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On Location Jewellery Photo Shoot

On Location Jewellery Photo Shoot at the Beach!

Here at Capture Factory, we wanted to give you a little bit of insight into our most recent on location jewellery photo shoot. One of our clients requested that their jewellery got shot on the beach, and of course, we were immediately on board with the idea! On location shoots tend to be the most fun, as you are in a whole new environment and are able to experience an idea come to life with the help of professional photographers and equipment. Here are the main characteristics of an on location shoot with us and what we provide!

on location jewellery photo shoot, brunette model holds hands in front of her face

Models

In this particular case, the client provided their own model. However, it is very common for clients to come to us for advice on the best models to hire to showcase their products.  We work closely with a trusted modelling agency to provide us with the best models at competitive prices. We aim to satisfy the clients’ needs in terms of what they request in the physical attributes of a model. This will help set the tone for the style of the photoshoot and for the particular products. For this location jewellery photo shoot we only used one model to wear all of the jewellery. This is because we wanted to keep it simple and showcase how each piece would look in a consistent manner. We also provided a talented makeup artist and hair stylist to complete the look.

on location jewellery photo shoot, brunette model wears earrings

Pack Shots

On top of providing the model shots for our client, we also provided pack shots of the individual products. All of your products are shot at our Brighton HQ by our lovely and talented team. Having detailed in-studio shots of the jewellery is just as important as having an on location jewellery photo shoot. This way your potential clients are able to experience the products in multiple ways, both worn and also displayed on a clear background. Click here to take a look at our other blog post lifestyle jewellery photography!

on location jewellery photo shoot, pearl earrings on white background in studio shoot

Finding The Location

When it comes to actually choosing a location and deciding whether or not it is plausible, our team here at Capture Factory is always here to provide help. We will advise you on what we think would be the perfect location to shoot your products. We have a lot of experience in this area, so you are assured to be provided with a professional and high quality service and result. For this shoot, our client beach would be a beautiful and suited location and we knew the ideal spot! Additionally to the location, we also provide our clients with the best equipment including cameras, lights and props.

on location jewellery photo shoot, blonde woman on beach wearing necklace and touching her hair

Video Content

As well as providing you with a great on location jewellery photo shoot, we also offer video content. This is a chance to flaunt your product not just in still life but in movement too. Video is being used more and more by business to make advertising more interesting. As well as photography, Capture Factory is a leading Sussex video production company. We create beautiful videos for your business all according to your particular requests. If you have any ideas just give us a call and we can discuss them! Click here for an example of our work!

Give us a call

We believe it is important to deliver the best service for you and your company. This is why we aim to offer an array of services to our clients. If you want to try something new or have an idea for a location or in-studio shoot don’t hesitate to contact us via email or give us a call! (all contact details below). We will try our best to give you the result that you want with the use of our experience and talented team.

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Take a look at our other blog post to find out more about our jewellery product photography!

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For a quote or to talk through your next project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

 

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Our Must Have Accessories for this Summer

Our Top 5 Must Have Accessories for this Summer!

Now that we’re in the midst of summer, it’s time for us to share some of our must have accessories for this season. Nobody was expecting this sudden heatwave in the UK, but now that it’s here it’s time to enjoy the warm weather and look glamorous! Here at Capture Factory we have compiled a list of our top 5 accessory essentials that we’ve photographed and that we think will help spice up all your summer outfits.

UK invisible mannequin fashion photography, photography studio Brighton triple mannequin photography showing a red romper, white dress and green bikini all with tropical floral prints

Sunglasses

This might sound obvious, but you would be surprised at how much difference a pair of sunglasses can do. It can be just what you need to make an outfit go from mediocre to stylish. Whether you are wearing the glasses to actually protect your eyes, wearing them on your head or have them hanging over the neckline of your shirt, they will for sure make an impact. They also serve a practical use, of course, for those days where your eyes just can’t take the blinding sun rays. Sunglasses come in so many shapes and sizes that you will definitely find a pair that suits you! This is why we have added them to our list of must have accessories. To find out more about the shoot we worked on for the picture below click here.

Temporary Tattoos

Although unusual, temporary tattoos have been on the rise recently. They allow you to experiment without having a permanent commitment! Temporary tattoos are very popular at summer festivals and other events where people love to stand out. They become must have accessories in the warm weather as people love to flaunt them with their fresh summer tan. You can use them subtly as a replacement for jewellery or simply as an add-on to your look. This shot below was taken by Capture Factory for a temporary tattoo company.

