Alexander & James on Location at our “Mastershipwrights” Location House

Alexander & James on Location at our “Mastershipwrights” Location House

Alexander & James Sofas have been on location shooting their Wardrobe Look Book at our “Mastershipwrights” location house in London. The new Wardrobe collection features loose cover sofa designs in ready to wear fabric and leather combinations. Natural materials are deconstructed and raw, drape beautifully and enhance the super comfortable sit. Loose leather covers are […]

Farrow & Ball on Location at our “Dower” Location House

Farrow & Ball on Location at our “Dower” Location House

Farrow & Ball have recently been on location shooting their latest metallic wallpaper designs at our Dower location house in Buckinghamshire. Farrow & Ball have transformed their collection of handcrafted wallpapers with a selection of covetable metallic prints and unique colourways, bringing nine of their best-loved designs to life with striking shades of gold, silver […]

Promoting Your Photography on Instagram

Promoting Your Photography on Instagram

Photographers can occasionally have a tricky time when promoting their work and services to a broad audience. Websites can be an effective part of an overall strategy, but they can be lacking when it comes to getting the word out and showcasing a person’s work. This is where social media comes in, as it can […]

What is Commercial Photography?

What is Commercial Photography?

People absolutely love taking pictures. Every day, social media feeds end up filled with countless pictures. You don’t even have to wait for more than a few minutes to see a new photo taken by one of your friends or family members. It’s easy to understand why people are so fond of photography. This particular […]

Filming in London FAQs

Filming in London FAQs

The city of London has long been a popular location for the industry’s most brilliant filmmakers, and understandably so. Directors love to film in London because of its wealth of incredible historical landmarks, numerous other gorgeous locales, and not to mention the fact that it is easy to find skilled film crew members and talented […]

What to Expect From a Studio Photo Shoot

What to Expect From a Studio Photo Shoot

Whether you’re just starting out with modelling or you’re running a campaign, you may be faced with your first photo shoot ever. Understandably, there may be some nervous jitters. After all, you don’t want to do something that might delay the photo shoot from starting. What can you expect? How can you make the process […]

What Type of Event Venue for a Product Launch

What Type of Event Venue for a Product Launch

Understanding The Importance of Venue Choices for Product Launches When looking to plan and organise a product launch, the main focus should always be on the best way to present the product being unfolded for the world to see. Like any special event, where the item is first showcased can make a significant difference in […]

What is Studio Photography?

What is Studio Photography?

In its truest sense, studio photography is preformed indoors, in a managed setting where the photographer has complete control over all of the elements that go into creating a photograph. Studio photography is used to shoot a wide variety of subjects, including people, animals and wide variety of products, from automobiles to jewellery. A photography […]

Instagram Photo Shoot Locations in London

Instagram Photo Shoot Locations in London

London is arguably one of the most famous and photogenic destinations in the world. From colourful houses to grand architecture, fashion and art, there are several beautiful locations to help you admire London’s beauty and fill your feed with all of those Instagram-worthy shots. If you’re planning to take a trip to London, you’ll want […]

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas filmed at Rodos Location House

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas filmed at Rodos Location House

SHOOTFACTORY’S Rodos location house was used for the filming of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas on Channel 4. Series 1006 (2018) was a one-off prime time episode, featuring everything that’s joyful about crafting at Christmas and one giant Christmas goodie bag. Kirstie shares her love of Christmas and festive crafting, from luxury presents made out of ordinary […]

Mary Poppins Filmed at Tay Location House in London

Mary Poppins Filmed at Tay Location House in London

SHOOTFACTORY is proud to have played a small part in the Mary Poppins Returns released on Dec 19th. In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal […]

Top 10 Photo Shoot & Filming Locations for 2018

Top 10 Photo Shoot & Filming Locations for 2018

Its that time of year again when we sift through all our location bookings data and put together our list of the most popular locations for photo shoots and filming in 2018. Top 10 Shoot Locations **Top 10 list based on bookings of location.   1. The Cottage Location: London N1 This is a three […]

Introduction to Commercial Photography

Introduction to Commercial Photography

An Introduction to Commercial Photography and Could Commercial Photography Be the Right Career for You? Defining Commercial Photography and Recognising Its Uses Pursuing commercial photography generally means you’ll be taking photos for commercial use. When we say commercial use, we mean that these photos will be used by businesses, used for selling products and traded […]

Choosing & Working With a Commercial Photographer

Choosing & Working With a Commercial Photographer

Artistic content is the bane of many professional projects in part because of the ambiguity of the task itself and also because of the sometimes volatile personalities with which you may work. In this article, we will break down the various stages of organisation when choosing and working with a commercial photographer. Whether you need […]

eCommerce Photography and Product Photography Tips

eCommerce Photography and Product Photography Tips

According to latest research, most online users will hang around a web page for less then 59 seconds if they cant find what they are looking for. There is just too much online information to take time to absorb every detail. Keep in mind that your online product images may not be shown in context […]

Photography Studios with Natural Light

Photography Studios with Natural Light

If you prefer shooting with natural light, Shootfactory has a range of photography studios with natural light, fixed coves, drive-in capabilities, lighting rigs and huge ceiling heights, making these photography studios some of the most advanced studio facilities in London. Natural Light Photography Studios Ladbroke One London W10 3,200 square feet photographic studio with drive-in […]

The Impact of Social Media on Photography

The Impact of Social Media on Photography

With the explosion in the use of social media, there has been an inevitable backlash against some of its impacts. Commentators in all walks of life have lamented many of the same things–the proliferation of fake news, isolation from real human interaction, and countless items of click bait, spam, and scams. All of these issues […]

Mirrorless Cameras Unveiled by Industry’s Two Biggest Manufacturers

Mirrorless Cameras Unveiled by Industry’s Two Biggest Manufacturers

It has been almost 200 years since the first picture was taken. Advances in photographic technology have been nothing short of amazing. Smartphones changed the way that we look at cameras. We take them for granted, carrying them everywhere we go. Now there is a new innovation that is causing us to reconsider our feelings […]

What Photography Studio Lighting is the Best?

What Photography Studio Lighting is the Best?

Lights, camera, action! This has been used by photographers with their their models and directors when shooting movies. But, think about those three words, lights, camera and action and their meaning. They mean that if you want an awesome visual image, you have to create the perfect lighting, the perfect camera settings and the perfect […]

How a Photography Studio Works

How a Photography Studio Works

Photographic studios which are also referred to as photography studios or just photo studios, are often complex spaces that facilitate businesses that are much more sophisticated than a person not working in such an environment may recognise. In order to provide you with an appreciation for how the average photographic studio works, let us assess […]