Here are some examples of social distanced group photos I have taken during the Covid 19 period. Al the people are 2m apart despite the creative angles making them appear closer.

I have been working with a Covid Safe Professional Practice to help my clients with their marketing and PR.

My commercial photography clients are very varied as you can see and I can provide many types and styles of photography for them. A group picture is often part of the brief so we have to get creative to make this happen safely!

These examples include an accountants firm, a building supplies company and a medical organisation all in Devon.

Socially distanced groups can still be creative and dynamic by arranging people in staggered formations with interesting backgrounds and surroundings which support their brand message.

You may also like to look at my portfolio of Working Environment and Outdoor Business Portraits.

 

 

Corononavirus / Covid-19 Safe Professional Photography Practice Policy:

Tony Cobley Photography is committed to working in a safe and responsible manner and will continue to review health and safety based on current government guidelines.

I received my first vaccination for Covid on 27th February 2021.

Here is a general summary for my safe professional practice on location as of 26/02/21:

  • Comply with all requirements of client's workplace and h&s policy.
  • Maintain social distancing of the current guidelines, at time of writing this is "1m+" but aim for 2m.
  • No contact, shaking hands, etc.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water.
  • Use hand santitiser where available and surface sanitiser spray.
  • Don’t allow clients to touch cameras, lights, computers, etc.
  • If symptoms (as per current guidelines) or temperature develop cease work immediately, isolate and follow government guidelines re testing etc.
  • Use Zoom or phone for meetings and tuition sessions where possible.
  • Wear mask and gloves where required indoors.
  • Bear in mind that PPE is "last resort" and should not be seen as an alternative to distancing, washing and other above main precautions.
  • Travel independently in car to client and others involved
  • Communicate: Ensure all other people involved in a shoot are aware of the above.
  • Report any Covid incidents to HSE via RIDDOR

 

 

 

Personal Injury and Medical Photography in Devon & Cornwall:

I can provide professional patient photography for medico legal evidence purposes in Plymouth, Exeter, Devon and Cornwall and other parts of the South West.

I have been trained in medical photography by Dr William Anderson, FRCS, LLM, FFFLM, FBIPP in establishing a medical photography service.
I have a standard operating procedure (SOP) which can be sent to you.

I also have an enhanced DBS disclosure, full insurance, formal professional photography qualifications and I work with discretion and sensitivity using high quality photography equipment and lighting.

The aim is to represent the injury in an unbiased and objective way, showing scale and context of the injuries and as specified by the law firm, insurer or claimant.

I am happy to be commissioned by law firms or their clients to help provide the best patient photography evidence for their cases.

Patient Medical Photography, in Devon & Cornwall - Technique

A neutral background is used with colour calibrated equipment and a lighting set up which shows texture without creating excessive shadow. Focal lens of lenses if selected to avoid misleading perspective and attention given to plane of focus and depth of field. Sometimes a telephoto zoom lens is used if the patient isn't comfortable with proximity.

Scale can be demonstrated through use of a "Forensigraph" scale positioned next to the injury, context can be shown with wider shots and a headshot as proof of identity. Three type of patient photography are usually taken:

Overview / context image - to orientate / appreciate where on the body the injury is.

Close up image of the injury.

Close up image with a measure scale next to the injury.

If appropriate and patient is happy to do: Re enactment of position of injury.  

Images are shot in RAW format, calibrated for colour etc then supplied within at most 2 to 3 working days in high and low resolution TIFF or JPEG format. The commissioning client (and their patent if required) receive images via download link with license for perpetual unlimited usage for unlimited time.

Patient privacy, space and dignity are always respected as is data protection. An impartial chaperone should be provided for photography of sensitive parts of the body and for under 18s. More details in my SOP.

Gloves and facemask are used during Covid and all scales etc are sanitised, backgrounds and gloves disposed of.

Prices are always bespoke, depending on the requirements and location. Please contact me for a quote and more details. You may also be interested in my commercial photography for medical & scientific clients.

 

Example of medical photography in Devon of a scar on patient's back (with patient's permission to use here).

Here are some show home images I shot for a developer in Cornwall.

I really enjoy photographing show homes, especially when they are professionally dressed and styled like these.

Always happy to discuss any property and architectural photography requirements in Devon and Cornwall whether you are a developer, architect, housebuilder, landlord, agent or marketing professional.

 

Holiday & Tourism Photography in Devon & Cornwall

I shoot lots of promotional work for the holiday, leisure and hospitality industry here in Devon & Cornwall. Covid has reduced the types of work I have been able to do lately but bookings are coming in for a far more "normal" summer! My promotional tourism Photography is for holiday parks, area tourism partnerships and all sorts of other hospitality and leisure businesses. I've worked on commissions from East Devon to The Isles of Scilly.

