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

THE STUDIO : Renovating a new Space for Product Photography

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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CERAMICS PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY FROM STILL LIFE TO INTERIOR LIFESTYLE

By Richard Jackson

Producing a range of ceramics product photography, from still life to interior lifestyle. In this article, we’ll explain how these different approaches can create different images, each with their own unique feel…

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CASE STUDY : CREATING A COHESIVE STYLE FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCT TYPES WITHIN A COLLECTION

By Richard Jackson

Recently we were approached by a potential client wishing to have a complete line of giftware shot. It would need to be shot in a cohesive style that could work across all…

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Flatlay photography showing complete invitational suite of wedding stationery for maker Shells Bells

HOW WE APPROACHED PHOTOGRAPHING HANDMADE WEDDING STATIONERY

By Richard Jackson

Creating stunning handmade wedding stationery is just the beginning, working hand in hand with the designer read about how we created an exclusive look and helped raise the profile of this stunning brand…

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Beverage packshot photograph of Spirit of Yorkshire whisky

Shoot Retrospective : Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery Beverage Photography

By Richard Jackson

Packshots are a standard in product photography, in particular they’re very commonly used with beverage photography as bottles, and glass in general is notoriously difficult to photograph…

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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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