• Before

  • After

A panoramic image produced by stitching several single frame images together can provide a more informative representation of the effect of a development in the landscape.

Photomontage Services

For professional engineers, town planners, and landscape architects quality photomontages have fast become a vital tool contributing to the success of architecturally engineered developments. Highly detailed and accurate imagery assists professionals in these respective fields to progress smoothly through planning processes and effectively communicate any potential effects of new development.

Escalating compliance issues in today's highly regulated environment mean developers and relevant groups must be more proactive than ever in managing public perception of their plans.

U6 Photomontages recognises this need and can help provide highly specialized visual representations in an appropriate format specific to local and regional council requirements as well as meeting the rigorous standards required by the Environment Court.

U6 Photomontages are well known for delivering quality imagery, on time and on budget. We work quickly and efficiently to meet tight deadlines so your project will progress to the next level. We are proud of our work and passionate about visualisation.

For further information about how we can help assist you and your project contact us today.


The Process of Creating a Photomontage

Following an initial client brief our team undertakes an on-site visit with the Landscape professional where viewpoints which best 'represent the viewing audience' are established.

Once photography has been performed, we consult our surveyor to establish the 3D coordinates of each photo location and control point items.

All photographs are hand stitched together to create up to a 124 panoramic view to best illustrate how the development will appear in the wider context.

A combination of relevant design information is gathered for the U6 team to design, model, then superimpose the proposed development within each scene. Images are then presented as 'before' and 'after' scenes on either A1 or A3 size documents known as 'the publication'.

All publications will have a unique correct reading distance which is the suggested hand-held distance to view the photomontages. This enables the viewer to experience exactly how the proposal would look if actually standing out in the field at the viewpoint location looking towards the site.

All imagery is supplied to the client in both electronic digital format and high quality gloss prints at sizes relevant for presentation purposes.

Tools of the trade

Our photographic equipment includes a Canon EOS digital camera employing a high-resolution full-frame sensor.


A typical photomontage is presented on an A3 size sheet illustrating the before and after situation accompanied by a photo location map.


If necessary we use highly accurate Leica GPS survey equipment to establish the 3D coordinates of the photo viewpoints and control points which is essential to the success of any verified photomontage.