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Hangleton Lane Studio is closing with the last date for hiring at the present venue being Saturday 11 December 2021. The decision was taken on 12 November after the landlord released me from the obligation to give three months' notice, and the neighbouring business is going to take over the unit temporarily as they need extra space in the short term. They will obviously have to move out when planned housing development starts.

Between January and March 2022, for the proprietor's own commercial studio requirements, (pack shots and fashion primarily), I have secured the use of another studio owned by a close friend of mine within a reasonably short travelling distance.

In April 2022 I will be getting access to new facilities on a shared basis in Horsham in return for volunteering my time assisting the charity I have supported for the past two years. Arrangements for hiring out those facilities have yet to be agreed as it will be their premises, not mine. Over the following few months I will be training up and eventually handing over management of the facility to a young man called Liam Taylor, who will be joining this site, and who has already worked alongside me on fashion shoots and video work including a difficult Ted Talks production, and once he has taken the reins I will be moving on to pastures new.

I'd like to thank all of you for your support, custom and especially your input and friendship since the studio was established at its present location in 2012. I certainly won't be hanging up the camera for good ... far from it. I'll still be shooting regularly for two of my biggest clients - spot-the-ball football, and travel and tourism work.

I also have a little surprise up my sleeve that will, hopefully, be of very considerable interest to many of you starting in 2023 if everything stays on schedule.

After all, old photographers never die ... they just get their shutters jammed ... and mine's still working fine. 


SME News Best Commercial Photography Studio - South of England 2021

The path out of lock-down: The studio reopened for non-commercial hire on 12 April 2021 subject to strict controls.  Some further easing of restrictions occurred on 17 May.

OVER  200 POSITIVE REFERENCES & STILL GOING STRONG.  A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL MY CLIENTS.  WEBSITE (amended in line with the above announcement)




STUDIO CALENDAR LINK - works on Windows XP and above, or get the Teamup mobile app and enter Teamup calendar code ksbd97858700f5f378

Professional commercial black-out studio covering commercial product photography, fashion, dance, fitness, interior design accessories, and erotic-artistic stills and video.  The proprietor is the highest rated full-time commercial photographer on the world's largest freelancing website.

All models working commercially at the studio who have not completed full time compulsory education are licensed by the relevant authority.  The licence is free and the studio is happy to arrange licences for its clients at a £20 documentation fee.  All models under 18 are chaperoned.

The photographers' perception: "I have seen Barney improve his studio over the years and it is just getting better and better ... Motorised back drops and light stands on wheels made everything so easy to use ... the fact that he has a calendar on his page which shows the vacant days is a complete bonus. All the equipment and props you could ever need. Highly recommended.Jake41

Digital Virtual Reality Background System - LINK:

  • Almost 2,000 different backdrops available.  The ONLY digital system of its kind in West Europe outside major film and TV production studios.

  • Get "outdoors" indoors any time - no Photoshop, no green-screen.  Live view to tethered laptop and LCD screen.

 Studio Facebook group for discounted studio hire:

  1. Add me as a friend first: 
  2. Message me here to tell me your Facebook profile name and then ask to join the Facebook studio members' group:

Marco-Pierre White Jr for his own line of       Ella Collins-Godden shot in Hangleton Lane Studio using the studio's digital virtual reality backdrop system / Photography by Barney Douglas, Taken at Hangleton Lane Studio (Southdowns) / Uploaded 29th May 2018 @ 10:46 PM     Not just models.  We also shoot false eyelashes / Photography by Barney Douglas, Taken at Hangleton Lane Studio (Southdowns) / Uploaded 23rd September 2018 @ 10:26 PM

Proprietor: Barney Douglas - photographer accountPrestige Awards South of England Commercial Photography Specialist of the Year 2020 - published in over seventy countries on five of the six continents with over 700 references from clients, models, dancers and subcontractors on all portals where listed.

Studio premises on the edge of the South Downs National Park, just off the main A259 at Ferring near Worthing, West Sussex at the foot of Highdown (Iron Age hill fort) and almost directly opposite Asda.  There are outline plans to move as the whole area has been earmarked for development.

