Photographer Stirling is the website of commercial photographer Vincent Hartman. Here you will find a great variety of commercial photography made on assignment by advertising and PR agencies, marketing departments of corporate companies as well as magazines and other commercial publications. The photographer covers Stirling, Falkirk, Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland.
On this page you will find one image per category to give you a rough idea what to expect per segment. More images and information can be found in the specific galleries.
Photographer Stirling will work with you to visualise your marketing communication and can be hired for the following photography disciplines:
Photography for advertising campaigns, websites and publications where the image plays a key role in bringing the message across. It is usually staged photography on location or in the studio where everything is carefully planned and styled. The lighting set up and postprocessing matches the branding and positioning of the company.
General corporate photography to visualise what the organisation does, where, how and by who. You can think of people working in offices, factories, shop floor etc. Portraits of people where the in- or exterior of the company is subtly visible, images of the interior, exterior, production process, research and development, logistics. etc.
Interior shots of factories, people at work in technical and industrial environments like chemical industry, food industry, technical installations etc.
You're product or service is only as good as the people who make it all happen and even especially in this digital day and age, it is more peoples business then ever. People will associate with your brand if it suits them but the affinity with the people that work for your company is key. For this reason portrait photography and headshots of your staff is strongly recommended. Portrait photography is the post popular and practised discipline of photography and perhaps even the most difficult one as well. Photographer Stirling has been practising portrait photography ever since he picked up the camera for the first time. It is still as exciting and challenging as ever. Portraits can be taken on location or in the photo studio. We can also build up a studio in your premises if space allows.
Very much a niche market in the photography industry, but certainly one of the specialisms of Photographer Stirling. Vincent Hartman has been photographing interiors even in the days of analogue photography where whole area's needed to be lit specifically for this purpose to bring contrast within acceptable levels and of course without showing that this has been done. Now working digital means that that is hardly needed as the dynamic range can be increased by combining multiple exposures in post processing. Key in interior photography is combining a realistic coverage of an interior with making the image appealing and graphically interesting to look at.
Depending on the type of product, the product photography will be done in the photo studio in Glasgow where lighting conditions can be carefully controlled. We will take care of covering the product in the right perspective, colour and texture. All images can be viewed live on a calibrated monitor so that we know exactly that we have achieved what we wanted. Perhaps needless to say is that you product specialist is very much welcome during the shoot to assist and monitor results.
Photographer Stirling doesn't claim to be a fashion photographer by any stretch of the imagination, but over the years our editorial work, portraiture and shooting clothing in the studio lead to fashion photography assignments on location and in the studio. In close cooperation we can help you with sourcing models make-up artists and hair stylists.
For both local (not in Stirling just yet..) and national publications we have shot cover material and double page spreads. This can be unique in situ portraits, sports, landscape you name it. The editorial gallery is perhaps the most varied and interesting gallery to browse through to get an idea how Photographer Stirling can help you with your marketing communication.
All the images taken by Photographer Stirling can be printed up to an size of 3 to 4 meters wide. If you require larger prints and still wish to maintain detail when people walk up to it to have a closer look we will be delighted to produce such a stunning image. We have produced images for large billboards, sides of lorries, sides of buildings, exhibition stands etc. with sizes up to 25 meters long. Please contact us with your requirements.
As a specialist in interior photography and product photography, Photographer Stirling can also help you to capture the externals of your building.
The Stirling Area
If you are fortunate enough as a photographer to live in Stirling than it is unavoidable to capture some of the stunning scenery every now and then. The only gallery where pictures have been created without being given the job to do so.
Commercial & advertising photograper Scotland
Photographer Stirling is a photo studio for commercial and advertising photography, based in Scotland. The studio works for marketing and advertising firms and marketing communication departments of private companies and public organisations.
In advertising photography the image plays a vital role in achieving the communication goal of a campaign and helps with the positioning of a brand. The images are created based on the moodboard of the art-director or graphic designer of the agency. Models, location, clothing, make-up and hair styling are all in line with the image the brand wants to communicate.
Photographer Vincent Hartman is a Bachelor of arts, photography and studied at the University of Arts in Groningen in The Netherlands. He also studied marketing at the Windesheim University in Zwolle. An ideal combination for commercial and advertising photography.
