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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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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.

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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Stylish fashion photoshoot for British designer at Capture Factory

Stylish fashion photoshoot for British designer at Capture Factory

Capture Factory recently worked on a stylish fashion photoshoot for a designer that makes these timeless garments. Ranging from dresses, jeans, jumpers and tops, the fabrics are all made from quality materials and each piece is unique. Going against the throwaway time we’re living in, this brand wants to step away from that, and design clothes that will still be worn decades from now by creating well-made classic garments. Capture Factory photographed their recent collection for their online shop, we provided both the invisible mannequin photography and model shots.

Take a look at our Invisible Mannequin Photography page here

Stylish fashion photoshoot, model wearing black strapless Summer dress

Working with your branding

Capture Factory understand the importance of your brand’s aesthetic and continuity with your photography, so when it comes to working with us we’re more than happy to follow any specific styling and shooting requirements you might have. You might think invisible mannequin photography is the same for each brand but actually each company we work with has their own requirements with how they like their garments to sit on the mannequin and to be edited, this is so their images fit nicely together on their website making the user experience a lot easier.

Stylish fashion photoshoot, female model wears blue and white linen top

Help finding a model

For this shoot our client already knew which model she was going to use for the shoot, but if you need a helping hand with finding the right model for you brand we can help source one for you. We can also point you in the right direction to a number of modelling agencies we work with and that we always recommend to our clients. It doesn’t stop there either, we can book a make up artist for you too and scout out the right location for your shoot if you wanted to take it out of the studio!

Stylish fashion photoshoot, female model wearing pink culottes and grey shirt

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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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Shooting lingerie ghost mannequin photography

Take a look at how we shoot lingerie ghost mannequin photography

We’ve been working on lingerie ghost mannequin photography (also known as invisible mannequin photography). Capture Factory Photography is one of the UK’s leading invisible mannequin photography studios creating unbeatable quality and consistency. Ghost/invisible mannequin photography is used to showcase clothing often alongside model shots, these are used across the board such as on the web and printed media such as look-books.

Excellent imagery with a quick turnaround

The process involves taking multiple shots which are edited together to create an image where it looks like the garments are being worn by an invisible mannequin. This is widely used because it’s clear and concise without any distractions. Our team of photographers, stylists and editors will create excellent imagery for you, we will prepare the garments and carefully steam them, then photograph and style the clothes to your specifications and once they’ve been shot our editing team will work their magic and make the images look perfect.

360 Photography

We also offer 360 photography this is where you can showcase your garments to your customers in a 360° rotaion, enabling the viewer to step inside the image and see it as if they’re actually with it! Take a look at out 360 Photography page here to find out more, or contact us for further details and a quote.

“Try before you buy”

Want to see how great your garments could look without spending a penny? Just send in a garment to the studio and we will prep, steam, style, shoot, edit and upload to you for free. You have nothing to loose and only flawless photography to gain!

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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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!

Jewellery photoshoot Brighton studio, Photography Brighton, two female models holding clipboards, wearing jewellery and white coats with fresh flowers

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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Fashion catwalk videos for online shopping

Capture Factory shoot a range of fashion catwalk videos

Online shopping now has a whole new experience with fashion catwalk videos. ASOS were the first leading retailers to start this trend, and since it’s been a hit for customers, this is because it shows off the garment in a whole new way. For example you can see the way the fabric flows while the model is walking, you can see the length of the clothing, and how it might fit your body shape. Last month we shot a collection of catwalk videos alongside model photography and invisible mannequin

Photography & video in one

Our client had a specific backdrop in mind, so we helped source this and it worked perfectly. It added some more character to the videos without distracting from the clothing. We had two set ups in the studio, one for taking the catwalk videos and then when this was finished we’d change the lighting and photograph the model of still photography. We had already taken their invisible mannequin and accessory shots, so these were being edited while the shoot was happening by our team of retouchers.

Fashion catwalk videos, blue long layered and beaded dress worn by a female model

Some light re-touching then they’re ready to send

After the shoot, some light retouching was involved just to simply remove marks on the floor, soften the skin slightly and any noticeable creases in the garments were removed, then everything was sent off to our client web-ready for them to upload and share straight away. Capture Factory has a 72 hour turn around so there’s no waiting, and if you need your photos sooner, there’s the Capture Priority which is a 24 hour turn around!

Fashion catwalk videos, beaded black and silver short dress worn by model

Want to add catwalk videos to your website?

If you’re looking to add these fantastic catwalk videos to your business, give us a call or drop us an email to chat about your ideas, we’d love to hear them! We  also shoot promo videos where we can use our 4K drone for aerial and panoramic shots. Check out our Drone Showreel here. Or if you’re looking to have some fun Gifs we can create a stop motion animations to show off your products in a playful way, perfect for Instagram.

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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Brighton location photoshoot on the beach

Capture Factory works on a Brighton location photoshoot

Here are some shots from a Brighton location photoshoot that Capture Factory took for a client that makes beautiful scarves. We were asked to capture some photos on a location for this particular shoot, and we’re lucky that our studio is not only so close to the sea but is also surrounded by the countryside. So we thought the beach along Rottingdean would be the prime spot for this photoshoot, as there’s some overgrown grass that’s perfect for model shots. This location also boasts stunning sea views and the beach huts are picturesque too, giving so many possibilities to keep the images varied and interesting.

Brighton location photoshoot with model wearing pink scarf walking in the grass

Photography & video at Capture Factory

Capture Factory doesn’t just do photography, we also offer a fantastic video production service including the option of using a state of the art 4K Drone. This is great for aerial views and can be used for both video and photography. So if you’re looking to have some new imagery for your business, with Capture Factory, you can also add panoramic and aerial footage to your portfolio for an extra bit of interest. Take a look at our Drone Video Page

Brighton location photoshoot with two ladies modelling scarves outside green beach huts

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.

Brighton location photoshoot with a male model wearing a scarf and grey jumper on Sussex beach

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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