what we do
outstanding commercial photography
Whether it is a time-critical media shoot that requires quick thinking and newsworthy images, or a long-term commission with a detailed brief for timeless images, we bring our creativity, flexibility, resourcefulness - and the very best equipment - to every project. Based at our studio in central Glasgow, we provide commercial photography services across Scotland and throughout the UK. We travel further afield too and will be delighted to discuss your international photography brief. We hold full public, employers liability insurance as well as professional indemnity.
Some of our work
architecture and interiors a specialism
While we do so much more than this, architectural and interior design photography continues to be a core element in our work. Alan McAteer brings many years of experience as an architectural photographer and an enduring enthusiasm for capturing the essence of a building in an image. Visit the galleries to see the full range of our photography and video work.
image is everything!
Powerful photographs can set the tone, tell a story, promote a message, sell a product. As well as architectural and interior photography our photographic expertise includes commercial, editorial, aerial, portrait, lifestyle, location, advertising and product photography. We work with a full professional Canon kit and a whole host of lenses and lighting to give high quality, hi-res digital images and panoramas.
film and video
We can plan and deliver from start to finish whatever you need, be it a mini film for a social media campaign, coverage of an event or a corporate video. We can plan and manage the project, arrange scripts, film live interviews and provide voice-overs for documentaries. Video is captured on top end DSLR cameras which provide a cinematic look and allows for creativity with depth of field. Audio is captured on external recorders then edited together with the colour-graded footage in our post production studio where we can add graphics and royalty free music.
Some of our work
Whether it's an event, exhibition, bridge-lift or construction project, time-lapse provides a startling and innovative way to show off your project. We can ensure your project stands out from the crowd by creating some stunning effects with our specialist time-lapse equipment. We film with up to three cameras to capture different viewpoints. Back at the studio, we can cut the footage together and introduce stills, video footage, interviews or graphics to create a dynamic and imaginative film.
post production and imaging
In the fast-moving world of digital photography, professional commercial photographers also have to be expert editors and imagers. With advanced-level experience of imaging and retouching we carry out all our own post production work in-house, ensuring attention to detail and the very highest standard every time. We take the time to edit images one-by-one to make sure you receive a print-ready, high-end collection. When it comes to image manipulation we can put things in, take things out… and even shake it all about if the occasion demands!
We have thousands of current images, regularly refreshed with new work and immediately available for licensing in a variety of formats. In particular we photograph extensively in Scotland's major cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and our streetscapes and lifestyle photographs are always in high demand. Contact us with your requirements and we will pull together a collection for you to choose from.
image library management
Pictures are precious commodities and it can be frustrating when you can’t find the right images quickly and easily. Our professional image management system means we can offer clients just what they want and need. We can host and manage your image library, setting up an easy-to-navigate local library on your system or an online solution to access remotely. Depending on your needs we can also provide printed contact sheets, pdfs, discs in the post and more besides.
creative website illustration and image content management
We know just how important images are to build a brand, reinforce a message or tell a story. So we take time to ensure that the right images are displayed to maximum effect on your website. We will take the lead on illustrating the site and can manage image content on long term web projects too. Umbraco, WordPress and a number of bespoke content management systems are all familiar territory.
When it comes to delivery, nothing is left to chance. We’ll work with you to mastermind the whole project, paying attention to the detail but never losing sight of the end goal. Long term commissions, multiple location shoots, video projects, multi-party shoots – we do them all. Large or small, we enjoy every single new challenge. We really do! We're fully insured and can provide risk assessments, method statements as required.
styling and art directing
We can work closely with your creative team to provide great images that deliver to your brief. On the other hand, if you would like help to develop your ideas and require some creative direction, we can provide that too. Likewise, if you're looking for locations, props, models, hair and make-up or third party images, we'll source them for you and negotiate clearances and approvals.
Core skills that make a difference
In addition to excellent technical skills, never-ending enthusiasm and a fair smattering of creativity, we believe that our clients come back time and again because of our adaptability, resourcefulness and responsiveness. We build close working relationships with our core clients, working with them to plan major photography projects, shoot videos, manage image libraries and above all, identify the images which they need for their particular marketing, promotion or information project.