A PR job this week proved that in spite of everything, photography is being commissioned and it can be done safely.
What is different in this lockdown world is the logistics. I had to think more carefully about how I could execute the photos safely (thinking of my subjects as much as of myself).
So I took some simple precautions. No, I didn’t have a mask or gloves. I didn’t wear a hazmat suit. Neither did I take the pictures from the safety of my car.
I simply took a tape measure and some playground chalk. This meant I could mark out positions two metres apart for people to stand on before bringing them into the scene.
Everyone was at least two metres from anyone else (including myself) at all times. The simplest of tools kept everyone safe.
Of course some types of corporate photography cannot happen right now. For example, office headshots aren’t feasible when businesses have furloughed their staff. Cancelled events and business meetings mean none of that work is available to me right now.
However, it’s probably not a bad time for businesses to consider some positive PR. There are good news stories out there, and we could all do with some of that right now! And using a professional photographer to create the images you need will mean you get high quality photos safely.
If you have a good news story – perhaps it’s related to the crisis, perhaps it isn’t, drop me a line and we can look at options.
Maybe I can “chalk up” a success for you too.