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BCTF trade show advertising product photography

Advertising Shoot : British Craft Trade Fair 2019

By Richard Jackson

I was very happy to be asked by Margeret from the British Craft Trade Fair to produce some shots for advertising this years coming show. Margeret says…

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Silver pendant product photograph with lights in the background out of focus bokeh

Shoot Retrospective : Kate Wimbush Jewellery Photography

By Richard Jackson

A jewellery photography shoot for a local maker. Designer Kate Wimbush creates handmade jewellery inspired by the sea and the elements. In this shoot, she requested a look

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Camilla Thomas textiles photographed on client supplied chair

Shoot Retrospective : Textile Design Photography for Camilla Thomas

By Richard Jackson

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting lots of beautifully designed handmade products, such as these throw and cushions. All shot in the studio…

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Artificial flower arrangement photographed in the studio with diffused lighting on rustic industrial surface

SHOOT RETROSPECTIVE : ARTIFICIAL ARRANGEMENTS BY AN ONLINE FLORIST

By Richard Jackson

For this shoot I painted up new backgrounds, to be a little more subtle and reminiscent of interiors backgrounds. I’ve been expanding my range of lighting…

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Graham Hudson ceramic bowls photography

Shoot Retrospective : Ceramics Photography from Graham Hudson

By Richard Jackson

Not having a great deal of time to get to the blog at the moment. But looking back over the past few months one of my favourite shoots to do has been these…

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Handmade clock by designer makers Humblewood

Shoot Retrospective : Home Accessories by Humblewood

By Richard Jackson

Bob from Humblewood was very pleased when some of his lifestyle images were featured in various BCTF literature, and even one on a banner at the show itself…

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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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