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Commercial Photography Prices

Listed here is a guide to the prices and fees for all of Northlight Images’ commercial photography services.

If you would like the services of a commercial photographer, or require a written quotation, please give us a call to discuss your needs.

We can give you a breakdown of our rates and will clearly explain the options that best suit your exact needs. If you have any specific service or specialist requirements, please let us know.

Extended assignments, requiring multiple visits or locations may qualify for reduced 'Project' rates if booked at the same time.

We are always happy to quote an "all-inclusive price" which includes all charges for us to take, process and supply images for specific usage. The details on this page are for your guidance, since we don't like hidden costs ourselves, and don't see why you should either.

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Prices on this page are UK prices (GBP) for our commercial photography and are valid as of April 2015 -- All commercial photography prices are for guidance only (E&OE) and exclude VAT.

To support our pricing information, we also have a guide to our standard terms and conditions for commercial photography services - please just ask if you are unsure of anything, we are happy to help clarify matters in plain English.

We have additional specialist price guides covering:

Expenses and Image processing costs

As with all our prices we will quote these in advance (if they apply) and are happy to discuss your exact requirements. The figures to the right represent typical values for larger projects.

Additional specialist image manipulation (Photoshop) is by prior arrangement and depends on the type of work undertaken.

Your photos...

We supply images in RGB digital formats electronically or on CD/DVD on request. We will usually supply high resolution JPEG files at a ‘print ready’ resolution of 300ppi. Other file formats are available - PSD, PSB or TIFF - for £20.00;

Please note that as part of our quality control procedures, we will only supply images in CMYK formats upon receipt of precise ICC profiles and/or conversion details, along with a written specification of the conversion requirements (Note there may be a charge for some CMYK image conversion work).

See the benefits of using a specialist photographer. We've a free guide to using the right professional photographer available.

Professional Photography

Our aim is to provide a service that fits your needs.

We supply digital images for commercial organisations throughout the UK and pride ourselves on not only supplying the photos, but any expertise you might want to get the very best out of them. As an example, see the articles on this site about using photographs on the web and an introduction to colour management.

Using Northlight Stock images

This is where you just to license a specific image from our collection for a particular use.

We will always provide you with a license to use images in an agreed manner.

Our licensing details and other important information is available in our standard terms and conditions for commercial photography services.

There are several different categories of image use such as:

The rates to the right reflect category 1 (single or limited use in the table to the right)

Photography rates (and location based product photography) GBP

UK Hourly/Day rates
excl. VAT
1st Hour Additional hours Half day Full day
Basic 135 67 300 520
Standard 170 85 385 675
Extended 195 115 490 790
Premium / Special 320 195 985 1540
Our prices are based on the time we spend taking your photographs, the processing time for the images, how long and what you want to use the images for.

The package contents vary and can be tailored to your requirements. Please contact us directly to discuss your project and we'll be happy to provide a comprehensive proposal and quote - and demonstrate the potential savings.

In addition to the packages detailed above, we are also able to offer additional, enhanced post production work - at 85 per hour. We do not offer a cut-out service, as we believe you can source this elsewhere at a much more competitive price than we are able to offer.

Please note: a detailed brief will be required before any work is undertaken to ensure we are taking the photos you require to fulfil your needs.

Notes (for individual assignments):

• Outside of Leicestershire we charge for travel (0.90 per mile) and travel time at 30 per hour.

• Hotels (if required) and expenses are charged at cost.

Our full terms and conditions for photographic work.

Additional image processing charges (for larger projects)

Our standard service includes the supply of images electronically in an agreed format.

Enhanced image processing and additional bespoke Photoshop work. Charged on an hourly basis at 85 per hour or part thereof.
Prints of images Available to special order.


Jewellery photography

Product Photography Prices - at your location.

All our product photography services are provide on location, where we charge our normal rates
shown above.

The exception to this is our macro photography service, which is studio based in Leicester,
although we do have portable equipment that can be used on location. Please call us if you
would like to discuss options for such specialist work.

