THE STUDIO

Splash Point Photo Studio

So obviously every good photography studio needs, well, a studio, with an infinity curve as the backbone of proceeding! 

 

A painted white infinity curve is far more versatile than most think, and with light fall off, it can be easily made grey and then some.  Ours is over 5 meters and also doubles up as a screen for a 4K projector should you wish to do photography talks and tutorials via an HDMI attachment, or maybe get creative using it to light a model with slides and video?  Alongside the infinity curve are several of the standard 2.7m wide photography backdrop papers.

 

The majority of our lights are housed with in the main studio, and these range from Bowens and Godox strobes to various continuous lights including a ring and a few RBG light wands.  We have many Bowens fit light modifiers from big octoboxes, to beauty dishes, to snoots.. and then strip softboxes galore.  As a photographer myself, I love having options, and our photography studio certainly has them!

The Neon Wall

Aly Sky on the Neon Wall at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

One of the most recognisable features of our main photography studio, is of course our neon wall - we did neon before almost everyone else.. in fact, it was inspired by a London based neon prop hire warehouse called God's Own Junkyard who had hosted a handful of shoots for Vogue, but when I enquired many years ago, the budget was a little out of mine.. so I made my own little neon sign paradise instead!  These days, Gods Own Junkyard are a cafe and space of their own, but we've teamed up with fellow awesome Northerners, Neon Vibes UK, to create some custom pieces and an amazing neon photography location away from the capital! 

It's an ever involving wall from additions that include an arcade facia that plays music, to a real traffic light, and our trademark heart neon which also swings off the wall on a hinge so it can be used as a huge 'ring' light should you ever want heart catchlights in the eyes.  The neon may not be the easiest photography set to master, but it's sure fun to try!

The Free-floating Steps

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Another USP and massive attraction which is an often a highly used part of the photography studio is our free-floating steps design.  Whether you're posing pros, uber flexible contortionists, or clients; these unassuming steps can be used really creatively, or that can just merely give the subject something to do with their hands and feet to help naturally pose them at different levels -  a really useful tool for photography poses and those who aren't sure what to do with their limbs!

Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

An older shot of the main photography studio, but still a goodie. We have way more neon now here at Splash Point Photo!

Client shot Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Client shot Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

I'm happy to do shoot model images here at Splash Point, whether you want an update, are and aspiring model, or just fancy a model like photoshoot!

Aly Sky on the Neon Wall at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Aly Sky on the Neon Wall at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

I'm not a massive fan of latex fashion, but when Aly asked if I fancied shooting some on the neon wall, I figured it would be rude to say no. I love this image.

Lilly Von Pink at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Lilly Von Pink at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Friend, cosplayer and model Lilly wanted to do a cat woman shoot, so I had to indulge my geekiness.

Rebecca on the rope swing at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Rebecca on the rope swing at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

This was never meant to be a family shot, but I couldn't resist getting Rebecca's daughter in. A cute juxtaposition, where I wanted Rebecca to give me a serious editorial model look while her daughter is having a giggle.

Sharon on the neon wall at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Sharon on the neon wall at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Why go find neon on the street when you can come to Splash Point Photo?

Behind The Scene at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Behind The Scene at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Coloured gels can really add atmosphere to a portrait, and here at Splash Point Photo, we have plenty!

4K projector at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

4K projector at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Borrowing a friend's projector to have a Christmas movie night in the studio, we now have our own, which is up and a permanent part of the Splash Point Photo aesthetic.

Jodi at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Jodi at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Another quirky area in the studio is the make-up desk, which can double us as a photography boudoir set. Many think it has a tattoo parlour vibe.

Kayah Louisa on the Neon Wall at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Kayah Louisa on the Neon Wall at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

When is neon not enough? When you can introduce UV light too of course!

Libbie at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Libbie at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Shot for her Birthday, local hockey Welsh sporting hopeful Libbie.

Ell Mae at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Ell Mae at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Butterflies are attracted to flowers. Our rope swing i the studio is another popular feature.

Elle Baldwinson on the Neon Wall at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Elle Baldwinson on the Neon Wall at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Bokeh - a Japanese term for the pleasing aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus light.

Libbie at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Libbie at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Go low-key on the black backdrop - perfect for fitness and strong looks.

Sarah at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Sarah at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Sometimes the best shots are the ones between poses!

Ell Mae at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Ell Mae at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Gels and creative sets. You're only limited by your imagination!

Bryn at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Bryn at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Get your headshots updated, be them business or for acting, just like the awesome Bryn here, a super talented local dancer.

Zoe at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Zoe at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Forever shooting quirky images with Zoe

Anna Zapala at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Anna Zapala at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Freshly painted and not even finished yet, Anna was the first model to make it to Splash Point Photo Photography Studio, when we gave our new free-floating steps some test shots!

Client at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Client at Splash Point Photo Photography Studio

Shot on the infinity curve, this demonstrates some of the nice grey tones you can achieve just by using light fall off.

The Rope Swing, the Make-Up Desk, The Props..

..I'd love to list it all, but we can't!

 

Please check out the gallery and see for yourself what Splash Point Photo's main Photography studio has to offer, or better still, pay us a visit.. you won't regret it :)

Had the pleasure of spending a few hours in Russ' studio on one of his arranged shoot days. What a brilliant place. The studio itself is very well equipped with plenty of lighting options and modifiers. We then moved into the grand hallway for some elegance and in the end we totally lost track of time and I could have easily spent 8 hours there and not just the 4 we had booked.

 

From the friendly welcome by him and his family, the supply of coffee and general friendliness, I look forward to being able to use this space again in the future. There is literally not enough that they can do for you when you shoot there.

 
Nick

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