Architectural Photographer Manchester

Architectural Photographic Services for Commercial Premises

For the visionaries shaping the built environment – architects, builders, developers and designers – the devil’s in the detail and the clock is always ticking. That’s where investing in a professional architecture photographer makes all the difference, ensuring your projects not just stand out, but truly engage the viewer.

I bring architectural visions to life, spotlighting your project’s unique aesthetics and engineering marvels. Precision is key, and I deliver your images in the exact format and specifications you need, making your presentation process a breeze.

But why stop at stills? I offer dynamic video walkthroughs and aerial drone videography, adding layers of engagement and perspective to your portfolio, ensuring your designs not only get noticed – they get remembered.

My high standards continue into post production and editing, removing any distractions and subtly enhancing to present your designs at their best.

Enjoy complete copyright ownership of all delivered photos, each one edited to the highest professional standard and returned swiftly, keeping pace with your project timelines. Tailored to fit your needs, my services are as flexible as your creativity demands.

If bespoke commissions or specific pricing structures are what you’re after, let’s talk. While Manchester is my base, I’m often working with architects across the UK. Get in touch, and let’s give your projects the attention they deserve.

What our clients say about us

James SwithenbankJames Swithenbank
17:14 20 Dec 21
Oliver is great, there’s no other way to put it. Always on time and goes the extra mile at every opportunity. His editing skills are fantastic and his work consistently gets me instructions when I show potential clients our previous sales and the marketing material he has produced for my company.
Ashleigh HamiltonAshleigh Hamilton
11:49 16 Dec 21
Always a great professional service offered by Oliver. He captured detailed images of our showroom apartments and communal areas which had a massive impact on the marketing and generated lots of interest from potential residents. He comes highly recommended and look forward to working with him again in the future on other schemes.
abu choudhuryabu choudhury
21:57 19 Dec 19
Oliver was great, one can clearly see his experience. He advised us on how to arrange our rooms for our first air bnb venture.He willingly staged the kitchen area to really highlight the potential of our property. I will certainly recommend to use his services.
Melinda Beckett-HughesMelinda Beckett-Hughes
09:54 25 May 18
I found the quality of Oliver's work to be extremely good. He has an excellent eye for detail and knows how a room should be presented to show it off best. I found him to be very pleasant to deal with, no faff and turned round the photos quickly. I've just booked him again for another of my properties. Would highly recommend.
James TaylorJames Taylor
15:05 03 May 18
I have worked with Oliver closely over the past 12 months and he has become our go-to guy when it comes to photographing our property portfolio. We started out as a new company and had issues with a couple of photographers before coming across Oliver. Since his first job, he has photographed over a dozen of our properties. The images are always of a brilliant quality which we use across our adverts, website and in brochures. Oliver not only delivers with quality photos but always is on time for appointments, is not afraid to be hands on when needed and does not rush. Cannot be recommended enough!
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Commercial Property & Architectural Photography Services Offered

Interior & exterior photography

This involves taking photos of both the interior and exterior of a building or commercial property. This can include wide shots to show the overall layout of the property, as well as detailed shots of specific features or areas. The final images can be used for a variety of purposes, such as marketing materials and websites.

Aerial / drone photography of the business property

This service involves using a drone to capture aerial photos of the building to really show off the architecture. This can provide a unique perspective and allow for the capture of images that would not be possible with ground-based photography. The aerial photos can be used to showcase the development and its surroundings in slick and expensive-looking way.

Video tours of the business

This service involves creating a video tour of the building or commercial property. The video can be a virtual walkthrough of the premises, allowing potential customers and clients to get a feel for the space without having to visit in person. The video can be used on the business website or on social media to showcase it to a wider audience.

Virtual staging

This service involves digitally adding furniture and other items to an empty space to create a virtual representation of how the space could look when furnished. This can be useful if the business or venue is still in development, to show the space could be used, without having to actually furnish the space.

 

Why use a professional architectural photographer?

Presenting Your Vision

One of the foremost advantages of working with a specialised architectural photographer is our innate ability to translate spatial design into compelling imagery. We don’t just capture buildings; we interpret and present the architect’s vision through a lens, ensuring that the final images reflect the project’s nuances and ethos. Hiring a photographer like me means investing in someone who can see beyond the concrete, capturing the story and spirit of your architectural work.

Highlight The Details

Architecture photography thrives on the meticulous capture of detail. From the texture of materials to the interplay of light and shadows, and the interaction between building and landscape; every element is crucial. My job is to highlight these subtleties with every shoot, ensuring that the finer points of your design are not lost but celebrated. 

