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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


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.


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


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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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!


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 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


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.


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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10% special offer on photography & video

10% offer for new clients on photography & video at Capture Factory Photography

Capture Factory Photography have a January special offer for new clients with photography & video. The deal is available throughout all of January, simply make a booking with us before the end of the month and get some fantastic professional photography or a sleek video made for your business.

Brighton photography & video, female model wearing navy jumper

About Capture Factory Photography

We are a UK Commercial photography studio based in Brighton, Sussex covering all of the UK. From simple pack shots to location fashion photo shoots, video, 360 product photography, e-com and everything in-between, Capture Factory Photography has it covered. Our dedicated team of photographers, videographers, stylists and retouchers will help you achieve the perfect imagery to suit every budget. Our large Brighton studio is located 10mins walk from Brighton train station.

Here are are few of the services we offer:

Invisible mannequin photography

360 product photography

Video production

Drone photography & video

Fashion model photography

Lifestyle photography

Gifs & stop motion animation

Try our free trial

If you’re unsure, why not try our free trial beforehand, this is where you send us a product then we’ll prep, style, shoot and edit to your requirements. You can then see the quality of the images and how we work, then you can choose whether Capture Factory are right for you. We offer a 72 hour turn around after the shoot, so a very speedy turnaround! Not to worry if you have a tight deadline and need the images sooner because we also offer our Capture Priority service where you can have your final images ready to use within 24 hours at an additional cost.

Brighton photography & video, invisible mannequin photography of black lingerie

For more information

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

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

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


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Location photoshoots at Brighton studio

Location photoshoot at Capture Factory

Our studio is welcome to all sorts of concepts including a location photoshoot, we never turn down an idea. We love to shoot both inside the studio and also on location. It allows us to broaden our experiences and knowledge, and create some beautiful images for our clients and also for our portfolio. We have a great creative team at our studio, so if the client is ever needing any advice or scouting help, the Capture Factory team will always be willing to suggest options or recommendations to fit with the concept.

location photoshoot, hand holding a roll of blinds at a blind shop

Previous location shoots

We have produced shoots for a variety of different clients with different concepts for what they want the outcome to be. For example just a couple of shoots we have produced will range from manufacturing, model, vehicle and fashion. So our repertoire is very broad. We enjoy a challenge and are always up for new experiences and love meeting new people. We shoot both in black and white or colour, models or products, and unless the client already knows the location of where they would like the shoot to take place, we have people who will scout for ideal locations to fit with the theme of the shoot.

location photoshoot, photographer at an airport photographing vehicles

Specific shots

If the client has a certain idea, the team will be happy to turn that idea into a set of images as according to the brief we have been set. So don’t be afraid to contact us if you have any questions, we are more than happy to help

location photoshoot, cars and aeroplane at an airport

Interested in working with us?

For new clients we’re happy to do a test shoot with one of your products in our studio, so you can decide if we’re right for your brand. We’re also happy to travel for photoshoots if you have a location in mind, be it another studio or somewhere outdoors, we can always bring our equipment 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 project call our Brighton studio on: 01273 958464


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Children’s & Baby Clothes Photography

Children’s & Baby Clothes Photography at Capture Factory

Children’s & Baby Clothes Photography is something we do lot at our studio. From shoes, bibs, baby grows, little hats, you name it we’ve shot it!

Packshot or lifestyle photography

We offer a variety of services, such pack-shot imagery, which is the product against a white background. This can be either laid out flat, dressed on a mannequin which we’d edit out (see more about Invisible Mannequin photography), or some people like the items to be styled on hangers.

Photos that tell a story

We also shoot a lot of lifestyle photoshoots, these can vary in either the product being styled with props to tell a story, or for them to be worn by little ones themselves! We’re used to having baby’s and children at our studio, we’ve been known to have 20 at a time!

We’d love to hear your ideas!

For the ‘modelled’ shots, there are so many options available, from a simple back drop to a built scene, do call us so we can chat about your ideas! 01273 958464 /

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!

Location not a problem

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!

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 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



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Not On The High Street Lifestyle Photography

Stunning Lifestyle Product Photography

At Capture Factory we know how important professional and stunning lifestyle product photography is for your Not On The High Street pages. It’s not only vital for the aesthetic of your pages, but it’s essential for maintaining the NOTHS requirements and of course attracting customers!

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.

Come to us or send your products!

Many of our clientele send their products to our studio in the post for us to shoot remotely, but we are more than happy for you to come to the shoot! You can oversee the shoot advising on your preferences. Involving clients with our shoots is important and always a lot of fun.

Anything’s possible at Capture Factory Photography

We shoot a number of products such as jewellery, homeware, clothing and stationary making them look fabulous for online use such as Instagram and your NOTHS page! We can help give you some inspiration with what to bring along to the shoot, or we can offer a props sourcing service where we can do it for you. Whether it be a model wearing your product or a stylised in-situ shoot we can photograph them for you!

For more information

If you are interested in photographing any kind of lifestyle product shoot, contact us on – 01273 958464 or email: and we will be happy to help.

You might want to have a look at this jewellery shoot in order to find out more about our photography.

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

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