What’s it like to have a photographer in the workspace?
In your session, if we’re focusing on the action and processes of your workspace, most likely I’ll be photographing while you and employees are there, doing your jobs. In order to streamline this so everyone is able to get their work done, let’s have a conversation beforehand about what’s ok and not ok to do during the shoot. In the meantime, here are a few other things to consider.
How long will it take?
Depending on how many images you want, the session could take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. If there’s a process you want documented, being able to shoot multiple run-throughs is helpful.
What will you focus on?
I love grimy hands, dusty surfaces, sweaty faces: these are the artifacts of hard work and dedication to making a quality finished product. Dirty work is a good thing!
I focus on processes, tools, machines, and workers, and I frequently will get fairly close to capture the action and details. But if there are specific shots you are looking for, let’s discuss this before the session so you maximize the catalog of images you receive.
Will you interrupt employees?
I focus on natural and candid shots, so employees can generally go about their work… albeit with me hovering nearby. It’s always helpful to get a few different shots of the same process, so being able to ask for do-overs is a huge plus. If this is not possible, employees can absolutely feel free to let me know they can’t start over.
What’s off limits?
If there are any proprietary processes or materials that you do not want photographed, we will go over this before I start so I know what’s off limits. I’ll also ask before entering any workspace or touching or moving any equipment.
Do you have lighting equipment?
Depending on the available light, I may need a simple lighting set-up to provide some extra light, which I will bring with me.
Contact me to set up a time to stop by and document your workspace!