Studio and darkroom hire for experienced photographers
The Centre for Creative Photography (CCP) has professional photographic rental studios and darkrooms at our Marleston campus, about 4km southwest of the Adelaide CBD.
You can take a virtual tour of the studios courtesy of Google Maps and Pano Tours Australia.
Facility hire is intended for professional photographers or amateurs who have extensive studio and Darkroom experience.
Staff will be very happy to orient you to the space and answer questions but are not able to act as studio assistants. We highly recommend contacting a CCP graduate if you are looking for a photographer or assistant (there is a list of CCP alumni here). As well as being trained photographers, CCP students are very familiar with our studios, gear and capabilities.
If possible please visit the studios before booking to get a sense of the space. We will happily give you a tour.
Open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday – Friday. After hours and weekends by arrangement.
Times quoted equal any part thereof, including bumping in and bumping out.
For weekend bookings studios are available at double the studio 5 rates only. This is due to staffing costs.
Extra hours may be negotiated depending on studio availability.
Studio 4+5 (100sqm)
$165 + GST / 4 hours
$250 + GST / 8 hours
Studio 5 (75sqm) 9 x 8.5m
$130 + GST / 4 hours
$205 + GST / 8 hours
Studios 2-4 (25sqm each) 6.5 x 4m
$55 + GST / 4 hours
$85 + GST / 8 hours
Studio Hire Includes:
- Set paper backdrops in each studio
- 3 stands per studio
- Boom stands
- Coffee & tea
- Camera tree (for one studio)
- Tables & chairs
- Studio assistants may be required at $50 +GST per hour after hours or at other times.
By hiring the studio you will have access to our wide range of gear that makes ours such a flexible space—clamps, ladders, extension cords, fabrics, surfaces and textures, props, portable backdrop systems, tripods, cinefoil, plinths... everything a studio needs.
A non-refundable $50 deposit will be required from casual clients on the day of booking. Full payment will be required on or before the shooting day. Cancellation fees, usually loss of deposit, may apply to short notice cancellations at less than 24 hours. Storage and early drop off of props etc may be charged for. A clean up fee of $30 will apply for studios not reinstated after use. Any damage beyond reasonable wear and tear will be charged for. All prices quoted do not include GST.
Lighting and Equipment:
Studio rental does not include cameras, lights etc. Most photographers use their own lights so we do charge an extra fee to use our lighting equipment.
Studio Equipment Package Extras
- 2 x Bowens 500w monobloc heads
- Extra stands
- Minolta IVf light meter.
$50 + GST / 4 hours
$80 + GST / 8 hours
Additional equipment available for hire
- Lights, mostly Bowens 500w or 1000w
- Light modifiers (soft boxes, beauty dish, snoots etc.)
- White acrylic recurve (product) table
Bookings essential. Cancellation fee may apply.
Darkroom hire rates
Darkroom hire includes all standard Ilford Multigrade chemistry for your printing needs. You will have access to your choice from our two dozen Durst, LPL, Ilford and Besseler enlargers between two darkrooms. We recommend bringing your own photographic paper. We have a limited supply of paper for purchase.
$35 + GST / 4 hours
$50 + GST / 8 hours
Longer-term rates by negotiation
$25 + GST / 2 hours
$40 + GST / 4 hours
$70 + GST / 8 hours