Event Planning Tips for Businesses

Event Planning Tips for Businesses

Planning an event for your business is a big task, but the benefits of a successful event are well worth the effort. A business event can raise awareness about the company and even generate new business leads. All it takes is some thoughtful planning to pull off the event of the year. The right venue […]

Photograph your Home Like a Professional Photographer

Photograph your Home Like a Professional Photographer

If you’ve ever looked at a photo online and wondered why your shots never quite seem to be as good, we have your answer. Experienced and skilled photographers don’t just whip out their cameras and expect picture-perfect photos. A lot of work goes into taking beautiful pictures of a home, inside and out, and employing […]

Photo Shoot & Filming Location Agency – a Cut Above the Rest

Photo Shoot & Filming Location Agency – a Cut Above the Rest

At SHOOTFACTORY, we understand the challenges of hosting a film crew. With a team of experienced agents who have worked on both sides of the camera, we know firsthand the disruptions that can occur when forty people show up to film a documentary. However, we also recognise the significant financial rewards of opening your property […]

Tips For Filming In an International Location

Tips For Filming In an International Location

Filming locations are pivotal in movie production, providing the visual backdrop that brings stories to life. A well-chosen location enhances the narrative, adding authenticity and depth to the scenes and captivating the audience’s imagination. While local filming locations offer convenience and familiarity, venturing into international territories presents challenges that require careful planning and consideration. International […]

Top 5 Tips as a Location House Owner

Top 5 Tips as a Location House Owner

Whether you own a basement flat in London or a manor house in the country, these essential tips for preparing your property for photo shoots, TV, and film productions will help ensure a smooth and successful experience.   Tips for Location House Owners 1. Clean and Tidy Ensure your property is spotless and clutter-free. Store […]

How to Choose The Right Photo Shoot Location

How to Choose The Right Photo Shoot Location

Choosing the right location for a photo shoot is a decision that can make or break the outcome of your project. Whether working on a high-profile campaign for a luxury brand or a personal creative endeavour, the setting you select sets your images’ tone, mood, and aesthetic. However, finding that perfect location can be challenging, […]

Filming Locations You Have Never Heard Of

Filming Locations You Have Never Heard Of

Hollywood has long been considered the epicentre of the film industry, renowned for its big-budget blockbusters and star-studded productions. However, the technology and expertise required to create epic movies have spread far beyond Los Angeles, leading to a global expansion of filming locations. Filmmakers increasingly turn to unique and lesser-known destinations to bring their creative […]

What Does a Location Agency Do?

What Does a Location Agency Do?

A location agency links property owners and creative professionals seeking the ideal project backdrop. By representing a diverse portfolio of properties, these agencies provide a curated selection of venues that meet the specific needs of their clients. For property owners, this means a new revenue stream and the opportunity to showcase their spaces in high-profile […]

Basic Tips for Starting out in Food Photography

Basic Tips for Starting out in Food Photography

Food photography once considered a niche speciality, has become a crucial aspect of marketing for eateries, food trucks, and grocery stores. High-quality images not only entice potential customers by showcasing the establishment’s offerings in the most delicious way possible but also contribute to the establishment’s brand identity, setting the tone and expectations for the customer […]

Photography Studios in North London – New for 2024

Photography Studios in North London – New for 2024

North London is experiencing a surge in opportunities for studio photographers. Shootfactory latest 2024 collection features a variety of new studios outfitted with cutting-edge facilities to meet a broad spectrum of photographic needs. Whether you are searching for a vast warehouse for a high-fashion editorial or a quaint kitchen studio for your upcoming culinary publication, […]

Melford House  Victorian Villa Meets Modern Creativity in London

Melford House Victorian Villa Meets Modern Creativity in London

Melford House in Hackney blends Victorian grandeur and contemporary design. This stunning property, available for hire via Shootfactory, offers a unique setting for photo shoots, film productions, and creative endeavours. Melford House showcases vast living rooms that span an impressive 47 feet. They feature original fireplaces and detailed panelling that echo the rich history of […]

Elegant London Locations for Exclusive Shoots

Elegant London Locations for Exclusive Shoots

London, a city renowned for its rich history, iconic architecture, and vibrant culture, offers a range of elegant locations perfect for photo shoots and filming. Whether you’re a professional photographer, filmmaker, or brand looking for the ideal backdrop for your next project, London’s diverse settings range from Victorian elegance to contemporary chic. Below, we explore […]

Yung Lean and Bladee on Location with Paper Magazine

Yung Lean and Bladee on Location with Paper Magazine

Paper Magazine recently collaborated with Yung Lean, Bladee, and the Deerhurst location house for an exclusive photoshoot and interview. Situated in London, Deerhurst emerges not just as a backdrop but as a character in its own right, setting the stage for exploring artistic synergy that transcends the conventional. The collaboration between Yung Lean, Bladee, and […]

Creative Approaches to Photography Lighting

Creative Approaches to Photography Lighting

In photography, lighting is more than just a fundamental component; it’s the cornerstone that shapes the essence of every image captured. The interplay of light and shadow defines the visual texture and depth of photographs and significantly influences the mood and emotional impact conveyed to the viewer. Therefore, understanding and mastering lighting in photography becomes […]

Guide to Photo Shoot Location Scouting

Guide to Photo Shoot Location Scouting

Location scouting is a crucial step in the planning process of any photo shoot. Whether you’re a photographer, creative director, or location scout, finding the perfect backdrop can make or break the final image. The right location complements the concept and adds depth and authenticity to the photographs. For photographers, creative directors, and location scouts, […]

Mint Velvet Denim Collection Shoot in London

Mint Velvet Denim Collection Shoot in London

Mint Velvet, the brand that revolutionised the Relaxed Glamour concept, had a recent photo shoot at our Three Zero location apartment in London. This marks a new chapter in the brand’s journey, blending its signature style with an architectural masterpiece to create a visual feast that speaks volumes of elegance and sophistication. Founded in 2009 […]

10 New Studios for Photo Shoots in London (2024)

10 New Studios for Photo Shoots in London (2024)

London continues to be a vibrant hub for creativity and photography, offering many studio spaces for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re looking for a space with natural lighting, unique backdrops, or versatile settings, London’s newest studios have something to offer. Attic One Location: London, E5 Nestled in an ex-Victorian tram depot, Attic One offers […]

Country Locations Featuring Scandi Elements for Your Next Shoot

Country Locations Featuring Scandi Elements for Your Next Shoot

Photo shoot locations that perfectly blend natural beauty with minimalist design and Scandinavian-inspired elements have become a sought-after aesthetic. From serene countryside retreats to contemporary barn conversions, the influence of Scandinavian design – characterised by simplicity, functionality, and a connection to nature – offers a versatile backdrop for photographers, filmmakers, and brands. We explore unique […]

A Day in The Life Of a Location Company

A Day in The Life Of a Location Company

At Shootfactory, our location agents work behind closed doors, ensuring everything runs smoothly. From the moment we open our doors, the phones start ringing, and emails flood in, keeping us on our toes.   Location Company Day Begins We are a team of experienced agents specialising in photo shoots and filming locations. Our day starts […]

Net a Porter Cover Shoot with Kate Winslet on Location

Net a Porter Cover Shoot with Kate Winslet on Location

Hambrook Barn provided a setting grounded in natural beauty and reflective repose. Its expansive fields, rustic exteriors, and the seamless blend of traditional and modern architectural elements made it an ideal location for capturing Winslet in a series of introspective and radiant portraits. Under the creative direction of Net-a-Porter’s team, the shoot leveraged the golden […]