Black Door Studio is a long-standing, dedicated photographic studio with permanent, purpose-built 6x6m cyclorama, in a creative warehouse in Chippendale; just a few minutes walk from Central and Redfern Stations. It is available for day hire at competitive rates.
Ideal for photographers looking for a convenient and central studio, the space has built-in shutters, reflective surfaces, sandbags / shotbags and polyboards with stands for general use. It has lots of natural daylight or can be totally blacked out depending on your needs.The space is available 7 days a week with secure keycode entry, and also has Wi-Fi, mirrors, floor drapes, ladders, and trolleys on wheels suitable for laptops etc.
The studio is on the ground floor (approx 95sqm) with shared meeting table, kitchen facilities and bathroom upstairs. The first floor is an office space for architects/designers/photographers; the building is home to several other creative industries, and is one minute walk away from Central Park, Brickfields bakery, cafes, art galleries, etc. Nearby to equipment rental shops (e.g. The Front) located in Redfern / Central.
2018 Studio Day Rates:
1. $260 for full day (9am-5pm) + GST 2. $200 for half day (9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm) + GST Weekend surcharge of $60 applies to Saturday and Sunday bookings.
All prices below exclude GST.
Extended hours used on the day (after 5pm) are charged at $40/hr.
Early Starts: Standard studio hours are 9am-5pm. Entry before 9am is charged at $60/hour - please contact us to arrange.
White Background Walls: The use of the white background walls is included in the standard rate. In this case we require the use of the provided floor drapes to fully protect the cyclorama.
White Freshly Painted Cyclorama Floor: $70 per booking (if required). Please let us know if this is require the white floor to be uncovered for your booking. This fee covers cleaning and general usage of the cyclorama only. There is no additional charge if the floor remains covered.
An additional cleaning fee of $100 will be charged if the cyclorama/studio is left in an excessively dirty state.
Please advise us if you're likely to be doing anything that might require more extensive cleaning than normal (e.g. use of coloured liquids etc.) as this may need to be negotiated.
With your help to keep the studio clean, we can continue to provide affordable studio hire!
Hold Policy: If you place a booking with us, your hold is valid for 4 days; however if we receive another booking request for your nominated day(s) within this time, we will contact you; from then you'll have 24h to confirm (by paying deposit), otherwise the hold will be released and the other booking will be made.
If you have to cancel more than 3 days in advance, nothing is charged.
Within 1-3 days, 50% of deposit returned. Less than 24 hours; full deposit is charged.
Monthly memberships can be arranged subject to availability - see Package Deals for more info.