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From 1st February 2020 the minimum booking will be reduced to 2 hours.
Officially open, booking's now being taken, come along and see our exciting new space.
Welcome to f/8 Studio, in the heart of the stunning city of Gloucester, minutes away from the beautiful Gloucester Docks, and the Gloucester Quay's designer outlet. A truly inspirational setting for photography.
f/8 is a new studio space, with new studio owners, Paul Davies and Alley Stallard. Paul has been in the photography industry for many years, with exceptional knowledge to share with you all, and Alley already owns PoZer's Studio, in Swindon, Wiltshire, (now f/8's sister studio) so has 4 years experience, in running a successful and creative hub for the industry, so as a partnership, in f/8 you will have a truly amazing photographic experience.
f/8 Studio is an 800 sq/ft space, located on Bristol Road, on the Moreland's Trading Estate, which used to be a match factory, so our surrounding's are full of interesting architectural inspiration. We are a literally a 20 minute walk from Gloucester train station but we can offer to pick up and drop off for those models who are not familiar with the area. The studio is available for model studio days, professional and amateur photo-shoots, filming, events and private hire.
The studio has various photographic areas in which to shoot, with furniture and props which are sure to inspire your creativity.
A large section of the studio has white wall's and floor, amazing for High key themed shoots' and the natural light spills through the industrial style windows, or we can block the natural light, and create amazing low key studio lighting. This space is also easily adapted with our selection of fabric and themed backdrops, including a selection of coloured papers etc. We will be adding to our variety of backdrops as the studio evolves, and any of the backdrops at our sister studio PoZer's, are also available at f/8 upon request.
f/8 current Studio Equipment
(more is being added frequently, as we evolve the studio in the coming months)
- 5 x Bowens GM500W Flash Heads
- 2 x Bowens GM400W Flash Heads
- 2 x Bowens 1000DX Flash Heads
- 2 x Pixapro Lumi II 200 Flash Heads
- 72cm Beauty Dish
- 2 x 42cm Beauty Dish with Grid and Diffuser
- 90cm Octabox
- 140cm Octabox
- 180cm Octabox
- 2 x 35cm x 160cm Strip Soft Boxes with grids
- 60cm x 80cm Softbox
- Various reflectors, flags, brolly's, barn doors, gels, snoot, a sturdy boom arm, flash triggers and receivers.
- 9ft Backdrop roller system
- 12ft Freestanding backdrop system
- Triflector in gold and silver
- Manfrotto tripod and heads
- Bowens ring light adapter for Bowen's strobes
- Fog machine
- Various paper rolls in black, grey, red, white, yellow, orange, dark and light blue
- Cream leather chaise Lounge
- White/cream leather sofa and chair
- Various chairs and stools
- Double bed with various covers
- 2 x Sanyo ProXtraX Projectors
- Piano (sadly not working but phenomenal for posing with)
See our albums for further details on what is available.
There are separate Ladies & Gentleman’s toilets for our client's, and we have a model changing area, which has a makeup mirror surrounded with lights for a professional application.
We provide a wide range of refreshment's from flavoured fruit squash, vast array of tea's (Chamomile, Green Tea, Peppermint, variety of fruit flavours, Earl Grey etc) and a variety of coffee's and hot chocolate, with a barrel full of biscuits for everyone. We have a fridge to store any drinks or snacks you may bring with you.
We have lots of free parking available, directly outside the studio, and around the trading estate parking areas. We do not have disabled access to the studio I'm afraid to say. We are on the first floor, up a steep set of stairs, but once on the first floor, our layout is all on one level. Our sincere apologies, we can't make changes to the building unfortunately, but our sister studio, PoZer's, can accommodate our disabled clients, so please feel free to enquire about those facilities, based in Wiltshire.
Hiring the studio:
Please do not hesitate to message us, with any enquiries regarding booking's on a personal or group basis, we are always happy to help.
Our current rate is £20 per hour.
A 50% booking deposit will be required for all new clients to f/8, however if you are a regular client to our sister studio, PoZer's, or a regular at f/8 Studio, then the deposit will be waved for studio hire only, but if anyone cancels with less than 72 hours notice, payment will be expected in full (mitigating circumstances will be considered, but at managers discretion).
Please message us with any questions or specific requirements.
Studio days and events over the coming months into 2020
Sunday 23rd February - Em Theresa Aerial Studio Day - 2 hour slots - £55 per hour - (see our events for details) only 2 slots left
Gloucester Photographer and Modelling Networking social event at f/8 Friday 28th February 7pm onwards - free event (see events for details)
Sunday 15th March- Carla Monaco's "English Garden Event" - the most beautiful event you will have shot in 2020 -12 midday until 6pm -inclusive of afternoon tea- £150 per person (see our very visual event for details). Only 2 slots left
Saturday 20th March - "Contemporary Circus Model" Allegra's studio day - £55 per hour - see our events for details
Saturday 28th March - Tinkerbella - 2 hour slots - £55 per hour - see our events for details - only 1 slot left
All events, workshops and studio days will only be secured with a 50% booking deposit, payable upon booking. We offer various ways of paying your deposit by PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cheque, or cash delivered to the studio in person. All deposits are fully refundable if f/8 or the models cancel the event.
Exciting "f/8 Studio Club Night Membership" for 2020
Become a "f/8 Club Night Member" for £10 per year, and become a photographer at our exciting "heavily subsidised" event nights.
At least once or twice a month (hopefully more if demand calls for it), we will be holding "f/8 Club Night's" which are open to everyone, but only subsidised for members. Each event will be held with an experienced model, it will involve our degree qualified makeup artist, costume designer, stylist and event planner. Each event will be creative, unique, exciting and open to photographers of all levels, involving amazing makeup, costumes and unique looks, bringing our photographers together, for great social evenings. Each event will be around £35 for our members, and £45+ for non-members (Prices may vary with bigger events). Our members will have other perks too, and for £10 a year to be a member, you will save more than that, by just attending 1 event alone. EVERYONE is welcome to become a member, you don't have to have been to f/8 before, we welcome everyone with open arms.
Please message us for more details, and we will send you everything you need to know about our amazing "f/8 Club Night Membership", then becoming a member, is your decision to make.
f/8 Studio has 263 references; 263 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.