John Gilchrist | Commercial Photography UK

Commercial Photography

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Professional commercial photography with John Gilchrist, commercial photographer in the UK




Edinburgh, commercial photographer in Edinburgh, UK

Local commercial photography based in Edinburgh, working locally with Edinburgh business groups, commercial photography is also available throughout Midlothian and the Lothian's. I can offer an attractive photography service further afield if required; I’m always on the lookout for new experiences, attracting commercial work and gaining exposure to a world I would not otherwise see is always exciting, corporate & business commissions throughout Edinburgh are encouraged. Imaging solutions and practical photography options are available for commercial ventures with Edinburgh photographer John Gilchrist.

Scotland, commercial photography in Scotland, UK

Visual communications, professional business and corporate photography based in Scotland. General commercial contractors for commissioned works, categories covered vary from the built environment to social and business events. See below for an overview of what is in the line-up. Receive great photographs for your brochure, annual report or web site and manage your communications effectively with the right visual outlook. The Internet is a vital tool for today’s photography, and allows us the opportunity to preview work to existing and potential clients in Scotland and all over the world.

Communicate more & exploit the visual advantage commercial photographers will bring to your company or business project. John Gilchrist is available to capture your corporate event, conference, product launch or new venue opening. Consider the advantages, investing in good photographs yields benefits, why not escalate your website's business value with a quality image. I’m a motivated, innovative and will always strive to produce and put forward the best quality service. In the photographic industry, commercial photography in particular, is one of the most creative and dynamic of all in the business. Blending modern technology and conventional, practical know how allows me to meet my goals with resourcefulness, passion and meaning.


View selected examples of commercial images; this collective is one element that sits aside other examples of photography. A sample gallery that offers extracts from past commissions, an outline that illustrates industrial, corporate and business images. Created as a general overview, you can view the gallery here in the commercial photography portfolio.

As always, when photographing business, it’s expected that graphic examples be showcased as reference material to satisfy expectations. By showcasing samples of commercial photographic assignments it means I can take the art of capturing and promoting photographs to a wider audience. Here, illustrations are not limited to any particular business; photography subjects are themed on various aspects of commercial work that touch on several industries.

Client Area

Managing key clients’ accounts, photography solutions for local and worldwide industries requires a client area for the proofing and delivery of images. Access to the gallery viewing area is restricted or by invitation only, restriction to full access is to be expected. Content includes proofing galleries and a product distribution area containing project images from recent commercial assignments. Here you will find links to client business photos. Our client experience includes companies and organisations from a verity of industries. View our client projects in-pictures, please enjoy a sneak peek of past work that we think you may like to visit. View proof files, final edits and a shortlist of image highlights.

24/7 client access area, galleries and case studies.

Note to existing clients, contact John Gilchrist photography for access details, you will have a unique URL assigned for direct access. Tel: 07718906614 for details.

Okay, what does a commercial photographer photograph?

Some examples

  • Editorials
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Corporate Headshots
  • Conferences, Seminars & Meetings
  • Business & Office
  • Proms
  • Balls & Functions
  • Industrial Infrastructure
  • Fashion
  • Location
  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Structures
  • Exteriors
  • Interiors
  • Design & Decoration
  • Civil Engineering Projects
  • Bridges
  • Product: Packshot & Stills

For simplicity, I have classed all of the above under the commercial photography umbrella.

What is my definition of commercial?

Okay, as I see it, commercial photography explained. What it is, who uses it and why. CP is detailed creation designed for commercial intentions, such as on-line advertising, corporate reports, promotional material, food menus, etc. To keep it uncomplicated, commercial photography needs a client that wishes to publicise something for which they require images taken. Commercial photographs come into various categories: Images may be taken of services a business is trying to promote, such as hairdressing or a piece of specialised equipment that a business uses in production. Some businesses, like farmers or civil engineering firms, may need aerial photography to show their land or property from an interesting perspective.

Suitable photography will significantly improve the profile of your industry,

both to your clients and business partners equally.

Architectural photography, precision images may be required by a commercial builder or architect to convey building dimensions and structural detail. Photographs of food are all over the place from convenience food menus to adverts in cooking mags and there is no escape from fashion photography, which appears in the glossies, on billboards, on TV, and many other places. To offer more examples, a restaurant wishing to develop fantastic photographs to complement a menu of food offerings would involve the services of a commercial food photographer, to convey a good image it’s important that the image portrays the right sentiment for that food group. Property managers, estate agents would work with an architectural photographer for creating beautiful shots that serve their business needs.

That’s my account, please consult other sources; I define commercial photography as a creative photographic service sought and licensed for commercial use. Bottom line, it’s about conveying the right image to the right people.


Purchase rights and image licensing, your commercial images explained.
You can purchase exclusive rights for short periods if required, a year being the minimum period. Contact me to discuss further. Basic info such as image size, publication type or size of the print run will help towards licensing arrangements. You may wish to buy images or use photos within the portfolio for use, if so please contact me as I will require your project information to quote for intended use.

Dare to be different, if your industry is in need of eye-catching, promotional materials or advertising, professional photography services may be an option.
Ref:  Creative professional photography services for the commercial sector

Architectural Photography

Architectural photographer John Gilchrist focuses in photographing the built environment, bringing out the very best in your design, construction or property work.

Does your existing photography document your architectural projects in good light?  I am a firm believer in the benefits of professional photography to market a business. I can really improve your business marketing material and web content with great photography. Photography that really shows off your latest project to it's best. I'll provide you with quality images that illustrate the building in it's best possible light, whether this is a night shot of a contemporary building or shots to show the considerate restoration of a dated interior.


I love using the power of the Canon’s wide 14mm prime lens and 17mm Tilt-Shift lens for shooting interiors photography.


Nothing pleases me more than getting on site and on-side with your project.


Office and business premises servicers are offered, commercial property photography throughout Scotland by arrangement.


Whatever the remit, all events covered, from large & small, to public or private, your corporate and birthday occasions will be photographed to your brief.


Make your enquiry here, all commercial photography enquiries are welcome, gathering some basic details is a good starting point, photo shoot duration and the number of final images required for your project. etc. More info at my frequently asked question page

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