It’s been almost 3 years since I moved into my studio, the time has flown. It’s actually taken that length of time to decide how I want the studio to be. It’s been topsy turvy (that’s a word I’ve not heard in a long while!) for some time now.
It’s lovely to finally feel sorted, except for art work on the walls which is the next quest, and know that it’s a lovely space to welcome clients into.
I’m also so pleased to have a fully commercial space. I spent a long while working from home and while I miss being able to get up and go to my desk first thing, I love the huge expanse of space I have now and wouldn’t swap that for the world, it’s made such a huge difference.
I feel so lucky to have found such a great space in all honesty. It’s just great. There’s 1400 square feet of space all told between the two floors.
Downstairs in the main studio I’ve a huge roller door which is great for bringing client products in. This also means I’ve no natural light downstairs which is far easier than trying to block it all out and does mean I have total control of the lighting in there, I can make summer, daytime, nighttime just as I wish.
The layout is fluid so I can change things up, totally move things around and I have loads of space for building sets for clients. There’s also a big expanse of work surface for laying out products and props, and doing any prep work ready for the shoot. I’ve space for product storage as well.
If I need to cook there I have two portable ovens and hobs that can be brought down from the kitchen and there’s water down there anyway. My freezer is there too, as that’s often needed for goods that arrive frozen and can only be defrosted as needed.
Upstairs I’ve more space again, there’s my fully functional kitchen, I’ve my prop store (though I do still have props at home, because I do use the garden there for shoots from time to time. There’s a sofa for taking a break with a cuppa and lots of desk space – which can be mostly re-arranged and will serve my workshops well over the coming months
A dedicated space like this makes such a difference to shoots, and means I can accommodate clients way more easily. There’s parking right outside the door and should we need it there’s more meeting space available on site to book.
So if you are looking for a photographic studio that can accommodate you fully, look no further, give me a call. I do work on location as well – note the large packing cases.
You could. also come and join me on LinkedIn, it’s always nice to meet new people.