Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Studio Images

My new photography studio is now open and ready for business.

I've taught two photography classes in there, to date, and had one photo-shoot, mainly to test the lighting set-up. The reception area (not shown above) needs a desk and some more pictures on the wall, and the printing room and changing room needs a coat of paint on the wall (same quite large room - also not shown). I hope to get photos of those areas - and the nice new sign on the wall outside - posted very soon.

What is shown, is one shot of the very spacious teaching area - complete with screen, laptop and LCD projector - and two shots of the main "people shooting" (or, more formally, the portrait photography area - one angle has the teaching area in the background). This area has 3 Elinchrom 500Ws wireless flash heads, which can be fired and adjusted from a remote unit, the size of a matchbook, plus another 400Ws head, on a boom stand, for back-lighting. Isn't technology wonderful!

The heavy-duty wall-mounted background roll holder has white and black 9ft wide (2.7m) background paper rolls and a cloth roll for more formal portraits. There is also a large selection of soft-boxes, umbrellas and reflectors - including a very large (6ft tall) silver and gold reflector panel, and an 135cm octagonal soft-box - certainly the largest I've ever used - which is ideal for beauty portraits. I have a large assortment of other accessories and I'll be picking up more as I go along, no doubt.

I need to get a better assortment of tables and chairs - especially for the reception area, and to put up some nice shots on the wall. But, I'm certainly happy with what I've managed to do in four short weeks.

Now, those customers...where are they?


  1. This looks like a great setup Stephen. I'm pretty envious of all the gear, but most importantly, the space! Lovely place you have created.

  2. what a nice studio! I wish I would have one like that - again... :)


  3. Super studio, hope I can come and see it sometime.


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