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Construction Photography

Photography for construction, civil engineering, building and development companies.

We provide a range of internal and external construction and property related photography services throughout the UK.

Architectural, heritage and construction photography

See many more photos and examples of our work for clients, on our new specialist micro-site for photography of the built environment.

Includes ultra high resolution images that you can pan and zoom.

From initial site investigation and groundworks right through construction, handover and buildings in use, Northlight images can to document your entire building project for both commercial and residential developments.

We're happy to work with sub-contractors, and civil engineering consultants wanting images of specific services or products, for brochures and publicity material.

When you want a professional photographer for construction projects, works progress reports, new homes, buildings, architectural or interior photography, give us a call...

Extremely detailed images - our high resolution images are ideal for very large prints and computer simulation backgrounds. Some of our high resolution panoramic wide photography (Gigapixel) images have exceeded twenty gigabytes per file.

Our photos are also widely used for PR and Annual reports. For development projects, our high quality images are often used in brochures and promotional materials. As specialist commercial photographers, we work closely with architects, project management, contractors and agencies to ensure our images are always supplied to meet your needs, whether for web or print use.

Northlight Images is based in Leicester in the UK East Midlands (Northampton, Nottingham and Derby), but covers the whole UK, having worked from Cornwall to Scotland.

For international assignments we work with companies with a significant UK presence.

There are three other pages with examples of our other specialist property related photography services:

How much does this cost?

The guide to our rates (right) covers individual 'one off' assignments. For extended projects, please do ask for a quote, since we're happy to provide 'all-in' rates for work spread out over a period of construction work.

We're always happy to offer free help with colour management, image correction and printing, for any work supplied.

Why you should use us...

• A surveying background - we're used to working on busy sites and put safety first. We only cover commercial photographic work and are fully covered by appropriate insurance.

• Flexible timing - photos taken during normal working or 'out of hours'. We know that site schedules can change, and can factor this into our work for you.

• Full project service - photography for progress reports and publicity/PR purposes.

• Creative images you need - we can work on our own to a brief, or work with designers and agencies to create the images that work best for you.

• The latest technology - specialist lenses, camera equipment and software allow us to produce a much larger variety of creative options and views. Our combination of creative photographic ability and technical skills produce images that leave other general purpose photographers wondering just how we made them. Our principal photographer, Keith Cooper, regularly tests new professional photographic and print equipment from major manufacturers before it is available to purchase.

• Image retouching - specialist Photoshop image processing is available if needed.

• Fast service - basic images usually available next day.

• Easy to use images - supplied in the exact format you want to meet your needs, for web or print.

• Large fine art quality prints - optionally available for offices, meeting rooms and presentations.

site publicity photos setting concrete beams corporate offices PR photography site progress photographs
setting foundations glazing work steel erection interior - natural lighting site PR photography
pictures for brochures and reports stadium prior to seating installation renovation and conversion projects brick cutting jig brick cutting
corporate promotional shots - receptionist interiors levelling foundations stadium - prior to fitting seating glazed partitions and doors

Click to view images


A guide to our commercial photography prices

This guide to our prices and fees (GBP), is for our UK commercial photography services and covers our UK commercial photography rates. Full details, and information about image usage for stock are on our photography prices page.

UK Hourly/Day rates
excl. VAT
Image use
Image use
Image Use
1st hour and setup fee 170 195 320 3*
Additional time
per hour or part
85 115 195 5*
Half-day rate (up to 4 hrs.) 385 490 985 20*
Day rate (up to 7.5 hrs.) 675 790 1540 35*
Project rates: We offer discounted rates for assignments that consist of multiple sites or require repeat visits (min. 1hr.) to the same site to complete the assignment.
Please contact us directly to discuss the project and we'll be happy to provide a quote and demonstrate the potential savings.
*The table above includes the number of high-res images supplied. A full set of proof images will be sent to you within 2 working days - often sooner - so you can choose your final high-res versions from those taken on the day. You can of course order more if you wish.

Your final edited images will be sent to you electronically. A CD/DVD is available - see charges below. Please note, only one set of images will be sent per assignment.

You will receive high resolution, edited and colour corrected images suitable for web and/or print use. Images will not be cropped, as this will allow you to further edit the images to suit your specific needs.

Additional images from the proof set can be ordered at a cost of £12.00 per image.

Enhanced Photoshop work (for example removal of obstructions, signage etc) is available at £85.00 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.

Click here to contact us for a free quote - Email Us or Tel.0116 291 9092 (Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm)

Please contact us directly to discuss quotations for any international work - we are happy to work for multinational companies outside of the UK, via their UK offices.

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.

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


When do you need your photos?

We can sometimes fit in location work at only a few days notice.

This is particularly so in the Leicestershire and the UK East Midlands region although our area of work covers the entire UK.

Construction schedules can change, so our aim is to accommodate your requirements and provide construction photography that fits in with your plans.

Your photographs are supplied in digital formats to suit your requirements, typically 'print ready' at 300dpi and whatever size you need, in either TIFF, JPEG or Photoshop PSD formats.

Your architectural images can be incorporated in CD based 'web galleries' and we can quote for any additional image enhancement, perspective correction or processing work that you may require.

Let us know if you need high resolution imaging for producing display prints.

If you need matched sets of images for animation, then we can ensure alignment issues are addressed.


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

The full range of our commercial photography services
Commercial photography

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

Industrial photography

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

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.Extremely high resolution photographs. Capabilities way beyond traditional large format film. Multi gigabyte sized images.

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

Product photograpy

Studio and location based product photography

Macro photography

Photography of very small objects.

Interior and lifestyle photography

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

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.

Restaurant and location based food photography

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

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.

Venue Photography

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

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.

Location stills photography

Stills and publicity photography for video shoots.

Landscape Photography

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

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

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:

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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