Warehouses are some of the most ideal locations for photoshoots. Warehouse space that you can use for photography can be hard to come by on short notice. In this post, we’re going to talk about some of the easiest ways you can rent warehouse space for your next photoshoot.
Why Renting a Warehouse is A Great Choice For Photoshoots
In photography, mixing two seemingly opposing elements is a great way to create new and exciting compositions. Warehouse space works as a great contrast to a beautiful and radiant model. There are several other factors that make renting a warehouse for a photoshoot a great idea.
Light is something that you can use to great effect in a warehouse as well. Most of the time, warehouses will have several different natural light sources. Depending on the time of day that you go to a given warehouse, the space can be completely transformed by natural light. Even more can be done when you introduce artificial light sources. The angular shapes and columns of most industrial warehouse spaces are prime candidates for creative shadow work.
Another advantage is that warehouses have tons of extra space for you to utilize in different ways. You can introduce a whole new level of perspective into your shots. You can shoot your subject from far away to fill your shots with mystery and add a sense of scale. You could decide to bring a ladder and take shots from above, the possibilities are literally endless.
The industrial atmosphere that you get in a warehouse is the perfect backdrop to many ideas when it comes to photography. The abundance of grays and monotone colors create a canvas where colors can shine. You can experiment with how different colors look and feel in these types of environments.
Should You Rent a Warehouse?
When you’re finally ready to do a photoshoot of your own you’ll need to find a warehouse to rent. There are many places that you can start to look at as potential candidates for a warehouse rental, you might even be able to find ones that you don’t need to rent at all. Below we have listed several options that you have when looking for a warehouse for a photoshoot.
This might seem like a simple solution, but it’s actually easier than you might think. You would start out by scouting the industrial section of whatever town you’re in. Find a few locations that look promising and then ask the owners of the property for permission to take pictures there. While you won’t have a 100% success rate, you will open up the possibility of getting to work in some very unique warehouse locations. You might be able to work out a deal with the owners where you can come in after hours and do your photoshoot. While they may ask for some type of compensation, many times this option will be free.
Use Public Space:
More often than not, there will be publicly accessible industrial spaces in your town that you can go and shoot at for free. Some of them may be decommissioned spaces by the city, or otherwise unused public space. One of the best ways to find the most photogenic of these spaces is to go online photography communities on reddit and 500px and find where photographers have already been shooting in the city. You’ll be surprised at all the great locations you can find in your city using this method.
Renting a Warehouse
The final, and possibly most practical, solution that you have is to rent a warehouse. MADSTUDIOS is a great resource in this regard. For example: You can rent this warehouse in Miami for just $40 an hour! There are a ton of other great warehouse spaces available on the website too that you can find and rent. Being able to rent space by the hour allows you to have more control over the budget of your projects as well.
Warehouses are some of the most unique and interesting places that you can decide to rent for a photoshoot. Whether you choose to ask permission, use public space, or rent a warehouse you should think about renting one for your next photoshoot.
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