Why Choose Lensmen?
Our photography team has a combined experience of 123 years! We’re a professional driven team, who pride ourselves in getting the best photos at every project we’re booked for.
Between our entire photography team, we have 30 cameras and a range of lens from 8mm fisheye to zoom 24-105mm to 70-200mm, long lens 300mm, camera flash, as well as portable and fixed full studio flash/lighting systems for maximum flexibility on location and in studio.
All our photographers have their own laptops and access to broadband.
We are available for work 24/7/365 for assignments in Dublin and in other locations throughout Ireland and overseas.
Press Release and Photo Syndication
All our photographer have experience in syndicating photos/images to the papers from both our office and on location of the event to, the international, national, provincial, and local media. They have a high success rate of publication across all media.
Lensmen has up-to-date media contact list of editors, picture desks and Journalists.
They have extensive experience as designated pool photographers, using Lensmen online website, lensmen.ie, to syndicate images to the national/local/international media.
Member of IPPA, PPAI and the National Union of Journalists
Back Up and Photo Referencing
Lensmen referencing and archive system
Since Lensmen was established in 1952, we have operated our own thorough in-house referencing system. Every negative or digital image is given a unique reference ID number e.g. 21023–103, names, titles, date, location, captioned and key worded, while also being grouped by job, by date and by topic.
All images taken by Lensmen Photography & Video can be uploaded to our website, www.lensmen.ie, in galleries. These galleries can be password protected in our client area to ensure privacy and discretion, if a client does not wish their photographs to be viewed by the public. A direct link to these images will be emailed to the designated contact person, and they will not be accessible without the unique password assigned to that gallery.
All images relating to a client, will be available online though the password-protected client area of our website.
Lensmen uses four systems to back up all Information and images.
Nostra’s online backup takes our data and safely stores it in cloud storage. Our photos can be recovered quickly and efficiently from there, saving us from what would otherwise be a critical loss.
Photoshelter is centralized image management platform, which stories high res images in password protect galleries. All images on our Photoshelter site are backed up on their servicers in New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Australia, as they have backup hubs located around the world.
Aperture archiving system.
Aperture archiving system is a photo editing and management computer program developed by Apple Inc. Features of Aperture include non-destructive editing, organization of photographs by keyword, faces (using face detection and recognition), and places (using GPS metadata embedded in image files), brushes for applying effects (such as dodge and burn, skin smoothing, and polarization), and exporting to several popular websites, including Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, and Apple’s iCloud.
Lensmen also have a Video Production that specialise in PR and event videos. See our video portfolio here.