NQ PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO MANCHESTER
Established in 2012, we’ve been Manchester's photography studio of choice for some of Britain’s biggest retailers and start-up brands alike. We’ve tailored the studio to be agile and productive, equipped to deal with complex setups and simple e-comms shoots - all under one roof.
The studio is a bright and airy space which has an industrial aesthetic, wooden floorboards and south-facing windows. Not only is it just a lovely place to work in, it also lends itself well to editorials, interviews and music videos.
Available around the clock, including weekends, our space is also ideal for last minute jobs and photographers working outside of normal office hours. Even better, our budget-friendly rates are fixed - no matter what the time of night.
We're a 5 minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens and bang in the middle of Manchester’s Northern Quarter with trendy bars and restaurants literally on the doorstep. And if that doesn't persuade you to make a booking, wait till you hear about everything else...
All the following facilities are included for free when hiring the photography studio.
FLASH / PHOTOGRAPHY
3x 500W Bowens Heads, Wireless trigger
CONTINUOUS / VIDEO
3x Arri 650s, 3x 800W’s, 3x 2Ks, 1x Kino diva with grid, 3x Dedo lights
Octobox, Softbox, Brollies, Beauty dish with grid, Polyboards with stands, Scrim, Gels/diff
10x Stands, 2x C stand, 1x Boom arm, Sandbags, Crocodile clips
30x colours approx*
*Only 1x is included for free with hire
Our photography studio has hosted thousands of successful shoots of all shapes and sizes. Here's just a handful of comments from our happy clients.
“The studio has loads of character for editorial and lifestyle setups along with large range of colourama to get e-comms done all under one roof. Combined with the fact it’s in the heart of Manchester's City Centre and is run by a professional and accommodating team, this quirky studio is ideal."
“Having used the studio for over 8 years we can safely say it’s a great space and we’ve received nothing but consistently excellent customer service here from John and his team. Not only is it child friendly but it offers plenty of space for our clients to relax and feel comfortable."
“NQ Studio is affordable but also really well-equipped. With staff on hand (especially John) to assist with setups, it’s perfect for those who might need a little bit of guidance. I would highly recommend NQ to anyone as a studio space. I did all of my uni shoots there, gaining me a First Class Honours."
“Perfect for small, speedy shoots or larger commercial ones alike, the studio is incredibly flexible and packed with useful equipment for stills. Its central Manchester location also makes it an ideal base for shooting around the Northern Quarter and the City Centre.”
“John and his team are consistently helpful and accomodating, going above and beyond to facilitate our shoots. Additionally, the studio itself has a range of useful grip and lighting equipment included and original features that give character to stills and video shoots alike.”
"John is very professional and easy to work with....Both great qualities. It came as no surprise to me that his studio space was exactly the same."
We offer 4hr and 8hr studio sessions, available 24 hours a day but we don't offer bookings shorter than 4 hrs.
All lighting equipment and 1x background paper is included free with every studio booking. For a full list of what equipments included, see the facilities section.
Our staff are on-site during all sessions and are happy to help - from loading and changing backdrops to technical assistance with lighting.
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND PAPER
If you’d like to use more than one background colour, additional backgrounds can be requested and are charged at £20 each.
BOOK THE STUDIO
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11 Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1DB
ON ARRIVAL (outside Hula Bar)
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*Covid-19 Update* We are open with new protective measures in place to keep everyone safe. Please see our socials for updates. (Updated JUNE 2021)
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