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Why companies need freelance website photography

When companies commission a new website, the quality of website photography is rarely a priority. Website redesigns tend to be driven by sales teams wanting mobile optimisation, or IT departments keen to achieve HTTPS compliance. Design discussions tend to focus on fonts and colour schemes, rather than whether freelance website photography would promote products and services more effectively.

The absence of high-calibre images is a recurring headache for website designers, and photographs are often the final element to be uploaded onto a beta website. While freelance website photography represents the gold standard, web designers regularly have to fall back on these inferior options:

1. Stock photography. Images are sold by companies like Shutterstock, with significant per-image costs passed onto the client. Photos may have been used dozens of times, and their American origins make it difficult to acquire Scottish or British images.

2. Copyright-free photos. These are even more over-used, downloadable from philanthropic or hobby platforms like Pixabay and FreeImages. They’re free to reuse under the Creative Commons Zero licence, but quality may not be great.

3. Self-taken images. Few people have the technical equipment or the natural flair to take professional-calibre photographs. Common issues in amateur photography include blurring, poorly-lit surroundings and low-quality image resolutions.

Taking photographs on an iPad might suffice for advertising home-made craft items, but it’ll be completely inadequate for capturing rooms and offices. Without a wide-angle lens, internal photography tends to look cramped. Without flash guns, room shots often appear dark. And without an expert photographer’s trained eye, straight lines may appear at jaunty angles.

Introducing FaaS (Freelance website photography as a Service)

Freelance website photography is vitally important, and G75 Images is proud to offer professional photography services to web design agencies in Scotland and throughout the UK. Perhaps your latest client has a factory or showroom, which should be prominently shown on their new website’s homepage. Maybe they need placeholder images of key products and services, such as portfolio photographs for a landscape gardening website. Even construction firms may not have a satisfactory portfolio of completed architectural photography, if they haven’t got a freelance property photographer on their books.

In all these situations – and many more besides – G75 Images is ready to provide freelance website photography for web design firms and their clients. Our high-quality architectural and property photography services add visual appeal to any new web design project, complementing well-written body copy and effective site structures. You can see examples of our work with commercial and hotel/tourism clients here, with the image beside this article taken on board a yacht which was being sold by a specialist dealer. Alternatively, contact us [contact] to enquire about our freelance website photography services.

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The unique challenges of property photography in Edinburgh

Every city has its unique architectural elements and distinguishing features. Aberdeen’s property stock is characterised by the use of granite, while Glasgow’s sandstone tenements are equally famous. Scotland’s capital also has a distinctive architectural style of its own – the attractive tenement photo accompanying this article is quintessentially Edinburgh.

The challenges of property photography in Edinburgh

Undertaking property photography in Edinburgh often poses some specific challenges. This is a compact and congested city, whose roads are frequently clogged with traffic – not ideal for acquiring on-street externals. The proliferation of grey four-storey tenements makes photography challenging on a cloudy day – of which Edinburgh has more than its fair share. And mature trees frequently dominate the background view out of windows, requiring careful framing of each internal image.

Faced with challenges like these, an amateur photographer or multitasking estate agent might struggle to accurately capture the rugged beauty of Edinburgh’s housing stock. Fortunately, G75 Images takes a more professional approach. We’ve been conducting property photography in Edinburgh for a decade, having previously worked with one of the capital’s biggest property organisations. Our Edinburgh property photography assignments have ranged from designer kitchens to derelict villas via refurbished apartments and Airbnb photography. Indeed, many of our assignments have involved photographing hotels, B&Bs and self-contained accommodation, reflecting Edinburgh’s status as a tourist hotspot. You can see examples of our travel and tourism photography here.

Can you keep a secret?

We’re not going to reveal all the secrets of how we deliver high-quality property photography in Edinburgh. However, if you take a close look at the photograph accompanying this article, you might notice the absence of cars. You’d certainly be struck by how solid and well-aligned the tenement is, while the depth of field is captured in the banks of bay windows extending across the photo – both up and down, and from left to right.

Because we always strive to deliver the highest standards of property photography, G75 Images won’t resort to tilting a camera upwards and giving taller buildings a strange trapezoidal look. Nor do we let street furniture or traffic interfere with our property photography work. The client of the tenement in the above photograph was delighted with our work, and you could be, too. If you have property to sell or rent out in Edinburgh, G75 Images can ensure your property looks its best at marketing materials. Get in touch with us to obtain a fixed-price quote for property photography in Edinburgh.