Lifestyle Photographs

Lifestyle Photographs

Interior Images

Interior Images

High Quality Photography

High Quality Photography

Quality Interior Images

Quality Interior Images

Property imagery a speciality

Property imagery a speciality

Interior Images

Interior Images

Quality Images for Estate Agents

Quality Images for Estate Agents

HDR Technique

HDR Technique

External Professional Images

External Professional Images

Superior Interior Quality Imagery

Superior Interior Quality Imagery

Welcome To David Hicks Photography

David Hicks is a property and architectural photographer who supplies high quality interior and exterior images for Estate Agent Clients and businesses throughout the North West, North Wales and Cumbria. 

DAVID HICKS

David Hicks is a property and architectural photographer who supplies high quality interior and exterior images for Estate Agent Clients and businesses throughout the North West, North Wales and Cumbria. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma in Digital Photography

 

EXPERIENCE

15 Years an Estate Agents in North Liverpool and 12 years working for an independent estate agent as the sales manager dealing with every aspect of property sales and specialising in photography, floorplans and written property descriptions.   

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Taking photographs has been a passion of mine for many many years having taken thousands of pictures (like most people) of holidays, family and friends and events, often receiving positive feedback from friends on some of the images taken. It was whilst developing the estate agency business and investing in much improved equipment, along with studying for the diploma that I discovered my specialty was property and architecture. 

My dad was a highly successful architect and I was brought up around drawing boards, plans and buildings, spending many hours and days by his side both in his office and on site. This background has without doubt helped me understand the design concepts of residential, commercial and industrial property and combining the practical nature of the bricks and mortar with the artistic elements of light, form and composition has given me an advantage when it comes to taking a high quality photograph to 'show off' the room, garden and building exterior to it's best.

The positive feedback I have received recently has given me the encouragement I needed to develop a business taking photographs to help companies develop by showcasing their premises via their websites and promotional material.  

Developing the technique of HDR photography has taken the images to the next level and one that really does show an interior room in particular to it's absolute best. It combines anything from 2 up to 7 differently exposed images into one photograph to help control shadows and highlights, saturation of colours, contrast and clarity. Also shooting the photo in RAW rather than a JPG helps to accurately represent the colour temperature and gives much more control over the light and dark tones in the picture. 

 

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHS

With the right techniques and know how, any decent photographer can position a good camera in the corner of a room and end up with a decent picture. The HDR technique enhances the images for the best outcome but the lifestyle images and close-up artistic angles shows off the highlights and often missed elements that people really like to see. To a certain extent this aspect of the photography is the natural talent that cannot be taught and not everybody will be able to capture.

 

EQUIPMENT

Nikon specialist with a 25 million pixel DSLR for high quality images, wide angle lenses, prime lenses for detail shots, tripods, speedlights, various filters and post processing using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and HDR software.

Nikon D5300 DSLR camera

Nikon 10-24mm wide angle zoom lens

Nikon 35mm f/1.8 prime lens

Nikon 18-55mm lens

Nikon 55-300mm lens

HDR image example of dining room with good exposure range

Creating a lifestyle and feeling of the room.

Wide angle lens to showcase as much of the room as possible.

Vari-angle LCD screen to assist with unusual angles

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PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MARKETING 

All aspects of property and interior photography can be carried out for clients use to improve their own websites and marketing material.With the importance of internet advertising it is essential that places look their best because potential customers will always base their decision upon the look and style just as much as prices, menu's and services offered. Therefore we visit hotels, restaurants, cafés, shops, salon's and any other business that advertises. 

When a potential customer visit's a website to check availability in a hotel, it is guaranteed that they will browse through the available images and will base their decision on these. They must make the rooms, restaurant, bar, pool, gardens and other facilities look their absolute best and this will guarantee more business. Just ask yourself, do you look at the photographs to check how the place looks? Yes you do. We all do. 

Contact us and we will spend time making high quality images to showcase your business to its best potential. 

Following the visit, we will take time in post processing to enhance the images, improving where necessary such as the shadows and highlights, colour corrections, exposure and will ensure they look vibrant and sharp.

The high quality, high resolution photographs will then be delivered to you on a disk or memory stick for you to use as you please.  They will be free from any copyright and you will own them. We can also arrange to send them direct to your website designer or to any other marketing company as you wish.  

 

PRICES

No sale, No fee. This means that the client cannot loose as they only pay for photographs they want to keep and use. If for any reason they choose not to use any, there is no fee payable. 

A full set will be taken and a file given to the client to preview and once they have decided which ones they would like, maximum resolution images will be processed using Lightroom and Photoshop and delivered in an agreed format.  

The prices for commercial premises including hotels, shops, restaurants, bars, cafe's, offices, salon's, clubs etc are:

Price per photograph: £50

Discounts are available for buying multiple photographs. Please contact us for further information. 

 

ESTATE AGENT CLIENT SERVICES

If a client is looking for high quality property photographs for Estate Agent marketing, or any form of advertising, once we have the details of the property we will either collect the keys from your office or meet the owners at the property as soon as a convenient appointment can be arranged.

Once the visit is completed, we will deliver the final processed high resolution images to you in a choice of formats within 24 hours to enable you to use as you wish straight away.

We can either deliver a memory stick or DVD including the images, we can use a file sharing website such as Filezilla, use the services of Google Drive, or we can load them directly into any of your Estate Agency programs directly.

With our experience we understand what makes a good final image that buyers and clients want to see so whilst at the property we will ensure that the interior and exterior look their best. We will remove clutter, open blinds/curtains, use available lighting to compliment our own lighting equipment, move bins from driveways and ensure that the rooms really do look their best and inviting to viewers.

Further work is done in post processing and although this is time consuming as we take highest quality HDR images combining up to 7 differently exposed RAW files for each shot, we will guarantee delivery on time, every time. We understand and have a long history of working within the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 guidelines and so know what is permitted and what is not, although we will make changes where allowed to enhance the photo's including blue sky background and removal of leaves and debris from the external image.

We assure you of attention to detail at all times and strive to deliver the best possible quality images first time and we are confident that we will exceed expectations, if however the client has any issues whatsoever, we will return to the property to get the photo's to their satisfaction for no extra cost. We understand the importance of a happy client and therefore do all we can to work alongside you to ensure we achieve this.

Contact Details

 

PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS OPTIONS AVAILABLE INCLUDING TIMESCALES, PRICES AND AVAILABILITY.

 

Phone contact:

Business: 01704 841238

Mobile: 0789 456 1191

Website: http://www.davidahicks.net

Email: david@davidahicks.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/davidahicksphotography

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