Our open plan studio is all on one level with easy access via the high roller shutter doors if you have large pieces of furniture or machinery to shoot. It’s a large space but you’ll find everything close at hand – from our comfy client area, model’s changing room, fully-equipped kitchen and of course our impressive infinity curve. We created this studio ourselves from scratch and designed it with ease and flexibility in mind. Its size and 20ft high ceiling means we can construct large sets and move items around easily and safely.
Making delivery of your products easy for you makes it easier for us to deliver the shots you want, so we chose our studio location as it’s just a few minutes from the M62 between Manchester and Leeds. The studio has large drive-in access big enough for a HGV so dropping goods off for a shoot is easy and can be done safely and securely whatever the weather. There’s plenty of purpose-built racking right by the loading area too – so keeping everything safe and organised couldn’t be easier.
Our huge 14ft high by 16ft wide Infinity Curve really does offer infinite possibilities, it’s the perfect way to make your product stand out. Our Infinity Curve is big enough to make any size of product the hero of the shot without the visual distraction of a horizon line, just a pure clean white background. There’s plenty of room to shoot the largest of sofas, beds or even full suites and complete sets of dining room or garden furniture. There’s also access to a high level hatch for capturing a unique birds eye view image. The Infinity Curve is right by the HGV entrance, making drop-off and pick-up easy. Take a look at our furniture photography portfolio to see our Infinity Curve in action.
To give you the very best digital photography we’ve invested in the very best equipment. We use the Phase One camera system in conjunction with Elinchrom Flash – the leading light in commercial photography. Our Phase One cameras can produce up to a massive 60.5 million pixels, sounds impressive doesn’t it, but what that means for you is you’ll get images that offer greater flexibility – you can crop in tight without losing quality or detail and also reproduce your images up to billboard or even giant building banner size.
We shoot directly to Apple Mac using Capture One software so you can view your images as we shoot them. Any retouching, artworking and post-production requirements are carried out by our experts in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop.
The essential ingredient for mouth-watering food photography is a fully working kitchen – ours is equipped with everything needed to prepare food on-site along with a good selection of food props from plates and cutlery to backgrounds. It can also come equipped with a home economist to prepare the food and one of our specialist freelance food stylists too, if required.
We know budgets and timings don’t always allow for sourcing all the props you may need, so we have a wide range available – from cushions and candlesticks to lights and furniture.
You can look around our well-lit mezzanine storage areas which have an open view over the studio so you can still be in sight of your shoot, which makes choosing the right items easier.
Our informal client area with full Wi-Fi access is located center stage of the studio allowing you to work while directing the photographic shoot or simply have a chat and a coffee with clients or colleagues.
At the front of the studio we have a private meeting room, where you can sit and make phone calls or do some work on your laptop whilst still being close by when required on set. We also have full disabled access and facilities, and ample client parking at the front of the studio.
You’ll find our model’s changing room is the perfect place to get ready for clothing photography or lifestyle shoots, with a large illuminated mirror which is ideal for make-up application and hairdressing. The workstation and stools are specifically set up at the correct height for our freelance make-up artists to work with the models, and the changing room provides privacy away from the photographic shoot but still close enough to be on set quickly when needed. HDTWO work with some great model agencies so we can provide male, female, children and specialist models of all ages to suit your needs.
With a well tooled-up workshop and a stock of paints and finishes ready to hand, bespoke sets can be built quickly on site. We have a choice of different floor and wall coverings such as brick, timber panels, wallpaper or simply painted. Our onsite workshop allows us to change or adapt room-sets quickly for you and also build small lifestyle sets when required.