Best darn photo studio in the midwest! / by Edward Crim

St. Louis' very own Studio 858 is a great place for every photographer, from the beginner to the advanced. This is not your grandfather's photo studio, but a state-of-the-art photographic learning center! We've got the equipment to satisfy the experienced and the teachers to help the newbies. We help photographers of every level with light control, posing, and portfolio building! A perfect place for all types of photography, from commercial to portrait, to glamor to boudoir, we work with models and photographers every week.

Our studio 1, for instance, sports 5 high quality studio lights on stands and booms and offers brick, stone, muslin and wide white backgrounds. A host of light modifiers (hair light, spot light, grids, umbrellas, beauty dish, reflection panels etc) enables even the pickiest of photographers to get the images they want.

 Studio one with 20'x30' natural muslin background.  Check out images made in Studio 1

Studio one with 20'x30' natural muslin background. Check out images made in Studio 1

Studio 2 is our classical photo studio, sporting 3 different canvas backgrounds, but lit by our unique 16 foot long light wall, with 3x4 soft box for fill and a hair/background light equipped with barn doors and grid. Plenty of power to get f16 at ISO 200 or dial down to f5.6 at ISO 100

 16x30 space with three 12ft canvas background options. Sample Images from studio 2 here.

16x30 space with three 12ft canvas background options. Sample Images from studio 2 here.

High Key, that's what defines our studio 3. Our fast recycling, short flash duration Einstein lights freeze the action no matter how fast, sharply defining flying hair and preventing blur even when your subject is twirling or leaping. Perfect for dance photography or commercial work with splashes and splatters! 

 24x24 space for high key photography.  Images from Studio 3

24x24 space for high key photography. Images from Studio 3

Sometimes confused with the Norse god of mischief, our Low Key studio 4 is always a hit! Think dramatic, moody lighting suitable for almost any occasion. Fashion, portraits, product; any creative image is sure to shine on this set! Overhead octa box light, two rectangular soft boxes, and a background/hair light with grid give you all the lighting resources you need to craft magnificent images.

 16x30 space for our low-key images.  Photos taken in Studio 4

16x30 space for our low-key images. Photos taken in Studio 4

But, wait! There's a lot more here at Studio 858! Camera stands help simplify the process of shooting tethered, lots of choice in reflectors, flags, apple boxes, stools, tables, a ladder for each studio, and more help make Studio 858 the best equipped in the midwest. Give us a call at 314-202-8054 and come check it out for yourself!