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The Studio by the South Downs National Park

The Studio by the South Downs National Park

Website: http://www.bdfoto.co.uk/studio_hire.htm
Username:SouthDowns
Status:Off-line
ID Number:222845
Business Name:The Studio by the South Downs National Park
Address 1:Hangleton Lane
Address 2:Ferring (opposite Asda)
Postcode/Zip:BN12 6PP
City:Worthing
Region:West Sussex
Country:United Kingdom
Phone:01903 331611
Mobile:07986 183948 / Skype: ibudec
Date Joined:07 February 2012
Last Updated:05 January 2015
Last Login:05 January 2015
 
Comments:
Proprietor: Barney Douglas - www.purestorm.com/bdfoto
Assistant: Samantha Chambers
Photoshop wizard: Diana Buidoso
Online availability calendar: teamup.com/ksbd97858700f5f378/

Studio premises set at the budget end of the market just off the A259 at Ferring near Worthing, West Sussex at the foot of Highdown (Iron Age hill fort) and almost directly opposite the new 24-hour Asda hypermarket. Just 300 yards from the boundary of The South Downs National Park.

Fully-equipped centrally-heated studio premises just off the A259 at Ferring near Worthing, West Sussex at the foot of Highdown (Iron Age hill fort) and almost directly opposite the Asda supermarket. Just 300 yards from the boundary of The South Downs National Park. Free parking, free tea, coffee and Hobnobs. £2 million public liability insurance.

Opening hours:

Seven days a week 6 am to midnight by appointment.

Studio days 2015:

Currently seeking models interested in having the own studio days / half-days / evenings for 2015.

STUDIO HIRE: Important - the studio is being substantially extended, refurbished and improved in early 2015. These rates will increase some time in 2015.

CASUAL USERS:

Full day and evening - normally 8 am to 10 pm - £125.00
Daytime - normally 8.30 am to 5.30 pm - £85.00
Half day (morning or afternoon) - £45.00
Evening session - £50.00
Hourly - £15.00
Weekend premium - 10%

REGULAR USERS:

Enjoy the best studio hire rates possible. For just £24 per month you get three hours subject to availability. Minimum term six months; minimum notice period three months. Discounts on studio days. Bring forward or save hours up to two months either way, (but do make sure you use them in time please). Two bonus hours when you renew for another six months or introduce a friend who also becomes a regular user. Monthly statement to keep track of where you are.

Regular user high volume rate:

Up to forty hours per month - £240 - that's just £6 per hour
Up to twenty hours per month - £150 - that's just £7.50 per hour
Or enjoy total flexibility for a year on our four pre-paid plans and use any time during the year, subject to avaibility without weekend premium charges:

Buy ten hours for £119.50 - under £12 per hour
Buy twenty hours for £219.50 - under £11 per hour
Buy thirty hours for £297.50 - under £10 per hour
Buy fifty hours for £447.50 - under £9.50 per hour ...
... and use those hours daytime or evening, weekday or weekend, including bank holidays (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday) subject to availability any time for a whole year PLUS buy extra units at the same rate if you run out during the year. Discounts on studio days.

FACILITIES:

26' shooting distance to 18' wide infinity curve, black and chromakey backdrops;
Various miscellaneous backdrop materials;
Lastolite Hilite;
Nine flash heads - Two Bowens, 3 x Interfit Stellar 300; Portable kit: Five lightweight heads which can also be used as additional fill in the studio;
Video heads;
Reflectors, brollies, barn doors, radio trigger, props, accessories and a growing wardrobe;
Loads of furniture;
Resident and visiting models, resident MUA, set building and Photoshop wizard available;
Regular model studio days - discounted rates for regular users;
Photographer and model tuition;
Heated and insulated building;
Warm private changing area;
Free tea and coffee.

Four minutes from British Rail Angmering (models can be collected) - direct services to London Victoria, East Croydon, Haywards Heath, Brighton, Chichester, Havant, Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton;
Three minutes from the A27 (A280 exit) main Chichester to Worthing road;
Ten minutes from the A24 (Offington Corner, Worthing) junction with the A27;
45 minutes from the M23 (Pease Pottage);
On the 700 bus route - express service Portsmouth to Brighton;
Free parking.

Reviews from other members

There are 28 positive recommendations for SouthDowns Click here to read them all
Bleeding_Rose1 recommends SouthDowns
Added by Bleeding_Rose1 on 15 May 2014
I held a studio day at Barney's studio recently, he makes an excellent host and was kind enough to pick me up and drop me off at the train station and provided me with plenty of tea and biscuits throughout the day. Barney's attention to detail makes him an excellent photographer, his pre shoot and during shoot communications and direction were excellent, he has clear idea's about the things he wishes to shoot. He has a wonderful friendly and polite manner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others and can't wait to see the results of our shoot.
cymbal recommends SouthDowns
Added by cymbal on 14 November 2013
Just shows what a lot you can shoot in a small studio, excellent welcome and help, good tea,and reasonable rates.
brightonblonde recommends SouthDowns
Added by brightonblonde on 14 November 2013
Had a last minute booking at the studio today for a client, Barney is a great host and always makes you feel welcome and looked after. I love being a regular at the studio and hope to be continue the pleasure of working there :)

Emma Louise
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brightonblonde recommends SouthDowns
Added by brightonblonde on 14 November 2013
Had a last minute booking at the studio today for a client, Barney is a great host and always makes you feel welcome and looked after. I love being a regular at the studio and hope to be continue the pleasure of working there :)

Emma Louise
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AndyClark14 recommends SouthDowns
Added by AndyClark14 on 11 September 2013
First shoot at the Studio, Barney was a great help and very friendly. The Studio was full of areas to use and a large quantity of props to help with the shoot. Easy to locate, even using public transport. A very well run Studio, looking forward to a return visit, no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
New studio - Ferring
The Studio by the South Downs National Park
Added: 04 December 2012
Title: Infinity curve and lower power lights lit by the Bowens heads (out of shot)
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Title: Props
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Title: More props
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The Studio by the South Downs National Park
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Title: Mini chaise (courtesy Doug Waghorn (Scubie)
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Title: Even more props
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Added: 11 December 2012
Title: Visting photographer Doug Waghorn (http://www.purestorm.com/scubie) and model
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Resident Models
The Studio by the South Downs National Park
Added: 28 October 2012
Title: Resident model Amy Summers
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The Studio by the South Downs National Park
Added: 28 October 2012
Title: Resident model Helen Stephens
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Added: 27 May 2012
Title: Resident model Fiona Jane
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