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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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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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Model shoot: Jewellery photography

Take a look at the latest modelled jewellery photography

We’ve been shooting some stunning jewellery photography at Capture Factory Brighton. Our clients made a visit to the studio and had hired a model to come and showcase their necklaces, rings and bracelets. Here are a few images from the shoot…

Jewellery photography, model, Brighton, Capture Factory, product photographer, Sussex

Lighting & backdrops

Capture Factory is fully equipped with the latest gear, from the cameras & computers, to the lights & backdrops. For this shoot, head photographer Rory has chosen the most suited backdrops and lighting for the style of the jewellery and branding.

Jewellery photography, model, Brighton, Capture Factory, product photographer

Models & make up artists

Our client used a company we recommended for hiring a model and make up artist. They also brought along a couple of outfit changes to mix up the style of shots, this adds variety to the images and can then be used seasonally.

Jewellery photography, model, Brighton, Capture Factory, product photographer

Capture Factory studio

This photoshoot was taken place in our Brighton studio, which is ideally located near the train station and the city centre. Many clients come to our studio or they send their products to us. Sometimes they have a location in mind they’d like us to use, or would prefer to use a studio closer to them which isn’t a problem at all. We can bring our equipment and skills wherever you are!

Jewellery photography, model, Brighton, Capture Factory, product photographer, Sussex

Videos for your brand

Videos are being used more by brands recently, be that on their website, social media or to add some interest to emails with a GIF. With Capture Factory being a leading Sussex video production company (as well as photography), we can create great video content for your business. Whether it’s an ASOS style video showing off your clothes, or a catwalk style video, give us a call or email to talk about your ideas. We’d love to hear them!

Jewellery photography, model, Brighton, Capture Factory, product photographer, Sussex

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 next video 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.

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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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Model photography at Capture Factory

Model photography at Capture Factory

Model photography at Capture Factory is great fun, whatever the style! One of our recent shoots was focusing on a local jewellery designer, who we loved working with. Involving the client with our shoots is important and always a lot of fun.

Our in house stylists prepare the garments for the clients, our photographers set up and shoot the looks, then our retouchers edit the images- all ensuring the perfect photograph.

Dramatic Fashion Shoot Russian style photography

Professional equipment

Using the latest professional Nikon cameras and lighting, and with over 20 years experience in the industry we will make your products look amazing! From preparing the shoot, styling, photographing, to the editing, we’ve got it covered and with our expert team you’re sure to have images ready to use and promptly.

Location or studio, you choose!

We not only do model studio photoshoots in our Brighton HQ studio but also use satellite studios around the UK. This can be more convenient for clients who want the convenience of a studio nearby.  We bring our equipment to all our photoshoots to ensure we get the consistency and quality of photograph. All of our model studio photoshoots are done with latest camera equipment. We use Nikon d810 camera bodies, Elinchrom ELC flash heads and the highest spec Apple computers.

Not just photography

We work closely with model agencies so can recommend appropriate choices for your shoot. Hair and makeup is important too in model photography and we are happy to recommend professionals in the industry with a range of different budgets. Click here for more info.

For more information

You might want to have a look at this Model Photography blog post 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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Product shoot for a jewellery brand in our Brighton studio

Product shoot of cool statement earringsThis product shoot shows a pair of quirky, statement earrings, which we shot in our Brighton photography studio.

Lifestyle or product shoot?

For this client we usually do both a stylised lifestyle shoot with a model and also product photography.

Stylised photography is great for advertising and really draws their customers in. On the other hand, product shoots are equally as important to show our clients customers exactly what they are buying.

Our images have been created in high resolution, so they are super sharp and in focus. Our specialised team consults the client with exactly how they would like their product’s to appear.

We prepare and handle all jewellery and watches with gloves to ensure that they do not get dirty or damaged. After that, we then proceed to shoot and edit the items.

We continue to liaise with the client throughout the entire process to make sure that we provide them with the perfect image!

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Contact us

If you feel convinced please feel free to take us up on our free trial offer, just send us a product of your choice and we will handle the rest!

01273 958 464 or info@capturefactory.co.uk

 

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Great new designs from a local jewellery company – styled photoshoot

Shoot for a local jewellery company

A local jewellery company found out about our professional work and wanted us to do their imagery.

When it comes to individual, styled shots, Capture Factory is your top address. We do our best to capture the perfect image and always leave our clients happy with the result.

Beautiful products of a local jewellery company

This time we chose a matching, glittery background that suits the beautiful products perfectly. Instead of a simple white background, this let the items appear more attractive for customers and will do great on our client’s website.

Contact us

If you want us to do your imagery, get in touch with our team now:

01273 958 464 or info@capturefactory.co.uk 

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Cool product shots – perfect for website trial imagery

Simple product shots of earringsProduct shots for your website

Basic product shots are a good way of presenting your products in a simple, yet stunning way.

We use our experiences to capture every little detail of the items and to make them appear even more special.

Because of the white background, the lighting and only a few natural shadows, nothing draws the attention off the product. This gives our client’s costumers a detailed look on it.

Compared to styled lifestyle shots, these images keep the full focus on the item. They are perfect when you want to present your products as a whole, without any deviation.

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