Fun Lifestyle Approach to Tourism Photography

I enjoy working with client organisations to photograph people having fun and interacting with these businesses / organisations. This allows customers to see not only what you have, but what it is like to be on holiday there. We have lots of fun shooting this work and often work with children and animals at the same time!! You can see more examples of my tourism photography via this webpage or maybe watch our Youtube tourism photography Slideshow:
Below are 2021 prices for my stock image licencing and for prints, frames / canvasses. Images can be purchased from my Landscape and documentary folios and my Stock Westcountry folio. Please contact me with the image reference for any image within the Landscape & Scenic Folios and size / format required and I'll confirm prices and delivery.  To get the file name right click the displayed image, click "save as" and you'll see the file name. The prices also apply for prints and framed for commissioned shoots. I have more images of Exeter & Plymouth and can send samples as required. For commissioned photography or special quantity stock orders, please contact me for bespoke prices.

Digital Files Stock Image Prices (non exclusive single use license)

  • License for Full page single web usage per year 2,400px longest side: £39.00
  • License for Part page single web usage per year 800px longest side: £29.00
  • License for Front Cover single print usage Full resolution image: £125.00
  • License for Full page single print usage Full resolution image: £89.00
  • License for Half Page or less single print usage, Full resolution image: £69.00

Block Canvas 40mm Thick

  • 18 x 12”   £44.00
  • 24 x 16”   £54.00
  • 22 x 22”   £64.00
  • 30 x 20”   £74.00
  • 40 x 30    £94.00
  • 45 x 30”   £104.00
  • 1m x 1m  £124.00
  • 1m x 1.5m  £139.00
  • 1m x 2m    £154.00
  • Special bespoke larger sizes available
  • Above are for white edged canvas, Add 10% for wrap around.

Archival Profesional Prints

  • 6 x 4”   £5.00
  • 7 x 5”   £6.50 each
  • 9 x 6”   £8.50 each
  • 10x8”   £11.00 each
  • 12 x 8”   £14.00 each
  • 20 x 16” £30.00 each
  • 24 x 20” £40.00 each
  • 36x24”   £65.00 each

Framed Prints  

  • 40x30” Solid ash or light wood frame with mounted print:  £215.00
  • 34x26” Solid ash or light wood frame with mounted print:  £175.00
  • 26x20” Solid ash or light wood frame with mounted print: £115.00
  • 23 x 19” Solid ash or light wood frame with mounted print: £94.00
  • 19 x 14” Solid ash or light wood frame with mounted print: £75.00
  • 14 x 11” Solid ash or light wood frame with mounted print: £55.00
  • Any other custom size available and many frame types can be sourced
Prices are based on client collection. Courier or postal delivery can be arranged to anywhere at a small additional charge.

Photography for medical and scientific clients is one of my favourite sectors. It is always nice to get feedback such as this from marketing professionals within medical & healthcare organisations:

“It is easy to believe that anyone can take a photo to support their marketing needs but it is only when you engage a professional such as Tony Cobley that you realise how wrong you have been. We have employed Tony Cobley to support our rebranding and updating of images for multiple use. Images have been used for web and social media but most importantly for editorial, advertising and production of promotional materials. It is then that you realise how important it is to have high quality, well thought out images to support you marketing needs. Tony Cobley’s professionalism makes working with him very easy and especially when working in a medical setting such as ours, professionalism, courtesy and respect is evident in Tony’s approach.”   Kathryn. Marketing & Comm's manager.

I can carry out medical and healthcare photography in Plymouth and Exeter and other areas of Devon & Cornwall.

I also do legal evidence photography and personal injury medical photography for law firms in Devon & Cornwall.

 

Creative virtual learning with your camera or phone.

I can now offer  Personal Photography Tuition activities service virtually via Zoom sessions with screen sharing. Creative learning is a great way to interact, stimulate the senses & brain and to ward off any possible effects of isolation and loneliness. I can talk through your objectives and level of experience - it's ok to be a complete photo beginner, an expert or anything between! Many of my sessions are totally non-technical and fully inclusive. I often work on creative composition skills and via Zoom I can show images for us to discuss / critique. An ideal mix is 2 x 1 hour sessions with a week gap between for you to try things out at home or in the garden, this is just £90.00. You can do some practical photography during the session and take me with you on your phone or tablet! It's then possible to screen share your images with me via Zoom so we can discuss your photo results and help you improve further. It's all super relaxed and fun and very effective use of any self isolation time. Feel free to contact me to discuss photography tuition self isolation activities ideas for you - I can offer a bespoke package for exactly your requirements. Packages start at £45 for an hour initial session up to £300 for a flexible 7 hour package. Available as gift vouchers to any value over £45.
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European Documentary Photography / Street Photography

Black & white European documentary photography which I have captured around Europe from Venice to London, Spain to Salzburg and Krakow.

I like to use the simplicity of monotone black & white to capture classic and timeless moments, shapes, forms, lines and textures.

Many images are shot on grainy black & white film, some digitally – see if you can guess which is which! Either way, I aim to try and find shapes forms and textures within timeless street scenes whenever I explore a European city.

Documentary Photographer Image Licensing

These images can be purchased for publication for web or print and I would be pleased to discuss any special licensing requirements you may have for any of these documentary photographs. Contact me.