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Wide view of manufacturing area in factory

UK Industrial & manufacturing photography

UK wide photographic coverage of industrial machinery, plant, buildings, factories, people and offices.

Northlight Images provides Industrial Photography services for companies and their creative agencies and covers promotional, industrial, advertising and catalogue work for web and print use.

We will provide you with images that are both informative and eye-catching, for product brochures, display stands and web use and are happy to produce work to fit a preexisting manual or training guide.

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The studio in your factory

Our industrial photography can help explain how your machines work. Photographs can be lit and processed suitably to enhance different areas and features of equipment.

All our image processing and re-touching experience is available to you and your photographs will come with all our expertise in colour management and high quality reproduction.

Photography in the work environment

For busy or hazardous environments, we can photograph plant and machinery without additional lighting or disruption to your ongoing work.

Our industrial and manufacturing photographic service covers all aspects of your organisation – from documenting manufacturing processes, through to your products and people.

If you’re having a video produced, we also provide a high quality location stills photography service, providing high resolution images far beyond what can be captured from video.

"Keith Cooper is a photographer with a great eye for a shot and we all think we are photographers until you see Keith's work. He is a good listener, has always given us what we asked for and often something better, and is well prepared using the right tools for the job - in fact he has equipment you didn't know existed. I would recommend Keith to any manufacturer looking for professional representation of their process and product."

Ridgway Machines

"We’ve used Northlight’s images for our corporate brochures, press materials and exhibition stands for a number of years. Our products are incredibly small and therefore very difficult to photograph, but with the wizardry from Northlight they have brought our products to life with fantastic high resolution imagery showing levels of detail we frankly did not know existed before we started working with them. We whole heartedly recommend Northlight and we are delighted with their imagery, professionalism, value for money and levels of service."

Torex Semiconductor Europe

"Northlight Images were very professional throughout the shoot offering ideas of the best places and how best to maximise the shoot. They kept us informed constantly throughout the shoot, so we knew what was happening and constantly verified everything was ok, making the whole experience stress-free on our part."

H.A.C Pipeline Supplies Ltd

Why you should choose Northlight Images

We choose to photograph factories not brides…

> Industry experience

Industrial experience – chief photographer Keith Cooper has worked as an electronics engineer, a geophysicist, and written code for process automation systems.

That means you have a photographer who understands what your machinery actually does, and how your manufacturing processes run.

If you say you want a picture of a particular component, then at least we probably know which way up it goes…

Creativity comes from understanding – that and a real enthusiasm for producing images that get your message across.

> Clear pricing – no hidden extras

All our prices are clear and up front.

Unlike all to many photographers, we’re happy to have a detailed guide to our photography rates on our site.

If you’re not sure how it relates to what you want, please do call, and we’ll explain what we will do for you.

> Minimal disruption

We appreciate that some processes can’t easily be interrupted – Our photos are taken during normal working or ‘out of hours’.

Photography can also be timed to suit completion of large or unique products.

We’re happy to work in the middle of a busy factory and know how to keep out of the way.

Although we can set up specialist lighting, it’s often not needed and true photographic skill is what counts.

We can sometimes fit in work at only a few days notice, especially in the Leicestershire and East Midlands region.

If your factory or location is only available at specific times then we are available for out of hours work, such as more ‘artistic’ night time views for brochures and reports.

Our aim is to accommodate your requirements and provide commercial photography that fits in with your plans.

> Very detailed photography

Extremely detailed and high resolution images – Whether for web or trade show stands.

Technical and scientific macrophotography for engineering and design.

High resolution images allow the frame to be filled by a scene only a few millimetres across. Available both in studio and on location.

Photographing your products

For industrial product photography – we can set up specialist studio facilities in your factory, to take photographs of your items when they are available.

Image retouching – specialist Photoshop image processing is available if needed.

Why you need a specialist photographer

See our free guide to using the right professional photographer

UK Midlands photographer

Based in Leicestershire, the UK East Midlands (Northampton, Coventry, Nottingham and Derby) we provide photography throughout the UK, and worldwide for UK based companies.

Large creative images for advertising & display

Our pictures of your machinery and metalwork don’t have to be dull and boring. We can provide you with a large collection of images that will get noticed and can illustrate important parts of your products or business activities.

We can provide exhibition quality prints of images up to A0 size on archival paper for decorative purposes. Images can be supplied – appropriately sized – for display stands or banner printing.

Extra high resolution image captures are available if needed. For some of our architectural clients, individual image sizes have exceeded 4 Gigabytes.

We are also fine art printers and can supply large exhibition quality prints, ideal for lobbies, meeting areas and board rooms.

Welder at work