Documentary and Environmental Business Photography

April 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Calling all business owners, freelancers and self-employed professionals!

If you are currently revamping your website or looking for some fresh images to give your social media pages a boost then you might be interested in commissioning a documentary and environmental business photography shoot. It might sound rather complicated but actually it's all about simplicity! It's photography that captures the essence of your business - pure and simple - and I truly believe that this can be a huge benefit to any type of business. 


What exactly does a "documentary and environmental business photography shoot" involve?

Thats quite a difficult question to answer as it will vary from business to business. It will also depend on the message you want to convey but essentially, these types of shoot are tailored to capture your business in its every day environment, capturing the behind-the-scenes elements of your business. These types of image are perfect for sharing on social media to encourage client interaction. 

Why should I commission an environmental portrait rather than a studio-based one?

In my view it is vitally important for anyone involved in the running of a business to have a photograph of themselves displayed somewhere for potential clients to see! Whether this is on a website, as your profile picture on facebook/linkedin etc... or even in brochures or on noticeboards. Not only does it add a personal touch, it also gives potential clients a face to link to the business which automatically instills trust as they are reassured that they will be dealing with a friendly face rather than an impersonal business. Why not take the opportunity to show you doing what you do! Utilising your environment to the best of its ability, incorporating props and even adding other visual effects (be it dramatic lighting or fancy camera techniques) help to set a scene which elevates an environmental portrait beyond that of a generic studio portrait.

How can environmental photography help my business and brand?

A picture really does tell a thousand words. Strong images are intricately linked to the marketing of your business. Most potential clients will click onto your website/facebook page or open up a brochure and make a snap judgement based on the first few images they see - take advantage of this and use your images to tell your story before they even read a single word! 

How do I find out more?

I would love to hear from you if you are interested in commissioning an environmental shoot. Send me a message letting me know what you do and perhaps give me some more information on what message you would like your images to convey and I will be in touch to discuss the ways in which we can work together to create some unique portraits and capture the essence of your business which you will be proud to show to your clients. 
So what are you waiting for? Drop me a line!
Photo: Kara Leigh Ford Ceramics - Self-employed potter, in her garden studio.


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