AAckkkk! I don’t have a valid indoor location to shoot portraits or recreational modeling sessions! How am I going to get a place like this?! Are there even places like this for freelance photographers? Can I still be a freelance photographer if I have a place like this? I’m losing my mind!
All of these thoughts and more have been running through my head more and more frequently as of late. I know that some of my best work happens while I’m out-and-about with clients – shooting in various on-site locations. But I also know that the weather gets in the way of scheduled sessions often. And some clients are more comfortable going to an actual building location for their sessions. So I’ve been thinking that I need one central location to house these folks. But I currently live in a two-bedroom apartment – not a house with a basement or extra room that I could convert into a studio.
So I need to find a studio location… This is going to be difficult.
I know that I need a building where I can have a secluded space to control lighting, a window-lit space for when the outdoor lighting is just right on its own, and a small room or corner where I can house a desk for administration duties. I know this is going to be expensive, but I would rather pay less for this space than I do for my apartment. And it needs to be in an area where I can feel comfortable asking clients to drive to it and park near it.
I’ve been searching for a while now – listing any promising places we drive by in my phone. But I would also love to hear from you all. If you know of any spaces like this for rent, I would really appreciate you sharing with me in the comments below!