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IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of May 11, 2016 this meetup group will conform to new policies announced by 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. 

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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.

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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 $125/yr. Requests for use of the studio by Non-Members will be considered on a case by case basis and are subject to a surcharge.  As of Jan 1, 2016 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 AVAILABILITY/CALENDAR: To determine studio availability visit the CALENDAR at   To reserve studio time, send an email to:

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:

WORKSHOPS: A monthly series of photography  workshops conducted by our photographers provide instruction on studio lighting, portrait, fashion and street photography 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. For our current list of workshops visit:

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.

LOCATION AND PARKING: 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 usually street parking, and garage parking at the Giant one block away 9th and O St NW (first two hours free with validation / no purchase required; third hour is $6)

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:

PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY: 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 & PHOTOSHOP FACILITIESChesapeake Bay PhotoWorks in Annapolis 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA: We are continuously working  to offer our community of photographers new and more powerful ways to promote, share and develop their photography skills. 

Please visit us and sign up for information about our workshops, photography exhibits and social events at: 

To subscribe to our mailing list and receive updates and special offers for our events go to:

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DC's Photography Cooperative

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