How to photograph defective work | Queensland Building and Construction Commission
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See our top tips below for taking the best photos of your defective work:

  1. Use reasonable lighting: natural light is best but if needed, add a light source, and make sure to avoid shadows.
  2. Provide scale: using a tape measure is very effective, alternatively you can use objects to indicate scale.
  3. Ensure the photo has a wide and focused view.
  4. Safety first: never put yourself in harm’s way for a photo. Please don’t risk your safety climbing up on roofs or hanging out of windows. Nothing is worth risking harm.

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Last reviewed: 21 Feb 2024 Last published: 21 Feb 2024
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