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Alternative, Beauty, Body Paint, Bondage, Commercial, Cosplay, Dance, Erotic, Fashion, Fetish, Fitness, Glamour, Landscape, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Nude, Pinup, Portrait, Promotional, Sheer, Swimwear, Topless and Wedding


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Completely revised website launched March 2019 - LINK

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


The model's perception: "Barney's studio is fantastic.  By the small space you wouldn't think much of it.  But think again!!!  Barney has been very clever and created so much in one space.  It is a fabulous use of the location with changing room, props, backgrounds, lighting galore."  Jessica Taylor

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 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:

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 account

VIRTUAL TOUR (a little out of date) - CLICK HERE

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.

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: £15, additional hours £12 per hour (20% discount), minimum hire three hours.


STUDIO DAYS AND EVENTS - Free studio hire deal applies to all studio days listed.  Book any studio model for two hours and get two hours free hire.* 

* T&Cs apply, details on request

Spring 2019

Wednesday 22 May: free fun taster session 7 - 9 pm with model, actor and film director Marcus Massey and the studio's virtual reality backdrop system, with one further event Saturday 25 May (shooting 360 degree rotators with free-dance champion Madeline Dancy ...  and a bit of dance as well).  Free admission but photographers are asked for a £5 contribution to cover refreshments and insurance.  All previous sessions were sold out. 


Marcus Massey  (film publicity still)                 Madeline Dancy - Image: Barney Douglas

Bobbi / Photography by Gav Woodgate, Model Bobbi Castle, Post processing by Gav Woodgate, Taken at YorkPhotoStudio / Uploaded 23rd December 2018 @ 06:24 PM 

Next: Bobbi Castle - JUST TWO SLOTS LEFT! - Image: Gav Woodgate                       

Friday 14 June: Bobbi Castle.  £49.50 per hour to glamour and fine art nude (members £45).  Six hours sold, just two pm slots remaining.


SUMMER 2019:

Saturday 22 June: Rose74 and Carol83Two mature models each shooting solo, but available together if requested.  £20.00 per hour solo, £40.00 per hour duo.  Event being run by and with photographer Daryll1 and the models.


Rose74 and Carol83 - Image: MikeH20

Sunday 30 June: ALL DAY CHARITY FUNDRAISER.  Barney's annual charity group shoot at Free Rein Horse Rescue, Burwash; (Just off the A21 and A22 south of Crowborough).  FULL DETAILS HERE - PLEASE FOLLOW THE JOINING INSTRUCTIONS IN THE EVENT PAGE.

Saturday 6 July: Monika Lara Smith.  £55 per hour to glamour and fine art nude (members £50.50) with higher levels on request.  First hour and last three hours already booked.  Four hours remaining.  Full details shortly.

Saturday 17 August: Aurora.  £47.50 to fine art nude (members £43).  Four hours already booked; photographer totally flexible on times to accommodate other bookings.  Four hours remaining.  Full details shortly.

Miami was a lush! / Photography by Sierra Nomad, Model Monika Lara Smith / Uploaded 9th December 2018 @ 07:21 PM     

Monika Lara Smith - Image: Nik at Sierra Nomad                    Aurora - Image: Gantz-pv                                                                                        

AUTUMN 2019:

Saturday 14 September: Roxi Keogh.  £49.50 per hour to glamour and fine art nude (members £45.00) with higher levels on request.  



  • Main shoot area 27' x 16', with white and black vinyl backdrops, and the world's most advanced digital virtual backdrop system available (9' wide x 8' high) on roller dollies;
  • Secondary shoot areas (green screen, black and white muslins, red, white and blue coloramas installed with mid-grey and green also available, plus grunge) 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 2 x Bowens 250W (S fit) softboxes vary, stored unless required
1 x Interfit Stellar 300* (S fit) 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 fitted with barn doors and removable eggbox with gels to fit

  • The following additional lights and accessories are available:

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 Godox AD200 with mini octoboxes and S-fit adaptors (stored in portable case with stands)
Bowens L fit:
- Two silver bowl reflectors.
Two low power portable kit lights, with the following available accessories:
- Small rectangular softbox (assembled)
- Two large softboxes, one 90x60 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;
  • Insulated floor, raised access platform, grunge, distressed doors and tiled backgrounds;
  • Suspension facilities - one ton loading;
  • 360° rotator (white) - 70kg loading, two minute/single rotation for product photographer and actors' rotators;
  • Access for motor cycles and small machinery;
  • Free broadband, free traditional and herbal teas, coffee, fruit juice and (most importantly) chocolate or choc-chip Hobnobs always on tap;


  • Nearest railway stations (models and photographers can be collected 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.


  • Closest: Highdown House, Ferring - CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT - half a mile east - (highly recommended hotel, but eat out at the Sussex Yeoman / Hungry Horse for the best reasonably priced local menu - Goring-by-Sea station / 700 bus route / studio within walking distance);
  • Short drive: Premier Inn, Roundstone Lane - one mile west - (best restaurant at the Spotted Cow half a mile to the north - Angmering station / 700 bus route / taxi office);
  • 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:
    • Travelodge 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 Highdown Hotel, (currently closed for refurbishment), or Premier Inn mentioned above if you have an early start. 
  • IMPORTANT: there are major roadworks for five miles west of the studio on the A259 from Felpham to Ferring until mid 2020!!! 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 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





  • Per hour for the first two hours: £15 per hour thereafter £12 per hour (20% discount), minimum three hours (rising to four hours from Easter 2019), half day (4 hours) £54, full day (8 hours) £100; (one or two photographers sharing);
  • Sundays, evenings (from 6 pm), bank holidays: 10% premium;
  • Groups of three or more: POA
  • Video (as opposed to stills): 50% premium;
  • Regular user packages from 10 hours upwards with discounts up to two-thirds off the basic hourly rate;
  • Pre-purchase packages up to 30% discount on basic rate;
  • * Studio Facebook members normally get an additional 20% 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;
  • Anything messy or wet please ask for a quote (£25 refundable deposit payable).  Anything over essential cleaning is chargeable.  (So far that hasn't happened.)

Important: the studio's preferred method of payment is bank transfer (which costs us nothing); cash and cheque payments incur a very modest surcharge (min £1.50) to cover transfer costs, and cheques must be cleared (allow five working days please) before the hire date.  Unless there is no alternative, I no longer accept Paypal.

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