- Full time Studio
- More than 33 years experience
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Chilmington Studio is a cosy & comfortable, fully-equipped photographic studio set in the beautiful Kent countryside just to the south-west of Ashford which is available for hire to both amateur & professional photographers on a half or full day basis.
The studio is equipped with a full range of (7) Bowens 'Esprit' professional electronic flash heads of varying power from 250-1000 watts, plus numerous light-modifiers including soft-boxes, beauty-dishes, brollies, barn-doors, honeycombs, snoots, gels & reflectors. A radio-trigger facilitates cable-free shooting and there is plenty of room to position lights as desired to either side & in front of the shooting area. A 'hi-glide' support system allows flash-heads to be positioned quickly & easily and keeps the floor uncluttered by stands & cables. An iMac with 'LightRoom' software is available should you wish to shoot 'tethered' and a high-level screen is connected to enable the model or client to view shots 'live' as they are taken.
The shooting area itself is equipped with 3 metre wide white vinyl & Chromakey green vinyl backdrop rolls which are quickly & easily interchanged via the use of a Manfrotto chain pulley system. There is also a black fabric backdrop for low-key effects and a selection of vinyl roll backgrounds & floors which are also available for use.
A small selection of prop’s are on-hand including stacking posing-tubs with both black & white covers plus a 'boudoir' style set with ornate brass headboard, drapes & satin sheets can quickly be set-up on request.
The studio itself is 5m wide and around 8m long, so there is plenty of room to shoot full-length images at long focal-lengths. There is a comfortable seating area in the studio itself which is ideal for relaxing between or during shoots and a kitchenette with tea & coffee-making facilities plus a ‘fridge stocked with chilled water & soft-drinks to ensure guests are kept refreshed at all times. We also have a TV with DVD and a CD player.
Adjacent to the studio area is a private spacious changing/make-up room equipped with an illuminated make-up mirror, hanging-rail, hairdryer and a small selection of costume jewellery & props. Of course there are toilet facilities and the studio benefits from private off-road private parking for both photographers & clients. Our set-up lends itself well to creating the perfect relaxed environment for shoots with models and/or clients.
We specialise in Green-Screen photography where shots are taken against the green 'Chromakey' vinyl backdrop and backgrounds are then added afterwards using specialist software. Guidance in using this exciting technology (which is surprisingly simple in practice) is available and we have a selection of licensed stock images that can be used as backgrounds including everything from plain/graduated colours to room-sets and even outdoor scenes. You really can let your imagination run riot and produce some breathtaking images!
The emphasis is on comfort & professionalism, so unlike the typical draughty & cluttered photographer’s studio, our aim is to provide a clean & tidy, comfortable venue to welcome your clients or model to - and if you’re not familiar with using studio lighting, don't worry as free & friendly advice on how to get the best from the equipment is always available from our in-house photographer.
We also have our own extensively published resident model Lynzi, who is highly experienced in front of camera and is available for all categories of work from character/portrait through fashion & glamour to full nude & adult. Lynzi is friendly & easy to work with and enjoys posing for both experienced & amateur photographers alike. She is 5'7" tall, has blue eyes and a slim/athletic build with vital statistics of 36DD-25-36" (dress size 10 - shoe size 8). She is competent at taking care of her own hair & make-up and has an extensive wardrobe.
In short, Chilmington Studios provide the perfect place for photographers to welcome clients for portraits, head-shots, family groups, make-over/boudoir or glamour/fashion shoots, client consultations – or simply to practice the art of photography! See our website for full details.
Studio Hire rates are £90 per half-day (4hrs) & £160 per full-day (8hrs) Take 10% off your first booking!
Note: Photographers booking our resident model Lynzi for a minimum half-day shoot get the studio included at no charge.
Payment is accepted in cash, advance bank transfer or (by prior arrangement) debit/credit card. A 50% deposit is required from new clients.
Availability: The studio can generally be available between 9am-11pm most days including weekends by prior notice.
Chilmington Studios has 3 references; 3 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.