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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.

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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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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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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.

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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

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Capture Factory photograph stylish backpacks

Capture Factory photograph stylish backpacks

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

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

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Why a white background?

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

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Looking to book a photoshoot?

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

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For more information

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

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

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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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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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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Model fashion photoshoot for Brighton boutique

Capture Factory shoots a model fashion photoshoot

We’ve been working on a model fashion photoshoot at the studio earlier this summer. The seasons are changing, and with that comes a different wardrobe. This Brighton boutique we worked with has a great A/W collection and came to us for their new photography. We also shot their invisible mannequin photography along with a model shoot where they hired the studio for a day, and came in with their team and a model to wear the outfits.

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Creating original shots to attract customers

Every client varies their shot requirements and how they need them edited. As a standard most boutiques require a front, back and detail image for their invisible mannequin photography. This enables customers to clearly see what the garment looks like from varied angles, and the detail shot shows you the quality of the fabric and the print.

model fashion photoshoot, blue and white stripe long sleeve top

Customisable invisible mannequin

Invisible mannequin can also be edited onto a particular colour, some of our clients require a muted grey or a natural cream tone. And everybody requires a particular image size of which we will shoot and resize to their requirement. We then send both high res Tifs along with the resized Jpegs, so they are ready to upload online or onto social media, saving time for our clients.

model fashion photoshoot, navy jumper dress with coloured stripes

The variety of choice with model shoots

Model shoots can also really vary between each client, sometimes we shoot against white, grey or coloured backgrounds, we recently shot for a children’s fashion brand which had a red background which looked great and stood out, we’ll share those photos in a later blog post! Sometimes models need to be cropped up to their nose so their face isn’t recognisable, but it’s all dependent on the clients and what they want.

model fashion photoshoot, close up of tan skirt worn buy model

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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Sussex fashion photography studio shoots retro dresses

Sussex fashion photography studio shoots fun men’s & womenswear

Recently in our Sussex fashion photography studio, Capture Factory, we’ve had some fun retro dresses and cool t-shirts to shoot for a local client. They are Brighton based, so basically on our doorstep and their shop has been a favourite for many residents and visitors alike. Their focus is on fun and quirky prints on timeless cuts of dresses inspired from the 40’s through to the 70’s.

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Quality fabrics

The fabrics are quality and everything is handmade in England. Recently they’ve expanded their shop and joint with their men’s wear branch just over the road. The men’s side has some really cool t-shirts with some great prints on them. Just take a look at a small collection we’ve picked out to share with you on our blog post.

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How we create invisible mannequin photography

First up, our client delivered their garments to our Brighton studio, we then unpack, prep and steam the items so they’re all ready for photographing. Next, we start dressing our mannequin, we have an excellent team at Capture Factory of photographers, stylists and re-touchers. Our stylist makes sure the garment looks great on the mannequin, so there aren’t any strange folds, everything is symmetrical and it looks as perfect as possible.

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Efficient, professional & friendly team

Then our photographer takes the necessary shots, some clients like a front, back & detail of each garment. Using industry standard software and an efficient workflow throughout the studio, these images are then instantly updated onto all of the Macs at Capture Factory, ready for our team to start working their re-touching magic. Re-touching can range from de-dusting, making the image symmetrical and perfect, colour adjustments and much more. They edited images are then ready for checking by one of the team before sending over to our client. Our workflow is efficient and precise, we always make sure to have the photographs ready to send within 72 hours.

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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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