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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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2017 at Capture Factory Photography Brighton

Happy New Year from Capture Factory Photography Brighton

2017 was a busy year for Capture Factory Photography Brighton and we loved working with everyone along the way! There was everything from studio work, location shoots, model photoshoots, lifestyle & sports photography and the list goes on. We’ve provided the photography for many business’ helping their vision come to life, from innovative photography, fun stop motion animation & sleek videos.

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Multi-media at Capture Factory

Capture Factory Photography are now PFCO certified and qualified to do drone photography & videography for commercial purposes. This opens up a whole other spectrum with what we can offer and we can’t wait! Take a look at the Drone showreel here to see the stunning aerial shots it can capture.

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Cutting edge video

Our video production team have been busy working on some cutting edge promotional material for some of our clients, check out this blog post to see our latest video working with a prestigious UK based cycle company.

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Catwalk videos

Capture Factory also created a number of catwalk runway footage for fashion brands to use on their website, these are popular on sites such as ASOS and gives the viewer a chance to see the garment in a whole new way in addition to the still photography. Take a look at what we created here.

Fashion catwalk videos, beaded evening dresses in blue and black worn by a female model

Like the sound of what we do?

Whether you’ve worked with us before or you’ve just found out about Capture Factory, we’re sure we can help you create some amazing imagery for your business. Be it invisible mannequin photography, videos, 360 photography, product & jewellery photography, Not On The High Street or Amazon photography, Capture Factory can help you!

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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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Making a stop motion video at Capture Factory

Take a look at this stop motion video! Recently we were asked by one of our clients to make a selection of Autumn inspired stop motion animations for their new collection. This was a fun task with outcomes our client was very happy with. They supplied us with a selection of the clothes they wanted us to showcase along with a range of Autumnal props to use. We were given a brief to follow with the type of animations that were required then the rest was left to us.

stop motion video, kids dungarees and red stripe top

Why stop motion?

Stop motion animation is great to use for your online presence such as your social media platforms like Instagram. They are snappy and eye catching and entice your audience to stop and look a little longer at your imagery. They are simply made of many photographs that are then put together to create a moving image. Being made of so many photos means that you’re also able to use any image used in the animation, giving you lots of photography to use as you wish!

Moving image at Capture Factory

We don’t just stop at animations & Gifs, we also have an excellent video production team and are CAA approved to use our 4K state of the art drone for all of your videography needs! Take a look at our Drone Showreel here.

New to Capture Factory?

If you haven’t worked with us before and have some ideas for your next shoot, or you’re about to do your first photoshoot, you’ll be in good hands with the Capture Factory team. We can help you at every step from recommending locations, make up artists, models and we also offer a prop sourcing service with our stylist.

Why not take advantage of our Free Trial and simply send us an item to photograph which we’ll then style, photograph and edit for you!

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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Shooting children’s accessories at Capture Factory

Bespoke children’s accessories at Capture Factory Brighton

This week we’re sharing some children’s accessories that we shot for one of our clients. These photos are showing some fun kids crowns that have been made with printed fabrics. The studio and our head photographer was booked for a few hours, then we photographed this little girl modelling the crowns.

children's accessories, smiling girl wearing a yellow crown

Model shoots and products photography

Our client wanted to have both model shots with her child wearing the crowns along with product photos. Modelled photography is really good for showing off your product and putting it into context, this can help your customers visualise using the items themselves. Then product photos are good to show clear close ups and detailed shots of your products.

children's accessories, girl sitting tying up ballet shoes wearing a crown

Add some moving image to your website

Not only do have great photography services, we can also offer a wide range of moving image such as video production using a 4K drone, or we can create stop motion animations such as Gifs. Videos are a great way to promote a new range of clothing or products you might have coming in. Gifs are good for adding some extra interest to your social media platforms, website and emails. Take a look at our video page to find out more

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Take advantage of our free trial

If you have products that need to be photographed, whether it’s clothing, accessories, homeware, jewellery, stationary, bicycles… anything! Then we can offer you a free trial where you simply drop off an item or send it in the post to our Brighton studio, then we’ll style, photograph & edit the photos to your requirement and send over some samples. This is really good to see how we work and the quality of our photography.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Summer fashion at photography studio Brighton

Invisible mannequin at photography studio Brighton

Summer is finally here at our photography studio Brighton. We’ve been shooting a great range of garments to help you see what you should have in your wardrobe. By using Invisible Mannequin fashion photography, it allows the customer to see exactly how the garment will look on the body.

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When shooting invisible mannequin photography, we are very particular and have a thorough checking system where the images are always to the best standard. We can work to any requirements, and make every garment look absolutely perfect. Each image we work on for invisible mannequin goes through a procedure where we de-dust, remove prominent creases, cut, flip, blend, colour check and so on ensuring beautiful imagery is created for your brand.

Working with Capture Factory

We work with a great variety of clients. Ranging from kids clothing and jewellery to homeware and menswear. This gives us a great chance to put our extremely talented retouchers to practice. Our clients send their products to the studio, and as soon as it arrives we get started on preparing the items for shooting, and then photographing them straight away.

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Our team

We are lucky enough to have very experienced staff in all parts of the studio, who produce high quality work both in photography and post production. Our expert team make sure we create exactly what clients require, making sure they are always happy with the Capture Factory services. If you need new photography and have items that need shooting, give us a call to chat about booking with us, we’d love to hear from you. Just call us on: 01273 958464

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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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Elegant scarves at Brighton photography studio

Scarves all year round at Brighton photography studio

Here at our Brighton photography studio, Capture Factory, we’ve been shooting some beautiful scarves. You can see from our photos, that there is a huge range of photography styles. These elegant accessories are wearable all year round and it’s this versatility that make them so fun to photograph.

Whatever you’re looking for

Our Brighton studio is perfectly equipped to fulfil your vision of just how you want your products to be photographed. We can create lifestyle photography, sourcing objects to compliment your products. Or if your products come in packaging you’d like to show off to your customers, we can photograph that in an appealing way too.

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Fashion Photography

If you’d like to use a model we have excellent connections with local agencies and makeup artists. And if you’re after something more simplistic, invisible mannequin shoots are a daily occurrence at our studio. Take a look at our invisible mannequin page to find out more.

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It’s all in the detail

We’re perfectionists when it comes to setting up our photoshoots and editing the images. Each photograph is individually inspected by a number of professionals in our studio before it’s sent to our clients so that we know you’re getting the best of what we can do.

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Interested in working with us?

For new clients we’re happy to do a test shoot with one of your products so you can decide if we’re right for your brand. We’re also happy to travel for photoshoots if you have a location in mind, be it another studio or somewhere outdoors, we can always bring our equipment with us.

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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 next project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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