Stock photo usage

Stock picture rates ex. VAT        
In-house magazine   Public information leaflets   Brochures/reports  
1/8 page 75 1/8 page 130 1/8 page 180
1/4 page 90 1/4 page 140 1/4 page 190
1/2 page 130 1/2 page 165 1/2 page 220
3/4 page 220 3/4 page 190 3/4 page 255
Full page 260 Full page 225 Full page 300
Double-page spread 380 Double-page spread 320 Double-page spread 440



Cover 370 Cover 500
Promoting a Leicester based business?

Our stock rates are subject to a discount for local businesses - please just ask.

See our Leicester image gallery for hundreds of Leicester photographs

We also offer a custom stock photo service for Leicester - if we don't have an image of a location
you want, then we will look at adding it to our stock collection - at no additional charge.

Contact details :

Northlight Images, 86 Harrow Road
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK. LE3 0JW (Maps)
Telephone (Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm) +44 (0)116 291 9092

Email us via the Contact Form Email Us

The full range of our commercial photography services
Commercial photography

Photography to get your business message across. Details on our commercial photography page.

commercial photography - car wash
Industrial photography

Locations, products, machinery, people. There are full details on the industrial photography page.

industrial photography at a foundry
Architecture, Construction, Heritage Architecture, High resolution photography and digital imaging

Photography of the built environment.

Technical excelence and creativity combined. From site evaluation through to buildings in use, our construction photography covers the full process from site evaluation to finished structures and buildings.

Specialist photography for recording and documenting heritage and restoration projects.

Detailed images and processing, such as rectification and extremely high resolution photographs.

Capabilities way beyond traditional large format film. Multi gigabyte sized images.

Full details on our UK Architectural photography micro-site, along with many high resolution images.

architectural photography
worker levelling concrete beam on construction site
measuring crack expansion in stonework
Leicester stock photography

Hundreds of images from the Leicester area, for stock use or as high quality prints.

extremely high resolution image of Leicester City centre at dusk
Product photograpy

Studio and location based product photography

detailed product photography
Macro photography

Photography of very small objects.

be visiting flower - detailed macro photography
Interior and lifestyle photography

Interior photography for designers, architects and housing developers. Commercial and residential property.

See also, our UK Architectural photography micro-site, along with many high resolution images.

commercial interior photography
Hotel Photography

Photography to publicise all aspects of your hotel, resort or spa and the services you offer your guests. Hotel photography for print and web use.

More info on our UK Architectural photography micro-site, along with many high resolution images.

hotel photography
Restaurant and location based food photography

Photography of food, where it's made, where it's served or even where it's produced. Food photography beyond the studio.

location food photography at a market
Corporate Event photography

Our photography services are available for corporate events and hospitality where we supply high quality images for publicity and promotional purposes. Our aim is to capture the atmosphere and convey much more than just a record of who was there.

corporate events and product launches - laser show
Venue Photography

Entertainment venue, club and gig photography in Leicester and the UK.

casino-roulette wheel
Photography for Annual Reports

Images to capture the essence of your company's activities, locations and people. Detailed creative photography for print and web use. Images available as large fine art prints.

photography for annual reports - man at foundry
Location stills photography

Stills and publicity photography for video shoots.

location stills photography at a factory
Landscape Photography

We provide commercial landscape photography for brochures, events and exhibitions.

More examples on our UK Architectural photography micro-site, along with many high resolution images.

Landscape photography - industrial
Fine Art prints

We also provide large fine-art prints of the natural and man made environment for domestic and corporate clients. There are numerous example of Keith Cooper's photography in the main Landscape photo gallery

large panoramic print of a lake in the rockies
Training / education / seminars

You can take better pictures yourself. Many corporate clients want to take their own photographs for internal and web use.

Northlight Images offers training to help you get the most out of the equipment you already have and can help you decide whether it is truly adequate for your needs. At Northlight we are not worried by the prospect of people doing their own photography.

We have specific web pages covering:

product photography training

Other areas of our site that may be of interest...

All new material appears on the Articles, news and reviews page.

We've a whole section of the site devoted to Digital Black and White photography and printing. It covers all the specialist articles and reviews written by Keith Cooper. We've many other Photography Articles and Photographic equipment and software reviews on the site aimed at helping you get the best out of your own photography.

There is a gallery of landscape photography and fine art prints.

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