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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 professional help hired. 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. 

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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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!

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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!

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!

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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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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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Location beach photoshoot for swimwear brand

Location beach photoshoot for a swimwear brand

This location beach photoshoot for a swimwear brand took place on the Sussex coastline. This photoshoot was to capture the swimwear range being worn by two models. The location for this shoot was near Camber Sand where there was the beautiful sandy beach with sand dunes, crisp white beach huts and a holiday campervan which made for some varied photos. The models were chosen by our client from one of the modelling agencies we had recomended and onsite was a hair and make up artist at hand, along with the Capture Factory photography and video team. We were asked to film some behind the scenes action to make into a short film so it was a busy and fun couple of days spent shooting on the beach.

Take a look at some of the video footage from this shoot in our showreel here

Location beach photoshoot, models walking along the beach wearing swimwear

Choosing the photos and re-touching

If you book a location photoshoot the way it works is we’ll shoot as many photos as we can in the time, we’ll then send you over a contact sheet with all of the RAW pre-edited images and you can choose which ones you’d like to have re-touched. Re-touching can range from slight tweaks like a skin softener, dust and crease removal to more in depth editing like if your model has a tattoo you’d like removed in each photo.

Location beach photoshoot, female model wearing a blue swimsuit on the beach

How to book your photoshoot with Capture Factory

Whether you’re looking to book a location shoot or a photoshoot at our Brighton studio all you need to do is either give us a call and speak to one of our friendly staff on 01273 958464 or drop us an email to info@capturefactory.co.uk  Let us know what kind of shoot you want to book and we’ll give you a quote and book you in.

Location beach photoshoot, models wearing swimsuits in front of a caravan

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Check out our Video showreel to see more from this shoot

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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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UK invisible mannequin fashion photography

UK invisible mannequin fashion photography for e-comm

UK invisible mannequin fashion photography is an area that Capture Factory specialise in. Being one of the leading invisible mannequin photography studios in the country we work with many clients from as near as Brighton to as far afield as Scotland. For many years now we’ve been providing high quality invisible mannequin (or ghost mannequin) imagery for hundreds of boutiques, fashion houses, designers and high street shops nationally.

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Prepping, photography & editing to create the perfect image

Our expert team of photographers, stylists and editors are at hand for every shoot, we’ll always prep the garments by carefully steaming them so they look perfect before our stylist dresses the mannequin, the garment is then photographed with the correct lighting and processed using industry standard software to be handed over to our in-house editors to colour correct, de-dust, cut, flip and work their Photoshop magic to create the perfect image of the garment.

UK invisible mannequin fashion photography, Invisible mannequin winter fashion photography, tan coat, grey cape and parka

Excellent quality control

Quality control is very important to us at Capture Factory, we understand how essential consistency and continuity is for your business’ image. We always make sure the images will look their absolute best when placed next to each other on your website so it flows smoothly on the eye thus creating a better shopping experience for your customer. Our excellent high standards are always met for every image.

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360 fashion photography

Give your customers an online shopping experience like no other with our 360 photography service! This is an excellent way for your garment to be seen at every angle possible letting your customers feel like they’re really with it. Our 360 photography page will give you all the information you need to know regarding this innovative photography service.

For more information

Take a look at our invisible mannequin photographer page to find out more

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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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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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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.

model fashion photoshoot, Photography Brighton, female model wearing floral black dress

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.

stop motion animation, Photography Brighton, kids dungarees and red stripe top

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.

bike & cycle wear location video, Photography Brighton, bicycle close up with wheel in the countryside

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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Invisible mannequin winter fashion photography

Invisible mannequin winter fashion photography at Capture Factory Brighton

Invisible mannequin winter fashion photography is something Capture Factory know very well. We are one of the leading photography studios in the UK that offer a fantastic service & a high standard at a competitive price. Our turn around is 72 hours and we also offer a Capture Priority service, so no waiting around for your images! Our invisible mannequin photography is all prepared, styled, photographed and edited at our Brighton studio. All you have to do is simply send your items in the post or drop them off and we’ll do the rest. We now offer a local collection and drop off service on our eco electric bike.

Invisible mannequin winter fashion photography, light grey cape

If you’ve never had a shoot with us before and are looking for some shiny new photos of your clothing, why not give our free trial a go? This is where you can see how we work before booking a shoot with us, just send us an item and we’ll shoot it to your requirements.

Invisible mannequin winter fashion photography, tan trench coat long sleeves

Catwalk videos

We also offer a professional video service where you can expand your imagery on you your online platforms. This could be a catwalk video for each of your garments. These are great to show off your clothes and let your customers see the movement of the fabric and how it fits a person. We can also shoot promotional footage for your new range on a specific location or in a our studio, create fun GIFs for you Instagram and the list goes on!

Invisible mannequin winter fashion photography, green parka with fur trim hood

Feeling inspired? Give us a call, we’d love to hear what you have in mind for your next project!

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.

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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Sleek menswear at Brighton photography studio

Menswear at Brighton photography studio

Take a look at the latest menswear shoot in our Brighton photography studio. We’ve been photographing men’s clothes and accessories for a regular client of ours. This brand have all of their clothes made in Britain and is beautifully made with quality fabrics. Their cuts and designs are always leaning towards the traditional ‘for the modern man’.

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Every client has different requirements

From tailor made suits to casual jackets and trousers, or accessories such as bow ties, we’ve shot it for them. Each client has specific requirements when it comes to styling, photographing and editing for them. This is usually determined by their website, for example the size of the image, whether the product will be against a white background or a chosen colour. This blog post demonstrates examples of products being photographed against a different to colour to white.

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Shadow? Invisible mannequin? Folded?

Some other requirements for product photography might be whether our client would like a shadow in the image or to keep it without. Perhaps it’s a product that would benefit from having a reflection. Other things to take into account when it comes to photographing clothes, is whether this will be done as an invisible mannequin, laid out flat, folded or on a hanger. Some people like to mix it up and some prefer to keep to one method. It might be, that the garment needs to photographed both ways, such as folded and invisible mannequin, because it may come in packaging that needs to be shown off.

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Basically, whatever requirement you have, we will tailor each shoot to suit what our clients want from their product photography. We’ll listen to your requests, or if you don’t know what you want to do yet, with our expertise and experience we can give you some guidance if need be. We’re always happy to help!

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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