Commissions and costings

We are happy to discuss commissioned work with you, within a suitable radius of Macclesfield.

Format
I will first of all meet with you to discuss your brief and agree the approach to be taken. I will usually visit the area to be photographed on up to 6 different occasions from dawn to dusk to try to capture the scene in the best light possible. I will collate images from the commission into a private gallery on this website and send you a link so that you can monitor progress and give any feedback. I may also print out a sample of images to show you, if required.

Clients and feedback
As well as completing many commissions for private clients, I have been commissioned by the following companies:

- The Hanging Gate pub, Higher Sutton
- The Lord Clyde gastropub, Kerridge
- Forest Gin Ltd, Macclesfield
- Footpath Holidays, Wiltshire
- Phastar, London
- Ovoenergy
- Savills (commercial property division), London

Here is some of the feedback from my clients:

'Mark did exactly what he said he would: take some great photos that gave a more unusual perspective on our home. He also arranged some to be framed, and others made into greetings cards, all in time to meet a specific deadline. I am pleased to recommend Mark for quality landscape photography commissions.'

'Mark viewed the site over a number of visits and took photographs in different light/weather conditions to ensure we both understood each other, and that the correct view was captured for my requirements. The price charged was very fair considering the number of trips he made to the location, and the overall quality of the photograph and the materials used to generate it are very good.'

'Mark and I visited the location together so that he could understand exactly what I wanted. He returned to the location a few times, exploring the area on foot to find the best view point and lighting conditions, and presented me with a number of interesting alternatives. I was very happy with the result, including the high quality of the print and framing.'


Costings
The cost for the commission will vary depending on location and number of visits needed to secure suitable images that meet your brief. The commission cost includes all of my time to visit the locations, and any low-resolution digital images for your personal use, for example on websites, but does not include the costs of any prints. The images from the commission would be unique to you, and not offered elsewhere for sale, although they may be used to promote my services.

Please contact me on 0777 647 5992 or via the Contact tab at the top of the page to discuss your needs.

Payment
We accept UK cheques (payable to Mark Helliwell Photography) or preferably bank transfer to the following account:

Lloyds Bank
Sort code: 77-67-08
Account number: 34029160

Copyright and promotion
The entire copyright in the photographs is retained by Mark Helliwell Photography at all times throughout the world. In the case of commissioned work, Mark Helliwell Photography retains the right in all cases to use the photographs at any time for the purposes of promotion.