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.
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.