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Industrial Photography

An exciting part of Industrial Photography, for me, has definitely been the wide range of locations I have been called upon to shoot in. They often take me away from the ordinary and become an adventure that I get to relate to others through the lens of my camera. Take the above picture, for instance – not many people can say they have been to an oil rig out in the ocean! An offshore oil rig is, in many ways, like a world separate and apart from the rest of the world. There is a high level of self-sufficiency here where highly skilled and trained workers know how to make the very best use of whatever resources they have on hand. Safety always comes first on an oil rig, as it does in most other industrial settings. Keeping yourself and your co-workers safe and away from possible dangers is never far from anyone’s thoughts in jobs such as this. What’ more, whether it is on an oil rig at sea or in a processing plant in the heart of the city, safety immediately becomes the responsibility of anyone who ventures onto an industrial site. Having been involved in Industrial Photography for so many years, the importance of being safe on-site is something I am acutely aware of and put into practice. For instance, my clients can depend on me to have the right type of equipment for an on-site photoshoot. I know there will be times when getting within close proximity to the area or object I am meant to photograph will not be possible – purely as an issue of safety. I, therefore, bring along professional camera equipment that allows me to still take great shots from a distance. I also come prepared with background knowledge of the industry, location and situation that I am going to be shooting in. That pre-shoot research gives me an idea of what to expect, the possible dangers and how to remain safe while still getting the awesome images my clients are looking forward to.

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