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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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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. 

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Attention to detail

It’s not enough to just throw the clothes on a mannequin, you need to meticulously position the clothing correctly in response to what the client wants, get the perfect angle and style the items so it looks at its best. The attention to detail could be as little as a crease in a T-shirt or a label poking out. You need plenty of time and patience to create something that will tick all the boxes and satisfy clients requests, which is why it’s best not to leave booking a shoot until last minute.

Thoughts?

We hope this gave you a little bit of insight of the behind the scenes of our photoshoots, what you see in the final result doesn’t always come easy! Were you expecting this much level of work? Would you like more behind the scenes content from us? We are always busy and working hard on something here at our Brighton HQ. You can book your desired photoshoots with us anytime. Just contact our lovely team and we will make sure to do our best to guide you through every step of the way. You can find more of our exciting behind the scenes content by clicking here

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

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

 

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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.

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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!

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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

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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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5 reasons why professional photography is important for your business

Why having professional photography is important for your business

Many people don’t realise how important investing in professional photography is for your business. We have many clients who have come to Capture Factory after trying to do it themselves and soon realised it can be a lot harder than you might think to achieve the quality you’re after. Whether it’s the equipment available to you or the knowledge of how to use it, or if it’s down to the styling to fit your vision, a professional photographer will be able to help in these areas. We explore 5 reasons why professional photography is so important for your business:

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1. Standing out from the crowd

There’s an abundance of websites and businesses out there, some of which may be offering a service like yours so you’ll really want to stand out from the crowd. What better way to entice people to yours than with visuals. Beautifully striking photography with styling that suits your vision will strengthen your brand and online presence.

2. Getting found on the web

Photography can really help you get found through Google searches. You can optimize your photos on your website so they can be found through the image search results and perform better on search engines.

3. Engaging with your customers

Letting people who’d like to know more about your business and photography is an excellent way to engage with your customers. Photos of your products, behind the scenes, models wearing your clothing or jewellery, location shoots and packshots are all ways to show your customers more about your business. Photos can help you build your brand on social media and be featured on blog posts, all of which help you build a relationship with your customers.

4. Saving you and your business time

Many magazines and brochures be that online or printed require a certain quality of image which professional photography will always match and exceed. It saves you time by hiring a professional photographer because you’re handing the job over to them. While they’re photographing, you can be getting on with other aspects of your business, your photographer will know the specs needed and will always provide sharp and eye catching imagery that are ready to use online or send to publishers.

5. First impressions

It might be tempting to take photos yourself or find alternatives to hiring a photographer, but if your photos are unprofessional and don’t represent your brand this will reflect your business. It can tell your customers other aspects of your business may be unprofessional too. Your photography will be the first thing people see when looking at your website or social media, so make a good first impression!

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Still not sure? Try out our free trial & see how good professional photography really is for your business.

If you’re still not convinced about investing in professional photography, how about trying our Free Photography Trial. This is an excellent way to see what Capture Factory can do for your business. Simply send us a product in the post and we’ll prep, style, shoot & edit to your requirements. We’ll then send you over the watermarked samples so you can get an idea of what we can do and choose if you want to go ahead with booking a shoot.

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Take a look our our portfolio to see more photography

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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Sussex 360 product photography for local gin supplier

Sussex 360 product photography for local artisan gin

Take a look at our Sussex 360 product photography, recently we were approached by a local gin supplier to provide them with a video and imagery for their artisan gin bottle. This product was launched in 2016, and is unique to other gin suppliers because of the way in which the gin is processed.  They make use of the unused grape juice produced by the grape harvest in Sussex. Using this by-product reduces waste and is environmentally friendly. Additional flavours that are infused in this grape-based spirit include the likes of bitter orange, coriander, juniper and many more delicious ingredients.

Check out our 360 Photography page here to find out more

Carefully crafted packaging

The bottle itself has been carefully designed and crafted teaming up with designers & illustrators to help create the packaging. They have used the elegant shape of a burgundy style wine bottle to echo the fact it’s a grape-based spirit, and it has been screen printed with a precious metal ink along with a white ceramic ink. There are lots of details to this beautiful bottle such as the illustration of vine leaves climbing up the bottle, the copper sheen of the logo and the fox design.

