The purchase of equipment to create a fully digital photographic and image processing capability for the provision of a quality high level service.
The promoter Tony Mairs is an emerging and highly talented photographer who has established a specialist photography business based at his home in Drumbo, County Down. In conjunction with his father (who runs a firm of chartered landscape architects and site planners), Tony identified a niche market for a high level, architectural & portrait photography service which specialises in photo manipulation and graphics preparation. On successful completion of A level photography, the promoter has worked under the guidance of his father’s business and has been involved in the preparation of graphics and computer-generated, photographic imagery associated with a broad range of development projects and is gaining a reputation for excellence.
Funded under Axis 3, through Lagan Rural Partnership, the applicant sought to develop the photography project, by offering a mobile service where initial work is carried out on site with higher level design and manipulation work being conducted at his studio based at his home at Drumbo.
Items funded included specialist image digital processing equipment and software; Photo image capture Nikon D 300 camera and specialised lens, Backdrop curtains with colour & texture adjusters & props, Studio flash with softbox & umbrellas, Reflectors/UV density filters, Background lighting controls on tripod, Nikon professional flash, website/Brochures.
The service offered covers images of landscapes, close-ups, portraits, fashion, weddings, sports events and property.
2.5 jobs have been created.