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Photo Studio Hire & Photography

London Photography Studio

Arch Photo Studio is a London photography studio for hire in Camberwell. Located about a mile south of Elephant & Castle down Walworth Road. Run by Robbie Ewing, a photographer and small business owner. The studio is available to hire as space only with all the lighting equipment included. 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 the photography studio.

Included In Studio Hire

Optional Extras

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

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

Lighting 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 soundproofed and it’s a railway arch so there is train noise regularly. 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

There is a white MDF stage and a back wall to which objects can be attached to. We have a selection of around 20 backdrop papers. White obviously, warm and cool mid greys, dark charcoal grey as standard, plus a range of colours including; pink, yellow, red, purple, beige and neutrals, various blues. Call for details.

Tabletop supports and sheet materials for smaller product photography setups are also available. Arch Photo Studio is also my workshop, so we have a range of tools and equipment that can be used for set building. Call for details on how we can help you with your photo studio hire in London.

We also have a range of props and fabrics that can be used to create rooms. We have 4 poly board stands when combined with the black backdrops allow you to create intimate rooms where you can just light the subject as shown in the above image.

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 can also provide photography services for small businesses and individuals at competitive rates. He focuses on portraits, products and eComm fashion, creating commercial / lifestyle imagery for small and medium-sized companies. Most photographers don’t have studios, so studio hire is an additional cost. Booking a photographer with a studio will save you money.

Hire Studio + Photographer and Save Money

As a professional photographer, Robbie works with a wide range of businesses and individual clients creating product, commercial and portrait images. We offer a creative client-friendly service and put the extra effort in to make sure your photo or video shoot goes smoothly.

How It Started

The studio space was a rather run-down railway arch. We’ve slowly renovated it into a studio and workshop. We also run an online shop selling exhibition display equipment from the same premises. The pandemic severely impacted this display business. So we pivoted to something else to survive. Photography had been a hobby since 2005 and hiring the space out to other creatives seemed an obvious way to generate new revenue.

Photo Studio Floor Plan

This is my studio and you are using the kit I use for my own portrait and product photography. It’s not as plush as some of the larger London photography studios, but I don’t charge the same rates as them and everything is inclusive with no hidden extras. I’m also on hand to help if required for a small additional fee. You 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.

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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

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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

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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
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Equipment Included

  • 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
  • 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
  • 50cm RGB Light wand
  • Movable Backdrop System
  • 5 in 1 Round reflector + Stand
  • Stools, Tables & props
  • 60cm 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
  • 55cm ø Parobolic Softbox + Grid
  • 100cm Square Softbox + Grid
  • 120cm Octabox + grid
  • 120cm Westcott Square Softbox
  • 180cm ø Umbrella Softbox
  • 130cm ø Umbrella Softbox
  • 100cm ø Umbrella Softbox x2
  • 70cm ø Parabolic Softbox
  • 120cm Strip Softbox + Grid x2
  • 100cm White Beauty Dish
  • 70cm Silver Beauty Dish
  • 55cm 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
  • 80cm 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