The use of photography by contractors is not unusual for keeping a pictorial history of a job and /or out of routine work. One firm in Miami, though, took this idea even further. This firm photographed a pictorial record of any activity of the firm or any development which might later become an issue in a dispute. Most of the pictures never will be used but they are kept in a safe, ready to be called for in the event a dispute should arise. Another use of photography is to maintain good working relationships with inspectors. Recently the firm was ready to place a footing on a municipal job but the inspector failed to show up for the scheduled pre-placing inspection. The superintendent took a photo of the forms and the reinforcing steel in place and ordered placing to proceed, relying on the photo to show the inspector that the job was prepared properly. This was also an instance where the saving from the photography program was tangible because job delay was eliminated.