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About Us: We’re Southend Pier & Railway, the longest pleasure pier in the world.

 

The Southend Pier Brand: Think contemporary nostalgia; bold and colourful, with a nod to the past.

 

Purpose of Shoot:

  • To capture a collection of stunning images that showcase the pier and its various attractions.

  • To raise the profile of Southend Pier.

  • To entice people to visit and experience Southend Pier through this photography, by appealing to the senses and emotions. We want them to feel they want to be here.

Date of Shoot: May-June 2023

 

Image Requirements:

  • Specification – We require a minimum of 200 Portrait and landscape shots, minimum of 300dpi.

  • Content/Style – All imagery must feature blue skies, and be bold, vibrant, and energetic. Showcase a range of people from varying ethnicities, including families, couples, young adults and senior citizens enjoying the various attractions on the pier.

  • Usage - The images will be used on our website, social media and general advertising in and around the pier.

  • Licensing Terms – Out-right perpetuity.

  • Locations – We require a selection of “blue sky” photos of the following:

    • 40+ General shots of the pier, to include:

      • Establishing shots (from shore / pier head)

      • Various people along the pier and at the pier head walking / sitting / chatting / laughing / admiring the view / binoculars / fishing / bird-watching

    • 20+ images of the Pier Trains, to include:

      • General shots of it going up/down the pier.

      • Various people buying tickets.

      • Various people boarding/alighting the train at the North Station.

      • Various people riding the train / admiring the view.

      • Various people boarding/alighting the train at the South Station.

    • 20+ images of the Crazy Golf, to include various people:

      • Buying tickets.

      • Playing / Celebrating

    • 20+ images of the RNLI Gift Shop, to include:

      • Various people browsing.

      • Various people purchasing.

      • Building in general/lifeboats.

    • 20+ images of Lazy Jacks Restaurant, to include view where possible and various people:

      • With menus at table.

      • Ordering food and drinks at the bar.

      • Eating / drinking /interacting inside.

      • Eating / drinking /interacting outside on the terrace.

      • Family eating a packed lunch.

      • Friends/couples enjoying alcoholic drinks.

    • 10+ images of the Offshore Café, to include various people:

      • Ordering food and drinks at the bar.

      • Eating / drinking inside and outside.

    • 10+ images of the Sandpit, to include view where possible and:

      • Various children playing.

    • 20+ images of Tea with the Tide, to include the view where possible and:

      • General offer (displays of cakes / setup shots on tables).

      • Various people browsing / Ordering cakes and drinks at the bar.

      • Various people eating / drinking /interacting inside.

      • Various people eating / drinking /interacting outside.

    • 20+ images of the Beach Huts, to include:

      • General shots of the area.

      • Fish and Chips Hut:

        • Various people ordering food.

        • Various people eating.

      • Burger Hut

        • Various people ordering food.

        • Various people eating.

    • 20+ images of the Pier Museum, to include various people:

      • Exploring the various exhibits.

Photographer/Agency Requirements: An in-depth knowledge of Southend Pier is a must as the chosen photographer/agency will need to work independently, and manage all aspects of the shoot, including sourcing models/props where necessary, any costs should be included in your final fee.

Data compliance is of upmost importance to Southend-on-Sea City Council. Where applicable, consent must be obtained. This must be factored in in the planning stage and on a shoot day it will be the responsibility of the photographer to manage. Consent forms will need to be issued for models and people featuring within the shots.

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We're looking for a local photographer to capture a collection of stunning images that showcase Southend Pier in all its glory.

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