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Spitfire Studio

Located in the last remaining building of the WW2 Spitfire factory, Spitfire Studio boasts 880sq ft of space over 2 rooms plus an additional seminar room. With a manned reception (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) and ample free car parking, the studio is also wheelchair friendly with access ramp and clean acessible toilet facilities. Complementary refreshments consist of tea/coffee/water. Milk is usually available, although we cannot guarantee freshness so you may like to bring a pint of milk.

The main studio is 550 sq ft with full 2.72m width background paper rolls (black, white and grey), vintage curtain, a variety of printed backdrops and a wood laminate floor. With white wall, black or green screen we can provide a massive shooting width of over 20ft (7m), and a length of 21ft (7.1m) plus double doors positioned to allow an extended range of 37ft (11m) from within the adjoining room.

Within our 2nd room we have boudoir set, model changing area (including makeup station) and prop/outfit storage area. This room is 330 sq ft, again with no natural light, and any of the studio lighting can easily be manoevered from the main studio.

The seminar room has conference tables and seating for around 40 people. This room is often available, but should be specifically booked if required to ensure availability during your studio session.

Our Team

Henry Wills by Sarika Mae

Henry Wills

A keen photographer since his teens, Henry has run clubs and photography events for more than 30 years. He now runs workshops and studio based 1-2-1 tuition, tailored to individual requirements.
Photo by Sarika Mae.

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Aerlise by Henry Wills

Aerlise

Aerlise has made her mark running the studio and workshops alongside Henry. A talented model turned photographer, her passion and enthusiasm for whatever she turns her hand to are infectious!
Photo by Henry Wills

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Marcus Bryan by Sarika Mae

Marcus Bryan

A veteren of several of our workshops, Marcus now helps out at the studio showing new hirers around, setting up lighting when requested and also pursuing his own hobby photography.
Photo by Sarika Mae.

Snoot the Studio Dachshund

Snoot!

Snoot is our miniature Dachshund and he joined the team here in Summer 2016! He can usually be found providing a distraction at open evenings workshops.
Photo by Henry Wills.

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Studio Facilities

  • Main studio with black/white/grey/blue paper rolls, vintage & chromakey curtains and printed backgrounds. Wood Laminate Floors.
  • Boudoir Suite/Changing room with white "shabby chic" bedroom suite and dedicated changing area/makeup station.
  • Fully accessible studio/toilet facilities.
  • Training Suite - seats 40+ comfortably with large tables, audio/visual equipment.

Equipment

We have a good range of equipment at Spitfire, including:

  • 3 x Bowens Gemini GD500R (500W) Flash Heads
  • 2 x Bowens Gemini GD200R (200W) Flash Heads
  • 1 x Bessel KQ200 (200W) Flash Head
  • Universal Triggers (incl. Sony/Minolta adaptor)
  • Sekonix L308s Flash Meter
  • 120cm Octabox Softbox (w/grid)

 

  • 120cm x 80cm Rectangular Softbox (w/grid)
  • 200cm x 40cm & 120cm x 30cm Strip Softboxes (w/grid)
  • 70cm & 48cm Beauty Dishes (w/honeycomb)
  • Snood & Various Barndoors with grids, gels
  • 120cm x 80cm Reversible Reflector/Flag
  • 120cm & 75cm 5 in 1 Reflectors
  • Numerous things to sit and pose on, props and costumes