Category: Art

13
Sep

Absolutely Mesmerising Light Painting

What is it?

Otherwise known as long exposure photography, light painting is a pet passion of ours in the studio.

A ‘light painting’ is created by the movement of a light or lights, using a slow camera shutter speed. This type of photography requires a long exposure (typically from one second to ten seconds), it is usually done at night or in an unlighted room. The smallest margins can, like a small amount of outside light, dramatically impact the final image, which makes it a difficult technique to get right.

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23
Aug

Bring your photos to life! The Animation Guys use UShoot for their Stop-motion Animation

About Stop Motion Animation

Stop-motion animation is a visual storytelling form that conjures the illusion of movement by combining multiple stills to create motion and convey an idea.

This is one of the simplest, most fun animation techniques.

All you need is a camera, a computer, and your imagination.

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19
Aug

Creative Product Photography with Penelope Hope

Creative Product Photography with Penelope Hope

We are, though we might pretend other wise at times, a bunch of creatives at UShoot and do love a bit of creative product photography.

So when Nadia from Penelope Hope called in and enquired if we could get creative with the product photography for her new range of Aprons, we immediately said yes. It wasn’t until later when we’d opened up the box she sent us and had a look at them that we realised just how much fun we were going to have!

Have a look at our 9 Creative Product Photography Ideas

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02
Aug

How to get Product Photography to Beat your Competitors

How has product photography changed?

Product photography has changed because how it is used has changed. Back in the day, almost all purchases were made in store, with a few from catalogue, mail-order or over the phone. However, with the advancement of technology online shopping has exploded and consumers are now buying more things online than all the previously mentioned methods combined. Continue Reading..

08
Jul

Flower Power with Iris & Bee

Iris & Bee is all about flowers.

Prints and paintings and we think they have some just gorgeous art.

They came across the all too familiar problem of how to digitise their art. It can be done at home of course, set up a little studio, try and get a shot precisely head on, or perhaps artistically create a background out of some cleverly folded sheets. This however, isn’t ideal. The consistency is never quite right, and the lighting will likely be off so the colours aren’t good representations.

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07
Jul

Marc Craig

Marc Craig is a street artist based in London who works primarily with large scale murals, both on his own and as part of the street art collective Psychdodoodlz which he also founded in 2015.  He has a broad range of creativity working within the disciplines of textiles, graphics, photography, sculpture and ceramics.

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25
Jun

THE smARTest PROJECT

A brand new ethical art organisation based in London that instils more fairness, more originality and more diversity in the International Art scene.

Their artists are based in Haiti, meaning despite their obvious and undeniable talent they have a restricted access to the international art market. Thus the THE smARTest PROJECT was born, to stimulate equity for these artists gain them the rewards and exposure they deserve.

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21
Jun

TAG – Fine Art

Our machines make digitising art an absolute doddle.

It is no surprise then that we get quite a lot of art coming through our doors.

TAG fine arts launched in 2006. They are based in the same building as us in Islington. They have a assortment of fantastic artist using various different mediums. From sculpture to huge prints. All of this need digitising which has previously been a huge problem for them.

However, over the last couple of years that we’ve been based in the BDC we have developed a great relationship with them and now every time they get a new piece in, they wander up the corridor and pop-in.

The above is a piece by Loraine Rutt who has been making maps from clay for over 25 years. It is a piece called ‘Segment: Land and Sea’ and is made up of 24 Porcelain globe segments.

Having us so near is immensely useful for them. But the main benefit from our studio is the machines. It simplifies and speeds up the entire process for them. Making it easier and more efficient than ever before.

Find them and TAG FINE ARTS

15
Jun

William Yeoward

William Yeoward is considered one of the design scene’s leading creative forces, famed for creating elegance and comfort at home. Designer of truly beautiful products including furniture, crystal, lighting and many other accessories. We love his gorgeous upholstery and curtain fabrics and soft furnishings.

They sent in five carpets the biggest of which was over two metres wide and 3 metres long. Such a vast product presents a rather obvious problem. As we helped carry the rugs in from the van we worried. These were the biggest things we had ever shot.

In the end we were worrying over nothing. Admittedly heavy, awkward but we all piled in to help. And with two people to lift and style then hold in place on our flatbed table and another to shoot it was remarkably simple.

For these we took four shots, and in post-production comped the final image together, giving the full image. For items lie this our horizontal machine is perfect and it is a relatively simple and easy process to post-produce these into one cohesive image ready for use online.

Check out their website HERE

15
Jun

St Piece

Intricate patterns aligned with intense, even opulent, colours set St Piece apart.

St Piece are a London based design studio specialising in luxury silk scarves and accessories for men and women. Founded in 2013 St Piece designs in their London studio before sending off to be printed and individually hand-rolled in Cheshire.

Their goal is to create ‘beautiful painting on luxury canvases of silk and cashmere’. And we might suggest they succeed.

 

Check out their website HERE