The layout below has been slightly amended to aid in social distancing during the pandemic

STANDARD BASIC HIRE RATES FOR STILLS HIRE (for one or two photographers sharing; package deals and DVRB system see lower down):

  • Per hour for the first two hours: £18, additional hours £14 per hour (22% discount), minimum hire three hours for one-off bookings.






All electrical equipment renewal PAT tested 9 June 2021:

  • Main shoot area 27' x 16', with white, black and chroma green vinyl backdrops, and the world's most advanced digital virtual backdrop system available (9' wide x 8' high);
  • Secondary shoot areas (green , black and white muslins, red, white and blue coloramas installed with light green also available) 20' x 12'6" (23' long with the shower room door open), backdrop roll height 10'6";
  • Shower wet set - shooting distance up to max 25', ceiling height 7'9" with shoot-through hatch for a different perspective angle;
  • Lighting normally available (* on dollies):
    • 2 x Godox QT600-II* (S fit) - up to 10 fps normally fitted with iLux octoboxes / eggboxes and 2 x Godox QT300* (S fit) normally fitted with iLux rectangular softboxes
      2 x Bowens 500W and 4 x Bowens 250W (S fit) softboxes vary, stored unless required
      2 x Interfit Stellar 300* (S fit) with one normally fitted with an Elinchrom beauty dish with an S fit adaptor
      1 x Interfit Stellar 150 (S fit) normally fitted with an Interfit column eggbox
      1 x Bowens Gold* (L fit) permanently fitted with a large square softbox
      1 x Bowens Silver (L fit) normally fitted with a snoot
      1 x Bowens Bolite (low power) fitted with barn doors and eggbox with multiple gels to clip on
  • The following additional lights and accessories are available on request:
    • Bowens S fit:
      - Interfit column eggbox, angled cowl, several round cowls (two fitted with small honeycombs, one x 30 degree, one x 60 degree).
      - Several rectangular softboxes (assembled), several smaller rectangular and square softboxes (available by advance request only).
      - Two rechargeable Godox AD200 with mini octoboxes and S-fit adaptors (stored in portable case with stands and brollies)
      Bowens L fit:
      - Bowens Silver, fitted with a silver bowl reflector, and another reflector, same type, available.
      Two low power portable kit lights, with the following available accessories:
      - Small rectangular softbox (assembled)
      - Two large softboxes, one 90 x 60 rectangle, one 1.2m octobox (available by advance request only)
      - Two mini snoots with 45 degree eggboxes, plus barn doors with removable eggbox and four coloured gels
  • Two 6'6" (2 metre) tall zip-round reflectors (* on dollies) - silver, gold, white, black, translucent
  • Lastolite Hilite 7' x 6'
  • Lastolite doubled sided "distressed doors" background
  • One small circular silver / gold reflector
  • One silver / gold triflector
  • Three daylight 5500K 150 watt video heads with soft boxes;
  • Virtual boudoir set with double bed available on request with advance warning;
  • Insulated floor, raised access platform, grunge, fake window, distressed doors and tiled backgrounds;
  • 360° rotator (white) - 70kg loading, two minute/single rotation for product photography and actors' rotators;
  • Access for motor cycles and small machinery;
  • Free broadband, free traditional and herbal teas, coffee, fruit juice, soya milk and (most importantly) chocolate or choc-chip Hobnobs always on tap;


  • Nearest railway stations (models and photographers can be collected once pandemic restrictions have been lifted if someone is available - timetable search):
    • Goring-by-Sea (five minutes by car, walkable on a fine day in twenty-five minutes, and also served by the 700 bus) or Angmering (eight minutes by car, taxi rank) both 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 (fifteen minutes by car, taxi rank) - 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 - four minute walk) - express service Portsmouth to Brighton.

