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Recommendations for a photographer in Canberra?

By BellaK - 14 April 2012 23

Hi there fellow Rioters,

I am hoping to obtain some recommendations for a high quality, professional photographer.  I’m looking for someone to photograph the progress of the construction of a commercial building over an 18 month period (located in a suburb near the Canberra CBD).

Someone with building/real estate experience would be ideal.

Many thanks!

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Recommendations for a photographer in Canberra?
emd 12:48 pm 15 Apr 12

I’ve had Bart Reardon do some photography for us before. He also does landscapes etc.
http://www.bartreardon.com
I found both his quality of work and rates to be very good.

steveu 8:22 am 15 Apr 12

Yep + 1 for Martin Ollman. Very experienced and you have seen his work here. Search over.

astrojax 7:27 am 15 Apr 12

would second geoff comfort – otherwise, contact the local aipp (aust institute of professional photographers) who will give you advice…

thatsnotme 6:58 pm 14 Apr 12

dvaey said :

Is there any particular reason that youd rather spend the big bucks on a big name, rather than DIY or getting a photographic student for example? Just because they wont charge you a golden nugget for every snapshot, doesnt mean theyre not worth a look. Or are you looking for an expensive option to use as a tax write-off or something similar?

Architectural photography is a pretty specialised discipline, with certain skills and equipment requirements that most DIYers and student photographers wouldn’t have. It’s sure as hell not just about having a decent camera, and pointing it at the construction site every now and then.

The money you pay for a professional covers a lot of things, one of which is the knowledge that at the end of the process, you will be handed a product that meets your expectations, and exhibits your project in a professional light.

Besides, the concept of ‘expensive’ is relative isn’t it? Let’s say that this photography was to be used in order to show future prospective clients of the construction company building this building the progress of one of their previous works at various stages, forming part of a tender process to get future projects. Spending thousands now, so that you have a better chance of earning millions in the future, seems like a pretty sound investment to me.

This may not be what this photography is all about, just guessing here, but when results are important using a photographer with skill, equipment and knowledge is important. It just so happens that many of those photographers will be professionals.

buz1986 3:49 pm 14 Apr 12

Hi BellaK,

My name is Ben Appleton and I run a photography business called Photox – http://www.photox.com.au
I have plenty experience with real estate and architectural photography (examples on my website) and I regularly shoot for a number of agents around Canberra. I have also done work for the Doma Group where i captured the contruction of many of their properties over time. I can also commit to any extended project.
If you are interested in my services, please feel free to email me at benjamin@photox.com.au
Thank you.

Ben

RedDogInCan 3:04 pm 14 Apr 12

Col Ellis (http://http://www.gallerytwentyseven.com.au/) is a high quality, professional photographer with building experience. He is the photographer for the Corin Dam project.

ma7trlb 1:28 pm 14 Apr 12

I’m a huge fan of Ben @ http://www.benthomasphotos.com/ – he’s got a great eye for unique scenes and intelligent angles?

BellaK 12:05 pm 14 Apr 12

dvaey said :

Is there any particular reason that youd rather spend the big bucks on a big name, rather than DIY or getting a photographic student for example? Just because they wont charge you a golden nugget for every snapshot, doesnt mean theyre not worth a look. Or are you looking for an expensive option to use as a tax write-off or something similar?

It isn’t so much a matter of spending top dollar. A semi-professional photographer would be fine. It’s more important for us find someone someone who is reliable, competent and able to commit to the length of the project. And obviously it would be important for that person to have the right equipment in terms of panoramic shots etc which may need to be stitched together to capture the ‘big picture’ of the site works.

Thanks for the recommendations so far. There’s obviously some very talented photographers in the capital!

dvaey 10:57 am 14 Apr 12

Is there any particular reason that youd rather spend the big bucks on a big name, rather than DIY or getting a photographic student for example? Just because they wont charge you a golden nugget for every snapshot, doesnt mean theyre not worth a look. Or are you looking for an expensive option to use as a tax write-off or something similar?

Holden Caulfield 10:43 am 14 Apr 12

Ben Wrigley is another very well established local photographer.

I also worked with him a few years back. I found he can be a bit prickly, but affable enough and very good at his job.

http://photohub.com.au/contact.php

taninaus 10:30 am 14 Apr 12

I would recommend Geoff Comfort – he is a highly experienced architectual photographer used by Government and private industry. we have used him at work and he is good to work with and the product is high quality.

see http://www.geoffcomfort.com/menu.html

Holden Caulfield 10:22 am 14 Apr 12

By chance I saw Mike Key in town the other day (thought he had left Canberra). I don’t have a number for him, but his business name was Mike Key Photographics.

I worked with him many years ago on a couple of projects. He’s a great guy too and would be an excellent choice if you can track him down.

Here’s a few samples: http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/519477?c=people

farnarkler 10:19 am 14 Apr 12

Try Jack Libbis at http://www.actphoto.com.au/

Lazy I 10:04 am 14 Apr 12

I just bought an SLR and stayed up last night watching youtube videos on photography, i’ll have my own website next week and will be charging people $10k+ for professional services the week after.

Let me know if interested!

Gungahlin Al 6:58 am 14 Apr 12

Hard to go past Martin Ollman. Plenty of his work in here, 500px, Pinterest and Google+

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