Foulards

These are essentially scarves for the summer. For when it reaches the lower temperatures in the evenings or for those windier summer days, it is always handy to stay a little warmer in a fashionable way. Foulards fall into your must have accessories if you want to embellish your outfit and also be practical. You can of course wear them around your neck, but you could also use them to cover yourself if you get cold, like a versatile blanket, but not as heavy! They are usually made from a thin material and come in hundreds of colours and patterns. Check out this behind the scenes video on a scarves fashion shoot at Capture Factory Photography.

must have accessories, on location beach photoshoot with blonde model wearing scarf and looking out at sea

Hats

When it comes to hats, not everybody will be a fan. It can sometimes be hard to find the perfect one that will suit you, but once you do you will never want to take it off! We found that the most popular summer hat is the straw hat, or just a simple cap. Hats are such a bold statement that they can either make or break an outfit. Hence the importance of carefully combining it with your outfit to complement it rather than making it too cluttered. Hats are great to protect yourself from the heat and are a great accessory, it’s the best of both worlds! The shot below was taken by our head photographer Rory for a hats brand in central Brighton.

Cover Ups

Last but not least, it is worth mentioning something for all those lucky people who will be spending some time at the beach this summer, cover ups. As the name suggests, these are simply garments that are worn over swimwear. With the temperatures rising, cover ups are great for when you don’t want to fully dress up after the beach or pool but are happy to lounge in something more than just a bikini. You can stay fresh by still looking stylish, what could be better? The photograph below is from a fashion e-commerce shoot taken at our Brighton studio.

Female modelling summer bikini cover up fashion shoot

In the summer, it is quite easy to feel limited when it comes to composing an outfit as layering is not an option. This is why accessories are a great way to spice up your outfits and make you feel fashionable! If you would like to have a look at our latest on location swimwear shoot click here

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Take a look at our top picks for summer invisible mannequin photography

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Behind The Scenes of Our Photoshoots!

What truly goes on behind the scenes of our photoshoots?

Having a professional and passionate team working behind the scenes of our photoshoots is very important, you would be amazed at the amount of detail that goes behind the scenes of every photoshoot. This is in order to get the best results. Here at Capture Factory we make sure to deliver to the highest possible standard. It’s not as easy as it seems and it is certainly a lot more time consuming than you would think. We thought it would be fun to reveal to you what goes on behind the scenes of our photoshoots!

Prepping

From the opening of packages to the final product, we try to deliver our best efforts. Our team always start by carefully opening up and organising all the clothes that gets sent to us. It then gets hung up in correlation to what is going to be shot first. First of all, before anything is shot we receive clear instructions on how the company wants their clothes to be presented in the image. We then go ahead and steam all the items of clothing to ensure that they look flawless and lack any imperfections! 

Styling the garments

The process changes based on whether the clothes are worn by a model, shot on a mannequin or pinned on a white board. If we have models that have come in to wear the clothing, we have professional help hired with them. From makeup artists to hair stylists we want to hire the best team to contribute to the behind the scenes of our photoshoots. We also work closely with a trusted modelling agency to provide us with the best models at competitive prices. Lighting, sets and good equipment are also of major importance as these elements are the basis to a good quality photograph. 

Behind the scenes of our photoshoots, brunette model sitting down with eyes closed getting makeup done in black and white

Attention to detail

It’s not enough to just throw the clothes on a mannequin, you need to meticulously position the clothing correctly in response to what the client wants, get the perfect angle and style the items so it looks at its best. The attention to detail could be as little as a crease in a T-shirt or a label poking out. You need plenty of time and patience to create something that will tick all the boxes and satisfy clients requests, which is why it’s best not to leave booking a shoot until last minute.

Thoughts?

We hope this gave you a little bit of insight of the behind the scenes of our photoshoots, what you see in the final result doesn’t always come easy! Were you expecting this much level of work? Would you like more behind the scenes content from us? We are always busy and working hard on something here at our Brighton HQ. You can book your desired photoshoots with us anytime. Just contact our lovely team and we will make sure to do our best to guide you through every step of the way. You can find more of our exciting behind the scenes content by clicking here

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For a quote or to talk through your next project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

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5 Top Tips on How to Enhance your Jewellery in your Photo Shoots

How to enhance your jewellery and make it look its best in a photo shoot!

