Bravado Shoot new Limited Edition Merch inspired by Lil Yachty, Migos, Rae Sremmurd and More

Bravado Shoot new Limited Edition Merch inspired by Lil Yachty, Migos, Rae Sremmurd and More

Bravado have just dropped a selection of new limited edition merchadise focusing on some of the biggest rapper names in the game. Migos, Lil Yachty, Rae Sremmund, Nav and more are the heart and inspiration for this new collection. And we had the privilege of shooting it.

How to photograph Reflective products and light your way to success

How to photograph Reflective products and light your way to success

​​​​​​​Shooting Reflective products can cause problems for even the most seasoned photographers. So when using our studio it’s important to understand some of the best practices to make your shoot go smoothly and get the best results.

Say no to Plastic: Chilly Bottles, Stylishly Sustainable

Chillys 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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The result: a reusable water bottle that offers outstanding performance in a modern and stylish design, that people love to have with them at all times.

Chilly’s is a London based business, founded in 2010 and run by James Butterfield and Tim Bouscarle.

We love their designs, which come in a broad spectrum of colours and patterns which are constantly evolving. Their pastel range is a particular favourite of ours in the studio, the bright pastel colours with the minimalist design  and ultra-functionality make the product exciting, eye-catching and fun.

Recently they came into the studio to shoot their newest rage of bottles. An exciting collection of awesomely colourful bottles which we couldn't help but fall in love with. See examples below:

They have recently been doing a selection of new collaboration items with the likes of Emma Bridgewater & Zanna Van Dyke which we are incredibly excited by.

There are many benefits to these bottles beyond their designs though. Not least of all is that they are insulated, keeping your drink hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24. They have been coming to the UShoot Studio for several years now, and s we have of course all been persuaded to own one of these bottles in the studio and we can tell you with absolute certainty that they are very effectively insulated. Almost magically so.

On top of this, having a metal product means we move away from the harmful toxins that can be released from disposable plastics. And of course plastic bottles are an economic crisis, with millions of tons of bottles going to land-fill. In the UK alone we fail to recycle around 16 million plastic bottles a day.

This then is a product we can truly get behind.

Goodbye White: Why you should consider adding colour to your backgrounds

Goodbye White: Why you should consider adding colour to your backgrounds

White backgrounds don’t distract from the product, they give a truth representation of what the consumer is going to buy. This makes them more trustworthy and as such inevitably increase sales compared someone shooting on a busy background.

However, it’s a little boring

UShoot Studios: Perfect for Childrenswear

UShoot Studios: Perfect for Childrenswear

One problem many Childrenswear brands face is getting consistent photography so that their online shops, and their catalogues look tidy and accurately represent the quality of material and design of their products.

Our StyleShoots machines are absolutely perfect for shooting Childrenswear product photography. Getting consistent photography, not just through the one shoot, but across different shoots for different seasons over many years, has never been easier.

Mannequin vs. Flat Lay: What Should you be Shooting?

Mannequin vs. Flat Lay: What Should you be Shooting?

How you present their clothing online is a challenge for every brand. Decisions have to be made on the styling of the garments, the angles you shoot from, and importantly whether or not you shoot on mannequin or Flat Lay.

7 Tips to Getting Consistent Product Photography

7 Tips to Getting Consistent Product Photography

The ecommerce industry is changing all the time. However, whilst trends come and go with each season, there are a some things that always remain the same - especially in apparel photography. 
In this post, we identify seven essential things to consider to get you perfectly consistent photography across all your photo-shoots and help you create stunning inventory images!

Even faster photography: stand out from the crowd

Even faster photography: stand out from the crowd

Would you be interested in getting cut-out product shots, product on model and video simultaneously?

A Perfectly Versatile Product Photography Studio

A Perfectly Versatile Product Photography Studio

Our studio set up is unique in the UK.

What makes us so charmingly special isn’t our awesome team, our friendly faces, or our attention to detail. It’s not even our years of experience which enables us to understand our client’s needs even when they don’t fully understand them themselves.

No, what makes us special is our Styleshoot machines; and maybe that other stuff too.

