The Fred Aldous Photography Studio is right in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. Our Studio offers both beginners and professionals a friendly and welcoming space. We have a shadowless product bench measuring 80(w) x 70(d)cm. The Area for larger shoots is 340(w) x 460(d)cm with 2x floor standing lights and the availability of a backdrop measuring 270(w) x 210(h)cm, in choices of white, black or grey.

Studio Prices

  • From £15 per hour for the studio space
  • A single 1 hour booking is £20
  • Includes use of product bench and all lighting
  • £5 extra per hour to use our Canon 1300D studio camera
  • £5 extra per booking for every 1 metre of backdrop.
    (just the bit you stand on, charged after your booking)

Factors to consider

  • We do not provide any training on the use of studio equipment
  • You only pay for the backdrop you end up using
  • If you run over on time we will have to charge you for the following hour slot
  • The studio is not suitable for filming

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Photo studio kit

  • 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
  • Editing programs available: All latest Adobe Creative Cloud software
  • A universal card reader which can transfer files to SD, Micro SD, Mini SD, Compact Flash Microdrive, amongst others
  • Constant light setup for product photography
  • Calumet Heavy Duty Tripod
  • This extra equipment is available to you during your hire at no extra cost

What you need to bring with you

Ideally bring an SD Card Memory card/stick or hard drive to transfer your images over

Studio camera specification

The Canon 1300D has an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II and has an ideal general-purpose standard zoom. Its four-stop Image Stabilizer provides great performance in low-light conditions.

  • Lightweight, compact design
  • Wide-angle to short telephoto range
  • Four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Aspherical lens elements for control over distortion
  • 0.25m close-focusing distance
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture diaphragm
  • High-speed AF