food & Drink photography is done on location, or at the client's premises, where the products are styled and then lit with studio lighting to create mouth-watering images.

Images may be supplied digitally, in print form or in commercial albums.

If you are manufacturing or selling a product, you’ll need top quality product photography to sell it to your awaiting customers.  Our product photography can be done in a temporary studio, comprising of studio lighting, background and props set up at your premises.  Alternatively, the photography can be done indoors or outdoors at a location of choice.

If companies want to get involved with, or oversee, the photography shoot, we are more than happy to work closely with a creative director.  Alternatively, we can work to a specific brief or be left to our own devices to produce images using our imagination based on our wealth of experience. 

For those businesses requiring multiple, basic product shots for use in catalogues and on e-commerce websites, we offer a very affordable pack shot service.  Such images feature the product shot against a plain background using a standard studio lighting arrangement.

Images may be supplied digitally, in print form or in commercial albums.

Words alone can't be used to sell an idea, concept or product to the awaiting public and business community.  In Advertising & PR photography the images need to tell a story and be able to communicate and engage with the viewer with the hope that they'll buy the product, service or lifestyle concept.  Our Advertising & PR photography includes images for uses such as:

  • Advertisements
  • Press releases
  • Newspaper and magazine features
  • Brochures
  • Websites
  • Social media

Advertising & PR photography is done on location, or at the client's premises. 

Images may be supplied digitally or in print form.

Through years of experience and knowledge of composition, lighting, camera angles and lenses, we can supply you with internal and external architectural and property photography of the very highest professional quality.  We accept commissions and instructions from architects, builders, construction companies, estate agents, interior designers as well as from private individuals.  The range of subjects that we photograph include:

  • Real estate
  • Factories and offices
  • Educational establishments
  • Houses
  • Hotels
  • Aircraft
  • Boats and ships

If specified and requested, for architectural and property photography, images can be captured on film using medium format camera equipment or on a large format view camera which captures the images on 5"x4" sheet film.  The benefits of shooting on film include exceptional image quality and in the case of architectural photography in particular, the ability to adjust image geometry and perspective within the camera.

We also offer virtual tour videography, which is supplied fully edited. 

Depending upon the media used, images may be supplied digitally, as transparencies, in print form or in commercial albums.

Our Industrial Photography service is available for those requiring interior and exterior images taken within the working environment, especially in the engineering and manufacturing sector.  The range of industrial subjects that we are available to photograph include:

  • Factories
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Construction sites
  • Machinery
  • Technology
  • Utilities and services

If specified and requested, for industrial photography, images can be captured on film using medium format camera equipment or on a large format view camera which captures the images on 5"x4" sheet film.  The benefits of shooting on film include exceptional image quality and in the case of architectural industrial photographs in particular, the ability to adjust image geometry and perspective within the camera.

Images may be supplied digitally, in print form or in commercial albums.

Site progress photography plays an important role in the corporate world, especially in the project management of civil engineering and construction projects.  Uses include:

  • The monitoring of the progress of a project
  • Specification monitoring
  • Contractor management and appraisal
  • Health and safety management
  • Quality control
  • Disputes

We work closely with the project management team and attend sites as and when required.  In order to see the development of a project, we normally take photographs from a set of predetermined locations and angles.  As projects progress, more detailed images can be supplied according to the project management team's requirements.  In addition to photography, we are able to supply site progress videography.

Images may be supplied digitally, in print form or in commercial albums.

We are able to supply our commercial clients with aerial photography and film making.  This can be done from commercial fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and drones*.  Typical uses of aerial photography and film making include:

  • Site progress photography
  • Surveying
  • Search and rescue
  • Litigation and insurance photography
  • Architectural and property photography

We are able to supply our clients with digital images, prints and edited video footage.

* Drone photography and film making will be available shortly once a PFCO course has been completed.

Stuart Hay Photography is primarily a digital based business.  Only the finest quality professional digital cameras are used.  To enable images of the very highest technical quality to ultimately be produced, all images are captured in RAW format, edited and subsequently fully colour-corrected prior to converting them to jpeg images.  The RAW images and the jpeg images, that are used for the production of all orders, are kept on our computer systems for a maximum of 3 years.  We are more than happy to answer any queries you may have regarding image capture and are happy to advise you based upon our wealth of experience and your personal preferences, requirements and expectations.

