Why Photographers Like Pro Image Studio?
I asked one of regulars, photographer Rob Anderman, to say few words about Pro Image Studio and here is what he wrote.
Being a professional photographer…
…working in a wide variety of styles and disciplines, I often need to source great studios to deliver the photography my clients need.
Critically my studio choice must have the scale, scope and facilities for me to effortlessly turn a broad swathe of ideas and photographic requests in to fantastic images quickly and of course for commercial customers, within budget.
So when I have to find and hire a photography studio in London I’m fortunate enough to have already found the perfect answer in Pro Image Studio of Barking. One location, 2 wonderful studio spaces and simple all inclusive hourly, half day and full day rates including access to all their brilliant lighting gear, accessories, props, furniture and facilities.
I have shot…
…in a large number of studio spaces in London, some good, some…. well let’s just say ‘not so good’ and leave it at that. I’ve produced countless images for dozens and dozens of clients and every now and again I and others have been frustrated by the space I’m in.
But at Pro Image I have a professional studio for which the term ‘exceptional’ is no understatement and the number one recommendation for all my clients and other photographers alike. Such is the perfect balance struck by the guys responsible for the studio between high end technical performance, versatility, comfort and value for money.
I’ve shot over 80 people in there, and families, and products. No animals yet but I guess I’m just lucky. And every time I know that I do not have to think about the ‘what ifs’ or how can I stop this stand from falling over? Or where will my model get changed? Or any of the other challenges I encounter every now and again.
Far too many…
…spaces in London simply don’t have the size for your creativity, the distances you can get between you and your subjects. Far too many places in London simply don’t have a professional lighting inventory and a seemingly endless choice of modifiers to shape that light.
And far too many places in London are just a compact white box with some white colorama background. Nothing wrong with that, but when your image production can vary from fashion to family, glamour to product, headshots to fine art and beyond – to limit yourself to a studio lacking in the facilities to achieve multiple photographic styles gives you a hurdle to jump before you’ve even chosen a lens for your shoot.
And that for me is a critical point, choosing a photography studio to hire in London is as is important as the camera and glass you’ve loaded your bag with.
So why am I confident beyond doubt that I have found my perfect photographic partner at Pro Image Studio? Well as already mentioned…
I’ll talk about the two spaces in a moment but first let’s just get it down that studio A is 1000sq ft and B is 800sq ft. With high ceilings and long shooting perspectives everything I need to achieve is within reach due to the floor space and overall volume. Want to take headshots at 200mm? No problem. Full body at 135mm? Yup. Boom a beauty dish 12 feet in the air? Go for it.
Light a background, then a model half way down the room with no spill and still stand as far back as you would wish? Guess what…
Never at Pro Image do I have to think, oh I wish I’d brought my 24-70 to get all of this in frame. This is great news as I don’t have one.
And never at Pro Image Studio do you find what could be large teams of models, make-up artists, wardrobe stylists and clients tripping over each other as there is abundant space and designated areas for each part of the shoot to focus on their work, delivering smooth sessions after smooth session.
On to the…
…individual studios themselves
In Studio “A” we have a cavernous, clean, pristine and exceptionally executed and equipped professional space suited to pretty much anything you can think of. Best of all? The MASSIVE infinity cove. Oh show me an infinity cove and my knees start to go weak, show me one this big and perfectly curved and I could fall in love. The difference between a fixed painted cove and white paper on a roll is night and day, but still want to shoot on Colorama? No problem as the guys have a white and grey paper system on the adjacent wall for you too!
I’ve shot commercial fashion in here, portraits, model portfolios, even people riding around on bikes.