Photo Studio Rentals
A fully equipped studio space for a fraction of Boston prices!
While SOPHA is a membership-driven studio space, we do rent our space to non-members and organizations. But because we are built around our membership and their routine use of our awesome spaces, there are a few things to know if you are considering renting studio space here.
The gear is included
Our studio is rented fully equipped. We provide set walls, studio lights, c-stands, boom arms, sand bags, extension cords, Pocket Wizards, and a full range of lighting modifiers. Video lights are not included.
Our schedule is rigid
We serve over 60 local photographers and have many shoots in a given day, it is important to accurately plan your shoot so you can book the time you need. When you book time you need to include your set up and break down times door-to-door.
We require an orientation
Every person renting our studio must go through our orientation. Because we include all this awesome gear, we need to know you can use it and you can reset the studio back to its correct configuration when you are done. Orientation is one hour, costs $49 and is scheduled at a time of mutual convenience. Our Studio Orientation Guidebook is here.
We rent the studio in half day increments.
Our standard rate includes one photographer shooting in the studio (exception: video projects using a second camera operator). If another photographer is shooting, they too must have undergone our orientation and must also be paying an hourly fee. Special arrangements must be made for using our space for photographic instruction, seminars, and classes.
We require payment in full to secure your booking
Your payment is to book the studio time and hold it for your exclusive use. Your booking is inflexible and non-refundable. Once you book it, you own it. This is very important to understand when working with your clients – a change will cost you the full amount of your studio booking.
You are responsible for everything that goes on in the studio space
From the studio’s equipment to the condition of the floors and everything in between, you are responsible for the condition of the studio space. We take this responsibility seriously.
Our rental rate for non-members is $400 for half day (four hours) and $800 for a full day (nine hours). Time over nine hours is billed at $150 per hour. Remember: our studio rental includes photographic lighting gear, props, and backgrounds. Please call us if you have any questions.
SOPHA studio rental rates, terms, and conditions are subject to change.