Studio Membership

Studio Membership at SOPHA is awesome.

We offer four tiers of membership with each level offering increasing benefits and additional studio time.  Studio Members enjoy a monthly allotment of include studio time to use on personal projects, business work, or anything in between.  With over 6,000 square feet of fully equipped studio rental space at your disposal, your options are unlimited!

Membership is about so much more than studio time!  With a Studio Membership to SOPHA you get a big discount on all SOPHA classes, our specialized one-on-one tutoring, our best-in-class equipment rentals, and much more!  Studio Members get access to our online studio calendar, and of course our Members-Only exclusive facebook group.  Oh, and did we mention Members get free access to our lending library?

And don’t forget one of Membership’s biggest benefits: SOPHA Salon – our once-monthly in-person image review night.

Sound interesting?  It sure is!

Here is a break down of the four levels of Studio Membership and their relative benefits.  Not sure which is right for you?  Call us and we will be glad to help!

SOPHA Studio Membership Levels Compared

SOPHA Membership Leves - new tiers

How about some fine print.

There are some important things to know about Studio Membership and studio time at SOPHA.  Only four ‘included’ hours can be booked in any 24 hour period.  Any studio use must be pre-booked and pre-paid (if not using “included hours”). All studio time is non-refundable.  ‘Roll Over Hours’ are unused, unbooked, ‘included hours’ that can be moved into the next month.  Studio use is for one photographer for one hour – only the booking photographer can use a camera in the studio.  While we have a brisk online community for Members-Only on facebook, continued access to our online community is subject to continued professional conduct.  Studio orientation is required of everyone who uses the studio, member or not, and is only waived for past participants of our KickStart Studio Lighting program.  Finally, know that all SOPHA Memberships are a one year commitment. We do not issue refunds on membership fees.  SOPHA Membership terms, rates, and conditions are subject to change with notice.

Not sure which Membership is for you?

Be sure to check out our chart which compares our Memberships side by side.  Also, don’t miss our Studio Membership Frequently Asked Questions page.

Can you be both a Studio Member and an Education Member?

You sure can.  We call this a Hybrid Membership and it is best of both world with both included studio hours and included educational programs.  You can check out the Hybrid Membership here.

What next?

If you are interested in Studio Membership at SOPHA, we recommend you contact us to schedule a tour.  This way you can get a feel for who we are, what we do, and how we can help you along your photographic path.  You can contact us using the form to the right of this page or at the email/phone listed below.

Ready to sign up?

If you are ready to sign up, head over to the Membership Application page and fill out our short form.  Once complete a member of our SOPHA Staff will be in contact with you to set up an orientation and guide you through the next steps.