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Photography studios

A suite of professionally-equipped dedicated studio spaces that can been booked by students.

About the photography studios

The main studio complex is made up of eight private spaces all with a full width 9-feet-wide Colourama backdrops. There is also a wide range of lighting options and modifiers available, along with camera boom supports and grip equipment. 

In addition to the main studio area there is a separate dedicated studio space for still life, and a white infinity cove, as well as three dedicated headshot booths. Nine mobile workstations are available for use to enable tethered workstation operation using Capture One software.

Once students have completed a safe working and technical operation induction, they can book studios up to two weeks in advance and access the studio equipment as required.

The studios are self-service after training, and trained students are employed in the evening to keep the area open until 11pm for the whole semester.


  • Flash lighting (studio) Profoto D2: 36x 500 heads, 4x 1000 heads.
  • Flash lighting (location) Profoto B2: 11x 2 head kits with several light modifiers available.
  • Continuous lighting (studio): 4x 1kw Arri focusing spot, 3x HEDLER Profilux LED1000
  • Studio lighting stands, various heights and weights from floor level to 8ft high, including 4x lighting booms.
  • 64x Profoto light modifiers including: zoom reflectors, snoots, mini focusing spot, beauty dishes, umbrellas, barn doors, gel holders, honeycombs etc.
  • 40x Profoto soft boxes, rectangular sizes 4' x 6' (120x180cm) to 1' x 3' (30x90cm), Octa sizes 3', 4' and 5'.
  • 20x white and black polyboard reflectors.
  • 3x Cambo camera stands.
  • 3x wheeled ladders.
  • 16x Manfrotto autopoles.
  • 20x super clamps plus various attachments.
  • 1x copy stand.
  • 2x still life tables.

Courses that use this facility

  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Creative Direction
  • BA (Hons) Fashion and Beauty Media
  • BA (Hons) Make-Up and Hair Design
  • BA (Hons) Prosthetics and Special Effects Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design

This facility is available to hire

Students can hire the photography studios.

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