Chilmington Studios Facilities For Hire
The Chilmington Studios facilities based in Ashford, kent are available for hire to both amateur & professional local photographers on a half or full day basis (4/8hrs).
The studio comes equipped with a range of (8) Bowens electronic flash heads of varying power between 125 & 500 watts, plus numerous light-modifiers including soft-boxes, beauty-dishes, brollies, barn-doors, honeycombs, snoots, gels & reflectors. Radio-triggers are on-hand to facilitate cable-free shooting and there is plenty of room to position lights as desired to either side and in front of the shooting area. We also have two professional LUPO DAYLED focusable continuous light units available.
The actual shooting area in the Chilmington Studio facilities is equipped with 3 metre wide white vinyl & Chromakey green vinyl backdrop rolls which are quickly & easily interchanged via the use of a Manfrotto chain pulley system. There is also a black fabric backdrop for low-key effects and a ‘Hi-Glide’ system enables lights to be positioned quickly & easily, whilst keeping the floor area mainly clear of lighting stands & cables.
A selection of prop’s are on-hand including stacking posing-tubs with both black, white & Chromakey green covers. The seating area in the Chilmington Studio facilities, with its’ large black sofa, can be used as a room-set and a ‘Boudoir’ set can also be created and dressed with a selection of satin sheets in various colours.
Adjacent to the Chilmington Studios facilities shooting area we have a large wall-mounted flat-screen TV connected to a MacBook pro loaded with Lightroom software which will facilitate ‘tethered’ shooting with most professional DSLR cameras. This will enable images to appear on the screen as they are shot – giving both the photographer and model/client the ability to view results in real-time.
The studio itself is 5m wide and around 8m long, so there is plenty of room to shoot full-length images at long focal-lengths. There is a corner seating area which is ideal for relaxing between or during shoots and a kitchenette with tea & coffee-making facilities and a ‘fridge with cold drinks to ensure guests/clients are kept refreshed at all times. We also have a CD player plus a Bluetooth speaker system to play your own music through.
We have a spacious changing/make-up room equipped with an illuminated mirror, hanging-rail, hairdryer and a selection of costume jewellery, props & wigs. Of course, there are toilet facilities available and the studio benefits from private off-road parking. The studio also lends itself well to video production as we have continuous LED lighting units on-hand.
Primarily aimed at the social photographer who doesn’t have their own studio facilities, Chilmington Studio provides the perfect place for photographers to welcome clients for portrait sittings, family groups, make-over/boudoir shoots, client consultations – or simply to practice the art of photography!
With a high proportion of most photographer’s time being spent on post-production nowadays, having your own studio is an expensive luxury few can afford. Well now you can access a well-equipped studio as & when you need it and portray a totally professional image to your clients.
The emphasis is on comfort & professionalism, so unlike the typical draughty & cluttered studio, our aim is to provide a clean, tidy & cosy venue to welcome your clients to, without the high costs of equipping & maintaining your own dedicated premises. If you are not familiar with using studio lighting, free & friendly advice on how to get the best from the equipment is always available.
Viewing of the facilities is recommended and this can be arranged by calling the resident photographer & studio manager Mark Matthews LMPA on 07517 911606
Photo Studio Location
Chilmington Studios is situated five minutes from junction 9 on the M20 motorway just off the A28 Ashford to Tenterden road close to the village of Great Chart.
Address: Chilmington Green Road, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3DN.
The green-screen facility enables backgrounds to be ‘dropped-in’ digitally after shooting, using simple software, which is installed on our MacBook. We have a selection of varied background images available (or of course you are welcome to source your own) so you really can be as creative as you wish using this exciting method (advice on shooting with the green-screen and utilising the software is available if you are not experienced in using this medium).
Studio Hire Pricing
- £90Half Day Hire Rate (4 Hours)
- £160Full Day Hire Rate (8 Hours)
* Terms – Payment is due at the time of the studio sitting, either in cash or by debit / credit card. A 20% non-refundable deposit may be required to secure a studio shoot time / date. For commercial / location photography services, terms are thirty days nett of invoice.
Photographic Services available at our studio in Ashford, Kent
Stunning portraits for individuals, groups and families.
The perfect solution for actors/models to use in promoting themselves.
Specialists in beauty, make-over and boudoir photo shoots.
Engagement and pre-wedding images for bries and grooms.
Immortalise your property as a stylised digital artwork
Commercial on location photography of most descriptions