The Carriage House Studio is a cooperative photography studio and gallery in Washington, DC, offering and photography workshops, studio space and exhibits. The studio consists of 1,200 square feet of floor space (60' by 20') at street level, with extensive alleyways for outdoor work.
The studio is located in an historic landmark 1860's carriage house in the Logan Circle Arts District, a few blocks from the Convention Center, White House and Union Station.
Although primarily used as a photography studio and gallery, as an arts cooperative, we welcome other uses of the space for special events, from music to dance to theater and graphic arts. The Studio aims to enrich the lives and art of all who are involved.
The studio offers a full photographic setup with professional lighting, including:
- 5x 500W Hensel monolights w. Pocket Wizards
- softboxes, strip box, snoot, beauty dish and umbrellas
- Manfrotto seamless paper background (stock white and grey paper)
- plasma 60" tv screen for tethered shooting
- a variety of props and accessories
STUDIO USE/PHOTOGRAPHY: The studio is available for Coop Members to use daily (weekdays and weekends). The Annual Fee for Basic Membership is $150/yr.. As of Jan 1, 2015 Fees for Basic Members to use the studio are $25/hr Mon to Fri, and $30/hr Sat to Sun. Use of the studio lighting equipment and Pocket Wizards is an additional $10 per hour. To reserve the studio, we require payment of a $25/ reservation fee which is non-refundable in case of cancellation. A signed Waiver of Liability is required when using the studio for the first time.
STUDIO ASSOCIATE PROGRAM: The Carriage House has 12 Studio Associates, who are photographers who use the studio on a monthly basis and pay a discounted rate on the use of the studio, as well as participate in a cooperative approach to developing, promoting and supporting the other members of the Associate Program. Interested parties should contact Paulo at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORKSHOPS: A monthly series of photography workshops conducted by our photographers provide instruction on studio lighting, fashion and figurative photography, as well as digital workflow. We also have a registry of models and makeup artists that are users of the studio, to facilitate putting creative talent together for member's projects.
GALLERY: We hold photography exhibits in the gallery area, featuring both photographers who are part of the Carriage House Studio, as well as other talented photographers. Recent exhibits have included fashion, figurative and urban/street photography and we have a on-going program of future exhibits.
PRINTER & PHOTOSHOP FACILITIES: The Studio also features a complete digital MAC workstation, with Photoshop CS4, iMovie, Garage Band and a 20" Cinemascope monitor, and 44" inch Epson 9900 and 24" Epson 3800 printers. We offer workshops on printing, as well as one on one sessions with photographers who want to print their color or black and white work on Hannemuelle, Ilford, Epson papers, as well as canvas and other materials.
The studio can comfortably seat up to 8 for small class, or discussion group gatherings, and features a 60" flat screen TV with an Internet connection, as well as an excellent stereo system with floor standing speakers. Members also have the use of the kitchen and a bathroom.
The neighborhood around the Carriage House Studio includes a Giant Food open 24/7, Azi's Cafe, Sundevich, Mandalay, The Veranda and several other bars and restaurants, as well as being just a 10 minute walk from the U St. Corridor or Chinatown.
The location is also conveniently just 3 blocks from the Convention Center Metro Stop on the Yellow/Green Line, or 8 blocks from Metro Center. There is plenty of parking at the Giant one block away 9th and O St NW.
To tour the space for your art needs, to make a reservation, or with any questions about reservation or other aspects of the studio itself, please email Paulo on the left side of the page, or you may send an email to: email@example.com