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

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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

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

 

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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

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

 

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Professional product photography for scented candles brand

Professional product photography of a stylish candle

Take a look at these professional product photography images of some lovely scented candles. The Capture Factory studio is very busy in the run up to Christmas, many people want to have their new products photographed and put up on their online shop for those festive shoppers. We recently photographed these beatufully scented candles for one of our regular clients. You might have seen these candles because they’ve been featured in The Guardian, Independent and Glamour magazine. They are made from a natural plant wax with fine quality essential oils, they also look sleek in the black glass pot. A great gift for somebody special this Christmas!

professional product photography, black scented candle in a glass pot

Use photography for magazines, social media and online shops

These shots are what we call pack shots, they’re great for online shops because they show the product off clearly and there aren’t any distractions. They are good to have as a business alongside lifestyle imagery, because magazines often also like to use images against a white background so they can put it next to text.

Professional product photography, pack shot image of a scented candle with a white label

Give our free trial a go

Product photography usually ranges from around one to three images per item and these might include a main shot, a back shot and a close up of a detail. If you are looking for some professional photography for your brand, why not give us a call to chat about what you’re looking to have. The Capture Factory team are more than happy to help you with ideas, sourcing props and models (if needed), and we also offer a free trial for new clients so you can see how we work before booking a shoot with us.

Professional product photography, black candle in glass pot with a lid and label

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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Location photoshoots at Brighton studio

Location photoshoot at Capture Factory

Our studio is welcome to all sorts of concepts including a location photoshoot, we never turn down an idea. We love to shoot both inside the studio and also on location. It allows us to broaden our experiences and knowledge, and create some beautiful images for our clients and also for our portfolio. We have a great creative team at our studio, so if the client is ever needing any advice or scouting help, the Capture Factory team will always be willing to suggest options or recommendations to fit with the concept.

location photoshoot, hand holding a roll of blinds at a blind shop

Previous location shoots

We have produced shoots for a variety of different clients with different concepts for what they want the outcome to be. For example just a couple of shoots we have produced will range from manufacturing, model, vehicle and fashion. So our repertoire is very broad. We enjoy a challenge and are always up for new experiences and love meeting new people. We shoot both in black and white or colour, models or products, and unless the client already knows the location of where they would like the shoot to take place, we have people who will scout for ideal locations to fit with the theme of the shoot.

location photoshoot, photographer at an airport photographing vehicles

Specific shots

If the client has a certain idea, the team will be happy to turn that idea into a set of images as according to the brief we have been set. So don’t be afraid to contact us if you have any questions, we are more than happy to help

location photoshoot, cars and aeroplane at an airport

Interested in working with us?

For new clients we’re happy to do a test shoot with one of your products in our studio, 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.

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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Behind the scenes at Capture Factory, Sussex photography

Sussex photography, behind the scenes at Capture Factory!

If you’ve been to our Sussex photography studio for a shoot before, you’ll know we cover a wide variety of shoots. You will have experienced some behind the scenes action too! Here’s a little insight into what happens in creating the shiny finished images you see on our website…

Cycle video for ‘cooling’ t-shirt

Here Rory’s using liquid nitrogen to create an effect for this t-shirt that has a cooling effect when you run. This was for a video that we created for our client, you can see the video here: Cooling T-Shirt Video

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Prepping for a GIF

Capture Factory can do many other things including photography such as creating fun GIFs. These are great for adding interest to emails, using on social media or having on your website. The creative possibilities are endless too with GIFs! Take a look at our stop motion animation page to find out what’s available with moving image at Capture Factory: Stop Motion Animation

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Equipment

We use the latest equipment available and are always updating it. Included in our gear are Nikon d810 camera bodies, Elinchrom ELC flash heads and the highest spec Apple computers. The most recent addition to our equipment is the drone. Head photographer Rory has passed the PFCO certificate and qualified to do drone photography for commercial purposes. This is great news because it opens up a whole other spectrum with what we can offer!

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Building sets

We can create any scene and desired effect in our studio, from using the right lights to building a scene such as this woodland set.Capture Factory Brighton photography building the scene, sussex, product photographer, fashion photography, london photography studio,

Model shoots

If you’re looking to have your products photographed on a model, be that clothes, jewellery or accessories we can give you guidance on where to find amazing models. From finding the model to make up artists, we have plenty of contacts we can help you with. Model shoots don’t just have to be in our studio, we can go on location too if you have a spot in mind! Take a look at model shoot  page here: Model Photoshoots
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If you like what you’ve seen and are feeling inspired, give us a call and chat to one of our friendly staff about a photoshoot with us!