When it comes to enhancing your jewellery in a photo shoot, it’s important to think about the details in order to make it look its best. Other than the obvious technicalities such as lighting, angles and focus, it is always wise to think about how to make your product look fun and desirable. Here at Capture Factory, we are constantly having different and exciting jewellery photoshoots. This has given us the idea to compile some top tips on how to enhance your jewellery through photography!

Background

Backgrounds play a big part in jewellery photo shoots. Is it going to be plain or interesting? Will it be an in studio shoot or an on location shoot? Is it going to be in or out of focus? The background sets the tone for the photoshoot and should represent the style of your product. It shouldn’t be too fussy or take away the attention from the actual piece of jewellery, but it should help make it look as gorgeous as it can be! Perhaps it could include the same colour tones as the product, colours that enhance your jewellery, or even some crazy patterns! Here are some examples of a location shoot we had at the beach to showcase these beautiful pieces.

enhance your jewellery, blonde woman on beach wearing necklace and touching her hair

Props

Props can either make or break your product. This means you should choose wisely and not just fill the image with un-needed clutter. Props could be as simple as a necklace stand or, alternatively, they can make the image really interesting and be contrasting in colours and shapes to your products in order to make them stand out. You could make them really bold such as using glitter or other large components in the background to enhance your jewellery. The most important thing is to have fun with it and use them creatively to make your photos stand out from the rest!

enhance your jewellery, woman pointing at her wearing cactus bracelet with cactus plant in the background

Models

Before thinking about shooting any of your jewellery, you should decide wether you want your jewellery to be worn or simply laid out on a set. Models are a great way to showcase how well your jewellery can look when its actually on and they can really bring your jewellery to life. Models can play around with the products, enhance your jewellery and show how versatile it can be. People love to see what the jewellery will look like before they buy it, so models can really increase people’s desire to purchase the jewellery!

stop motion photography of girl scrunching hair with jewelled rings on

Makeup and Outfits

In the case that you decide to use a model for your jewellery shoot, you have the possibility to go crazy and try out all sorts of different make up looks! You could be simple and subtle so that you place the main focus on the jewellery or you could go with a dramatic look to add depth to the image. A very important factor however, is to always hire a professional makeup/hair stylist for these types of shoots, as you want this to enhance your product and make it look polished, not inelegant and amateurish. The same goes for the outfits that the model is wearing. You can style your jewellery in all sorts of different ways depending on the look that goes with it.

Poses

Say you are modelling rings, or bracelets etc. You ideally want the hand gestures of the model to complement the products, and not make them look too dull. Trying new poses can really give the client a new perspective on your product and enhance the look of the jewellery. It is also advisable for whoever is modelling your jewellery to have a clean and polished look and have well kept and painted nails for example. Nobody wants to see pretty jewellery on an unkempt hand!

Jewellery photography, brunette female model laughing with her hand on her face wearing jewellery

To sum it up…

Taking all these details into account will really help in making your jewellery look great! Having professionally taken pictures of your products is essential in making the jewellery look polished and of high quality. Capture Factory can offer all sorts of shoots for your products. Our team will take all your requests into account as well as offering you advice and make your jewellery look the best it can be! Check out our other blog post on UK Jewellery Photography or find out more about our lifestyle jewellery photography here.

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For a quote or to talk through your next project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

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Cyclewear photography at Capture Factory Brighton

Cyclewear photography at our Brighton HQ

Our head photographer Rory worked on some cyclewear photography recently. Our client wanted the prints and colours in the garments to be used as the background of the images and it worked really well. Take a look at how they turned out here.

Cyclewear photography, male cyclist wearing black lycra top, hat and gloves

Fun colours and cool prints

These colours and prints work really well together when they’re sitting side by side. The images look great on our clients social media platforms and their website. It was all photographed at our Brighton studio by the sea. Many of our shoots are photographed here at the Capture Factory HQ, so if you ever pop in you’ll probably see our photographers in action!

Cyclewear photography, female model wears pink cycling top, hat and gloves

Model shots & invisible mannequin for their online shop

For this shoot our client had already sent the garments in the post so we could photograph their invisible mannequin shots before the model shoot. This is a really popular way a lot of our clients like to work when they book model shoots with us, it’s so that the invisible mannequin images are edited and ready shortly after the model shoot, then they can upload the images at the same time onto their website.

