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Photo Studio Hire & Photography

London Photography Studio

Arch Photo Studio is a London photography studio for hire in Camberwell. We are located about a mile south of Elephant & Castle down Walworth Road. Run by Robbie Ewing, a commercial photographer and small business owner. The studio is available to hire as space only with all the lighting equipment included. We have lots of light modifiers we don’t charge extra for. Creative lighting assist for the duration of the shoot can also be added as an optional extra.

Scroll down to see what our clients think of us, or check out our Google reviews. Check out the BTS gallery to see how people use our professional photography studio.

Included In Studio Hire

Optional Extras

  • Full Creative Lighting Assistance
  • Photography Services
  • Gimbal Hire
  • Tethered Shooting
  • Blackout / Green Screen
  • Textured Canvas Backdrops

Studio Hire Costs

2 Hours

£100

3 Hours

£150

4 Hours

£200

6 Hours

£270

8 Hours

£360

10 Hours

£450

Arch Photo Studio

A flexible photo studio hire space located in a 1200 sq ft railway arch off Camberwell Road in south London. Approximately 900 sq ft of the arch space has been set up for photography and videography. We provide an affordable South London photography studio for photographers, creatives and small business owners to shoot their stills & videos.

We have flash and continuous lighting that are included in the rental price. You need to bring your camera and creativity. Unlike a lot of studios, all our lighting is included. No paying extra or having to carry all your lights around.

We only charge for the paper if you insist on a pristine new section. It’s a photography space set up by a photographer for creative people. You need to bring your camera or a photographer / videographer. Consider the benefits of using a studio for your next shoot.

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Lighting Included

Eight Flashes + Eleven Continuous

Studio Flashes

  • 1 x Godox AD600 Pro
  • 2 x Godox AD400 Pro
  • 1 x Godox AD300 Pro
  • 4 x Godox AD200 Pro
  • Nikon, Canon, Fuji & Sony Triggers

Flash Modifiers

We have a large range of light modifiers with Bowens mounts including softboxes, beauty dishes, snoots, fresnel spots, umbrellas, gobo projectors, magnum reflectors, and standard reflectors with barn doors and grids. See the full list below. Check out the BTS Gallery to see the lights and modifiers in action.

The London photography studio space is ideal for photography, filming, and running workshops. The arch location is also good for filming music videos. Our location means we can make a fair bit of noise and not annoy any of our neighbours.

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Filming Lights Available

Continuous Lights

  • 2 x Godox 150w White + RGB Spot
  • 3 x GVM White LED Panels
  • 2 x Neewer RGB LED Panels
  • 1 x Small RGB Light Wand
  • 3 x Godox 60W LED Spotlights.

Lighting Modifiers

The spotlights all have Bowens mounts that can take all the lighting modifiers listed above. A full list is further down the page. Check out the Video Gallery to see the continuous lights in action. We can also set up a simple basic green screen studio background.

Please Note

The studio isn’t soundproof and because it’s a railway arch there is regular train noise, so it’s not suitable for shooting long sequences. The photography studio is only suitable for strobe or continuous light work as there is no natural light.

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Backdrops, Props & Sets

Our studio features a white MDF stage and a versatile back wall, perfect for attaching various objects. Additionally, we offer around 20 different backdrop papers. These include standard options like white, warm and cool mid-greys, and dark charcoal grey, along with a vibrant array of colours such as pink, yellow, red, purple, beige, neutral tones, and several shades of blue. For more information on our selection, please give us a call.

Moreover, we provide tabletop supports and sheet materials specifically designed for smaller product photography setups. Arch Photo Studio also doubles as my workshop, equipped with a wide range of tools and equipment ideal for set building. For more details on how we can assist with your photo studio hire in London, don’t hesitate to reach out.

In addition to this, we have an assortment of props and fabrics available to create various room setups. Our studio includes four poly board stands which, when used with the black backdrops, enable you to create intimate spaces where you can focus the lighting solely on the subject, as illustrated in the image above.

Who Uses Arch Photo Studio

The photo studio is ideal for small or medium photoshoots, from portraits and headshots, product and lifestyle, fashion and e-commerce. The lighting equipment included in your rental is the kit used by the owner for his photography.

This includes Godox studio flashes & continuous lights along with a wide variety of lighting modifiers, background papers and various props. Check out our top tips on planning your first photoshoot.

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In-House Photographer

The owner, Robbie Ewing, offers photography services tailored for small businesses and individuals at competitive rates. Specialising in portrait photography, product photography, and eCommerce fashion. Robbie creates high-quality commercial and lifestyle imagery designed specifically for small and medium-sized companies. There are several advantages of hiring a studio with an in-house photographer to meet your photography requirements, cost savings being a major one.

