I am pleased to be able to say that our new studio is now open for business. It's been a long trek with difficult times in and amongst, but with great support from friends and family we have got there in the end.
The studio is named simply "CROSSROADS STUDIO." It is in Crossroads just outside Haworth , my home village. The full address is
Crossroads Sudio, 1st Floor, 68 Haworth Road, Crossroads, Keighley, BD22 9DL.
The studio consists of 2 "studios." The first is 22' x 13' the second is 18' 6" x 13' 8" with a dressing room 12' 6" x 9' 6", a kitchen area with well stocked fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities. There will always be plenty of biscuits on hand too.
There are 2 x Bowens Esprit 500 lamps, 2 x Bowens Gemini 400s, 2 x Neewer Mactop MT 400s. 2 x constant lights, a Godox Wistr AD600 BM which is battery powered and is great if shooting on the staicase outside the studio. In addition to this there are 4 x Yongnuo YN600 ex -rt with transmitter, eliminating the need for triggers. These are really powerful speedlites and will happily illuminate your model, or act as backlights if you need them to. There is a full flash modifier kit for them as well as 2 flashbenders which are the greatest speedlite modifiers ever made (in my opinion!!). There are 2 160 x 30 softboxes, 2 x 120 x 80s, 3 x 90 x 60s, 1 3' octaganol, and a brilliant 5' - yes 5' -octagonal softbox. There is a white 16" beauty dish with diffuser and griid, there are grids for several of the softboxes if you want more concentrated light, plus other modifiers such as small dishes, large dishes, snoots, barn doors and filters. To finish off there is a bubble machine, a smoke machine and a very powerful studio fan.
Studio 1 has paper roll backdrops in 5 colours, white, black, yellow, blue and pink as well as a large pure white wall. Studio 2 has also a large white wall with fittings to take a 10' x 10' backdrop. At present we have only a spooky night backdrop but will be adding to it. There is a backdrop stand which accomodates smaller backdrops, 7' x 5' of which thre is a choice of 10 different styles. A 2nd backdrop stand holds the green screen, which is black on the reverse. This is made of thick vinyl which means no creases and very easy to get your background in there later. There are numerous props including a pedal car in the style of an old fire engine. The dressing room is comfortable and has a dressing table and chairs along with an illuminated mirror in the real Hollywood style. There is also a full length mirror.
The studio are really pleased to be ble to say that we have the services of an incredibly talented young makeup artist, Rosie Toas, and she is available to attend your shoots if you want her. Rosie's fees are NOT included in the studio hire price, but if you want that professional look then it is well worth paying Rosie to prepare your model(s). Rosie is also quite at home doing special effects make up for those "different" shoots.
I can't tell you any more about the studio, except to say that you are welcome any time if free. To check bookings please visit the studio bookings page.
We are holding an Open Day on SUNDAY 23rd APRIL from 12.00 until 6.00pm, and we would very much like to see you there. We can offer you drinks, a little something to eat, some informal chat and best of all 50% DISCOUNT on anything booked on the day, and we will be giving away money off voucher to be used against future bookings.
Thank you for reading this, and once again can I say that we very much look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.
Just a reminder of the studio booking price: