The Key to Acceptance…. on Notonthehighstreet.com

Founded a decade ago by entrepreneurial award-winners Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish, notonthehighstreet.com has become the UK’s number one curated marketplace, hosting thousands of creative small businesses across a platform celebrating quirkiness, originality, and craft-design quality. We’ve written numerous blogs in the past with tips on how to make your photography appealing for NOTHS – notably here – so photography isn’t […]

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Product Photography for Notonthehighstreet.com, Part 3 : Stationery

In an increasingly virtual world where Facebook LIKES and group invites might have replaced a good deal of one-on-one sentiment, it seems we’re still drawn to the gloriously tactile, especially personal experience afforded us by gorgeous stationery. Whether it’s scribbling our thoughts in a favourite bound diary or receiving an invitation on beautifully gilded card, there’s something inherently […]

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Product Photography for Notonthehighstreet.com, Part 2 : Prints and Artwork

Last week, we gave some tips on successful food and drink photography for NOTHS (Notonthehighstreet.com), an e commerce site which has absolutely thrived through its mission to bring creative, beautifully-designed, original and high-quality products to your doorstep at the click of a button. Unlike the signature white background approach favoured by online behemoth Amazon, NOTHS encourage […]

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Why it Pays to Pay a Pro When Selling Online

As we plough forwards in an increasingly virtual and ever more saturated visual world, we’ve seen a real progression in the quality of online images in a few short years. Technological leaps in not just professional equipment, but consumer products such as camera-phones have forced members of the photographic industry to raise their game to stay competitive. […]

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Honey, I Shot the Lids….

…and the jars and stuff…. err, ok, sorry about that. (Classic film though! AND there was a bee scene in it so, you know, relevant…) Anyway, we realised we had a pretty sweet deal on our hands when Real Health asked us to shoot their 100% Pure Australian Manuka Honey for advertising in Boots’ glossy Health & […]

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Going Large with Easy Gazebos

When you specialise in product photography, you expect your subjects to come in all shapes and sizes and you take the rough with the smooth when it comes to prepping your shoot. A diamond ring might take the merest buff from a clean cloth to look its best, whilst a truckload of fashionable clobber means we’re […]

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Locking The AF Point for Super-Sharp Photos

This blog relates to a simple trick which many shooters arrive at through experience (or other people’s blogs!!) but if you’ve not discovered it, chances are you’re leaving some of your photographic results to, well, chance…. or at least to the whims of your camera’s auto-focus system. Whilst this may not be particularly relevant for those hardcore, […]

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Retouching Jewellery Photography

In product photography terms, some jewellery photography inhabits the same rarefied space it does on the shelves of the types of shops you have to be buzzed into. When your subject costs more per square inch than the car you drove to the studio in, you need to bring your A-game and produce flawless results. Last week, we […]

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