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The Carriage House Studio is a photography meetup/cooperative group offering workshops, studio locations and gallery exhibition space in the Mid-Atlantic region. The cooperative was originally established in 2008 in an historic landmark, an 1860's carriage house in the Logan Circle Arts District in Washington D.C. The Carriage House Studio has since expanded to offer activities in a number of venues in the DC metro area, as well as New York City and Miami, Florida.
We conduct a monthly series of photography workshops to provide instruction on studio lighting, portrait, fashion, fine art and street photography photography, as well as digital printing. We also have a registry of models and makeup artists to facilitate putting creative talent together for member's projects.
We offer our studio photography workshops in Washington DC, at StudioWerks DC. The studio is located on Capitol Hill near Eastern Market, with excellent facilities. Photographers who attend Carriage House Studio workshops area elegible for a discount when joining StudioWerks DC.
We also offer creative "on-location" workshops using other venues in the area, including the Cattail Studio (on the Chesapeake Bay), Gallery 3976 (Annapolis Design District), the Wyoming Farm (PG County) as well as our popular hotel workshop series.
We offer studio rentals at several locations, all within a 1 hour driving distance from Washington D.C. and Baltimore. The studio locations include the Cattail Studio (indoor studio / outdoors Chesapeake Bay wetlands, woods and waterfront), Gallery 3976 (indoor area and exterior locations in the Annapolis Design District) and Wyoming Farm ( an historic tobacco farm in Prince George's County). We thereby provide a variety of different options for your creative work!
Studio rental is available for Carriage House Studio members to use daily (weekdays and weekends). The Annual Fee for Basic Membership is $125/yr. As of Jan 1, 2017 Fees for Basic Members to use our studios are $25/hr Mon to Thur, and $40/hr Fri to Sun. To reserve the studio, we require payment of a $25 deposit which is non-refundable in case of cancellation. A signed Waiver of Liability is required when using the studio for the first time.
Requests for use of the studio by Non-Members are subject to a $50 surcharge
STUDIO AVAILABILITY/CALENDAR: To determine studio availability visit the CALENDAR at www.carriagehousestudio.photography To reserve studio time, send an email to: email@example.com.
We offer professional lighting equipment for these studio locations, 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
Use of the studio lighting equipment and Pocket Wizards is $10 per hour
We hold photography exhibits at our Chesapeake Bay PhotoWorks gallery in the Annapolis Design District, 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 and Photoshop Facilities:
Chesapeake Bay PhotoWorks in Annapolis also features a complete digital MAC workstation, with Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, 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.
Each year we identify talented local models and of course, receive visits from traveling models from both the US and overseas. Our "Model in Residence" series continues to make these models available to you!
We will also offer a monthly portfolio development package with the studio location and model as a great way to build your portfolio!
Logistics and details about our workshops, rental of Cattail Studio, Gallery 3976 and Wyoming Farm are posted in upcoming announcements, on our website, and on our Eventbrite page.
If you haven't already, please sign up for our newsletter and mailing list, as the best way to continue to develop our community of creatives, free-lancers, professionals and others who enjoy photography
Please visit us and sign up for information about our workshops, photography exhibits and social events at:
We look forward to your participation in a future meetup activity!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of May 11, 2016 this meetup group will conform to new policies announced by Meetup.com HQ pertaining to photography.
These policies state that:
"Adult Photography Adult photography groups that are primarily positioned for the creation, development, or sharing of pornographic or racy photographs are prohibited. This includes groups offering racy modeling opportunities, and those intending to create and distribute nude, racy, boudoir, or glamour photographic content.
Guiding principles Meetup was not a platform created for the creation, development or distribution of racy or pornographic content. While we respect a wide diversity of human interests and content, there are other platforms that are more clearly intended for, and better at supporting those goals.
We also want to make it clear that Meetup is a place for safe and consensual community building. We identified that several of the communities being built around this interest and this content do not align with our platform and our community goals.
Groups with adult photography events scheduled Groups not primarily intended for adult photography, but instead focused on a skill-set or photographing other diverse, and non-graphic subject matter are allowed on Meetup. However, groups that currently have upcoming events related to glamour, nude, racy, pin-up, and boudoir photography are required to remove them and refrain from hosting these events going forward in order to continue using Meetup.
In order to remove these events, please do the following: ...
- Remove content in your group related to these Meetup activities. This includes topics, titles, description, and Meetup group photos"