The other week I had the opportunity to check-out Bamboo Shoot Studio, in Escondido, CA. One of the reasons, I decided to check out this particular studio was that is close to my area meaning I didn’t have to drive an hour to get there, while battling traffic. There are quite a few San Diego Photography Studio’s, but unfortunately not many in the North County location. I have been on the hunt for a photography studio, in this area, but none seemed to pop out at me. I noticed that they also had a Meetup going on, to entice people to come and check out the studio and get some photography time in as well.
I have to tell you at first, this studio was a little difficult to find, even with my GPS, due to the lack of lighting, signage, and non-existence on any map anywhere on the Internet. Trust me I searched everywhere. I ended up having to e-Mail, the organizer of the Meetup and studio, Oliver to get better directions, which of course he responded in a timely manner, before the actual meet. In finally arrived there and here are a few of my thoughts, regarding the studio:
- It has multiple mini sets, with lighting and remotes, in place ready to go. If you need them.
- It is clean and well organized. I have been to a few studios and some would get an F grade compare to this one.
- It is setup the same outside as well with various sets and backgrounds.
- The cost is inexpensive, only $100 for a 1/2 day and $200 for a full day.
- Both Oliver and his wife were gracious hosts and provided both drinks and snacks, during the shoot. I don’t think I have ever seen that. I felt like royalty.
If you are a photographer and given the chance, I would definitely check out Bamboo Shoot Studios on Meetup sometimes, but make sure you register early, because it fills up fast. Once you are there, you will know why. All in all, I have to say, even though it was dark and I only saw the inside, I was really impressed with the studio and would definitely go there again.
I hope I have not bored you too much. I had a lot of fun writing this one like all of my blogs. I trust I have given you some valuable tips to think about, before planning your next shoot. It’s not all bad, just be clear and informative, it will save you a lot of headaches. Remember nothing is set in stone and there is not a perfect formula, so go out and have some fun.