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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Freelance Photographic Retoucher

Freelance retoucher set visions

Our CGI department has an exciting opportunity for a Freelance Photographic Retoucher to join our team based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Set Visions is one of the county’s leading photorealistic CGI studios. Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire we supply brochure images for some of the country’s leading retailers and manufacturers. As an exciting, busy creative studio, we are seeking an experienced Photographic Retoucher.

You will be joining a passionate and creative team of Stylists, Photographers and CGI artists that create and deliver wonderful high end commercial images and state of the art visualisers. This is an amazing opportunity for an individual to contribute to exciting works and develop professionally.


The ideal Freelance Photographic Retoucher must have

- Industry experience with portfolio, to include before and after retouched images

- Strong knowledge of colour management and colour matching

- Creative re-touching

- PC literate

- Knowledge of CGI (not essential)

- Photographic eye/photography experience

- Strong communication skills

- High attention to detail

- Able and happy to follow direction and existing workflow working to time scales

The successful Freelance Photographic Retoucher will have a passionate interest in photography and all types imagery in general, with a driving desire to strengthen Set Visions’ high quality and high output. You'll have a strong portfolio demonstrating creative, high-end photo-realistic retouching skills, excellent attention to detail is essential

To join this team you must be an agile and creative thinker where achieving the impossible is second nature.

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as our Freelance Photographic Retoucher then please email matthew.goodridge@setvisions.co.uk with your CV and a link to your online portfolio if avaible.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sneak Peek-Raw Colour Bomb

conceptual studio photography set visions


The Set Visions team love an innovative photography challenge. Our Capture team worked alongside one of our long-standing clients who has a rich design and manufacturing history where colour tones and design is key for each collection. Our client pride themselves on the use of colour, with this shoot embodying the raw fibres and explosion of colour; emulating the dye process.

The final piece is one large installation created by strategically placing each fibre as though floating through mid-air. The image was successfully used across multiple media platforms in the UK and was key in their display at Neo Con in the US. Check out the behind the scenes sneaky peek video to see the creative process!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trending New Nordic Naturals

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This year has seen natural materials coming to the forefront of interior design and homeware design. 
Soft, light bleached woods, with natural wood grain running throughout.
New Nordic Naturals is all about the fresh natural aesthetic within design. 
Wood cladding and feature wall pieces are undoubtedly coming back. There’s also a strong stylised reappearance of wooden cabinets in kitchen design, but with more up to date tones such as the lighter Nordic hues.

Natural wood 'shelfies'

Shelfies trend textured woods
Natural wood can be brought in to a room in various ways. For instance, using tiles and wood flooring as a room base. Mix up the tonal woods with wooden propping and weathered textures for contrast.

Exposed shelving is still hugely on trend, I’m sure you’ve seen ‘shelfie’ posts on social media. Style up your wooden shelving with tonal propping and textures, and include a few plants for a natural green touch.

Feature cladding

Clad tile walls trend

Bathrooms for 2017-18 are certainly getting more attention, often the last place to get a thoughtful makeover. Why not try the light wood tones here? Such as this design using wood tiles to create a feature wall. Perfectly offsetting the white ceramics in the room.

Just go for it! With this kitchen design we went for it with the bleached wood tones. Using it on the floor and walls to create a serene, flowing space. Propping kept muted and stylised with whites and light greys, plus hints of wood which evokes that Scandinavian touch.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sneak peek from the Capture team

Our Capture team is made up of a creative collection of stylists, photographers and art directors. The team relish a conceptual challenge, with this recent shoot being no exception.

set stylist behind the scenes

Based on a new Lux range of fabrics 'Touch' and 'Vintage' our photography team created still life shots that play with composition and texture whilst showcasing the new fabric range. Warn antique mirrors and lush textures were key to mix the juxtaposition of luxury and antique which in turn represents the fabric collection. The final imagery will be out in the next month but in the meantime, these behind the scenes shots will be a tease to the unveiling!

studio photography behind the scenes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Get the look-Black on Black

Think bold and beautiful, dark, moody hues. In the kitchen layer up black herringbone wall tiles with black fixtures and fittings. Mix matt and gloss finishes and a variety of textures for a dramatic dark moody feel. Throw in some metallic finishes to add a touch of luxe.

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How to style up this look.
• Layer black on black to create a dramatic moody feel.
• Use a variety of textures.
• Add luxe with metallic accents.
• Choose black fixtures and fittings.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Marketing Case Study

Set Visions creates visual content that works successfully across various social media platforms, print and marketing. This allows our clients to successfully run their marketing campaigns with seamless supporting print publications.

