photography

What is knolling photography, and do you need it?

What is knolling photography, and do you need it?

The meticulous nature of knolling means that you end up with eye-catching and striking imagery, which display your product clearly with additional context, this is exactly what you want from commercial images.

How to represent different sized products in your product images

How to represent different sized products in your product images

Building a loyal customer base that trusts you and your brand is imperative when building a successful business, and the key to this, trust.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

How to get Product Photography to Beat your Competitors

How to get Product Photography to Beat your Competitors

Product photography has changed because how it is used has changed. Back in the day, almost all purchases were made in store, with a few from catalogue, mail-order or over the phone. However, with the advancement of technology online shopping has exploded and consumers are now buying more things online than all the previously mentioned methods combined. 

Bring your photos to life! The Animation Guys use UShoot for their Stop-motion Animation

Bring your photos to life! The Animation Guys use UShoot for their Stop-motion Animation

Stop-motion animation is a visual storytelling form that conjures the illusion of movement by combining multiple stills to create motion and convey an idea.

Sixteen47 shoot amazing plus-size mannequin photography at UShoot

Sixteen47 shoot amazing plus-size mannequin photography at UShoot

Consumers want honesty. And traditionally the fashion market place has not been a particularly honest place. Plus-sized clothing is often shot on models who fall on the rather slim side. What this means when shopping online for plus-sized clothing is that you can’t get a real sense of what the clothes would look like.

9 Creative Product Photography Ideas

9 Creative Product Photography Ideas

The online market place is continually demanding innovation in the way products are being presented. This is being led by the big brands and fashion houses who have the resource to continually create creative product photography ideas: resulting in extraordinary, gripping imagery.

This is due to the advancement of technology, making it quicker and easier to shop online, meaning that in 2017, we have reached a time where people actually buy more online than they do in-store.