Contact Us

Please fill out the form below with your contact information and enquiry details to find out more about how Stand Out Studio can help with your photographic needs.


Location

Stand Out Studio is situated at Fromehall Mill - a former water powered textile mill located just under a mile away from the market town of Stroud in the historic county of Gloucestershire.

Photo shoots and studio visits are strictly by appointment only

Address

Top Floor, Block Two, Fromehall Mill, Lodgemore Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3EH

Phone

+44 (0)1453 497989

E-mail

carl@standoutstudio.co.uk

By Train

Stroud is connected by Great Western Railway trains from Stroud station, with frequent, direct services to and from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon, Reading and London Paddington.

By Car

The studio is accessible by car from the A419 Cainscross Road, located just 12 minutes from J13 of the M5. Marked visitor parking spaces are situated directly outside Fromehall Mill with additional parking directly opposite the millponds adjacent to the building.

By Bus

Stroud (five mins by car) is served by public bus transport services operated by Stagecoach and National Express with frequent services to Gloucester, Cheltenham and London Victoria.


FAQ

How do I get a quote?

To receive a free quote simply get in touch using the forms on this website or send an email to Stand Out Studio photographer Carl Hewlett - carl@standoutstudio.co.uk

Carl is a huge coffee fan so if you're not to far away and you'd like to meet in person, he can visit you to discuss any ideas you have in mind. He might even bring biscuits!

What will it cost?

In the world of commercial photography, no two photo shoots are the same and all of our clients have differing needs, therefore every quote given is bespoke. Most quotes are made up of a fee for either a full-day or half-day and an ad-hoc hourly rate is available for smaller, less time consuming jobs. In most cases, editing and delivery are included. If complex post-production is required, this will be quoted for ahead of the shoot on an hourly basis. Product photography services are priced on a per product basis. All quoted prices are subject to VAT.

What is the turnaround time?

This can vary depending on the amount of post production work needed. We aim to deliver most images within 48 hours of the shoot. Advertising and product photography often requires more editing time and may take up to a week depending on the workload. For time sensitive PR photography, a faster turnaround time can be discussed and we can submit directly to regional/national press on request.

What is the studio like?

Stand Out Studio is a purpose built 500 sq ft photographic studio that is situated at Fromehall Mill in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The building is a former water powered textile mill so there are numerous locations nearby including a canal, woodland, and industrial areas which are often used as locations should your shoot require non-studio backgrounds.

Studio facilities include:
- 500 sq ft acoustically isolated floating floor studio
- Three sided green-screen cyclorama with curved corners
- 2.72m photography backgrounds with numerous colours available
- Extensive flash, LED and fluorescent lighting systems

The studio is accessible by car from the A419 Cainscross Road or by foot along the Stoudwater Navigation towpath. Stroud (five mins by car) is served by public bus transport services operated by Stagecoach and National Express. The town is also connected by Great Western Railway trains from Stroud station, with frequent, direct services to and from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon, Reading and London Paddington.

Marked visitor parking spaces are located directly outside Fromehall Mill. Due to the age of the building there is no disabled access to the studio which is located on the second floor, however we often shoot on location and all of our equipment is fully portable should you need us to come to you. For those who need to bring a large quantity or heavy items to the studio, there is a goods lift on hand.

What area do you cover?

Most shoots take place at Stand Out Studio's physical location in Stroud, just 15 minutes from J13 of the M5. Many of our clients are based in the south west in areas such as Gloucestershire and Bristol however we often travel to a client's premises and shoot in locations across the UK. Travel to areas further afield than those within a 25-mile radius of GL5 3EH, may be subject to additional costs but this will be discussed during the initial quote.

Do you have a DBS Certificate?

Stand Out Studio photographer Carl Hewlett holds a current Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service. Although self employed persons are unable to apply for a DBS on their own behalf, Carl works with a local education provider who performed the necessary checks through Gloucestershire County Council.

What about Copyright?

Copyright is a right of authorship and a property right. It's also a Human Right under Article 27(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an incentive for creativity and creates a balance between users and creators and between the public interest and freedom of access. It's what's called a monopolistic right as it's exclusive to the owner. It's a form of intellectual property (also known as 'IP') and it allows creators to make a living from what they produce. Authors of original works own the copyright in their work and this is enshrined in law – in the UK, it is wrapped up in a piece of legislation titled the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (or 'CDPA 88' for short). More information on copyright ownership can be found at www.ipo.gov.uk.

