We are very adept at creating studio sets. With many backgrounds and props in the studio we can create a kitchen, restaurant, bedroom, workshop, bathroom, office, hotel room and gym to name a few. We have even created a swimming pool backdrop in the studio! Studio sets are perfectly suited to closer up images of products.

With a few basic props and different surfaces we can create many different sets. Not all products need a full location shoot to illustrate their suggested use. We use tiles, worktops, flooring, shelves and small items of furniture to create sets. If you have a specific concept of the background you would like us to use we can always order wall paper for your bespoke and unique setting.

If you are looking for a location set we have researched numerous locations in and around Sussex. We have also shot on location in Scotland, Austria, America, even the beaches of Barbados!

Lifestyle sets are well suited to larger products and enable you to include more of the background in your photographs. You can get more variety from your photography in less time in a real setting, but hiring a location can be expensive, depending on your requirements. Do contact us with your wishlist and we will do our best to find a background solution to suit your budget.



  • Luke Kiernan 13/01/2020   Reply →

    Hi There,

    My name is Luke Kiernan & I co-own a company called Ben Simpson Furniture.

    We are an e-commerce business that Manufacture & Sell rustic shelving & furniture online. We have grown our online presence gradually over the last 4 years and have always completed our product photography ourselves, heavily relying on photoshop to help take out our props!!!

    We are now wanting to really push forward with improving all aspects of our business & feel that we now need to improve our product photos.

    Previously we have always used our own props to attach our shelves to the wall in our own home to try not to damage a wall. However it is now at the point where we need lifestyle shots that show the products in a natural surrounding and that can only be achieved in real homes.

    As a product photographer, im am basically wanting to know whether you have any recommendations on how we would be able to achieve this and whether product photo sets exist?

    Looking forward to hearing back from you.

    Many Thanks

    Luke Kiernan

    • Helen Perris 14/01/2020   Reply →

      Hi Luke,

      Thanks for your comment.

      As you say, most homes or even photography locations won’t be too happy about putting up real shelving because of the damage. When you talk about props – are you talking about clamping the shelves temporarily in place, then removing that afterwards? That would probably be my first suggestion. If you need a real location, there are plenty of location sets that you can hire for photography, yes. Just google ‘photography locations’ or something like that. They cost anywhere from £200 – several thousand pounds per day to shoot in.

      Alternatively, we might build small sets in the studio and fix the shelves properly to large flats. Or we might shoot the shelves onto white flats, and then photoshop into real sets afterwards. If you have already chosen a lifestyle set image to work with, you can then shoot the shelving at an accurate angle, which helps it to look more natural.

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