If specified and requested, for commercial photography images can be captured on film using medium format camera equipment or on a large format view camera which captures the images on 5"x4" sheet film.  The benefits of shooting on film include exceptional image quality and the case of architectural photography in particular, the ability to adjust image geometry and perspective within the camera.

Once edited and colour-corrected the images, which are password protected, are uploaded onto our website for a period of one month from the date of the photo shoot.  This period may be extended by prior arrangement.  The images can be viewed in colour, black and white and sepia.  Digital images and individual prints up to 60”x40” in size may be purchased on-line.  Commercial albums and framed prints may be ordered by contacting the studio directly.

An optional A4 preview book containing all of the edited images is available.  This has a personalised front and back cover and 6 images per page.  Preview books are usually ready for collection or dispatch within 7-14 days of the photo shoot.

Digital images are available from the photo shoot both in low resolution and in high resolution.  Low resolution images measure 1,000 pixels in the longest dimension @ 72 dpi and are suitable for viewing on a computer monitor, tablet or smart ‘phone and for use on social media.  These images aren’t suitable, or intended, for printing.  High resolution images measure approximately 5,000 pixels in the longest dimension @ 300 dpi and are suitable for printing up to at least 20”x14”.

Images can be purchased individually or as a full set and supplied written to CD, DVD or to a personalised USB stick.  CD's and DVD's may be supplied in an optional leatherette folio which is available in a choice of 27 colours.  The front cover of the folio can be supplied with 2 lines of UV text.  USB sticks are supplied in a leatherette presentation box which is available in 27 colours.  The front cover of the presentation box can be supplied with 2 lines of UV text.

A wide range of print sizes are available in colour, black and white and in sepia.  The following print collections are available:

Desk Collection

The Desk Collection is a range of individual reprints ranging from 5”x3½” to 12”x8” in size.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Gallery Collection

The Gallery Collection is a range of individual reprints ranging from 10”x7” to 60”x40” in size that are supplied dry-mounted onto art board ready for framing.  These can be supplied on standard photographic paper with a choice of 2 finishes; lustre or glossy or on fine art paper with a choice of 8 finishes.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Connoisseur Collection

The Connoisseur Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 10”x7” to 60”x40” in size.  The prints are supplied dry-mounted onto art board and are supplied with a satin laminate finish.  The prices quoted are fully inclusive of print, handmade frame and presentation box.  The frames are available in 4 different widths; small, square, medium or large.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Contemporary Collection

The Contemporary Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 8”x6” to 36”x24” in size.  The prices quoted are fully inclusive of print, dry-mounting onto art board, standard mount, handmade frame, plain glass and presentation box.  Multi-aperture mounts are available to order.  Depending upon the moulding chosen, the frames can be supplied in up to 4 different widths; small, square, medium or large.  The prints can be supplied on photographic or fine art paper and are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Canvas Collection

The Canvas Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 10”x7” to 60”x40” in size.  The prints are supplied bonded onto artists’ canvas.  The prices quoted are fully inclusive of print, handmade frame and presentation box.  The frames can be supplied in 4 different widths; small, square, medium or large.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Canvas Wrap Collection

The Canvas Wrap Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 16”x12” to 60”x40” in size.  The prints are supplied bonded onto artists’ canvas and wrapped around a wooden framework where they are secured into place.  The prints are available in colour, black and white or sepia.

Box Frame Collection

The Box Frame Collection is a range of framed prints ranging from 10”x8” to 40”x30” in size.  The prints, which can be printed on lustre or metallic paper, are dry-mounted onto art board and are supplied in a choice of 2 heatseal finishes; satin or gloss.  The prices quoted are fully inclusive of print, 2” deep handmade frame and presentation box.  The frames can be supplied in 9 different colours.

Delivery

Prints and framed prints are usually ready for collection or dispatch within 7-14 days of being ordered.

Price

Prints are priced from £8.00 + VAT.

In some areas of commercial photography, models are used within the photo shoot to assist with the promotion of products and services.  We are more than happy to work with models supplied by our clients.  Alternatively, we can source models for the photo shoot ourselves.

Through many years’ experience of social photography, at Stuart Hay Photography we’ve got to know several local hairdressers and make-up artists who are experts in their field and who provide an excellent service.  Please contact the studio directly for further help and advice or see the Links page for a list of the suppliers we recommend.

A Commercial Photography price list is available in PDF format.  This details our attendance fees and the full range of products that are available to purchase.  Please telephone the studio directly, or complete the enquiry form, which can be found on the Contact Us page and we'll be delighted to discuss your requirements and send you full pricing information.