Craft a Strong Visual Identity

In today’s saturated architecture industry, a strong brand identity is paramount. High-quality architectural photographs play a key role in crafting and reinforcing this identity. By hiring a professional like me, you’re ensuring that your projects are represented through visually stunning and professionally curated images. These photographs not only showcase your work but also become a cornerstone of your brand’s visual identity.

Create Engaging Content

The digital age has transformed how we consume content, with visual media leading the charge. Architectural photographs provide engaging content for your website, social media, and marketing materials, immersing your audience and setting you apart from competitors. My expertise ensures that your projects are not just seen but remembered, fostering engagement and driving interest.

Advanced Equipment and Techniques

The field demands more than just a good eye; it requires advanced photographic equipment and techniques. Utilising tools such as tilt-shift lenses for perspective correction and drones for aerial photography, I bring a level of technical expertise that ensures your projects are captured with precision and clarity. This technological arsenal allows for creative solutions to challenging shots, ensuring the highest quality of imagery.

Attract Premium Clients

First impressions matter, especially in the competitive field of architecture and design. Professional architectural photography is a critical tool for attracting new business. By presenting your architectural projects through professionally captured images, you’re signalling your commitment to excellence, attracting clients who are willing to invest in that level of quality.

ARCHITECTURAL Photography Prices

So why choose me? I am an experienced architectural photographer with a strong creative vision. My service provides access to high-quality photographic equipment and over 10 years of photographic experience. Happy to discuss your requirements on the phone to make sure I fulfil your brief to the best possible standards. Your images will be professionally edited and delivered back to you on time.

 

What happens on the day of the shoot?

On the day of an architectural photoshoot, I’ll aim to arrive at or before the arranged time. If our focus is entirely on the exterior, timing and weather are of course crucial. However, for interior shots devoid of natural light, our start time can be more flexible.

Upon my arrival, we’ll have a brief yet focused discussion to nail down the specifics of the day’s objectives. I’ll take a moment to survey the exterior and interior of the site, getting to know the building, scouting for those perfect angles and features that will make the building’s design sing through the camera lens. Identifying the optimal composition to get the best from every photograph is part of this exploratory phase.

The shooting process is comprehensive, covering everything from the facade to the intricate interior architecture details and any notable features you wish to highlight. Should the project extend to include video tours or aerial shots, these will be executed with the same precision and attention to detail, utilising drone videography.

Following the capture of all necessary shots, we’ll review the initial images together to ensure we’ve got what you’re looking for. Should you desire additional angles or shots, we can carry on at this point.

Post-shoot, I’ll begin the editing process, enhancing the images to truly reflect the essence of the architecture. This could involve white balance adjustments, lens distortion correction, colour correction, and composition tweaks, alongside specific requests like removing imperfections or adding a vibrant blue sky to replace a dreary grey one. 

Once perfected, the images will be delivered in your chosen format(s), ready for print or digital use, typically within a 48-hour timeframe, barring any complex requests.

At Photo Property, we’re dedicated to capturing your architectural vision to life through photography. I’m here to discuss your project needs and look forward to the opportunity to collaborate. Reach out, and let’s create something spectacular together.

Take a look at some of my featured projects below.

Architecture Photography Gallery

Architectural Videography Examples

About Me

I’m a freelance interior and architecture photographer based in the north of England but working throughout the UK. With over ten years of experience, I’ve photographed a really diverse range of architectural subjects. This includes commercial and residential properties, office spaces, retail environments, and hospitality venues like bars, luxury hotels, restaurants, and music venues. It’s rewarding to capture the hard work of architects and designers in high-quality photographs, and it also gives me a chance to see some remarkable and sometimes hidden interior spaces.

My goal as an architectural photographer is to document the creativity and distinctiveness of each design project, highlighting its special features in the photographs I take. 

The main challenge in architectural photography is that no two locations are the same. Every place has its own atmosphere and lighting, and it’s my job to work with that in the photos. This requires flexibility, a good eye for detail, and a solid understanding of what makes a space visually appealing.

Beyond taking photos, I offer advice on how to improve the visual appeal of a space. This can include suggestions on staging, styling, and composition, as well as how to use images effectively in marketing and advertising to increase their impact.

Working as an architectural photographer is a fulfilling experience. I’ve had the chance to explore many beautiful places, and I truly take delight in helping my clients’ projects come to life.

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