Check out our invisible mannequin photography page for more information about it

Cyclewear photography, women's black and white printed cyclewear

Add some excitement to your website

While we do a lot of stills photography at Capture Factory we do also plenty of moving image such as 360 videos, promotional video material, stop motion animations and GIFS. Moving image is a fantastic way to engage with your customers, it keeps them on you site for longer and you can portray a lot of information in a video.

Take a look at our Stop Motion & Video Production page to find out more

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For a quote or to talk through your next project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

 

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Capture Factory shoot kidswear & baby fashion photography

Capture Factory shoot kidswear & baby fashion photography

We shoot a lot of lovely kidswear & baby fashion photography at our Brighton studio. Working with many kids fashion brands across the UK means there’s a variety of styles and ways in which we photograph them. Some clients like to have all of their garments shot as flat lays like the images in this blog post and others prefer to have their garments shot as invisible mannequin or on the hanger – which is another popular choice. This baby & children’s fashion brand have all of their products ethically made, they’re beautiful yet practical garments for babies and ages up to 6 years. We were asked to shoot some outfits to be used on their website and across social media, these were to be fun and have movement in them. Check out this blog post about a trendy kids photoshoot 

 

 

 

kidswear & baby fashion photography, pink baby romper with purple trim

Model shoots, product shoots, Gifs & video production

The Capture Factory studio is fully equipped for any kind of shoot you’re looking for, we can pack up our gear and bring it to any location too! A lot of our clients like to include a model shoot for each season, this is always fun to shoot. We can help with set building, creative ideas, sourcing models and whatever else you need help with.  Take a look at this fun kids model shoot we worked on If you want to add moving image to your website and social media we have an excellent video production team that can film your next promo video. Or if you want to add some fun to your social media, Gifs are great for this, take a look at our Gif blog post here. kidswear & baby fashion photography

For more information

You might want to have a look at our Portfolio in order to find out more.

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For a quote or to talk through your project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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Capture Factory photograph stylish backpacks

Capture Factory photograph stylish backpacks

Check out the latest at the studio on how Capture Factory photograph stylish backpacks. This Swedish company has brought out a new range of street-style backpacks that are smart, comfortable and well-made. We were asked to shoot the bag from multiple angles along with a shot of the bag opened with props placed inside to give the customer the vision of using it themselves. Many of our clients also require a 360 video of their products, this is enables your customers to see your products at every angle possible.

Take a look at our 360 Photography page to find out more about this exciting service we offer.

photograph stylish backpack, black rucksack un-zipped with items inside

Why a white background?

Many clients go for the white background option, also known as pack-shots, when having their products photographed. This is for lots of reasons for example, it’s a clear and concise way of presenting your products with no distractions for viewers to get drawn to. It looks consistent and neat when up on a website, plus there’s scope for comping together multiple images and text for social media. Having products photographed against a pure white background is also what many magazines and publications ask for if they want to feature them, this is so that text can go alongside the images easily or they can be grouped together with other photos.

photograph stylish backpack, grey back pack with red logo

Looking to book a photoshoot?

If you would like to book a photoshoot but are unsure of what you want, we offer a free trial to new clients. A free trial is a fantastic way for you to see how we work and decide whether Capture Factory will be right for you, without spending a penny! It’s easy, simply send an item in the post to our Brighton HQ, our specialists will then prepare, style, photograph & edit to your requirements. Before you know it, you’ll have some imagery of your product and booking a photoshoot with us in no time.

photograph stylish backpack, inside a yellow backpack with headphones, notebook and laptop

For more information

Take a look at our portfolio in order to find out more.

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For a quote or to talk through your next project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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10% special offer on photography & video

10% offer for new clients on photography & video at Capture Factory Photography

Capture Factory Photography have a January special offer for new clients with photography & video. The deal is available throughout all of January, simply make a booking with us before the end of the month and get some fantastic professional photography or a sleek video made for your business.

Brighton photography & video, female model wearing navy jumper

About Capture Factory Photography

We are a UK Commercial photography studio based in Brighton, Sussex covering all of the UK. From simple pack shots to location fashion photo shoots, video, 360 product photography, e-com and everything in-between, Capture Factory Photography has it covered. Our dedicated team of photographers, videographers, stylists and retouchers will help you achieve the perfect imagery to suit every budget. Our large Brighton studio is located 10mins walk from Brighton train station.