NEAREST HOTELS: (Revised January 2020)

  • Closest: Highdown, Ferring - half a mile east- (highly recommended hotel, but very pricey.  Do consider eating out at the Sussex Yeoman / Hungry Horse or at the Coach & Horses for the best reasonably priced local menus) - Goring-by-Sea station / 700 bus route / studio within walking distance;
  • Short drive: 
    • Premier Inn, Roundstone Lane - 3/4 mile west - (best restaurant at the Spotted Cow half a mile to the north - Angmering station / 700 bus route / taxi office);
    • Coach and Horses, A27 westbound carriageway leaving Worthing - three miles north - good on site restaurant - car required or taxi from Durrington or Worthing stations;
  • Nearest hostel: YHA, Littlehampton - four miles west - (Littlehampton station / 700 bus route / taxi office);
  • Luxury: Hilton Avisford Park - six miles north-west (car required, or taxi from nearest railway station which is Barnham Junction);
  • Alternative hotels:
    • Comfort Inn at Crossbush (car required, or taxi from Arundel station)
    • Mulberry Hotel (Goring-by-Sea station) and the George V Hotel (Durrington station) - both on 700 bus route;


  • Models if using public transport please do not book hotels in Central Worthing the night before a shoot, and if using your car avoid staying anywhere east of Worthing (e.g. Brighton) due to major travel bottlenecks on the A27 approaching Worthing from the east.  Ideally please use either the Coach & Horses or Premier Inn mentioned above if you have an early start.  The easiest approach to the area is always from the north, (A27 / A280 junction via the Angmering relief road).
  • IMPORTANT: there are major roadworks for three miles west of the studio on the A259 from Littlehampton to Ferring until well into 2022, with the main dualling work just west of the studio now in progress and causing severe delays throughout the day!!!  If travelling from Hampshire or beyond, to avoid these road works stay on the A27 east towards Worthing from Chichester past Arundel and leave at the A280 junction, but allow at least fifteen minutes to get through Chichester and Arundel at peak times.  DO NOT go via Bognor Regis.

Advice on lighting set-up, plus health & safety and security when you start all included in hire charges if requested

NO parking charges!


01903 331611 / 07986 183948

Skype: ibudec




ACCESS TO OVER 100 BALL GOWNS, PROM DRESSES AND WEDDING DRESSES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE STUDIO SUPPORTING PROM DREAMS.   Contact the studio for availability and details.  We do ask for a voluntary donation to Prom Dreams for their use.  About 100 dresses in stock ranging from size 4 to 24.


  • Per hour for the first two hours: £18 per hour, thereafter £14 per hour (22% discount), minimum three hours, half day (4 hours) £64, full day (8 hours) £120; (one or two photographers sharing);
  • Sundays, evenings (from 6 pm), bank holidays: 10% premium;
  • Groups of three or more: 20% premium;
  • Video (as opposed to stills): 50% premium;
  • Regular user packages from 10 hours upwards with discounts up to 60% off the basic hourly rate;
  • Pre-purchase packages up to 40% discount off the basic hourly rate;
  • Studio Facebook members normally get an additional 30% discount (except visiting tutor sessions, or where otherwise indicated) on standard rates, and 30% off the hourly rate studio element only on studio days, (exceptions apply, see individual castings), plus advance notice of special offers.  Ask to join here: - please add me as a friend first:;
  • Paper cut-off £3 per metre;
  • Digital video backdrop system: £25 ph (members £18 ph).  Mandatory three-hour training course before any hire - £75 (members £60)
  • Anything messy or wet please ask for a quote (£25 minimum refundable deposit payable).  Anything over essential cleaning is chargeable. (That's only happened once).

Important: the studio's preferred method of payment is bank transfer (which costs us nothing); cash and cheque payments incur a very modest surcharge (3.5%, min £1.50) to cover transfer costs, and cheques must be cleared (allow five working days please) before the hire date.  NO CHEQUES OR CASH DURING THE PANDEMIC, SORRY!  The studio can now accept international transfer payments; BIC and SWIFT numbers shown on invoices.  Unless there is no alternative, the studio no longer accepts PayPal.

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