Listing your photoshoot location with 1st Option

What makes a good photoshoot location? This isn’t a straightforward question to answer. It often comes down to the requirements of the client, but there are some things that can make a photo shoot location more popular. These include: large rooms with plenty of space for shooting, good daylight, interesting windows, a great selection of unusual furniture, classic wallpapers, large kitchens, friendly and helpful owners, client parking and easy access for public transport.

So, if you’re looking for ways to generate extra income from your property then we may be able to help. With our extensive experience across all genres, we’ll happily advise you on whether or not your property has the potential to work as a shoot location.

In order for us to assess your property’s potential, ideally we’d like to see a variety of areas. The quality’s not too important, as long as we can get a rough idea of the layout and decor it should be enough tell you if we think we can help.

Once we’ve received your images, we’ll be able to discuss representation in more detail. If you decide to go ahead, it’s important to bear in mind that all of the locations on our web site feature high quality, full-screen images in order to show the properties to their full potential. If you don’t have a great set of images already, we can arrange to send our friendly and professional interiors photographer round to take pictures.

Why 1st Option is the best choice for listing your photoshoot location

Having over sixteen years’ experience means that we know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to finding the perfect shoot locations for our clients. As your agent we’ll proactively market your property to our loyal customer base which encompasses all the major publications, advertising and production companies, photographer’s agents and much more...

We’ll guide you through each step and liaise with you about optioning dates, negotiating fees and handling all the paperwork for each booking. We’ve been doing this for a long time and you can rest, assured that with 1st Option you’ll be well looked after.

We pride ourselves on fostering long term and loyal relationships with our homeowners, many of whom have been with us since the very beginning. Please feel free to call us on 020 7284 2345 if you have further questions - we look forward to hearing from you!

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What’s it like to own a stills photoshoot location?

Using your home as a photo shoot location can be a great way to generate some extra income and it’s always nice to see the finished article when the pictures are published in a magazine or used in an Ad Campaign.

If you’re considering offering your property as a shoot location, it’s important to think carefully about how comfortable you would be with having crews in your home as this can sometimes be disruptive to your family life or schedule and isn’t for everybody.

Although most crews are extremely respectful and considerate, occasionally things may get broken. The client will always be insured against damage and if it occurs this will be put right following the shoot but if your home has a lot of fragile or sentimental items, then offering it as a shoot location may not be right for you.

Owning a shoot location also comes with some responsibilities, it’s essential that the pictures on our web site accurately showcase your property as that is what a client will be expecting on the day. It’s also important to ensure you property is always clean and ‘shoot-ready’ when the crew arrives.

If you think that owning a photoshoot location might be for you then get in touch!

London photoshoot locations

Because that’s where most of our clients are based, photoshoot locations in London are naturally more popular than photoshoot locations around the UK, we do get all kinds of enquiries though so don’t let not being London based put you off enquiring!

What’s it like to see your photoshoot location in print?

To give you an idea of how your home could look in a magazine, these are some of our recent location photoshoot tearsheets -

  • Vallance House - Brand-Alley Vallance House - Brand-Alley
  • Upper Mall - VS Magazine Upper Mall - VS Magazine
  • Studio East - Joules Studio East - Joules
  • Petersham Common - Living Etc Petersham Common - Living Etc
  • Mapesbury Road - Eve Magazine Mapesbury Road - Eve Magazine
  • Mapesbury Road - Cosmopolitan Mapesbury Road - Cosmopolitan
  • Lightbox - House & Garden Lightbox - House & Garden
  • Holland Park - Essentials Holland Park - Essentials
  • Dingley Place - Laha Magazine Dingley Place - Laha Magazine
  • Deerhurst Road - The Daily Mail Deerhurst Road - The Daily Mail
  • Artspace - Mail On Sunday Artspace - Mail On Sunday

More about working with 1st Option

What types of clients book locations for photoshoots through us?

Our clients include a range of different companies from newspapers & magazines, catalogues and PR companies to Ad agencies, retail brands, TV production companies and film companies. Each one of our clients has different requirements for a wide variety of projects, yet we always strive to find them the perfect location for their photoshoot.

What types of shoot locations do we offer?

At 1st Option, we look after the best photoshoot locations London has to offer. Whether a client is looking for a location house, an apartment or something more unusual, we probably have it. Not only that, we also have access to an extensive off-line library featuring even more properties as well as locations outside of London. Whatever the brief calls for, we’ll have something that will work.

How are we different from other shoot locations agencies?

Whether it’s our clients or our location owners, we always give the highest levels of service and we always go the extra mile. It’s literally our business to find the perfect locations for photoshoots or filming, adhering to briefs and budgets. We have full-screen images of all of our locations on our website which means clients can get a better idea of what’s on offer without having to necessarily visit the property before the shoot.

Searching for your property on our website

We have comprehensive search filters at the top of our location pages to help clients find their perfect shoot location and all of our properties are key worded, meaning that your location can always be found if a client is searching for the features you offer.