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Michael Walker is off-line
11 July 2014 19:27
KIBO
Photographer
KIBO
Location
United Kingdom
West Midlands


I've been away from studio photography for some time, well, over a decade.

Besides equipping myself with a DSLR (I have an eye on Canon EOS 600D, but not even stressed about lenses!) and learning how ISO, shutter and apt vary between film and dig, lighting and all the other subtle and not-so-subtle differences...I find myself asking one question, where do I find studios and models!

I was a regular at Studio Janor before it sadly closed, and I am now looking for studios that are of that Ilk. Googling has thrown up very poor results for me and I wonder if glamour studios are now either underground, frowned upon, or too specialised?

My needs are fairly basic. A studio with a few sets, decent lighting, and a model portfolio. All of which won't cost me silly fees.


Paul Jones is off-line
11 July 2014 20:53
Paul_Jones
Photographer
Paul_Jones
Location
United Kingdom
Lancashire
Wigan

Quote from KIBO
I find myself asking one question, where do I find studios and models!




Click on 'Search' at the top of the page underneath the Purestorm logo.

http://www.purestorm.com/search_models.aspx

Then you can choose 'I'm looking for Models / Studios, etc'

Then you can select your area, eg 'West Midlands'.

Then you can send a message to anyone that takes your interest.


Best regards
Paul

www.PaulJones.org (Glamour / Portraits / NSFW)


Michael Walker is off-line
12 July 2014 07:10
KIBO
Photographer
KIBO
Location
United Kingdom
West Midlands


Thanks for the reply Paul, but I'd already done that search. The West Midlands only netted me 3 results, all of which were located in Birmingham. This made me think either the search is flawed, there is a serious decline in studios for hire, or not many studio owners have studio accounts on here.



Hugh Spence is off-line
12 July 2014 07:23
StNeots
Photographer
StNeots
Location
United Kingdom
Bedfordshire
Potton

Try looking at http://www.studiosforhire.com/
The map page (http://www.studiosforhire.com/showgmap.php) might be the best place to start if you are looking for local-ish studios to you.


Oliver Cook is off-line
12 July 2014 09:53
artistoli
Photographer
artistoli
Location
Europe
Malta


I think quite a few studios have shut as the margins have got tighter, costs higher and returns lower. Saying that though I'm pretty sure there are quite a few studios still around the West Midlands. I think there are a few over Stourbridge and Dudley way that would probably suit your needs. No idea about pricing though.


Michael Walker is off-line
12 July 2014 11:24
KIBO
Photographer
KIBO
Location
United Kingdom
West Midlands


I thought I'd found one virtually on my doorstep, Bluemoon studios. But the URL is dead. I've decided to put a casting call out, maybe some models may know studios, or have their own home studios.

Thanks for the advice guys.


Peter Roach is off-lineGold Member
14 July 2014 06:29
flashysnapper
Photographer
flashysnapper
Location
United Kingdom
Staffordshire
burton on trent


Try widening your search area as there's ariane studios in tamworth and brightlights studio near derby
both excellent facilities



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