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BCTF trade show advertising product photography

Advertising the 2019 and 2020 British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) through Product Photography

By Richard Jackson

We were honoured to be asked to create advertising images for both the 2019 and 2020 British Craft Trade Fair. When creating imagery for this fantastic event…

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A Creative Product Photography Journey for Miniml Apothecary

By Richard Jackson

The Friendly Chemical Company, who produce natural cleaning products, contacted us with a brief to provide a shoot that fulfilled their need for a combination of lifestyle, product and interior styled imagery. A tall order all within one shoot…

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Product photograph of greetings card featuring bee illustration and accompanying props

Looking Back at Shoots for Eco Friendly Brand Seedlings

By Richard Jackson

It was back in 2015 when we first produced an introductory sample shoot for designer Sarah-Jayne Mercer and her business Seedlings Cards & Gifts and have been creating imagery for them ever since.

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Portrait of Richard Jackson of Forever Creative showing one of the vintage cameras from the studios prop store

PINNED POST : Tips on your Own Photography for Designers and Makers

By Richard Jackson

A collection of articles. tips and tutorials containing advice on product photography for designers and makers. From information on how to light your work, choosing appropriate backgrounds to creating…

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Studio flash used to illuminate this artificial arrangement from Flower Studio Marlow

Creating Style with New Backgrounds & Surfaces for Lifestyle Product Photography

By Richard Jackson

Surfaces and backgrounds are used to place items in context. Read on to find how they can be used to set off your work and products and really connect with your customer…

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Tailored product photography studio complete with period features, cast iron fireplace, sash windows, period skirting and brand new floor

Renovating a new Space for Product Photography, Our Studio

By Richard Jackson

The studio is based in amazing old building, which forms a Creative Enterprise space. In this article we talk about how we use the rooms, and how the space has changed from when we first took it on to how it is now…

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USEFUL LINKS

Design & Print

Humbleprint did a wonderful job of printing all of my business stationery, and supplied me with really lovely paper and card stock too. If you'd like to support a small business instead of one of the big printing companies try Bob at Humbleprint.

"Print and design for small businesses – from business cards, leaflets, booklets and greetings cards, to stickers, posters, roller banners and more, HumblePrint does the (small) business."

https://humbleprint.uk/

 

Instagram Mentoring

I found Kia on Instagram as an artist, but noticed she also provided Instagram marketing advice. Thinking that it would be a good fit to get advice from another creative business, I ordered one of her Bespoke eBooks. Kia, describes herself as an Accidental InstaMarketeer, grew her account from 12 to 10,000 followers in one year and now has over 26,000 followers. Kia's standard eBook is on sale on her Etsy page, http://etsy.me/2Ec4rlf, or if you'd like to go for the bespoke version, send her a message at www.instagram.com/sticksandink

https://www.sticksandink.com/

 

Public Relations

Having been in contact with the chaps at Howling Moon PR, for a while now, they've been very helpful whilst discussing business and marketing matters, and are very highly recommended by mutual client Helen Russell. Located in London and Norfolk, they provide bespoke public relations, marketing and brand development. They offer an affordable, personal service and specialise in working with small and medium size businesses ensuring you get noticed by your potential customers.

https://www.howlingmoonpr.co.uk/

 

Website Design

I've known Paul the founder of Aura Creative Media for many years, he heads up a team of website and digital specialists. With this team they enable greeting card designers and publishers to succeed online and work with some of the most respected greetings card designers in the UK. They're noted for taking a genuine interest in your business and listening.

https://auracreativemedia.co.uk/

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