March 5, 2018

Photo Studio

Resident Arts has launched its new rentable photography studio to the public!

The studio is made possible by a grant from the Boone County Community Trust, and includes backdrops, stands, lights, a camera and other useful equipment for any level of photographer, and makes our studio space available to photographers for any of their studio needs without the premium of having to maintain their own professional studio.

How do I make reservations?

Visit our calendar page and see if the time you would like is available (ie nothing else is scheduled.)

Email us to request a reservation.

Someone will get back to you to confirm your reservation.

You can choose to pay for your hours here:


If this is your first time using the studio, please print, fill out and bring this document:

Studio License Agreement

For each time you use the studio, you will need to print, fill out, and bring this document:

Studio License

What are the restrictions on when and for how long I can rent the studio?

The studio is generally available between the hours of 9am and 10pm 7 days a week, with some exceptions. This will be largely be dependent on the availability of staff to unlock/lock the studio. Please email us for requests for reservations.

What equipment does Resident Arts have?

Resident Arts provides backdrops in black, grey, and white. We have 4 Neewer flashes, flash transmitter and 4 receivers, various light stands, two continous low-watt daylight lights with white diffuser umbrellas, shades for the flashes, a Canon Rebel T6 camera with 32 G SD card, and other various kit items. Extension cords, projector, and other equipment is available upon reqeust. The equipment we have is mostly beginner level. You are welcome/encouraged to bring your own equipment. A detailed list will become available shortly.

How much does it cost?

The studio is rentable in 1 hour blocks, for $35/hr or $25/hr for members. You can learn more about how to become a member here.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Time for set up and break down should be included in your reservation request.

Any Resident Arts equipment used during your reservation will need to be returned to its proper location which will be confirmed upon check out.

You will have to sign a legal waiver before you will be allowed to use the space. It basically says you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of your equipment while renting and that you will not hold Resident Arts responsible for any damage to your person or possessions.

You do not need to give Resident Arts credit for your photographs. If you need a property release form, we can provide this for you.

The use of animals, models, commercial product materials are all your responsibility as the renter. Please leave enough time to clean up any resulting messes. Materials that could potentially damage the artwork on the walls in the space will not be permitted (ie throwing powdered pigment or paint) and any damages that result from the actions of the photographer, or their subjects, will be the photographer’s responsibility to pay for or replace.

Need assistance?

Jonathan Asher, of Jonathan Asher Photography , has been assisting us in the set-up of the photography studio and has generously offered any basic photography education or guided assistance for photographers at any level for the special rate of $25 per hour. He is also available for high quality artwork reproduction and other personal and professional photographic services at his regular rate. Please contact him directly for more information at

Other questions we didn’t think of? Email Madeleine at