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Framing this Extraordinary (One of a Kind) Shoot Location

Framing this Extraordinary (One of a Kind) Shoot Location

The extraordinary Invisible House sits enthroned in the intricate dance of light and shadow, where architecture marries art and sculpture, a sublime testament to unconventional design and ingenuity. Located in the picturesque Warwickshire, this award-winning, avant-garde property is where reality intertwines with reflection, presenting a shoot location that can be best described as otherworldly. The […]

Anna Howlett Textile Shoot on Location

Anna Howlett Textile Shoot on Location

Anna Howlett Textile shoot on location at Mastershipwrights in London. Anna Howlett is a Textile Consultant and Creative. Specialising in developing textiles, she provides end-to-end project management, from initial brief to sourcing and manufacturing for residential and contract markets. Whether you are a textile brand, architect or interior designer, Anna can use her expertise to […]

Picture Perfect Elegance: Our New Stately Location for Photo Shoots and Filming

Picture Perfect Elegance: Our New Stately Location for Photo Shoots and Filming

In photography and film, few things captivate the imagination, quite like a breathtaking, elegant location. Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to “Picture Perfect Elegance: Our New Stately Location for Photo Shoots and Filming.” This exclusive visual experience features a trio of enchanting venues, all nestled within the idyllic Dorset countryside. Each location exudes […]

Net-a-Porter Shoot on Location for Valentino

Net-a-Porter Shoot on Location for Valentino

Net-a-Porters recent Valentino Surfaces collection shoot on location in London The Valentino Surfaces collection takes inspiration from the Maison’s past, reimagining aesthetics with today’s allure.   Second Shoot Day Client: @NETAPORTER @VALENTINO Model: @ILANA_H | @LINDENSTAUB Photographer: @HANSNEUMANN Art Director: @SAMMCLONDON Styling: @SABINAKHANSTYLIST Styling Assistant: @ROSAWEAIT Set Designer: @KINGSDRAWINGCLUB Hair Stylist: @ALFIESACKETT Make Up Artist: […]

Soho Home: New Interior Collection Shoot on Location

Soho Home: New Interior Collection Shoot on Location

Soho Home shoot for their new SS23 collection on location at our Dorset location house. Their new collection explores curvaceous shapes, bold patterns and textures, bringing the creative atmosphere of Soho House together with furniture and homeware designs that elevate moments spent in the home. Soho Home is a modern interiors brand designed for relaxed, […]

Net-a-Porter Recent Shoot on Location for Balmain & Bottega

Net-a-Porter Recent Shoot on Location for Balmain & Bottega

Net-a-Porters recent product shoot for the Balmain Fine Jewellery and Bottega Veneta collection on location at Beauvoir, one of our London location houses. Since its launch in 2000, NET‑A‑PORTER has delivered incredible fashion for incredible women with 200 specialist beauty brands and new arrivals on site three times a week, NET‑A‑PORTER is the world’s premier […]

Net-a-Porter Recent Shoot on Location for Ralph Lauren Collection

Net-a-Porter Recent Shoot on Location for Ralph Lauren Collection

Net-a-Porters recent product shoot for the Ralph Lauren Collection on location at Dower, our Buckinghamshire location house. Since its launch in June 2000, NET‑A‑PORTER has delivered incredible fashion for incredible women. With more than 800 of the world’s most coveted designer brands, including Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Chloe, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Prada, and Stella […]

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 & 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 […]

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 […]