A long-standing client challenged us to create a fresh new approach to their brand imagery. They wanted to step away from their traditional ‘trade’ style brochure and to create images that inspire and captivate the end consumer instead.

exposed beans CGI bathroom lifestyle traditional

Our in-house interior designer wanted to include architectural details with a realistic sized bathroom to bring the traditional pottery suite to life. Homely touches were added through tactile props, adding to the lifestyle feel without detracting the focus from the product.

traditional bathroom pottery CGI

The CGI team created supporting photorealistic detail shots, pushing the creative feel through camera and composition. These shots not only cross sell products but also promote the aspirational lifestyle that can be achieved with this pottery and interior design scheme.

These images are perfect for lifestyle brochures, original blog content and will be used as promotional images on aspirational interiors design sites such as Pinterest and Houzz. For more info and to see our portfolio work for both CGI and Photography visit setvisions.co.uk.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Trending-Statement feature walls

bedroom tile inspiration

Feature walls are back with impact. Moving on from the simple effects of wallpaper and paint, designers are thinking outside the box and using different materials to add colour and texture to create real wow factor in interior spaces.

Tiles are a great way to make a statement and bring character to a room. Typically seen in the bathroom and kitchen, but a tiled chimney breast in a living room or a tiled headboard in a bedroom is a much more adventurous use and adds interest with a dramatic focal point.

Playful patterns
tiles decor set visions
The splash back tiles on this kitchen wall is a fun way to add colour and pattern. Also, placing vertically instead of horizontally is a refreshing alternative. This design would make even more of a statement if used in a living or dining space.

Combining multiple materials is another way to personalise a wall, or in this case, a floor. The zig zag design works well to divide up the space and zone areas. With open-plan living this would also work on walls to separate and outline the different spaces.


Luxury touch bathroom inspiration set visions

A luxurious Grecian them has been achieved in this spacious bathroom with an impactful mosaic which looks like a huge marble sculpture from a distance.

For those with a passion for plants, why not bring the outside into the home with a vertical garden or living wall? Used here in a concrete wet room, it adds a vibrant jungle feel to the space.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Visually Engaging Social Media

Visual content on social media is fast becoming a short cut to communicate brand identity, brand culture and product communication. With over 700 million active users, Instagram is a fantastic platform to visually inspire and engage with your target market.

As a visual content agency Set Visions specialise in lifestyle imagery, perfect for Instagram. Our keen-eyed Photographers and Art Directors create images which promote your product to engage your potential consumer emotionally - from our wow designed room sets to our more intimate lifestyle photography, we have it covered.

Instagram is just one way to cross sell your product using creative product photography - be it the latest release of kitchen facia or next seasons’ soft furnishings. The same visual content works perfectly for brochure, POS and website so your original content created by Set Visions works even harder for you.

instagram set visions inspirational

Why not visit Set Visions website or give us a call on 01274 610600 to discuss how our creative approach to visual imagery can help push your marketing and online profile.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cost effective CGI style

A CGI project offers both flexibility and consistency to any client. A simple change of wall colour or styling update can create a fresh new feel to any pre-existing image. Perfect for product comparisons allowing simple, uncluttered brochure layouts.

bedroom lifestyle CGI Set Visions

We take pride in our R&D department, constantly striving to create fantastic photorealistic CGI images whilst reducing our production time to deliver cost effective results to clients. An example of this is we now work exclusively with CGI bedding and rugs for all bedroom shots.

This enables us to update materials and patterns at a click of a button without the timely wait for dressing beds and reshoots. Our in-house stylists keep a keen eye on the details, ensuring our images are perfectly not perfect from a wrinkle in a bed sheet to a magazine curl.

CGI bedding and rugs Set visions portfolio

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Welcome to the styling team Jules

Team Set Visions is made up of a diverse creative bunch. Our interior design team is no exception ensuring all our clients receive the very best ingenious design scheme every time.

This position needs an all-round hero who has a flair for detail, a skilled drill user and someone who can easily absorb and interpret industry design trends. We’d like to welcome Jules to our styling team who will be key to both our photography and CGI departments.

Jules Set Visions Stylist studio photography

Jules, what interior design trends are grabbing your attention?

“I have always had a thing for retro and vintage pieces which I love to combine with current trends to keep it looking modern. Currently I am still loving the botanical trend, as a plant addict I love the feeling of bringing the outside in. I also like the darker moody paint colours that are being seen more and more, as seen in the Teal Tease blog.


How do you keep up with industry changes?

“I have quite a collection of interior design books and magazines, but these do date quite quickly. I find the most up to date source of inspiration is from all the amazing people I follow daily on Instagram. I am also a Pinterest addict! You can find anything and everything on there!”


Lastly what is your favourite set you’ve styled so far?

“It has to be the Wickes paint job. It was great to work on such a lovely brief and three very different sets that were all about being brave and experimenting with paint colour. Right up my street!”

room set photography paint wall colours trend fashion mural

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