Choose Robbie and his studio for your photography needs, and invest in exceptional imagery and comprehensive, efficient service that supports your business goals. Robbie, a professional photographer, works with a variety of small and medium-sized businesses, as well as individual clients, to create product, commercial, and portrait images. We offer a creative, client-friendly service and go the extra mile to ensure your photo or video shoot goes smoothly.

How It Started

Our studio space started as a run-down railway arch, but we’ve gradually transformed it into a fully functional studio and workshop. From this same location, we also run an online shop selling exhibition display equipment. The pandemic severely impacted our display business, so we pivoted to photography to survive. Photography, a hobby since 2005, and renting the space to other creatives became obvious new revenue streams.

Photo Studio Floor Plan

This is my studio, and you will be using the same equipment I use for my own portrait and product photography. While it may not be as luxurious as some of the larger London photography studios, my rates are more affordable, and everything is inclusive with no hidden costs. If you need help with the lighting, I’m available for a small additional fee. You’ll also have access to all the tools and props I’ve accumulated at no extra cost. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Reviews

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Absolutely fantastic service, was able to capture the footage I needed with some incredible lighting and staging to suit my music video. Thanks Robbie. I’ll be back. 💯
DJ Shunz
Music Producer

…really lovely space…

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Great experience at Arch, really lovely space and Robbie was brilliantly helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. Pleasure to shoot there.
Ciaran Dowd
Comedian

…abundance of lighting equipment…

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Fantastic space to shoot in with an abundance of lighting equipment and goodies to use. I’ve used this studio for commercial and personal projects and it fits the bill for both. Robbie is a great host and always on hand to help, so if you’re inexperienced with studio lighting I recommend going for the option with extra assistance.
Aaron Mundow
Photographer

Fantastic service…

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Hey Robbie, Just wanted to send a quick message to thank you for your support on Tuesday. What started out as a stressful day with being cancelled on by my original model resulted in such a productive shoot with such amazing results. Thank you for allowing us to work in your lovely studio. xx
Monique Hall
Fashion Designer

…so helpful from start to finish…

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Highly recommend this shoot space! Robbie was so helpful from start to finish and went above and beyond to make the shoot run smooth as possible. Will 100% be using again in the future!
Emily Street
Band Manager

Amazing price value…

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We had a lovely time at the Arch Photo Studio! We came in 2 days for a shoot and the owner Robbie is super helpful and friendly! Amazing price value as well! Absolutely recommend and will use again in the future!
Charlotte Smeulders
Show Runner
photo studio equipment included

London Photography Studio Equipment

  • Wall Fixed Paper Backdrop system
  • Range of Colorama Backdrops
  • Godox AD600 Pro Flash x1
  • Godox AD400Pro Flash x2
  • Godox AD300 Pro x1
  • Godox AD200 Pro Flash x 4
  • Triggers-Nikon/Canon/Sony/Fuji
  • Cambo Redwing Boom x1
  • Wheeled Boom Stand X 1
  • Heavy Duty C – Stand x1
  • Light stands x 11
  • Manfrotto BeFree Tripod + Ball head
  • Video Tripod + Fluid Head
  • Manfrotto Stills Tripod + Tilt Head
  • Neewer 660 RGB LED Light x 2 Units
  • LED Light Panels x 3 Units
  • 150W Godox RGB Spot x 2 Units
  • 60W LED Spot Lights x 3 units
  • 50 CM RGB Light wand
  • Movable Backdrop System
  • 5 in 1 Round reflector + Stand
  • Stools, Tables & props
  • 60 CM Sq. Product Photography Tent
  • Rode Shotgun mic
  • Fresnal Spot
  • Magnum Reflector
  • Long Throw Reflector + Grid
  • 18cm Silver Reflector + Grids x4
  • Snoot With Grid
  • 4 x Large Polystyrenes + Stands
  • 55 CM ø Parobolic Softbox + Grid
  • 100 cM Square Softbox + Grid
  • 120 cM Octabox + grid
  • 120 CM Westcott Square Softbox
  • 180 cM ø Umbrella Softbox
  • 130 CM ø Umbrella Softbox
  • 100 CM ø Umbrella Softbox x2
  • 70 CM ø Parabolic Softbox
  • 120 CM Strip Softbox + Grid x2
  • 100 CM White Beauty Dish
  • 70c CM Silver Beauty Dish
  • 55 CM Silver Beauty Dish
  • Godox VSA-26K Projector
  • Godox SA-P Projector + Gobo’s
  • Umbrellas x 3 – Large / Small
  • Lastolite 7 in 1 Hand Held Reflector
  • 80 CM Camera Slider Video Track
  • clamps & studio paraphernalia
  • Fibre Broadband Wifi
  • Clothes Rails with Hangers x2
  • Clothes Steamer
  • Bluetooth Speaker System
  • Selection Of Coloured Gels
  • Smoke Machine
  • Leaf Blower – aka a Wind Machine