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Architectural Styles in the UK

Architectural Styles in the UK

Architecture in Britain is always evolving, taking different styles and forms to what it is today. English architecture is undoubtedly one of the richest in the world. Almost every historical era had something new in the architectural world. There are still great influences from the past building that can be seen in today’s houses. We […]

Stunning Barn Conversion Shoot Location

Stunning Barn Conversion Shoot Location

This stunning barn conversion is available to hire for photo shoots and filming. Hythe Farm – Barn Conversion Location Location: Kent, CT21 The location property is an 18th century derelict barn has been given a complete remodel to create an outstanding home in the Kent countryside. Featuring mechanically operated doors and a staircase that wraps […]

Hot Property Location & Pussywillow Grey

Hot Property Location & Pussywillow Grey

This modernist beach house is our Hot Property with inspiring Pussywillow Grey tones. Hot Property Name: Shoreham Beach House Location: Shoreham by Sea BN43 Modernist two storey location house in West Sussex, built in 2016. Cedar clad with balconies looking over the beach and direct access onto the beach. Open plan living and kitchen area, […]

Hot Property & Neutrals this October

Hot Property & Neutrals this October

This Months Hot Property Hot Property Name: Harriet Location: London, SE5 This London location house is designed in an ‘L’ shape formation – active living spaces open out horizontally across the ground floor of the house and garden. Private more peaceful retreat spaces spread vertically to the top of the house. A simple material palette of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photography Exhibitions in London this Summer

Photography Exhibitions in London this Summer

Whether you’re a photo expert or maybe just interested in learning more about the art, there are countless exhibitions in London for you to explore. Brighten up your summer by paying a visit to any of the following galleries; Photography Exhibitions in London   Lizzie Sadin-The 18th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award May 15-June […]

GDPR and Your Photography Business

GDPR and Your Photography Business

If you are a photographer, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may have become a reality for you. After its implementation in May this 2018, it has changed the way pictures are treated. According to this new data protection law, images that contain people who can be identified will be considered a form of personal […]

Property Interior Design Trends for 2018

Property Interior Design Trends for 2018

2018 property interior design trends are set to be full of wonderful ideas that you can bring into your home. Bold colours and new neutrals are printed in geometric designs. Unconventional places are used as the focal points for rooms. Natural materials are used to make rooms feel inviting, and trends from the past are […]

Fashion Photography, the Art, its History and Evolution

Fashion Photography, the Art, its History and Evolution

Fashion photography is an essential part of the fashion industry. Remarkably, while it is key to selling, it serves an even deeper purpose. From its early history, fashion photography is used as an effective means of storytelling. Historically, photography has transcended beyond selling — it is an intricate art form. Thus, photographers must create a […]

Street Style Photography, should it be Free or Not?

Street Style Photography, should it be Free or Not?

What is Street Style Photography? Over the last 10 years the street-style photographer scene has grown simultaneously with the boom of social media. The likes of influencers and bloggers have particularly taken interest in fashion. Brands have caught onto this trend and have started incentivizing influencers for posting images of people and models wearing their […]

White is The New Black

White is The New Black

White is the new black – ( YAWN ) This is now old news…as it’s a year ago since we made the decision to change the look and feel of Shootfactory. I made the decision to move from black to white when re designing the new web site. I thought, if are investing all of […]

MICHAEL MINNS my Rockett St George Interview

MICHAEL MINNS my Rockett St George Interview

The next Extraordinary Interiors homeowner to be featured on the blog is the super talented interior designer Michael Minns! Our first ever #10MinsWith guest Michael has gone from strength to strength and his photographic location agency and filming location library: The ShootFactory is a huge success. Living in Hull, Michael took on the interiors challenge to […]

Portrait Photography with Ali Mobasser

Portrait Photography with Ali Mobasser

Photographer Ali Mobasser has garnered international attention, having earned himself the 2016 Portrait of Britain award, and with good reason. Born in Maryland in the United States in 1976, Ali’s early life was marked by travels abroad and those adventures as a boy and young man have had a profound influence on the portraits of […]

Sofa Photo Shoot with the The Lounge co

Sofa Photo Shoot with the The Lounge co

The Lounge co recent photo shoot for their Sofa Range, “Hello I’m Violet”. The chosen Photo Shoot location was our London location house, Kempe.   The Lounge Co Love at first sit. That’s what The Lounge Co. is about – creating fabulous looking sofas for you to fall in love with, even more when you […]

Earn Money from your Event Space as a Shoot Location

Earn Money from your Event Space as a Shoot Location

Small Businesses are always looking for an additional revenue stream, but would you call your business premises an Event Space Location, we do! An Event Space, ( your business premises ) could be just what the next TV, Film, Advertisement or Photo Shoot director is looking for, you would be amazed at what the market […]

Could the Fashion Photography Studio be Automated?

Could the Fashion Photography Studio be Automated?

Content branding is moving across a variety of visual mediums. From Instagram to Facebook to Snapchat to Twitter, brands are finding themselves in need of creating platform-specific visuals to engage their audiences. And while it takes a lot of hard work to create different content for different mediums, it is one of the best ways […]

Location Agency brings HOLLYWOOD to your home!

Location Agency brings HOLLYWOOD to your home!

Would you love to see your home or property in your favourite film? Like the idea of a photo shoot with your favourite celebrity in your living room? Your Location Agency We have many home and property owner on the books of our location agency.   Many home and property owners in the UK have […]

London Photography Exhibitions this Season

London Photography Exhibitions this Season

This season marks some of the highlights of London’s arts & culture scene, with a rich line-up of photographic exhibitions showcasing both world-renowned and upcoming talents from around the globe. Bundle up and head out to these 10 must-see exhibitions, some of which are closing soon and shouldn’t be missed: The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography […]