Focal Point Studio
Type of space: Art Gallery, Darkroom, Hot Desk, Photography and Film Location, Photography Studio
We have two studio spaces available. Upstairs is a compact studio ideal for portraits and desktop product photography. No natural light to ensure total control over your lighting. There is a small (2.4m-wide) cyclorama as well as background paper or hanging backdrop options. Studio space is approximately 4m x 7m with 3m ceiling. There is a hair and makeup station and a privacy area for models to change.
The larger downstairs pop-up studio provides better access and some natural daylight, but is best used with studio lights. Studio space is flexible, with movable partitions, but generally 6m x 7m with high (5m+) ceiling. You can also shoot from the mezanine level down into the studio if needed. There is a large accessible toilet, with heating, available for models to change.
There is also a downstairs kitchenette, with small oven and microwave for use by attendees. If photographing food, you can warm the food in the kitchen but it is not a food preparation or cooking area.
A good range of lighting equipement, reflectors, soft-boxes, stands and background papers are available and are included in the rental costs.
Upstairs studio is $50 per hour.
Downstairs studio is $100 per hour.
Prices include lighting equipment, stands, background paper, tripod, tables, chairs, step ladder, etc as needed. A bond of $200 is payable and refunded provided there is no damage to any of the equipment at the end of the day's shoot. A repainting fee is charged if the cyclorama is badly marked/scuffed and a fee for background paper that is damaged is also charged ($20/m).
Check availability. The upstairs studio is available any day. If available minimum notice is 1 hour. The downstairs studio is available Mondays and Tuesdays any week and other times as agreed, with at least one day's notice.
Two spaces on-site. No parking restrictions on Douro St.