We use the same technology as big brands like…

5 common post-production mistakes made in product photography And how to avoid them…

5 common post-production mistakes made in product photography And how to avoid them…

Getting great photography is important, but more often than not without a little post-production your photography won’t be great.

There are dangers though when it comes to post-producing your imagery. Do too much to it and it will look fake, too little and you won’t have the best image possible. Then you have to think about your branding, your look and make sure the production on each image is the same so that you get a consistent look across your collections.

For these reasons it is unlikely that any product photography will be left completely untouched, so we have put together a short list of 5 of the most common mistakes people make and how to avoid them.

Shooting Accessories with UShoot Studios

Shooting Accessories with UShoot Studios

Shooting any form of accessory can be fiddly and time consuming.

In the studio we style and shoot everything from bags to belt buckles, pins and scarves. Each item holds its own set of challenges.

Use the same technology as big brands and get product photography to compete

Use the same technology as big brands and get product photography to compete

We are the only studio in the UK who offers a service to small businesses to use the StyleShoot Machines.

We are leveling the playing field, giving small brands the same technological advantages as some of the biggest boys on the playground.

How to Create 3D Product Photography

How to Create 3D Product Photography

Increasing conversion online is all about creating confidence in the customer that they know exactly what they are getting.

With clothing an important part of that is making sure the customer understands how it would fit them. Which is why many brands shoot their clothes either on mannequin or on model (with the exception of childrenswear). It gives an accurate representation of how the clothes look on a person’s body, and gives the consumer an idea as to what they might look like in it.

However, it isn’t all that simple. To get that 3D effect without the mannequin or model in the image requires a gentle touch from a skilled hand.

5 tips for shooting flat lay perfect for social media

5 tips for shooting flat lay perfect for social media

Shooting your product for social media is a challenge that all brands face. So we've put together 5 top tips to get great product shots perfect for social media.

9 Ways Good Product Photography will Increase your Online Sales

9 Ways Good Product Photography will Increase your Online Sales

How Important is Imagery?

Our purchasing decisions are 93% based on visual appearance alone.

53% of customers value images more important than ratings or reviews

Using Different Mannequins When Shooting your Product Photography

Using Different Mannequins When Shooting your Product Photography

Different Products require different shooting techniques. When it comes to shooting on Mannequin though there is a whole array of mannequin choices. Picking the right mannequin will cut down time and make the shoot cheaper and easier.

Plus Sized Product Photography with Sixteen47

Plus Sized Product Photography with Sixteen47

Plus Size Product Photography in the Studio

The plus-sized market place is still a rather under represented channel in women’s fashion. However, over the last few years it has developed into a thriving market place fulfilling a demand. What was before a rather lacklustre selection is now a demanding fashion channel.

Active and Swimwear in UShoot Studios

Shooting 3D

Over the last couple of months we've had a wide variety of gorgeous active and swimwear.

These clothes provide a unique challenge when shot on mannequin. Creating the 3D effect with the mannequin cut out requires multiple angles to be shot and the images to be stitched together in post production.

This is especially difficult with thin complicated straps.

For this reason people often opt for shooting (especially swimwear) on flat lay, which can be a quicker option. However, the 3D effect is great for showing how the product fits when worn.

Inava Pavani

Inava Pavani began by identifying a new type of savvy stylish consumer who respects the value of a technical fit. Established in early July of 2017, the versatile luxury activewear transcends seasons with their timeless designs. 

For Luna

Founded in 2009, For Luna Swimwear is the world’s leading retro beachwear boutique, with a strong reputation for fantastic quality beachwear and excellent customer service.

Designed to be practical as well as glamorous, all their swimsuits, bikinis and accessories are comfortable as well as stylish and eye-catching.

Vaara

Activewear that aims to bridge the gap between the gym and the bank. Set up by Katiana Korsakova this gorgeous line of atheleisure clothes stands out from the crowd with its paired down simplicity, bold colours. It is about quality, these are clothes that should make you feel as beautiful as you look in them, whether you’re out and about or sweating in the gym.


Shooting Childrenswear with UShoot Studios

Shooting Childrenswear with UShoot Studios

Over the early part of February we have been quite swamped with childrens clothing, hundreds of fantastic pieces, from newborn sets and cutsie booties, to high end brands and princess dresses.