Category Archives: Townscapes

Photography for neighbourhood planning

I’m pleased to have provided photographic services for a number of local neighbourhood planning initiatives over the last couple of years. This includes imagery for websites and social media illustrating such subjects as traffic, parking, housebuilding, education, business, health, sport and leisure.

Local streets

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I’ve also covered events such as exhibitions, presentations and announcements for press,  media and promotional use.

Neighbourhood plans provide the means for communities to have a say on planning policies in their local area, adding detail to Local and District Plans formulated by district and unitary authorities. A large part of the process involves groups of local residents engaging with their local communities in drawing up policies that guide development in their locality. 

Photography can play an important part in highlighting local issues and communicating the aspirations of everyone involved. It can also illustrate how local residents engage with the process and help policies evolve over time.

If you’re looking for material to help with a Neighbourhood Plan I’d be delighted to discuss offering affordable services to help make your project a success. To get in touch just fill out the contact form.

Spring Townscapes

Spring is a great time of year for taking photos of town and country. I was recently asked to to take a large number of photos of Hertford and Ware in the sunshine, for a brochure promoting social housing in the towns. This was a short notice job, with the client requesting the photos be taken in the sunshine that was forecast in the coming days.  Here are some of the images that I produced:

The River Lee at Ware
Gazebos on the River Lee at Ware
Ermine Court, Baldock Street, Ware
The White Hart, Salsibury Square, Hertford

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Townscape For Local Business

It’s not often that one’s work gets preserved in glass.

I took an enquiry earlier in the month from a client who wanted a photo of Hertford’s iconic war memorial n Parliament Square so that it could be used on a floor-to-ceiling window in an office. The image was to be 1.2m wide by 3m tall – an aspect ratio of 6:15.

Being familiar with the location I knew that the best angle was looking east, so an afternoon shot with the sun in the west was best. A few days later the weather presented an ideal opportunity for the shot, with plenty of sunny intervals. It as just a case of waiting for the ideal opportunity – for the odd grey cloud to pass and commercial vehicles unloading to pull away. Eventually I got the perfect shot and after editing for exposure and cropping to the required aspect ratio I submitted my work.