Photography plays an important part in litigation and insurance cases, with the resulting images often providing and supporting crucial visual evidence. Our Litigation & Insurance photography includes the following:
Personal Injury Photography
The photography of injuries sustained as a result of an accident or criminal assault.
The gathering of photographic evidence at the site or location where an accident or incident took place.
The provision of photographic evidence to assist in the resolution of domestic and commercial disputes.
Photography to support financial, personal or commercial loss as a result of negligence.
The photography of items and property for which an insurance claim is being made.
Document Photography & Scanning
The photography and scanning of important documents for archival purposes.
High Risk Items & Cataloguing
The photography and cataloguing of high risk and valuable items for proof of purchase or ownership and for archival use such as:
- Works of art
Interior and exterior property photography to show contents and layout.
Instructions for Litigation & Insurance photography can be accepted from solicitors, barristers, insurance company claims departments and from private individuals. In the case of private individuals who've been asked to get professional photographs taken to be used as evidence in court cases, a letter of instruction will need to be received from the firm or organisation requesting the photography. In such circumstances, once the photographs have been taken, we then deal directly with the said firm or organisation.
Please see the Galleries section of our website for examples of our photography.
Stuart Hay Photography is 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.
The number of images taken will depend upon the individual assignment. 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.
An optional A4 preview book containing all of the edited images can be purchased for £125.00. 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.
Preview books, which are A4 in size and press-printed, have a soft, personalised front and back cover and up to 6 images per page. White pages are used throughout. The applicable image number appears underneath each image for ease of future reference.
Litigation & Insurance photography.
It should be noted that the images within the preview book are not colour-corrected at the time of printing.
Preview books are usually ready for collection or dispatch within 7-14 days of being ordered.
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:
The Desk Collection is a range of individual reprints ranging from 5”x3½” to 12”x8” in size. The prints, which are supplied unmounted in a choice of lustre or gloss finish, are available in colour, black and white or sepia.
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. 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.
For images that are to be used in Courts of Law as evidence, the back of any prints supplied can be certified to state the date when the images were taken and that they haven't been manipulated or retouched.
A Litigation & Insurance 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.