We are a team of experienced professional photographers representing a 50+ year history in commercial photography, with nearly 100 years of combined photographic expertise … so we are all about taking photographs – lot’s of them! Our Online PORTFOLIO will introduce you to examples of What We Do!
Over the years our services have grown in volume and diversified in scope, but our Visual Documentation Services have three fundamentals; PHOTO, DIGITAL, & VIDEO.
PHOTO defines our use of traditional photography, or still image capture, which we utilize in many of our services. Pre and post-construction documentation offers protection for our AEC (Architecture / Engineering / Construction) clients. Progress photos are an important aspect of ongoing construction documentation, and we provide 360-degree interactive panoramas. Photographs are captured from ground-level on site, and thru drone aerial photography by our FAA Certified pilots.
Make no mistake, video is an option in all of these areas, and we also shoot photographs for many other purposes. Our photos are not just construction related.
A number of situations are ideal for employing PHOTO capture, including those below. Often these services are called for in project specifications, required by the owner, engineer or architect (we may even have written those specs). We invite you to contact our staff for an estimate of cost, or a formal bid, on any upcoming construction project.
PRE-Construction photography along construction routes for engineering projects, such as water mains, storm or sanitary sewer pipelines, pipeline manhole repairs or replacements, new roadway construction, street resurfacing projects, sidewalk & curb improvements … bridges & streetscapes, or building site developments for new construction. Documentation of current field conditions, especially pre-existing damage, protects all parties in the event of disputes or questions relating to restoration details.
POST-Construction photography of the final site conditions on any of the above project types will insure an accurate record to show work was completed properly, restoration of adjacent areas was finished, and conditions for final approval are stored in an official record. In the event conditions changes shortly after completion, this record is of value.
PRE-Demolition photography, if not included in the above pre-construction record, is an important follow-up to insure that the condition of adjacent improvements is shown before work that might affect those immediate surroundings begins.
Construction progress should be photographed on a regularly scheduled timetable to show the progression of jobsite activities and record the status of completed trades at specified project milestones. Ground-level exterior views, plus additional interior views when appropriate, create a record of all facets of the construction process.
Aerial construction progress is accomplished using DRONES flown by our team of FAA Certified Pilots, delivering a birds-eye view of the entire project, plus detailed photographs of areas where site work activities are concentrated. Our drone flights typically include a series of still photos, plus additional VIDEO footage, professionally edited for owner presentations, project team meeting updates and sharing.
Interactive 360-degree Panoramic photography is an option for all of the above situations. Pan throughout the image to view in all directions, and zoom in for details as needed. Our drone pilots capture aerial 360 panoramas from vantage points 200-300 feet above the site, for an exceptional overview of the site, equipment & materials, and construction progress. Multiple panoramas are linked together, permitting you to ‘jump’ from one location to the next across your site.
As-built [MEP] Mechanical Electrical Plumbing system installations in walls and ceilings prior to enclosure, cover-up, or concrete encasement, are recorded using still or interactive panoramic photography. Visit this process plant and tour the facility during construction with interior and exterior ground-level PANORAMAS. Use this approach for construction progress, PRE-Construction records prior to interior renovations, or a total-building pre-occupancy record of all finished spaces, as well as the MEP record.
An extensive final photographic record using still photos will document finished conditions of any completed project, just prior to closeout or owner occupancy. The purpose may be to record completion of all work, or to create promotional images for use in marketing for future projects.
Our INSPECTIONS and MARKETING Services incorporate additional specialized photography techniques. Structure inspections are performed prior to nearby construction activities, to secure a detailed report showing existing damage and conditions of property – both outside and interior. Marketing photographs may include any subject matter … from construction activities, manufacturing processes and facilities, architectural exterior & interior compositions, staff headshots or executive portraits … and either ground level or aerial views.
Nearly all of the above PHOTO services are available using VIDEO recording equipment, and often both are employed to improve the volume & quality of the final documentation record. Whether we create still photos or video footage, on the ground or with drones, DIGITAL is the preferred deliverable for the Visual Documentation services we provide.
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