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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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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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24
Jun

Emile et Rose

Emile et Rose was born in 2002, in the historic estuary town of Topsham, near Exeter in Devon and continues to flourish under the same family ownership.

In the beginning Emile et Rose, were apprehensive about using us. They had had so many bad experiences with photographers with so many varying results. However, that was three years ago now and we think it is safe to say they were happy with the results.

At Emile et Rose they aim to provide thoughtfully designed and complete outfits for babies, using soft comfortable fabrics that are also easy to care for.

We really love their stuff, combining traditional pastel blues and pinks, whilst staying on trend with great prints and accent colours. Using cotton-rich fabrics their clothes are soft and comfortable, stylish and completely practical; everything is machine washable.

They sent in their newest collection of clothing, gorgeous and adorable sets, simple in design, high quality garments that are a pleasure to shoot.

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

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

07
Jun

Oxford Shirts

Oxford Shirts started over 30 years ago and has gone from strength to strength over the years, gradually evolving from knitwear into having full collections of Men’s, Ladie’s, and Children’s wear. Based in the picturesque market town of Burford in the Cotswolds their first shop has expanded over the years. They now have a space of 8 shop frontages, all sympathetically designed to incorporate the buildings heritage and character.

Their clothes are high quality designer fashion wear. They recently sent on a selection of men’s shirts for us to shoot. Their shirts come a variety of colours and designs, from the more ‘out-there’ designs to simple or bold block colours.

The brief for their shirt was detail and flat lay shots of the shirts requiring a careful and very precise uniformity to the imagery. This would regularly require a large amount of post-production, resizing, cropping, and using an overlay feature to perfectly replicate the imagery.

Our machines, with set lighting, and a handy overly feature allow us to style and shoot the shirts in precisely the same way on our flatbed Styleshoot machine quicky and efficiently every time, removing the need for extensive post-production. This uniformity allows for a neat display of the product both online and in print that shows clearly the difference in each shirts colour and print.

All our images go through a rigorous quality control process, which sometimes entails tweaking or even re-shooting of products to ensure the highest standards.

07
Jun

The Braided Rug

The Braided rug company is based in Aberdovey in Wales. Small factories have been making braided rugs in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the last 100 years. They imitate the rag rugs made by the early settlers on the east coast of America, and are a true design classics.

But more than that, they are beautiful to look at, and tremendously practical as well. The rugs they sell are the real thing, and they have uncompromising quality standards.

The yarns are spun, dyed into a rainbow of colours, and then woven into braids. These braids are then sewn by artisans (who often sign their work). This process isn’t quick, but the results are incredible.

They sent in a selection of accessories, coasters and table runners. These beautiful products come in a plethora of fabulous colours and designs that we just loved. Shooting these traditionally can be tedious. The braids allow for a small space between the weave, which when removing the background from the imagery is immensely time consuming. However, with our Styleshoot machines this problem is nullified. They automatically identify and remove the background, creating a neat cut-out PNG ready for use online or in catalogue.

16
May

Selvedge

Selvedge has been using our services for a while now, and we really love receiving products from them. Their products range from dolls, to gorgeous scarves and throws. It is really nice to have customers like Selvedge, the products are amazing, and by working closely with them, we are able to give them exactly what they want.

There are many sides to every story and Selvedge is dedicated to finding and nurturing textiles from every angle life. All of us are inundated with textile sensation, from the moment we are taken and wrapped in our first blanket. It is a uniting aspect of all humanity and one that cannot be underrated.

It began as a small collection of textiles and designers. But has over the years grown into a haven of rarified textiles and esoteric treasures. Behind every item – whether a handmade candle or antique table linen is a story worth hearing.

The various nature of the items we needed to shoot for Selvedge was no problem with the machines. The versatility of the upright and horizontal together make what could otherwise have been a difficult and painful process quicker, and easier.

15
May

Royal Academy

The Royal Academy have been using our services for a while now. They need product shots for online store. Their shop has a range of giftware; jewellery, scarves, calendars and more. They also have a range of art catalogues and prints that need digitising. However, this poses a unique problem. Getting a high enough quality image of these can be difficult. Whilst the product itself is simple, the prints, can be large, the catalogues awkward.

The Royal Academy of Arts has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.

They have an extensive range of high-quality products from top designers and Royal Academicians. Often, but not exclusively inspired by the Royal Academy’s exhibitions, these items have been specially selected by the award-winning RA Merchandise team.

It is important that the digital representation resembles the actuality as closely as possible, meaning the image quality has to be very good.

The range of product, the required styling, along with adjusting lighting, and followed by extensive post-production would make this process long, and expensive with a traditional photography studio.

However, our machines can do it all. Our flatbed machine is especially excellent at digitising prints and fine artwork. At 111″ long and 85″ wide it is big enough to shoot all but the largest pieces, rendering a perfect cut out PNG every time in under 1 minute. Easy, time and cost efficient.

04
May

Sixteen47 return to Ushoot Studios

Sixteen47 recently came to us for a solution for their product photography, and we were more than happy to be able to help.

A couple of weeks ago they sent in the first batch of womenswear for us to shoot. Using the new mannequin, we did so, quickly and efficiently. They were obviously pleased with the results as we quickly received the next load that needed shooting.

Sixteen47 is the clothing brand set up by Helen Teague and Dawn French. Their clothes effortlessly combine style with quality. Read More about Sixteen47

The clothes themselves are beautifully ad thoughtfully designed. And designed with plus sized women in mind, the fit is flattering rather than it simply being a large copy made for smaller women.
For those who need and want stylish and interesting clothes that fit and work for both their personal and work life, this extended size range, is perfect. It can be demoralising clothes shopping especially online where you can’t try things on, but with Sixteen47 the results are always simple great clothes.

You can find Sixteen47 at 69 Gloucester Avenue, London NW1

Find out more, and check out their clothing range here