A majority of photographers, especially amateurs, like to shoot outdoors. This is probably because shooting outdoors is easy, does not require much equipment and technique, and you don’t need to deal with space constraints as well. I’m not saying that shooting outdoors is for novice photographers only. Some excellent photographers like to shoot outdoors only, but shooting indoors has its own charm and requires a little bit of expertise and technique. Now that you have established yourself as a nature photographer, it’s time to rent a photography studio. It will give you some stability in your profession. But you can’t just rent any studio that you come across. Since great photographs are a stickler for light and angles, there are certain things that you need to look for in space available for rent.
Let’s A Look How To Choose Photography Studio:
Location: Give attention to the location of the photography studio you are renting. If you happen to rent a studio in the wrong place, you may be doomed to failure even if you are a great photographer. For instance, if you rent a studio on the 3rd floor of a residential building, you may go unnoticed by your clients and you may face issues right from the beginning. Therefore, choose a studio that is located on a busy street with lots of people passing by.
Accessibility: Apart from the location of the studio, you also need to give attention to how easily accessible it is for your clients. Since a lot of young models and clients would want to reach you through public transport, try to rent a photography studio that is situated near a major bus stand or metro station. If a number of your clients come from outside your city, then try to get a studio that is located near a major highway. Also, make sure that your studio is easy to find as well. A studio hidden in a maze of lanes would be a headache to find for your clients.
Parking: Inefficient parking can be a deterrent for your clients to a great extent. Make sure that there is a parking space near the studio you are considering renting, and that too is not too expensive or tricky. Otherwise, your clients may need to park their vehicles at a distance from your studio, which may not be comfortable for them when they come to you all dressed up. Also, access the parking conditions on weekdays and weekends.
Size: Empty spaces look huge, but once you rent the studio and shift your gear in it, space may turn out to be much smaller than it appeared. While shooting, you may need to take some full-length shots, for which a constricted space may not be enough. Instead of relying on your eyes, measure the size of the photography studio that you want to rent and work accordingly.
Remodeling Permission: As a photographer, you would want to make some changes in the photography studio to click better photographs. You may need to adjust lights and windows to change certain conditions inside the studio. You may need to drill some holes to let your equipment stand. Sometimes, you may need to install waterproof or soundproof membranes on the walls to explore your creative options. So, try to find out if the owner of the studio allows you to make certain changes in the rented space.
Last but not least, give attention to the rent you will have to pay for the photography studio you are considering. If it’s too cheap, find out if there are any shortcomings or undesirable features in the area. If it’s too expensive, make sure that it comes within your budget. Compare a few properties and rent the one that best suits your requirements, preferences, and budget.