Equipment for Hire

On this page you will find some of the specialist / unusual equipment that can be hired during your booking at Studio Hire Plymouth.

Generally not available at other studios, and charged at a small hourly rate. There's a minimum booking time of 1 hour on all equipment, with charges for any additional time rounded up to the nearest 30 minute block.

Although this equipment should be available at the studio for all bookings, if you're wanting a specific item from this page it's best to let us know in advance. Any equipment hire payments can be made on the day of your booking.

400w Ring Flash£10 per hour

Ring Flash

Ring flash units offer a unique light source like no other, with shadow-free illumination and even lighting across your subject.

They can be used as a powerful key light, or as the perfect fill light. The included diffuser can be attached for a different effect.

  • Variable brightness LED modelling lamp
  • Wide power adjustment from 1/128 to 1/1
  • Average 450 full power flashes per battery (spare battery included)
  • Various triggering modes: Manual, S1, S2, wireless and wired (wireless trigger included)
  • Supports high speed sync and various strobe / repeat modes from 99hz down to 1hz

Check out the gallery section at the bottom of this page (NSFW) for some great examples of this ring flash in action - all shot at Studio Hire Plymouth!

Optical Snoot£5 per hour

Optical Snoot

The optical snoot system is a firm favourite at the studio, limited only by the creativity of the person using it.

It can be used to project shapes / patterns from the included gobos (below) on to your subject, the background, or both.

Also included are 4 standard colour gel inserts; red, green, blue and yellow. Other gels can be attached.

The projected light can be focussed to be perfectly crisp or de-focussed for a more diffused effect, giving virtually unlimited possibilities.

Check out the gallery section at the bottom of this page (NSFW) for some great examples of the optical snoot in action - all shot at Studio Hire Plymouth!

GobosIncluded with Optical Snoot

HD Projector£5 per hour

HD Projector

A full HD projector is hooked up on-site, offering the chance for you to get creative on your model shoots.

It can be connected to a wide variety of different video sources, including HDMI, VGA and DVI.

The projection area is over 200" in TV terms, almost covering the entire infinity wall at a beautiful 1920x1080 resolution.

Please note: Although the studio can be made relatively dark, a full blackout facility is not available so we mostly recommend the use of this on evening bookings.

Check out the gallery section below (NSFW) for some great examples of the HD projector in action - all shot at Studio Hire Plymouth!