We have decided that the name of the new studio will be "Studio 76", incorporating the last two digits of the address. The website for the studio is "www.mystudio76.com", due to limitations of domain name availability. The studio is located in the lower level of the Serendipity Arts Center Building, and can be accessed primarily through the door from the large parking lot in the rear of the building. A lower street level door is also available for those with heavy equipment transportation or limited mobility. Studio 76 is available for rental at a very reasonable cost, for your personal or professional photographic needs. More information about that is below, and further details and questions can be made using the contact information below.
The studio walls have been painted with the back wall a pure flat white, so in many cases can be used directly as a background without the need for background paper or muslin. (Paper and muslin backgrounds are also available, if desired.) There is also a pure flat black side wall, so if a black background is desired and a long throw is not required, then that can also be used directly as a background. The room has a new, dark wood paneled floor, which photographs very well.
The studio also has shelving and a large pegboard on one wall, for storage of equipment and accessories. All together there is plenty of space to store and provide easy access for additional lighting equipment, light stands, power cords and lighting accessories, photo umbrellas (both white shoot-thru and black covered), background stands, flash transmitters and receivers, and other necessary studio equipment, all provided in the studio for renters.
For photographers this studio is a true time-saving space for meeting customers shooting, with no extra time needed for set-up or tear down. This facility may also be of interest for models, as a location to meet with out-of-town photographers at a safe and local location. This is a clean, professional studio and is a safe place in a good part of town. Studio Rates are $30 per hour with a minimum of 3 hours. Longer rental times can be made at a discounted cost. The studio should be reserved at least 24 hours in advance for non-resident photographers and models. Other details are found on the at the contact information below.
I hope that the availability of this studio will prove to be a benefit to all of the residents of the Serendipity Art Center Building as well as to many other photographers and models in their creative endeavors. You can get more information as well as sign up to rent the studio by contacting Serendipity Art Center Building at 301-230-1414 (Weekdays, 10 Am - 4 PM) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those people who might be interested, I will be holding studio photography workshops (by Don Becker Photography Workshops) in the studio one or more times per month, usually on Sunday afternoons, next on Sunday, February 28th, from 2-7 PM. My next workshop is “Photography of the Ballet", and we will have two beautiful ballet dancers there posing for us (at separate times). For these workshops, I am planning to limit the number of participants to 6, in order to facilitate social distancing in the studio and and also to provide improved photographer access to shooting. With regard to persons concerned about the COVID-19 virus, I will have a forehead temperature device to monitor all participants, and they may be required to wear masks (if currently mandated by the state or county). The models of course will not wear a mask. It is my understanding that groups of 10 people are currently allowed in such meetings, so including models and me we will stay inside that 10 person limit. If you are interested you can learn more and sign up on my website at www.donbeckerphotography.com under "Upcoming Workshops". This is a paid workshop.
Rental Information: Serendipity Art Center Building
Phone: 301-230-1414. (Weekdays, 10 AM - 4 PM)
Email: serendipityartcenter (at) gmail.com
Additional Photographs of Studio 76
This website was designed, constructed, and is maintained by Don Becker. Please visit my website at http://www.donbeckerphotography.com to learn more about or sign up for any of my studio photography workshops.
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