What are the hire terms and conditions?

- Terms & Conditions can be found here.


What is included in the studio hire?

Use of the studio space and associated utilities - please see each studio listing on the site for a list of kit available. 


What make is the equipment?

Generally the basic studio kit provided is Interfit, we also have Bowens and Elinchrom equipment available at additional hire cost.


When can I shoot?

In theory we can provide studio hire 24/7! Contact us and see what can be done.


What can I shoot?

Pretty much anything! We shoot all model levels in the studio.


Are children welcome?

Children are more than welcome in the studio space if they are under supervison at all times. It is the responsibility of the person hiring the studio to ensure children do not break any equipment or damage the infinity coves.


Can I cancel or move a booking?

We will endeavour to move bookings where possible in the first instance, requesting to move a second time will result in forfeiture of the booking in full. If you need to cancel a booking with 14 working days notice we will refund 50% of the booking fee, after this the booking fee will not be refunded. Bookings cancelled with more than 14 working days notice will be refunded in full. 


I need more time on the day, can I book there and then?

If possible we are happy to extend bookings at the normal studio hire rate.


Do I need to account for time to setup and pack down?

Yes, your studio slot will start and finish as booked, we do not allow extra time to setup or pack down. The studio must be left as found after each shoot and equipment put back as requested on the day. 


What happens if I or someone with me breaks something?

Any items damaged or broken will need to be paid for in full before leaving the studio. 


Disabled Access?

Diasabled access is limited due to the studio being upstairs, we are happy to help where possible to accomodate everyone!



We have a large secure car park with ample parking, during busy periods there are 2 dedicated studio spaces only.


How large is the studio?

The studio space including the changing room has a total area of 63 Sq M / 678 Sq F


Do you provide a Green Screen?

We can provide a green screen setup for a small additional fee, please contact us for details.


How big is the white cove?

The white cover is around 5.5m wide with a 4m drop and 4m train. This is a fully built and painted infinity cove.


What is provided changing room wise?

A large changing room is provided with clothes rail, illuminated mirror, makeup chairs and lockers for use during shoots for photographers/models valuables if required.


Toilets? Showers?

There are separate male and female toilets within the Cafe area. A wet room shower facility can be made available with notice if required.


Props? Chairs? Clothing?

Studio hire by default does not include any props and associated items for use in shoots


We are a band, can we make "noise" ?

Noise/music must be kept to a minimal level during the day due to others working in the building. Evening and Weekends you can make as much noise as needed!


Cafe Area?

The cafe provides a range of drinks for purchase and you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks along. We enforce that food is not consumed in the studio area but drinks are fine.


Internet Access?

The studio has a super-fast leased line internet connection with a 100mbit up and down connection.


What computers are available ?

The editing suite is complete with two powerful PC systems, dual monitors including High Definition 32" screens. The systems include Abode Creative Suite for all your Photoshop needs and Adobe Lightroom. We have the equipment in place to shoot using Canon 5D MK2 cameras over wireless, shooting straight into Lightroom - ask us about this. We also have a mobile PC setup for tethered shooting and instant review for most DSLR cameras. 

For the really creative types, we also have midi based controllers for Lightroom, shifting setting using wheels and nobs!

Is the studio on the ground floor?

No, the studio is situated upstairs accesses via a stairwell and standard sized doors

What access is there to the studio?

Single access door via main cafe area with the studio situated upstairs.

Is VAT charged on Studio Hire?

Currently there is no VAT chargeable on the studio hire.

Is there advertising on branding in the studio?

No, we do not advertise studio rental or photography services within the studio area, this enables you to use the studio as if it were you own and clients will know no different.



Yes there is CCTV within the studio space and throughout the building, this is recorded and deleted after studio hire. We understand this may cause some concern when shooting models but is provided for security and safety of photographers, staff and models.

The IncuHive Group Limited
Mayflower Close
Chandler's Ford Industrial Estate,
Hampshire, SO53 4AR

0800 689 3564
HiveStudios operate as part of IncuHive, a range of business co-working and incubation facilities around the UK. IncuHive offer flexible desk space, office space and much more. Have a browse of our main site over at incuhive.co.uk to find out more.