In this video I look at if you need a studio to be a professional studio. From a traditional shooting studio through to a place for meetings and post production. I discuss different photographers requirements for a working space.
Not all photographers shoot in a photographic studio regularly, some of us not at all. However, most of us will need some form of work space to conduct our hobby or business. And for those of us who do shoot in a studio, knowing when to get your own space rather than taking on daily rentals can be a real stress point.
When I got my first studio I was pretty broke and it was a huge financial risk that could have gone very wrong. Thankfully it didn't and it was also one to the biggest catalysts that kick started my career. Nevertheless, it is not an approach that I would recommend to anyone else as I discuss in this video.
Through this video I look at the requirements for a space and what different photographers might need from it as well as going into the practicalities and costings of having your own photographic studio. I also look at how you need to approach the costing justification of a studio space and how you can make it financially work for you as a professional photographer or just a hobbyist who would love to have a place to call their own for their creative endeavors.
For me, having a studio is a must, being able to be creative and make masses of mess as well as the more logistical aspect of having somewhere to store all of my junk is really important. I also love having a space that I can have just for work, meaning that when I come home at the end of the day, for the most part my working life is left behind.