Visual Research

Finding Images for your Project

Whether you need a website photo; historical film or video for your documentary, images for your book or computer graphics for your app, Lucas Consulting will research, negotiate and license what you need. Pictures can tell a story or add context to your project, but unearthing them from a respected source in high quality is key. We can work with your team to select the best, most accurate shots within your budget and timeframe.

Why Do I Need a Visual Researcher?

In today’s technology-driven world it is fair to say we all dabble in visual research. Images, footage, graphics, interactive maps etc. are in front of us every day, but too much choice can make it harder to narrow down your search and cost you time. A Visual Researcher helps cut through the clutter.

Online images can be cropped, altered and squashed down to thumbnail size and are difficult to work with. A Visual Researcher fact-checks, seeks out the source of the image, checks the quality/size, negotiates fees and permissions for use and makes suggestions on alternatives.

Remember – the internet is also only a few decades old. Some of the best visual material is hidden away in archives, libraries and museums of the world. A Visual Researcher can unearth these collections while you concentrate on other details.

And don’t risk your reputation by trusting that everything you see is credible. Is what you’re seeing too good to be true? A Visual Researcher works to ensure that it is.

Visual Researchers have relationships with a wide range of image suppliers and organizations like the Visual Researcher’s Society of Canada, a nation-wide group of researchers, librarians and archivists who share details of the newest collections being made available to the public. This gives us negotiating power to get you more bang for your buck!

Other Visual Services

If you already have a collection of images which needs to be properly indexed and archived, Lucas Consulting can work with you to protect and preserve them.