We were recently commissioned by luxury property developer Hedge Hunter to take a set of promotional photographs of their latest project, the stunning 'The Bridge' development of flats in the heart of Farnham, Surrey. The striking golden and cream building occupies an enviable position with views over the River Wey and the Gostrey Meadow public park, as well as having a large frontage onto the bustling South Street. 
 
The brief was to capture: external photographs of the development, showing how it nestles into the surrounding landscape; internal photographs and a Matterport Virtual Tour of one of their show flats; and a promotional film of the development. 
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
We were recently commissioned by luxury property developer Hedge Hunter to take a set of promotional photographs of their latest project, the stunning 'The Bridge' development of flats in the heart of Farnham, Surrey. The striking golden and cream building occupies an enviable position with views over the River Wey and the Gostrey Meadow public park, as well as having a large frontage onto the bustling South Street. 
 
The brief was to capture: 
 
External photographs of the development, showing how it nestles into the surrounding landscape 
Internal photographs of a show flat 
Matterport Virtual Tour of a show flat, and 
A promotional film of the development 
 
Starting outside, we first captured numerous photographs of the development: 
 
From a distance, incorporating the surrounding buildings and landscaping 
In close-up, focusing on small abstract parts of the architecture 
From ground-level, and 
From our 9-metre portable telescopic pole! 
 
We had to visit the site more than once as the various facades of the building only received sunshine at specific (and different) times of the day (the road-facing facade received the sun in the morning but the rear of the building received sun in the afternoon). 
 
Some of these external photographs can be seen below: 
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
External architectural photographs of the stunning 'The Bridge' development in Farnham, Surrey. Click to enlarge. 
Once we had taken the external photographs we moved inside one of the beautifully-dressed show flats on the second floor with views over South Street. Here we initially took a set of wide-angle shots of each of the rooms, intended to give an idea of the space, layout and airiness of the flat. 
 
All our internal photographs are taken with natural light, post-processed using specialist exposure-fusion software (to retain details in the very bright and very dark areas of the images — something the human eye does automatically) and then individually post-processed so all the images appear as a cohesive set, with no variation in colour temperature, brightness or style of composition.  
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Internal wide-angle architectural photographs of the stunning 'The Bridge' development in Farnham, Surrey. Click to enlarge. 
After taking the wide-angle photographs we then walked around the flat taking more abstract / close-up photos of fixtures, fittings and the beautiful furniture which had been used to dress the house. Some of these abstract shots can be seen below. 
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Architectural photograph of a stunning development of flats in Farnham, Surrey, called ‘The Bridge’
Internal abstract architectural photographs of the stunning 'The Bridge' development in Farnham, Surrey. Click to enlarge. 
Whilst taking the internal and external photographs of this development we also took stabilised video footage in and around the building. The numerous short clips were then cut together and set to suitable backing music and the final promotional film can be watched below. Be sure to watch it full-screen and with the volume turned up! 
Promotional film of 'The Bridge' development in Farnham, Surrey. Click on the play button to watch the video, and be sure to click the rectangle symbol at the bottom right of the player to view the video full-screen. 
Finally ... (!) after taking all the photographs and video footage we walked around the show flat with our 3D-scanning Matterport Camera and created the following Virtual Tour of the flat. 
Screenshot from the Matterport Virtual Tour of the show flat
Screenshot from the Matterport Virtual Tour of the show flat
Screenshots of the Matterport Virtual Tour we produced for one of the show flats in 'The Bridge' development, showing the unique 'Doll's House' and plan-view perspectives — both of which clearly show the layout of the flat and how the rooms interconnect. Click to enlarge.  
To explore the 3D model of this flat, follow these simple instructions: 
 
Click on the play button to load the Matterport Virtual Tour 
Click the full-screen icon at the bottom right of the viewer to enter full-screen mode 
 
When in the 'Walk-Through' (default) viewing mode 
Click and drag using the left mouse button to look around, and left-click within the room to move in that direction 
You can jump to the 3D 'Doll's House' model by clicking on the 3D building icon at the bottom left of the viewer 
 
When in the 'Doll's House' viewing mode 
Click and drag using the left mouse button to rotate the model 
Click and drag using the right mouse button to shift the model horizontally and vertically 
Click once in any part of the model to jump to that part of the O 
Matterport Virtual Tour of the show flat in the 'The Bridge' development in Farnham, Surrey. Click on the play button above to start exploring! 
Our client, Hedge Hunter, was delighted with the range and quality of the imagery we produced for their website and kindly provided us with the following testimonial on the services we provided: 
"We hired Horizon Imaging on the back of a referral from our architects Re-Format who are due to submit our development of flats, "The Bridge” in Farnham, Surrey, for an award. We were so impressed by the quality of the external promotional film that David at Horizon Imaging had produced for Re-Format, that we then commissioned David to capture additional internal ‘walk-through’ footage of our show flat, and combine it with the existing external footage, as well as capture a set of internal marketing photographs and produce a virtual tour of the show flat. This imagery now has pride of place on our dedicated website for the development, and is being used by our marketing agents to help promote the development, reach new buyers, and show off the development in a very professional light. 
 
We are delighted with the resulting imagery and with the service provided by Horizon Imaging. David always responded swiftly and professionally, and we have subsequently recommended David to other fellow developers who are seeking professional imagery to represent their latest schemes.
Are you launching a new property, function venue or office space and need it to be professionally captured for inclusion in your marketing material / website? 
 
Are you looking to refresh your marketing literature by getting a 'fresh set of eyes' behind the camera to capture your latest projects? 
 
Do you want to start working with a single company to provide all your architectural photography, videography and virtual tour requirements to simplify shoot bookings, reduce the number of site visits required and ensure consistency between imagery? 
If so, and you'd like to discuss one of your projects with us, please contact us today and we'd be delighted to chat through your requirements with you. 
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