Day 1 after leaving the IT world as my main focus and becoming a full time photographer was spent moving into a 1800 sq ft shooting space just south of Downtown. Since my Glendale studio was all of about 225 sq ft this is a HUGE step up in size. The downside was I couldn’t get out of my old lease so actually had both studios right up until the end of April.
The new digs are part of an old church school that is now just an administration building. It’s got a bit of that 1950’s school vibe to it, but boy it’s a lot of space. 25′ wide by about 75′ long with the east wall being a huge set of windows.
Built a changing/makeup area, have a small desk area, endless bookcases for supplies. Three shooting areas setup all the time – one with my Lastolite whitebox background, one with paper rolls and then the open area by the windows.
Mark Hayes Photography