Alex Hare Photography
Based in Kent I provide commercial photography which illustrates all the great things about you and your business, from tourism to food, portraits, manufacturing and professional services.
My photography can illustrate your website, brochures, PR and general marketing and advertising work.
Please check out the galleries and click on the FAQ's below for more information about this service. To get in touch visit the contact page or email me now on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Commercial Photography Questions Answered
How many days of photography do we need to allow?
It all depends on how much you want photographed and how quickly we can get through it all. Some things take longer than others-if you need to arrange a fleet of vehicles for a single shot, this can take much longer than a whole series of breakfast table shots for a B&B, for example.
I suggest, as a guide, that if you just want your website illustrated and have a nice collection of extra photos to keep in stock then you should start with a day. On the otherhand, if you have very limited shots that you need it may be that these can be done in little more than a couple of hours. I offer flexible hourly, half day and daily rates so you only pay for the time you actually need me. We can then review what we’ve got and if you want more, no problem.
What do your clients say about you?
Thank you so much for the amazing images of our pub – they are truly fantastic and went over and above the criteria outlined, exactly what we need.
We have been incredibly impressed by your images from the London job and this one and would absolutely be delighted to work with you on more jobs going forward."
Kathryn Tye, Corporate Comms Manager, Shepherd Neame
'Alex was great to work with, always professional, organised, flexible and was able to work well alongside videographers and untrained models including children.
The images and moments he captured for us were exactly what we wanted - authentic, emotive and showcasing our experiences and landscapes perfectly."
Charlie Lewis, Marketing Officer, Kent Downs AONB.
"I enormously enjoyed working with Alex. He is truly a professional photographer, not only brilliant at landscapes but also very good at working with people. I have enjoyed every picture ever since on a personal and professional level. When I have a budget again for photography I would without a moments hesitation ask Alex to help me do the project."
Christine Dier, Maidstone Borough Council Tourism Dept
"Alex was extremely professional and worked really well with all the non-professional models we used. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again or recommend his work to others."
Kathryn Hearnden, Marketing Officer, Visit Canterbury
"I have worked with Alex Hare for more than seven years, initially on VisitEngland commissions including B2B photography for the accommodation and visitor attraction sector (print and online) and event photography.
His understanding and interpretation of each brief was excellent and the quantity and quality of images supplied from each shoot regularly exceeded our expectations."
Pam Foden, Pam Foden Associates.
How much do you cost?
You hire me by the hour for £75.00 for very short or quick jobs. For bigger jobs, my daily rate is from £550.00 and a half-day is £300, plus expenses such as travel and subsistence.
Depending on the shoot, I may have to factor in some post production time. Shoots that generate a lot of images or which need extensive post production work require more time to be factored in for this editing. I'll be able to give you a good idea of this aspect once we talk about what's involved.
What can we expect from you if we hire you?
I used to be a commercial lawyer and whilst I’m glad to be free from all that now I’m still meticulous with detail, well organised and very structured in how I go about planning your photography. Photography is arty and fun for me but only because underpinning that is sound research, planning and preparation done alongside you.
So, you can expect from me:
• a full marketing and brand photography planning meeting where we hammer out what you need your photography for and what you need it to do for you.
• Close communication with you or your nominated person for sorting out the details involved in pre-shoot planning
• Provision of Public Liability insurance cover.
• All editing and post production of images and supply of multiple shots and variations so you have plenty of choices.
• Images provided in low, web resolution, and a hi res copy for your in-house library.
• Staff portraits in either a studio or location setting.
Will good photography improve my business sales?
There's no gurantee, but, yes; almost certainly.
For example, research by Trip Adviser and Booking.com in their area of industry (selling accommodation) showed that when showed two photos of the same accommodation,one by an amateur the other by a pro, the price people were prepared to pay was almost double for the shots by the pro. Therefore, good Photography can make a huge difference to how your business is perceived and the price point associated with what you offer.
Another good point is this; if you have invested time and money in a good website and brochure design and written good punchy text, why are you going to undermine this all with poor photography when that is the first thing anyone will see and judge you by when they land on your website?
People see and react to images first-why else do newspapers have huge pictures on their front page? If your pictures are poor people will make immediate negative assumptions about your business and it’s level of quality. And just hit the back button within a few seconds.
With good, professional photography your business will look as good as it deserves to. You will also have a handy stock of images you can use in future without having to commission someone regularly.
Why are you a good choice of photographer?
Your photography should not be generic; instead it should give your business an identity and a ‘look’ and ‘feel’ that compliments your branding and how you want people to experience what you do in a poositive way.
I will produce photographs of your business that are bespoke and tailored to you and what you do. This will help your PR & marketing materials have some life and a strong identity with the people in your business who will be dealing with your customers. I'm experienced at working on location and with people and I ensure you receive a collection of photographs that will give your business a range of options for illsutrating and showing people what you do well through your website and other printed materials or marketing work.