A Tale of Precision Photography

In the realm of commercial landscape visual impact assessment photography, precision and attention to detail is paramount. This rings especially true in my recent collaboration with TGP, a leading landscape architect firm, as we ventured into Essex to capture the scene of a proposed development next to the Proctor and Gamble site along the North bank of the Thames estuary.

Capturing the Vision: The Mission at Hand

The parameters were clear: produce a set of images that captures the potential visual impact of the development on its surrounding environment. This required a high-resolution photographic record of a full 360 panorama at each location, essential for landscape visual impact assessment photography, utilising specialist panoramic photography equipment to navigate parallax issues and ensure impeccable results.

A landscape visual impact assessment photograph taken for my client looking towards the development site from the viewpoint of a passing ship
A landscape visual impact assessment photograph taken for my client looking towards the development site from the viewpoint of a passing ship

Meticulous Execution: From Viewpoints to Panoramas

From designated viewpoints, from both the North and South banks of the estuary, strategically chosen to offer a variety of angles and different views of the proposed development, we meticulously captured the full panoramic vistas at each location. Each batch of images, composed of 36 images each, meticulously photographed from the specified vantage points, each image served as a piece of the final puzzle. The subsequent task of stitching these image batches together into seamless panoramas demanded meticulous attention to detail, a cornerstone of successful commercial photography.

A landscape visual impact assessment photograph taken for my client looking towards the development site from across the river at a nearby monument
A landscape visual impact assessment photograph taken for my client looking towards the development site from across the river at a nearby monument

Working to a tight schedule:

Despite the timeframe – a mere week from start to finish – I produced exceptionally detailed results. The culmination of my labour was a set of comprehensive visual impact assessment images, ready to aid my client in showcasing the potential impact of the proposed new development.

A landscape visual impact assessment photograph taken for my client looking towards the development site from the side of an existing warehouse structure
A landscape visual impact assessment photograph taken for my client looking towards the development site from the side of an existing warehouse structure

Reflections and Future Horizons:

As I reflect on this commercial photography job, it becomes apparent that precision photography isn’t just about just capturing the individual images – it’s about carefully crafting together a whole series of images into one final image which captures all of the necessary details required by the client. And in the case of architectural photography, it’s about providing insight into the potential futures of our built environment.

In the ever-evolving landscape of architectural design, my camera and photography services serve as a window into the possibilities that lie ahead. It’s a privilege to be part of this narrative, documenting the development of our urban landscapes with every click of my shutter.

Until next time…

A landscape visual impact assessment photograph taken for my client looking towards the development site from across the river in a nature park
A landscape visual impact assessment photograph taken for my client looking towards the development site from across the river in a nature park