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spotlight magazine Mar 2021 services for photo & film
Producers with high profile clients trust DC Studios @Photogroup to meet their needs for a smooth photo or film shoot experience. The large studio is perfect for large sets, client privacy and social distancing. We offer local production services as well.
We strive to make your project a positive experience. Kamala Harris came to DC Studios @Photogroup for her autobiography book cover and returned before her inauguration as our first female vice president. The large studio spaces accommodated her secret service detail and we worked with them to assure a safe and positive experience.
GQ, Harpers, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Good Housekeeping and Essence Magazines have all trusted the studio to host their VIP photo shoots.
Film crews have also discovered the studios. Music videos, documentaries for Netflix and CNN have been filmed here recently.
spotlight magazine Nov 2020 rental studios
As we adjust to the new normal, DC Studios @ Photogroup welcomed Christopher Robbins Photography for a two day fashion photo shoot. The spaciousness of Studio A was the perfect solution for social distancing. The 62’ x 32’ space allows crew to comfortably spread out and the hair and makeup station is in an open area, which is perfect for air circulation. His client viewed the photo shoot from the safety of her office via remote monitors. At the end of the day, Christopher found a nice place to relax in our quirky client lounge.
Other clients leave the large garage door open for air circulation. Masks are required and disinfectant is sprayed every two hours.
spotlight magazine Jun 2020 rental studios
Photographer Cade Martin found a way to beat the Covid-19 shutdown: he is in the studio creating virtual portraits. Clients can remain safe in their homes while he captures beautiful portraits. Using a webcam and his Sony mirrorless camera, Cade shoots images projected onto the cyclorama wall in studio B at DC Studios @Photogroup. Sometimes he shoots the actual monitor as well, creating one of a kind, artistic portraits.
Studio B has a corner cyclorama wall that allows him to distort images on the curve. The windows in the studio have total black out shades as well, making the projections stronger against the white walls.
Photographer – Cade Martin
Project – Virtual Portraits
Location – DC Studios @Photogroup
spotlight magazine Sep 2019 international rental studios
DC Studios @Photogroup is the premier studio in the Washington D.C. / Baltimore area.
Studio A has drive-in capabilities, as featured in this Spotlight in the Toyota Teamsters photo shoot. Shot by Jonathan Timmes, he arranged 29 teamsters around a Toyota Tundra in studio and still had plenty of room for crew and lighting. He used the in-house scaffolding to get the perfect view.
Studio A is 62’x32’ and has 16.5’ ceilings, making it a perfect location for a car or truck photo shoot. Clients can view the shoot from above in the client loft lounge.
spotlight magazine May 2019 international rental studios
DC Studios, a division of Photogroup Inc., is the premier rental studio in the Washington DC / Baltimore corridor. The studio was founded 25 years ago and is located in a beautiful renovated pre-war factory a couple blocks from the DC line, and is accessible from all three airports.
DC Studios has retained its industrial aesthetic while adding modern elements, including polished concrete floors and a high-end kitchen. The largest studio rental space in the area, DC Studios offers two separate studios; Studio A comes with a 62'x32' cyc and Studio B comes with a 22’x18’ corner cyc (with lots of available daylight).
Studio A also has drive-in capabilities, 200 amp 3-phase 208V power with Cam-Lok connectors (plus additional Edison outlets throughout the studio) and clients can observe productions from above in the second floor client lounge. Both studios are available for still photography or video (this is not a sound stage).
The studios also have free Wi-Fi, high ceilings (16.5’), two make-up stations and two dressing rooms. They are walking distance from restaurants and coffee shops and walking distance from the Washington DC Metro. The equipment department offers Profoto lighting gear and grip equipment rental and can also provide production services.