Professional photographic studio hire services
(Please be aware that this service will be unavailable between 12 December 2021 and some time around April 2022)

Studio hire facilities for commercial clients, camera clubs and individual freelancers for stills and video

The photographers' perception: "I have seen Barney improve his studio over the years and it is just getting better and better ... Motorised back drops and light stands on wheels made everything so easy to use ... the fact that he has an online calendar which shows the vacant days is a complete bonus. All the equipment and props you could ever need. Highly recommended." Andy O.

The commercial client's perception: ""A very genuine service. Even if I asked for any tweaks, they were done smoothly and quickly. Definitely would hire again and recommend for others to hire as well. Very responsive and an absolute professional service."  Specscart

The model's perception: "Barney's studio is fantastic.  By the small space you wouldn't think much of it.  But think again!!!  Barney has been very clever and created so much in one space.  It is a fabulous use of the location with changing room, props, backgrounds, lighting galore."  Jessica T

Main equipment and facilities

  • Godox and Bowens lighting (S fit) with all the softboxes, beauty dish, honeycomb, eggbox and snoot accessories you'll ever need;

  • Changing area, toilet and shower;

  • Refreshments always provided free of charge - tea, herbal tea, coffee and chocolate Hobnobs;

  • Free parking;

  • Free WiFi;

  • Fully insured;

  • Remote control heating.

The most advanced small studio virtual reality stills and video system in western Europe.


  • £18 per hour for the first two hours, thereafter £14 per hour (stills photography, one or two photographers sharing, weekdays and Saturday daytime);

  • Sundays, evenings, Bank Holidays add 10%;

  • Special discount rates for studio user group members and local camera clubs by arrangement;

  • Video add 50% to the basic fee;

  • Virtual reality system p.o.a.

  • Tuition services p.o.a.

  • Paper cut off £3 per metre or part thereof;

  • Excessive use commercial level post-shoot cleaning and damage repair, if required, at cost + 20% admin.

Payment and deposit: a deposit of 50% is required to secure the booking on a studio day event, otherwise 25%.  The balance is due not less than one working week on studio day events or three full working days otherwise prior to the date of the booking itself.  Within that time frame, payment is due immediately.  Exceptions apply - details on request.

Cancellations: In the event of the hirer cancelling less than one working week prior to the hire date, then the deposit is forfeit unless the booking period can be rebooked to another hirer.  In the event of cancellation the booking at less than 48 hours notice then the full fee is payable, unless the booking period can be rebooked.  In the event that that booking period can only be rebooked at a discount due to the lateness of the rebooking, then the original hirer shall forfeit the difference between the two booking fees.  If the booking is cancelled by the studio for reasons beyond the studio’s control, the amount refunded shall be limited to the full hire fee, and the studio cannot be held responsible for any out-of-pocket costs or expenses incurred by the hirer.

Etiquette on site: The hirer is required to behave in a correct and proper manner throughout the hire period and may be asked to leave the premises should the hirer fail to comply with any reasonable request to behave in a correct and proper manner.  The same applies to any person accompanying the hirer.



  • Nearest railway stations (models and photographers can be collected if someone is available - timetable search):

    • Goring-by-Sea (five minutes by car, walkable on a fine day in twenty-five minutes, and also served by the 700 bus) or Angmering (eight minutes by car, taxi rank) both on the South Coast line - direct services to London Victoria, Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Haywards Heath, Brighton, Chichester, Havant, Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton;

    • Arundel on the Arun Valley line (fifteen minutes by car, taxi rank) - direct services to London Victoria, Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Crawley, Horsham, Pulborough, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Havant, Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton;

  • Less than an hour from the M25 / A24 junction (Leatherhead) and from the M27 / M3 junction (Southampton airport);

  • On the 700 bus route (Langbury Lane / Littlehampton Road stop - four minute walk) - express service Portsmouth to Brighton.

It is a requirement of the studio's insurers that any person hiring the studio for commercial purposes when the proprietor is absent must hold insurance cover for public liability of not less than £2 million in their own right. This condition does not apply to non-commercial hiring or when the proprietor is present.


The General Data Protection Regulation:  All elements of the business which includes Hangleton Lane Studio are legally required to declare the purpose of the retention of any data held on its clients from May 2018.  


Hangleton Lane Studio, which is part of IBUDEC, the Independent Business Development Consultancy, normally retains only such information as it is required to do for the purposes of managing its business and financial affairs, and in particular for those purposes is normally limited to clients' and sub-contractors' names and business names (if different), relevant full postal addresses, registered offices (if different) for limited liability entities, email addresses, telephone numbers and such other contact details as the client or sub-contractor provides for the purpose of business contact.


Where IBUDEC makes payments or refunds to such clients or sub-contractors, IBUDEC shall retain essential bank details solely within the password protected facilities provided by IBUDEC's bankers, but nowhere else.

The layout of the studio has been amended slightly ti ensure social distancing is maintained during COVID restrictions

To book or enquire call 07986 183948 and PLEASE leave a message