Capturing the details

Our brief was to photograph each bottle and their custom made brooch as they provide a gift version of the gin, miniature bottles and the fox logo as a brooch. We were also asked to create a 360 video showing the bottle turning around so you can see every angle and detail. These videos are a great way for you to really show off your amazing products.

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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Cool baby clothes at Brighton photography studio

Baby clothes at Brighton photography studio

Capture Factory brings you the latest on baby clothes! For this post we’re bringing some more baby clothes and children’s wear, we’ve been busy with the little ones recently.  This brand we worked with was looking not only for some pack shots for their online shop, but some cool lifestyle images for their Instagram. With over 50K followers on their Instagram account, they wanted some professional lifestyle photographs to share with their followers.

Using props to create the photo

Our client had a clear idea of what she was after and had brought along a selection of props with her to the photoshoot. She had called us prior to the shoot for us to organise the succulents and foliage. So one of our stylists went to the local florist and arranged for the appropriate foliage to be reserved for the day.

Our client had given us a moodboard she’d created so we had a clear idea of they style she wanted. Mood boards are really helpful when it comes to a photoshoot. It helps people realise the style they want their images to have, and gives the photographer & stylist an insight on what lighting and props to use.

“Laid-back, fun & individual…” baby clothes

These are just a few of the words the designer uses to describe her original children’s and baby fashion range. Watch this space for the trendy children’s clothing!

Feeling inspired?

If you have some products and need some professional photographs taken along with the helping hand of creative ideas, give us a call! We’d love to help you take some great photos for you business. We also offer stop motion animations which are really fun to add to your website or emails. And incase you’ve not heard, we have a fantastic video production team if you’re looking to have a promo video taken.

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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 next video project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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Cute children’s & babywear photoshoot

Check out this children’s & babywear photoshoot

This children’s & babywear photoshoot is something we’re used to at Capture Factory. Our client is one we’ve been working for many years, and twice a year we shoot their new collections. This is a busy time at the studio, because on the first day around 20 babies come to be photographed, and on the second day 20 children come along. It’s a lot of fun!

Children's & babywear photoshoot

Capturing the fun

All of the photos are taken at our Brighton HQ with head photographer Rory behind the lens. We help set up the scene, and our client has brought along the props and toys. These lifestyle modelled shots of the kids having fun are great to really show off the clothing, and lets you see how they hang and flow.

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Photos with you in no time!

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.

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Quality photography wherever you are

We’re based in Brighton, but love a trip, so if you have a location in mind let us know, we’d love to hear! We have also be known to book studios nearer to our clients incase they can’t make it to our studio. No matter where you are, we can bring Capture Factory to you.

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Photography, video production & much more!

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.

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For more information

You might want to have a look at our Invisible Mannequin page in order to find out more.

Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date!

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

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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Behind the scenes at Capture Factory, Sussex photography

Sussex photography, behind the scenes at Capture Factory!

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

Cycle video for ‘cooling’ t-shirt

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

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Prepping for a GIF

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

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Equipment

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

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Building sets

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

Model shoots

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

For more information

You might want to have a look at our portfolio in order to find out more.

Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date!

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

Email: info@capturefactory.co.uk

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London Calling!

London Calling!

“London Calling!” This our new motto.

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London Calling!

We worked our fingers to the cuticle pressing shutter buttons and clicking our mice. Just for the purpose to produce the finest fashion and product photography.

Now we’re proud to announce that we are a victim of our own success. We’ve established ourselves as the best photography studio in Brighton and now we want to climb even higher!

 

Wonderful news

We’re not leaving sunny Brighton that easy! We love it here too much and we’ve got many valued clients down here on the coast.

Instead we will open a shiny new second studio in London offering the same excellent service. This will open more opportunities for our staff to extend our services to an even broader client base.

 

We’ve just snapped up a brand new studio in the heart of Peckham, and are currently in the process of filling it with the exact same equipment as we have in our Brighton studio.

Get ready for the same top notch photography service as we have for the past few years!

 

This is a very exciting period of expansion for the Capture Factory crew. We’re really looking forward to work alongside our London based clients, and hopefully making some new friends up in the capital!

London is one of the most important global cities for fashion, which is why it is vital for us to break that market and bring our skills to a wider audience. The London studio will be the same lively hub of activity that our customers and clients have come to know from our Brighton base.

 

Therefore, if you’re looking to get your products beautifully photographed, then come and visit us at Capture Factory, London.

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