Photography for advertising and branding purposes based on a plan where marketing communication goals have been agreed, moodboard, location and styling have been set. On the actual shooting day everything comes together in stunningly staged advertising images.
Industrial photography comprises a combination of different photography disciplines, like interior photography, portraits of people at work with different lighting techniques as well as the production process, logistics, etc.
Attention to detail and perseverance to technical perfection makes Photographer Stirling the point of call for the discerning customer. If you have very specific ideas how your product should be photographed or simply want to be guided towards high resolution, correct perspective, colour, material expression etc. call us. If you want quick cheap volume shots for discount webshops go somewhere else (sorry I am Dutch, don't want to be rude, but I don't beat around the bush either).
For products, Photographer Stirling works from the studio in Glasgow in a controlled environment to ensure a constant quality. The studio complies to the industry standard NIDF-norm ISO 3664 (2009) for colour management and secure archiving of images.
We have the experience, knowledge and equipment for correct visualisation of all sorts of products and materials. We use specialist lenses to control focus and convergence of parallel lines 'in-camera' to maintain perspective and maximum resolution and to ensure maximum usage of the same image for both web and high quality large format printing.
For clothing shots we have mannequins, as well as changing facilities for models. Make-up artists and hairstylists can work in a well lit area with a large mirror illuminated with neutral (5000K) light.
We have a fixed infinity wall for freestanding photography of medium sized products and a photographic table for smaller products.
These days the fast majority of what we do is interior photography in Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow and rest of the central belt in Scotland. With interior photography the challenge is always to draw a fine line between photographing an interior as experienced by the user's perspective of a space and the designers or architects perspective. Add to that the photographer's need to compose a graphically interesting and appealing 2 dimensional image and it becomes clear that interior photography is a very specialised niche, but certainly one that we enjoy.
With interior photography we try to show the function, layout and design of a space from different angles and perspectives. This can be at eye height (with all its varieties) or way beyond that. Also very low camera standpoints are utilised. In theory the same space can be photographed in different ways, if the client is the ceiling manufacturer, flooring or furniture manufacturer or the interior designer. In all situations we (try to) maintain vertical lines and horizontals. These days we rarely add light to a space like we used to do when working on film, as the dynamic range of today's digital sensors is impressive and we blend multiple exposures in post processing.
Been practising portrait photography since the early nineties and still find it the most exciting and challenging discipline of photography. Partly because everybody is interesting and different in their own nature. Partly because it is always an adventure to translate a three dimensional face and body into a pleasing 2 dimensional image that does justice to the personality.
In addition to this it makes a huge difference what the aim of the portrait is and where it will be used.
Corporate photography: all relating to profession, work and the people who do it.
(Yes I know I need a copywriter...)
Grown (well not really, but nevertheless) out of photographing clothing in the studio as product photography and cover shoots. Good fun and great results can be achieved with the right team of enthousioasts.
Working for a number of publications as a freelancer, enabled me to adopt different styles per magazine. Either very corporate, contemporary and clean or dark and rustic and sometimes very pure and basic, almost press style photography.
Also on assignment of national industry specific magazines in technical installations, politics, management, property development, healthcare and much more. It illustrates the versatility of Photographer Stirling (who didn't take the images here locally, but that's not the point of SEO:).
High resolution photography for large format print on the side of lorries, exhibition stands, interiors etc. From 3 to 52 meters wide without losing detail. More images will follow in due course.
For really, really big images have a look at these panoramas: STUDIOVHF Gigapans
As a commercial photographer we usually don't go out with camera gear to enjoy the countryside. Photography is work after all. When we did some sort of landscape photography back in the Netherlands, we did it because the publication needed images of the 'so and so' area and I had a clear brief what to capture, why and where.
Up here in Scotland I it is different. I am a bit like a tourist with more time on his hands and stunning scenery literally on the doorstep. I don't have to run around like a happy snapper to get as much images as possible to show of 'friends back home'.
Just every now and then when I feel like it, I go out and about with a vague idea what to shoot and do just that. It could be a short walk or a few hours driving (and even walking believe it or not) and I could come back with the one image I wanted.
No client, no invoice, but a very happy 'snapper'!
So please come back to this page, because it will certainly grow!
Worth a look is the link to large Panoramic images on the Large Format page.
(working on it, but if I have done my job right, the images should speak for themselves)