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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas from Set Visions


We’d like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas...

What about New Year?

Our Christmas Baubles are a little teaser of things to come from Set Visions in the New Year.

With a new look on the cards, new staff and some exciting new services – 2016 is set to be our best year yet. We hope it is for you too!

Wishing you the very best Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A model citizen - Graham’s catwalk efforts for charity this Christmas


Set Visions’ very own philanthropist is at it again. Never shy to pose for charity, Graham has once again taken to the catwalk as part of what’s becoming an annual appearance for him at the “Ladies Lunch” - hosted every December by The Huddersfield Town Foundation in aid of raising money to support some great projects for local children.

On his best model behaviour… He doesn’t look a day older than last year:

About The Huddersfield Town Foundation
The brainchild of Huddersfield Town Football Club’s Chairman Dean Hoyle - the foundation’s overall aim is to help improve the quality of life for children and young people across Huddersfield and West Yorkshire.

Money raised at the Ladies Lunch will go towards initiatives such as the “Early Kick-Off” Breakfast Club which evolved to provide a complimentary healthy breakfast to supplement the wellbeing of children, many of whom it was identified, were sadly attending school daily without a breakfast to kick-start their day.

To find out more about The Huddersfield Town Foundation visit


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On Location - Tracking the progress of Bradford’s long awaited new shopping centre

Although the bulk of our work is studio based product photography - we have lots of ‘on location’ experience which many of our clients utilise for everything from shooting products in store, through to behind the scenes advertising shoots and on location PR photography.

Given it is on our doorstep - we’ve been delighted to work with a number of clients to track the progress of the development of the long awaited new Broadway shopping centre in Bradford.





So far our work has included documenting the progress of shop fitting within the development - as well as PR shots to document the opening of some of the development’s individual stores. Opening last week - as an amazing addition to Bradford’s economy - we look forward in continuing to document the centre’s success.



Thursday, October 22, 2015

Close collaboration from start to finish. Creative results.

Quite often our clients will come to us with a complete free rein on creative approach. We love the creative freedom this brings.

BUT some of the most rewarding work is where we collaborate closely with our clients to help them achieve their vision.

A recent job saw us work in exactly this way.

Having just undergone a rebranding exercise – our client was as rejuvenated as the brand itself – and we relished the opportunity this gave us to channel all our ideas.

Working closely with the client’s creative teams, our stylist Nina set about sourcing the right props for the job. As our head photography stylist, Nina worked closely along side the client from start to finish…

Collaboration from start to finish
The start. Sharing our ideas.
Nina’s style boards and inspiration

On set
The client spent a week on set with us – able to work closely with Nina to achieve their desired art direction.

Time flies when you are having fun
It was an amazing week of work. Amazing results. Amazingly productive.
This time-lapse gives an insight into the work behind the finished shot – 1 of 12 that we created for their Christmas brochure over a one week shoot.

The finished article
One complete 2016 Christmas Brochure – featuring Set Visions photography.


Friday, October 9, 2015

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Here’s a look at this Month’s - fresh from our Stylist Reena Dhupar.


Set Visions Styling Inspirations October Newsletter

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Friday, October 2, 2015

On the course, for a worthy cause. Tile Giant’s Annual Golf Day.

Set Visions' Founder and Director Graham Nelson recently represented the company at Tile Giant’s Annual Golf Day in aid of the charity Parkinsons UK.

Held at Lincoln Golf Club Graham seemed reluctant to detail his team’s actual positioning on the score sheet - but we haven’t spotted any new silverware!

Graham was partnered with Martin Thomas and Tony Taylor of British Ceramic Tile (BCT) (both pictured) and Heather Banks of Tile Giant.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Photography post production that pulls the wool over your eyes

Set Visions photography studio specialises in creative lifestyle product photography… but the creativity doesn’t end as soon as the perfect photo has been taken.

It is more often than not the unsung heroes - our in-house post production team - that deliver the final touches to add that extra level of perfection or creativity to a campaign shot.

In a recent clothing photography shoot for for a woolly onesie - our creative team were set loose - building and styling a farm yard set.


Shot taken, our post production team added some extra polish to bring the photograph and product to life.

Before post production:Set_Visions_Photography_Post_Production_02

After post production:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Set Visions: Horizons. An eye on emerging technologies in retail marketing - Part 1

We’d like to introduce “Set Visions: Horizons” a series of blog posts where we’ll be looking at some of the uses of emerging technologies that some retailers and retail brands are experimenting in - and which we believe will be part of the mainstream in the coming years.

A retail revolution is coming - are you ready?
Having originally started as a Photography Studio in the 90s - evolving over the last decade to deliver CGI photography and interactive visualisers, we’ve become acutely aware of the need to embrace technology as visual communications continue to evolve at fast pace.
Augmented reality, virtual reality, digital immersive experiences - they are all on the horizon, and Set Visons have the vision to create and deliver them now through our in-house team and innovation partnerships.

We’ll cover subjects like Virtual & Augmented Reality in future ‘Horizons’ blog posts… but for our first in the series we are focusing on immersive retail experiences.

Set Visions: Horizons. Part 1 - Immersive retail experiences
We were actually prompted to write this series of blog posts following the announcement of some of the great interactive installations and technologies that have been encoperated into the 14m refurbishment of John Lewis’ homes department of their flagship Oxford Street store which reopened last week.

Encoperating digital experiences into the retail environment isn’t especially new - but as the worlds of commerce and consumer technologies get closer together, the opportunities to produce increasingly personal and engaging content and experiences aimed at increasing sales is growing. Below are some of the great examples we have seen most recently.