Stand Out Studio (as the author of the image(s)) owns the copyright to their photographs. In the same way that musicians control who can reproduce their music, photographers control who can reproduce their images.

Shops, hairdressers and pubs etc all need licences to play music - photographers issue licences to enable people to reproduce their images. This is why it is important that you discuss your commission and fully brief your photographer (or their agent), including details about where and how you would like to use the images.

By default all commercial shoots executed by Stand Out Studio include an Exclusive License. The license is sent in full with your quote and the Terms and Conditions of Business contract which you digitally sign to confirm a booking.

The use of these images will be exclusive to you, unless agreed otherwise. This means that Stand Out Studio will not be able to allow any third-party to use the images you are using during the time they are licensed for your use, and possibly beyond, depending on what has been agreed. Note that Stand Out Studio Ltd will still be able to use the photograph(s) for their own publicity, promotion and marketing (such as on their own commercial website(s)).

Can I Keep All of the Files From a Shoot?

Just as if you buy a copy of a book, a song, computer software or a DVD of a film, making that purchase doesn’t give you the right to make copies of it, or broadcast it to the public. That right remains with the copyright owner. It is exactly the same with photographs.

There is a difference between the medium (eg transparency/ negative/digital file) and the content (the image) but one is of no use without the other. If you were to claim ownership of the medium, this doesn’t mean you automatically own its content. The image in the file or transparency is the intellectual property of the photographer and without a licence to use, it would be illegal to reproduce it.

Raw files are never usually supplied by the photographer as the photographer was chosen for their skill and vision and the post-production/output work is part of that skill. You will be supplied with images that are of the best quality for the intended uses and ready to go.

Assuming the images are to be exclusive to you, by law, the photographer cannot licence them to another client whilst you have an exclusive licence to use them. Note though that the photographer may use them for their own self-promotion, unless explicitly agreed otherwise.

Can I Use the Images in Any Way I Want to?

When a client insists on unlimited use of the images they have commissioned, this can be both an unnecessary and costly affair.

An unlimited licence includes every possible media use including billboards, videos, TV, CDs, t-shirts etc., for worldwide use for the term of copyright duration (70 years after the death of the photographer).

This type of unrestricted licence is unnecessary, it is highly unlikely that the vast extent of uses it includes would ever be taken up. If professional models are needed for the shoot, their fees will also reflect this unlimited use of the images. The price for this type of licence would be enormous and you would be paying for use you do not need.

A calculator has been produced to show the standard trade practice of calculating uses needed over and above the original licence:
www.the-aop.org/information/usage-calculator

Jargon Buster

If you only commission or buy photography services occassionally, you may be unfamiliar with some of the language and terminology used. Here is glossary of terms you are likely to come across in the buying or commissioning process:

Copyright assignment
Copyright is a form of intellectual property (or 'IP') and is a right of ownership vested automatically in the creator of a piece of creative work, for example, in these FAQs, the photographer. Photographers do not usually assign or transfer their copyright to their clients or if they do, it is by way of a fee and a written agreement that confirms the transfer and new ownership of the IP. Clients (buyers and commissioners) do not need to take copyright off the photographer in order to use the photographs - that can be done more than adequately through a Licence to Use which covers the client's needs. Stand Out Studio Ltd does not assign copyright and we do not advocate seeking copyright assignments from any other photographers you commission.

Exclusive
In the context of buying or commissioning photography, this means that only you, as the client, will be using the photograph(s) - Stand Out Studio will not be able to do anything further with them until the usage rights granted to you have expired. Note that Stand Out Studio Ltd will be able to use the photograph(s) for their own publicity, promotion and marketing (such as on their own commercial website(s)).

Licence to Use
This is a document or a set of terms that describe the 'usage' or 'usage rights' that you have been granted. By default all commercial shoots executed by Stand Out Studio include an Exclusive License as detailed above. The license is sent in full with your quote and the Terms and Conditions of Business contract which you digitally sign to confirm a booking.

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