Events & Hire

Photography Workshops and Tuition,

Creative Nights, Studio Hire & Group Shoots.

The Loud and Flashy Creative Nights are a monthly get together for models, photographers, makeup artists, designers and anyone else with a creative flair!

Whether you're an aspiring model or photographer, or a seasoned pro, these nights are a great way to network in safety while building your portfolio. The evenings are very relaxed allowing people to shoot what they want, where they want, anywhere in the studio (and outside in the yard, weather permitting!).

It doesn't matter whether you've been in a studio before or not, everyone helps everyone else with ideas, posing, camera settings etc. We set up various shooting areas around the studio so people can move around during the evening shooting many different ideas.

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Images from previous creative nights at Loud and Flashy

Time?  7-11pm,  the 3rd Tuesday of every month but Check date below!

Cost? FREE for models and make up artists,   £30 for photographers.

Where? Loud and Flashy Studio, 92 Station Road Ashington, NE63 8RN.

Refreshments? YES! FREE refreshments!

How to book? Models & MUAs just email us via the contact page, Photographers use the booking form further down the page.

What to bring? Models, bring along any clothing you want to shoot in and any props you want to use. There are also random clothes and props at the studio!

Photographers just bring your camera, any lenses you have, memory cards and batteries.


Next creative night: Tuesday 21st July - Scroll down to booking section to reserve your place.

The theme this month is 'Gothic' (but you don't have to stick to the theme, it's just for inspiration)!

Studio Portrait Lighting Workshops

These 'hands on' workshops will show you how to successfully shoot models using a huge range of studio lighting techniques, from simple one light set-ups through to multiple light set-ups using a range of modifiers. The emphasis is on teaching you techniques you can use with your existing gear at home or in any location.

No previous studio or model shooting experience necessary.


Simon will first run through the theory of lighting before everyone then gets a chance to shoot all the set-ups while being guided at every step.

What will you learn?

* How to set up and use studio lighting.

* Basic rules of portraiture.

* High and low key lighting.

* Directing and posing your model.

* The main types of portrait lighting - Rembrandt, Loop, Butterfly, Split, Short and Broad.

* The Inverse Square Rule and how light 'drop off' really affects your image.

* Which modifiers to use.

What will you need to bring?

* Any DSLR or bridge camera (any camera allowing full manual override of the settings that also has a hotshoe).

* Any lenses you have.

* Memory cards and a fully charged battery!


Next lighting workshop - TBA

We've been using Lencarta lighting and studio accessories daily for the last 10 years and have no hesitation recommending them.

Check out their excellent range and use code loud05 at the checkout for a discount!

Introduction to Product Photography

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This one day course will look at the fundamentals of Product Photography. It is a great opportunity to enhance your photography and lighting skills, as well as expanding your photography business.


In this fun, engaging and informative workshop you will also be learning many tips and tricks of the trade. The lighting techniques you will learn will enable you to capture high quality product images for commercial and editorial use. You will gain confidence for shooting at home or in a studio environment and will also walk away with some great images for your portfolio or website.


We'll cover

*best lighting effects and set-ups for product photography

*how to style a product shoot and compose your photos effectively

*backgrounds and props – choice and positioning

*how to control and balance the light

*reflectors and diffusers

*how to avoid shadows and get perfect shots on a white background

*how to photograph objects on reflective surfaces

*gelled lighting


*and lots more!


What will you need to bring?

* Any DSLR or bridge camera (any camera allowing full manual override of the settings that also has a hotshoe).

* A tripod (if you have one). 

* Any lenses you have.

* Memory cards and a fully charged battery!


Next course date TBC.

Tuition, Workshop & Creative Night Bookings

Our group shoots and Model Days are a great way of building up your portfolio shots of models.

These sessions are ideal for photographers of all abilities as the studio owner will give all help needed with lighting, camera setings, posing ideas etc.

So don't be shy! Come and get some fantastic images while building your photography skills with a like-minded group of people.

Refreshments are included!

Scroll down to booking section to see upcoming group shoots.