John Lewis - Head of Design
The show-stealer is the 'Head of Design', a 2.5m high pod in the shape of a head on the second floor. You enter, respond to a series of psychometric picture tests on an ipad, and leave with a carefully curated moodboard of colours, textures and styles, which you email to yourself.


More info

Tom Dixon - Multiplex - Working, playing and entertaining
This autumn Tom Dixon presents MULTIPLEX at the Old Selfridges Hotel, an immersive, multi-sensory department store of tomorrow. MULTIPLEX brings together design, technology, fashion, film and interiors to explore how the future of retail might look, sound, smell, taste and feel.


Tom says: ‘The high streets are fighting a losing battle against the shift to online shopping, while eyewatering rents for prime locations squeeze traditional stores even further. It is time to radically rethink how these spaces can become relevant again in a digitally-defined future. The Multiplex is a prototype shop for the future, a multiple stage for new ideas. Just as in the modern world, the artificial distinctions between Designers, Artists, Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Retailers, Communicators, Entertainers and Customers blur, merge and get redefined. The space becomes a resource for working, playing and entertaining, for inspiration and for business, a platform for superior broadcasting of brands and ideas and a temporary central London entertainment space for new commerce.’

More info

Nike's new 'digital' retail experience
Aware of how today's consumers are utilizing both the digital and physical worlds; Nike sought to create a new 'digital' retail experience. An experience which combines retail store, eCommerce and mobile customer journeys – seamlessly.

Image and Social: The Media Wall
A multi-touch, multi-user wall displays campaigns, products and related social media bursts.

Interaction and Comparison: The Nike Bootroom
An 65'' interactive surface with multi-touch facilitates employees and enables customers on their continued journey. Nike products are comparable with real-time availability for size and color, detected by the ERP system.

Customization and Purchase: The Replica Kiosk
A digital retail kiosk with a 65" touch display where Nike Football fans can find, customize and order their favorite Nike team products. Here one can see product availability in real-time for both in-store or online purchase.

More info

Bloomingdale’s Ralph Lauren Clothing To-Go Window
Bloomingdale’s Manhattan flagship store sought to convert passersby into paying customers this Father’s Day with six interactive window displays of Ralph Lauren clothing. Shoppers on-the-go could tap color swatches on a touchscreen facing the sidewalk. That same colored shirt, tie or pants would materialize behind the window. If they liked what they saw, they could text “POLO” for a link to a checkout page.


The experience also aimed to avoid slowing shoppers down — they could opt to have the clothing hand-delivered to the sidewalk, completing the entire impulse buy without ever setting foot in the store.

More info

Rebecca Minkoff’s Interactive Dressing Room
The mirror in the fitting room of Rebecca Minkoff’s SoHo store doubles as a personal shopping assistant, inviting shoppers to reflect (in every sense of the word) on which designer handbag suits their taste. A touchscreen display suggests alternative designs and colors. Shoppers can flip through their options, make a purchase or even adjust the mood lighting.


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Mr Porter x Kingsman Immersive Pod Experience
Using a custom-built green screen and a bullet time camera rig 16 simultaneous images of a model striking a thematic pose were shot, whilst dressed head-to-toe in clothing from the Mr Porter x Kingsman Collection.


These images were then composited together onto background scenes that were recreated to match three key locations from the film. When guests enter the pod and align themselves with the appropriate markers, the same bullet rig captures their image, creating the illusion of their presence within the film, head-to-toe in the stylish collaborative range. The footage is converted into an animated .gif that guests can share on social media or save via email.

More info

Macallan Whisky - 3D Holographic Point of Sale Display
The creative tells the story of the whisky from its heritage in the Scottish Highlands to the unique Macallan distillation process. The campaign features the product itself with 3D animations appearing in and around The Macallan 1824 limited release decanter.

Each stage of the distillery process is visualised from barley fields to quality oak casts, to highlight the processes that contribute to the colour, aroma and flavour of The Macallan, as the tagline states “All our experience distilled into one special collection.”

More info

A retail revolution is coming - are you ready?
Get in touch with Set Visions if you are interested in exploring the possibilities of these emerging technologies.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Creative Sources: Inspired by the rain

Where others see the Dismal - at Set Visions we seek inspiration.
We are celebrating the passing of the wettest August on record with a compilation of some of the beautiful home interior and innovative design objects we’ve spotted amongst our creative sources.
Coming up next… Indian Summer?

Duffy London Abyss Table

Water Ripple Lamp by Poetic Lab

Crashing Glass Wave Vessels by Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma

Illustration by Kelvin Kottke

Drip, Drop… Jewelry by Luisa Bruni

River Occasional Table by Greg Klassen

Ferrolic - Digital meets nature

Beautiful sculptures by Ben Young

A quirky sculptural aquarium - Takuro Yamamoto’s World Trip

Layered glass sculptures by Niyoko Ikuta

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

We are recruiting for a CGI artist

Set Visions have an exciting opportunity for a CGI Artist to join our team based in Bradford . You will be on a full time permanent contract, with a highly competitive salary.

Set Visions have been creating high quality photographic images for some of the largest home décor and furniture brand names in the country for over 20 years. Our on-going success is built on a combination of great talent, exceptional teamwork, vast experience and sheer hard work.

We are looking for a talented CGI Artist with self-motivation to join our team.

To ensure that you are our successful CGI Artist you must have advanced skills in 3DS Max and VRay and have experience in Z-brush, Rhino, After effects and 3D scanning would be an advantage but not a necessity.

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role of our CGI Artist please send CVs and covering email to

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