United Kingdom, England, West Sussex
" ... a top studio on the south coast with very reasonable hire charges ..." Andy Matthews, photographer
" ... the studio is nicely organised and set up really well ..." Serenity, model
FREE PARKING, FREE BROADBAND, FREE REFRESHMENTS
VIRTUAL TOUR - available to view, but I am not allowed to show the URL here; (please ask for the URL) - features model Serenity and photographer Graham S. Shot by bdfoto . Stitching by Peter at Forza Google
Proprietor: Barney Douglas (bdfoto on this site)
Online availability calendar: please ask for URL
BASIC HIRE RATES:
£15 per hour, £50 per half day, £90 per day.
Package deals / regular user discounts available.
Main shoot area 27' x 16', 2.9 m reversible white / black vinyl backdrop height 9'; (please note it takes 30 minutes to switch from white to black and back again - black muslin also available takes one minute);
Secondary shoot areas (green screen, black and white muslin, coloramas and grunge) 20' x 12'6" (23' long with the shower room door open), backdrop roll height 10'6"; muslin backdrops can be moved to main shoot area;
Shower wet set - shooting distance up to max 25', ceiling height 7'9";
Insulated floor, raised access platform, grunge backgrounds; Lastolite Hilite (7'x5'); muliple coloured backgrounds.
Suspension facilities - one ton loading;
Bowens and Interfit heads and all the necessary accessories including a boom arm;
Access for motor cycles and small machinery;
Free broadband, free tea, coffee and (most importantly) chocolate Hobnobs;
DIRECTIONS AND LOCATION:
Nearest railway stations (models and photographers can be collected):
Angmering and Goring-by-Sea on the South Coast line - direct services to London Victoria, Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Haywards Heath, Brighton, Chichester, Havant, Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton;
Arundel on the Arun Valley line - direct services to London Victoria, Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, Horsham, Pulborough, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Havant, Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton;
Less than an hour from the M25 / A24 junction (Leatherhead) and from the M27 / M3 junction (Southampton airport);
On the 700 bus route (Langbury Lane / Littlehampton Road stop) - express service Portsmouth to Brighton.
Budget: Premier Inn, Roundstone Lane - one mile west (Angmering station)
Mid-price: Highdown House, Ferring - half a mile east (highly recommended - Goring-by-Sea station)
Luxury: Hilton Avisford Park - five miles west (car required)
Advice on lighting set-up when you start all included in hire charges if requested
NO parking charges!
PLEASE ASK FOR A MAP. IT'S HARD TO FIND!
The list of STUDIO DAYS is not displayed on this account's profile, but is available on request. Individual events are, from time to time, published in the appropriate section here.
Faux leather settee - two seater / walnut brown, faux leather small chaise longue in beige, small upholstered chair in apple green;
Black and chrome fully adjustable posing stool and five bar stools plus several others;
Double bed with ornate metal headboard in white and gold;
Two ottomans plus various other furniture;
Fake fur throws, cushions various colours, voile and silk curtains and various other large material pieces;
Two decorative wicker screens, wooden tea case / storage box;
Beer crate, yoga mat and two yoga blocks;
De Vere 54 antique photographic enlarger;
Ivory wedding dress size 10;
... and much more.
STANDARD HIRE RATES:
Per hour: £15 (min three hours for casual hirers); Half day: £51 (15% discount); Full day: £96 (20% discount)
Evenings, weekends, bank holidays: 20% premium;
Video (as opposed to stills): 20% premium
Pre-purchase packages from 20 hours up to 100 hours with discounts from 25% to 45%
Regular user packages from £9 per hour
* Studio Facebook members normally get an additional 15% discount (except visiting tutor sessions, or where otherwise indicated) on above rates, and 30% off the studio element only on studio days (exceptions apply, see individual castings), plus advance notice of special offers. Ask to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/624109537748141/ - please add me as a friend first: www.facebook.com/bdfotouk
Paper cut-off £2 per metre
Anything messy or wet please ask for a quote. Anything over essential cleaning is chargeable. (So far that hasn't happened.)
Important: the studio's preferred method of payment is BACS (which costs us nothing); cash and Paypal payments incur a very modest surcharge to cover transfer costs.
DIRECTIONS AND LOCATION:
Three minutes from British Rail Angmering on the South Coast line (models, and photographers, can be collected) - direct services to London Victoria, Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Haywards Heath, Brighton, Chichester, Havant, Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton;
Ten minutes from British Rail Arundel on the Arun Valley line (again models and photographers, can be collected) - direct services to London Victoria, Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, Horsham, Pulborough, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Havant, Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton;
Four 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);
55 minutes from M27 / M3 junction (Southampton airport);
On the 700 bus route (Langbury Lane / Littlehampton Road stop) - express service Portsmouth to Brighton stops just a two minute walk from the front door.
Limited free parking on site and just outside. Ample free parking just down the road. NO parking charges!