Studio Hire

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The boudoir studio, upstairs at Loud and Flashy.


Large white/black shooting area - ground floor easy access. 4m wide with 7m shooting length.

Fine Art Textured Brown Backdrop 3m x 3m

3m wide x 11m long chroma green cloth

Boudoir Studio - Huge upstairs shooting area with bed and stripped, waxed floorboards. Lots of natural light, exposed beams. Also a white area with floor to ceiling window.

Warm, dry and clean! - Yes! A warm studio! Centrally heated throughout, but also with air conditioning for the summer months!

Refreshments - FREE tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits etc. FREE Wi-Fi

Large changing areas - Upstairs and downstairs.

Free parking- Easy private off road parking at rear of studio.

For hire to other photographers, models, MUAs etc.

£20 per hour (minimum 2 hours).

Resident award winning photographer available to give help at no extra cost!

Equipment includes Lencarta lights (8+ available) from 300ws - 600ws power, soft boxes, strip boxes, octaboxes (some with grids), parabolic, shoot through and reflective umbrellas, snoots, beauty dishes with honeycombs, reflectors with various honeycombs, smoke machine, fans, coloured gels, booms, reflector holders, flags/polyboards, iron and ironing board etc.

Book the studio below 

By making a booking you agree to the terms of hire at the bottom of this page

Terms and Conditions of Studio Hire

Hire includes use of lights, modifiers and all areas of the studio along with any props currently available.  Free refreshments available from our well stocked fridge as well as tea and coffee!

Rates are for a single photographer. If sharing the hire period additional photographers will be charged at 50% of the full rate.  (VIPs will pay their standard rate per person, non VIPs sharing with a VIP will pay 50% of full standard rate).


Minimum 2 hours booking.


We have full public liability insurance, but we do not accept any responsibility for accidents caused by the hirer or their associates during the hire period. If you are hiring the studio for commercial use (receiving payment or benefit of any kind from your client) then you must have your own public liability insurance and will need to show proof at the studio.


Booking conditions

For all bookings we require full payment to confirm the booking.

Cancellation prior to 7 days of the booking has no penalty and payment will be returned.

Cancellation between 7 days and 48 hours prior to booking half payment will be returned.

Cancellation shorter than 48 hours of the booking or a 'no show' results in loss of payment.

The hirer is responsible for all damages and breakages of studio facilities and equipment.


Length of Use 
Studio clean-up must be completed by the end of the rental period.  If the studio is not satisfactorily returned to the state it was prior to the rental period, a clean-up fee will be assessed.

Use of the studio and equipment is at hirer’s own risk. The hirer agrees to leave the studio in the same condition as it was when they arrived. Hirers are solely responsible for any legal infractions they or members of their party make during the hire period. Hirer agrees to be solely responsible for the conduct and welfare of all persons accompanying them while on the studio premises. Hirers are solely responsible for the safety and well-being of any models, make-up artists, assistants etc. engaged by them. Hirer understands that if the studio observes dangerous, pornographic, or negligent practices or activities the studio reserves the right to stop the shoot and require the hirer’s party to leave immediately. Hirer agrees to hold the studio, its agents, representatives, and anyone acting on behalf of it completely harmless from any action, legal or otherwise, that results from hirer’s conduct. Hirers are solely responsible for verifying that all models engaged during hirer’s rental period are of legal age for the activities they are to be engaged in. The studio has no responsibility to determine or verify the age of participants in the hirer’s activities but reserves the right to end those activities if it becomes aware that legal age violations are occurring. Hirer agrees that a studio representative will be present in the studio at all times hirers are using it.

The studio agrees to provide equipment in good working order, but makes no special guarantees as to said equipment’s functionality or suitability to hirer’s purposes. The studio is not liable for acts out of its control that affect the shoot, such as power cuts, weather or emergencies. In such cases the studio will refund a prorated portion of the hirer’s payment.

The studio has no control over final usage of material shot by hirers and accepts no responsibility for its usage. 

By booking the studio you agree to the above terms and conditions.

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