Here are are few of the services we offer:

Invisible mannequin photography

360 product photography

Video production

Drone photography & video

Fashion model photography

Lifestyle photography

Gifs & stop motion animation

Try our free trial

If you’re unsure, why not try our free trial beforehand, this is where you send us a product then we’ll prep, style, shoot and edit to your requirements. You can then see the quality of the images and how we work, then you can choose whether Capture Factory are right for you. We offer a 72 hour turn around after the shoot, so a very speedy turnaround! Not to worry if you have a tight deadline and need the images sooner because we also offer our Capture Priority service where you can have your final images ready to use within 24 hours at an additional cost.

Brighton photography & video, invisible mannequin photography of black lingerie

For more information

You might want to have a look at our Portfolio in order to find out more.

Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date!

For a quote or to talk through your project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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Christmas lifestyle photography at Capture Factory

Capture Factory shoot Christmas lifestyle photography

Christmas lifestyle photography is something Capture Factory love doing! It’s usually done quite ahead of the festive season so that our clients have the photos all ready to add to their website before the height of the shopping season. These photos were taken for one of our favourite clients that design personalised gifts such as homewares and baby clothes. We look forward to when they come to the studio because there are so many lovely things to photograph and we can get creative with them.

Christmas lifestyle photography, white baby grow with snowflake print and props

Creative and fun

Lifestyle shoots are usually overseen by our clients, this is so they can make sure the styling is how they envision. Often our clients will bring along a selection of props they feel will be suitable for the shoot, sometimes we are asked to source the props for them by our in-house stylist. This can be anything from finding the perfect paper or foliage and going into town to collect them, to scouting out the best stone backdrops to be used for a more natural look perhaps with jewellery for example.

Christmas lifestyle photography, grey and red kitchen aprons with food props

Why lifestyle photography

Lifestyle photography is kind of in the name, it’s styling the products to help people imagine the objects in their life. So you might put the items into context like the above image which has kitchen aprons surrounded by tasty ingredients. Or the photo below where a cosy scene has been created to give the feel of a warm Christmas fireplace with a personalised sack of presents waiting to be opened by Olivia!

Christmas lifestyle photography, sack of presents with fur rug and gifts

Want to try some lifestyle photography?

If you think your business could benefit from some lifestyle imagery to add some interest, why not give us a call and speak to one of our friendly staff about your ideas.

For more information

You might want to have a look at our Portfolio in order to find out more.

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For a quote or to talk through your project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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Contemporary lifestyle & fashion photography

Photographing contemporary lifestyle & fashion

Capture Factory have been shooting contemporary lifestyle & fashion products for a number of clients over the years. There has been an increase in popularity for a ‘minimalist trend’ in the recent years, from the clothes you wear to how you decorate your home. It’s using the idea around consuming less and investing in better quality items that will last longer, both in durability and fashion.

contemporary lifestyle & fashion, long sleeved and long leg printed jumpsuit with a collar

Here are a few products we’ve shot for a couple of Brighton-based clients. They are a good example of items that are made well and are timeless in their aesthetic, so you’ll not need to replace them as they’ll have a long life.

contemporary lifestyle & fashion, white scented candle with gold text

Photographing with us couldn’t be easier

Whether you’re around the corner from our studio or across the country, photographing with is always easy. Some of our clients drop their products off at the studio on a regular basis if they’re local, and we can also offer a Capture Factory collection, providing you’re within a certain radius from our studio.

contemporary lifestyle & fashion, brown faux fur coat with pockets and buttons

Many clients will send their items in the post, big or small, we receive all sorts. Just this week we’ve been photographing an exercise equipment, jewellery, models, clothing, homeware and much more! We also have a secure, reliable courier service we use to send back packages.

contemporary lifestyle & fashion, perfume in square bottle with black lid and white label, green liquid

Leave it to us or be here for the shoot, it’s up to you!

It’s completely up to you when it comes to your photoshoot at Capture Factory, as to whether you’d like to oversee it or not. When working with new clients it can be preferable for them to be present for their first shoot, so they can advise on they kind of styling they want if it’s a lifestyle shoot.

contemporary lifestyle & fashion, sleeveless navy cropped leg jumpsuit

If you live further afield, location won’t be a problem because we can do the shoot and email you with samples along the way to check you’re happy. We always make sure our clients are pleased with their images at every step of the way, from taking the photos and the lighting, to the editing and retouching.

contemporary lifestyle & fashion, simple gold bracelet

For more information

You might want to have a look at our Portfolio in order to find out more.

Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date!

For a quote or to talk through your project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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