Facilities and equipment

Big Shed photographic hire studio aims to make sure your shoots run as efficiently as possible whilst also being an enjoyable experience.

We have a great location, large free car park (enough for cars, generators and catering vehicles all at once), large drive in access door, 2 studios with infinity coves – a unique overhead shot facility and lots more.

There are fully fitted kitchens for food shots or catering, a “green” room for meetings (or just to chill). And of course we have WiFi internet access as well as Macs should you need them.

Big Shed can arrange most things for you, from models, stylist and make-up to props, set building and accommodation – all you have to do is ask.

Big Shed holds the following kit which can be hired, please call for rates.
We can also arrange outside hiring of your required equipment list.

Strobe Flash Equipment:

  • 6 x 5000k Magnaflash and City packs
  • 2 x 1000 k packs
  • 8 x 5ft Strip Lights
  • 1 x 7 ft Strip light
  • 3 Super Fish Friers
  • 3 Swimming pool Lights
  • 5 CL Flash Heads (5000 Joules)
  • 1 CL Head (2000 Joules)
  • 1 x Ring Light
  • Box Lights for CL heads
  • Various Reflectors for CL heads
  • 5 ft White/Silver brolly for CL head
  • Stand and boom with soft box for CL head
  • Various other stands and booms

Broncolor Flash:

  • 2 x A4 Graffit packs (3200 Joules)
  • 1 x Pulso 4 pack (3200 Joules)
  • 1 x Flashman pack (1900 Joules)
  • 1 Impact kit Complete, 3 x 300 Joules heads
  • Flooter Light and stand
  • Pulso Spot Head and stand (long and wide optics, plus fresnel)
  • Various soft boxes


  • Expression monoblock square light.


  • 5K Berkley Colortran ‘Twister’ Spot and soft light
  • 5K Soft Light
  • 1 x 2K Spot
  • 3 x 1K pups
  • 3 x 800 watt Red heads

Phase one P30+ 32 megapixel digital back

Hasselblad V system:

  • 503 CW body
  • 40mm and 50mm Distagon
  • 80mm Plannar
  • 120mm Macro plannar
  • 150mm Sonnar
  • Adaptor for Sinar 5×4 Camera
  • Sinar View camera 10×8 and 5×4
  • 65mm and 90mm Angulons
  • 120mm
  • 150mm
  • 240mm
  • 360mm


  • Foba heavy duty camera stand
  • Various stands and supports
  • Various diameter manual turn tables
  • Motorized turntable, fwd/rev, vari-speed
  • Motorized 20 inch diameter mirrorball
  • ChromaKey painted vari speed treadmill
  • Various small product ‘light tents’ and cones
  • Numerous backgounds/ materials/Coloramas
  • 12ft Diameter round trampoline
  • Fork lift truck – 22 ft mast height
  • 2 pallet trucks
  • 4 car-wheel skates.

Vehicle based
aerial photography system