Category: News

24
Aug

The UShoot team excited for Comicon ready to strut our stuff

We get a huge range of awesome stuff coming through the studio. The broad variety of items are a testament to the versatility of our machines (and our stylists), but there are some things that get us a little more excited.

Being Marvel fans amongst other things, one  of the more exciting things is coming to our building the BDC

London Super Comic Con (LSCC) is preparing to take over our office building for their 3 day comic spectacular.

Thousands of comic fans will descend to experience the Super Comic world, meeting their heroes and socialising with other true fans. Special appearances will also be made by epic comic inspirations such as award-wining Marvel legend Brian Michael Bendis and Valiant, the award-winning publisher.

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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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13
Jul

Chilly Bottles

Chilly’s mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products. 

“Products with the perfect balance of distinctive style and unrivalled performance.”

The idea for the Chilly’s Bottle was to launch a product that combines the convenience of a plastic water bottle, with the high performance technology and eco-friendly benefits of a traditional flask. 

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29
Jun

The Healthy Back Bag

The Healthy Back Bag is all about bags for everybody for very occasion. They have been using Ushoot since day one.

Designed with their unique patented teardrop shape the bags are like no other. The idea behind the bag is to combine perfectly ideas of comfort, practicality and function all in a stylish designer bag. No easy task.

The bags shape is what really sets it apart, the cross body single-strap bag spreads weight down your spine making heavy loads feel lighter and making it good for your back. This isn’t what we really love about them though. The shape is intriguing but it’s their designs that really supply the wow factor.

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21
Jun

Olivier Baby

Olivier Baby was set up in 2011 by Emma Davison, who was shortly after joined by her sister, Alice Smith. Emma is herself a passionate knitter and as a team they design and create all the samples themselves. These samples are then put through the most rigorous quality tests by their children.

They aim to reflect the fun and laughter of their own childhoods in their deigns, instilling a distinct sense of nostalgia in many of their designs. Their shapes and lines are classic, and paired with refreshing and comforting colours. Stylish traditional, timeless designs instilled with that element of fun that is so quintessential of childhood. Whether it’s a star on the elbows or a heart on the bottom there is a little something on each item to make you smile. Importantly, all their clothes are hard wearing, soft and comfortable. So the kids look great and feel great, nothing to stop them from having fun.

Find them at Olivier Baby

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

Oh… my! Kidswear

Oh… my! Kidswear is a new fashion label created by Johnathon Swead and Anna Davies. The idea was to create a ‘quintessentially British brand with an eccentric twist.’ They combine simple lines with fabulous, eye-catching design details. Those striking designs on high-quality fabric make their clothing unique.

Bright colours and bold patterns. To capture this in their photography and infuse life into their product requires intense attention to detail and excellent lighting. With our machines these challenges are simplified a great deal making the shooting process smoother, more efficient and more effective.

We absolutely love this pairing of the simplicity of the cut with the complexity of design and print that makes these stand out.

Check out there website HERE

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

15
Jun

Feisc

Set up in 2014 by Dr Fei Wan Lee, who has over fifteen years experience in toxicology, focusing on skin research and botanical properties. Feisc draws inspiration from the very plants themselves with deep understanding of the plants chemistry, fragrance, composition and their protective and regenerative properties.

Phyto-cosmetology is the concept at the very centre of Feisc’s creations. And by harnessing potent botanical powers, and combining extracts to compliment one another allowing for optimal effectiveness, they have developed a wide range of products that work on every skin type.

Their products give you softer, smoother, more radiant and beautiful skin from head to toe. And they smell fantastic!

They have previously struggled with their product photography. A lot of thought has gone into their packaging, to reflect the research and though that has gone into the actual product and getting that to show in the photography is a challenge.

One major problem they faced with their product is reflective logo. One solution is to darken the whole image underexposing the product, but that doesn’t look good. The solution is careful set lighting and polishing the imagery in post-production afterwards, cleaning up reflection and sharpening edges.

Find their range of products on their website here