Lensmen Photography | Video Production | Stock Video Footage and Photos | Motion Graphics are Open for Business during Covid 19 / Coronavirus Outbreak.

We are open for business during Covid 19 / Coronavirus Outbreak and we’re working together with our clients and helping them overcome the challenges of COVID-19, by supplying them with Videos, and Motion Graphics and content for their Social Media Platforms, so they can stay contact with their Clients.

The Lensmen team is all set up remotely at home, but still open for business. We have developed a range of remote video solutions and would be delighted to work with you through these uncertain times.

Lensmen are working under the

HSE guideline for getting back to work

Lensmen provide a 24 -7- 365 on-call service. If you have any inquires and questions give us  a call on

087 2584 388       info@lensmen.ie

We hope you are keeping well and staying safe at the moment. We understand that during these uncertain times it can be hard to keep your business on track. Here at Lensmen, we are committed to helping you overcome any potential issues you may be facing at present. We understand that budgets are affected as a result of the market and as such we will be offering our services at a tailored rate to suit your current circumstances. In order to assist businesses in the current environment, Lensmen has moved all resources to an online virtual service platform. Our new online services can help your company create content to use on any communication channel in order to keep your presence at the forefront of your respective market.

Our new online service are:

• Editing and Repurpose Existing Content
• Animation Advertising Video Production
• Professional Video Editing for all Communication Channels – Digital, Social, YouTube, and TV
An interactive friendly face to face client meetings and briefings via Zoom or Google Hangout with us here at Lensmen from the safety of your home.
At Lensmen we believe we are all in this together & we want to use our resources to help your company overcome the challenges in the market and COVID 19 / Coronavirus Outbreak
Stay safe, Working from Home

COVID -19 Effects on Professional Photographers & Videographers in the Republic of Ireland

Our good friend in the Irish Photographers and Videographers Association (IPPVA) undertook a survey in early May 2020 of 780 photographers and videographers and this show the impact that Covid -19 has had on all our business.

A huge thanks to the president of the IPPVA Kevin Kheffache and all the team at the (IPPVA)

COVID -19 Effects on Professional Photographers & Videographers in the Republic of Ireland

Irish Photographers and Videographers call for a time extension to the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

62% of Irish Photographers and Videographers have completely closed their business since virus outbreak

21 May 2020: Photographers and Videographers across the Republic of Ireland are seeking a time extension to the pandemic unemployment payment for those who cannot return to work or those who will be unable to work in the short to medium term. Those affected include; sports, family, music, wedding and event photographers and videographers.

In a survey conducted by the Irish Photographers and Videographers Association (IPPVA) 780 professionals across the sector outlined their main concerns and worries as the first of five phases of recovery came into effect.

Of the respondents surveyed 62 per cent have had to close their business completely since the virus outbreak, with 31 per cent operating on a scaled back level. Effectively 90% of the industry has seen a 75% or more drop in revenue and two thirds of the industry have had no revenue at all since the outbreak began.

The main concerns outlined by respondents are cash flow and liquidity (83 per cent), the lack of clarity on how photographers and videographers can operate legally and safely (80 percent) and 56 per cent are concerned about their ability to operate under current health and safety measures.

The president of the IPPVA Kevin Kheffache has expressed his concern for the future of his members amidst the uncertainty of Covid-19. “Whilst we fully support the actions of the government and agree with them for safety of our members and the public, the impact that it’s having on our members is catastrophic and our concern is that the inability of our members to work at present and future will have a major impact to the sector.

As the economy begins to reopen and the nation opens up, we’re calling for a time extension to the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, specifically for those who will be unable to return to work until much later in the year.

The majority of our members are self-employed and in the case of professionals who support the portraiture, press, commercial and wedding industry it is very unlikely that they will be allowed to work in social settings at any meaningful level in the short to medium term.”

89% of those surveyed believe that a time extension of the payments would help keep photographers and videographers financially supported over the next 3-6 months.

Over 60 per cent of respondents have not received any revenue since the outbreak of covid-19 in Ireland, and over a half (55 per cent) expect to continue dealing with a decline in their revenue for at least the next months, if not longer.

In its 71-year existence the members of the IPPVA have never been faced with such difficult circumstances. As with all sectors in Ireland it is hoped that by adhering to the government restrictions and with enough clarity and support that photographers and videographers across Ireland will be able to recover their businesses and resume capturing some of our nations most cherished moments in the very near future.

ENDS