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 video project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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Lingerie Photoshoot at Capture Factory Brighton

Lingerie Photoshoot at Capture Factory Brighton

Here’s a Lingerie Photoshoot at Capture Factory Brighton, our Brighton studio has been filled with lots of beautiful underwear recently. Take a look at some of our favourites! Lingerie is really fun to photograph, from the styling, the shooting over to the editing. We have a fair few lingerie & underwear clients, each of them have their own specifications which we tailor to.


Any type of shot

Be it photographing the lingerie on a mannequin, laid flat or on a model. Whether our client wants invisible mannequin photography or particular details to be captured, we’re here to make sure they get excellent, sharp photography, fast and at a competitive price. Our team have an impeccable eye for detail which really matters when it comes to lingerie.

We can shoot for you, no matter where you are!

Our studio is based in Brighton, so whether you’re down the road or across the country, you can come to us, we come to you or you can send your items in the post! If you have lingerie, any other clothing or products that you’d like to have photographed professionally, give us a call to get a quote and we can assist you along the way to getting the perfect imagery for your brand!

Video production at Capture Factory

We don’t just take stills at Capture Factory, we’re also one of Sussex’s leading video production companies. Creating promotional videos for companies of their products in use such as this Bicycle Video, or giving tutorials such as this Hair Video, or check out our stop motion animations. Our head photography Rory has also recently qualified to use Drone Photography & Video commercially, so the possibilities are endless!

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 product photography in Brighton

Product photography at Capture Factory!

Summer product photography is here! The sun’s been shining and we’ve been shooting lots of it at Capture Factory. We’ve photographed so many different products at our studio, and here are a few of our top summer picks.

Modelled lifestyle photography

Want your products to be photographed on a model? We can do that no problem! The photo above is demonstrating our more ‘lifestyle’ modelled shoot. We can do pretty much anything, be it in the studio or on location.

From simple settings like above to more elaborate custom built scenes, give us a call to chat about your ideas and we can make them happen!

Bicycles & cycle wear

We’re currently shooting for a number of cycle companies, from the bikes themselves to the gear to wear. We not only do pack shots like the photo below, but also offer 360 Photography. This is where your product is photographed at every angle possible, then edited to rotate, enabling your customers to see the item like they are with it! Take a look at our 360 Photography here.

Video & film

Looking for a video for you business? Look no further! We’ve worked with numerous clients creating videos & films for them to use. Video is a fantastic tool for really engaging your customers and captivating them.

Stop motion animation

A great way to add interest to your website is to use stop motion photography. As the perfect companion to great imagery, stop motion videos give more movement and life to your products. Whatever your product be it clothing, accessories or homeware, we can make a fun stop-motion animation with it to grab peoples attention.

 

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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Jewellery photoshoot Brighton studio

Jewellery photoshoot Brighton studio

Take a look at our recent Jewellery photoshoot Brighton studio. We had a lot of fun on this! This one was with a regular client of ours and she needed so promo imagery for a new range of jewellery.

Modelled shots

First up was to photograph the models wearing some of the products. There were some great prints that worked perfectly as a backdrop, so we used that for one of the models to stand in front of to show off the jewellery, scarves and homeware.

Lifestyle garden show

Then there was the themed image, where for this, the new collection our client was launching was based around gardening. So she wanted the set up to resemble a garden show competition, which you can see in this photo below.

Jewellery packshots

Finally we shot the jewellery as ‘pack shots’ for the online shop. These are photographed against a white background. Our editing team work their magic to create images that are perfect for customers to see the product clearly.

Fast turnaround & excellent service

Our turnaround is super fast and with head photographer, Rory, being in the industry for over 20 years you’re sure to have quality & efficient service with us at Capture Factory!

Video & 360 Photography

We also offer videos & can make GIFs if you require any, these are great for online use such as social media, your website or adding a little bit of movement to emails. Our 360 Photography service is a fantastic way to let your customers see your products at every angle possible! Check out our 360 Photography post.

For more information

You might want to have a look at our Jewellery Photography page 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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