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``Photography is 1% talent and 99% moving furniture`` - Arnold Newman
  • SNAP Foto Studio

  • SNAP Foto studio is located downtown on historic and picturesque Stephen Avenue in Calgary AB. Situated in a loft style heritage building built in 1892, SNAP Foto studio offers limitless creative potential in a stunning setting. The images above depict a tour of the full studio including example images by SNAP Foto in their respective spots in the studio. All example images were shot in studio using custom photo experiences, traditional backdrops, and heritage features of the building.
  • Features

    • Stunning Romanesque design
    • Gorgeous hardwood floors
    • Tall ceilings
    • 2 options for renting the studio
    • Up to 4000 square feet
    • Private rentals
    • Highly customizable space

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Amenities

    • A huge selection of gear available for rent
    • Central location
    • On arguably the most picturesque street in Calgary
    • Next to some of the best restaurants and hotels in Calgary
    • Gown rentals from Alberta Gowns
    • Fast Wi-Fi
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Zoned AC/Heat
    • Zoned Music Channels

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Add a beautiful Christmas scene to your Studio Dino booking
  • Basic information for studio Dino:

    • 23’x14′
    • 10′ ceilings
    • Includes light stands and background stands
    • Includes sandbags

  • Backgrounds

    • Heritage brick
    • Old windows
    • Selection of painted canvas (Additional cost)
    • Selection of seamless paper (Additional cost)
    • Custom wainscotting white wall/dark grey gridded wall
    • Christmas Scene (Additional cost)

  • Props

    • Christmas Scene (Additional cost)
    • Selection of, chairs, stools, etc.
    • Vintage wooden and aluminium ladders
    • Posing boxes, apple boxes,  posing staircase
    • Fan

     

     

     

     

     

  • Light

    • A total of 4 windows
    • Optional blackout curtains
    • Stunning natural hard light (conditions permitting)
    • Strobe and continuous light rentals

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Pricing

    • Hourly: $65/hr
    • Half day: (4 hours): $220 ($55.00/hr)
    • Full day: (8 hours): $360 ($45.00/hr)
    • Seamless paper (Optional): $30.00 per color with floor coverage
    • Painted canvas (Optional): $30.00 to access all available
    • Christmas  Scene (Optional): $100 (daily one time fee)

How do I Include the Christmas Scene in my booking?

During checkout you will see an add-on option labelled as “Christmas scene”, please check this box when booking.

What is included in the ``Studio Dino`` rental?

The studio Dino rental fee includes brick background surfaces, a reversible feature wall, and loose furniture like stools, chairs, etc. The studio rental also includes light stands and sandbags. The following items are not included with the rental fee but are available at additional cost: seamless paper, painted canvas, and artificial lights.

Why do you charge extra for seamless paper?

Our studio is commonly rented out by clients who do not need seamless paper. We have many other beautiful options such as brick, and a reversible wainscotting feature wall that is included with your rental fee. It doesn’t make sense to pass the cost of seamless paper to everyone who rents the studio but does not need it. This policy ensures that we can keep the studio cost as low as possible.

 

Also,  paying for seamless paper ensures you get to work with a clean sheet free of rips, stains, and footprints. The per use cost of seamless paper goes towards ordering and acquisition, pickup, proper storage that does not damage the paper, and recycling after use.

What colors of seamless paper and painted canvas do you have available?

Our current selection of seamless paper is:

 

  • White – 9′ wide
  • Grey – 9′ wide
  • Black – 9′ wide
  • Red – 9′ wide
  • Orange – 9′ wide
  • Mocha – 9′ wide
  • Olive Green – 9′ wide
  • Tech Green (Green Screen) – 9′ wide
  • Tulip – 9′ wide

 

Our current selection of painted canvas is:

 

  • Grey – Artistically hand-painted canvas background, with light grey and a hint of pink texturing
  • Red – Artistically hand-painted canvas background, with dark red, medium red, and light red tones
  • Gold – Artistically hand-painted canvas background, with gold and brown texturing
  • Rosy Pink – Artistically hand-painted canvas background, with light rosy pink, grey, and brown texturing

May I shoot video?

Yes, we have had dozens of successful video shoots, however, we accept no responsibility for any audio interruptions that may occur. Studio Dino rentals give you private access to the studio, however, the studio is a brick/sandstone heritage buildings that is no way sound proof, and we cannot guarantee that external sounds such as emergency sirens, construction, helicopters, and sound from others in the building will not occasionally interfere with your audio recording.

 

Good micing techniques will mitigate most audio problems. The acoustics in the studio are very good. The brick acts as a diffusor and does an excellent job at breaking apart standing waves.

Is there a discount?

Half day and full day rentals are already discounted. We may be able to accommodate slight discounts for multi day bookings. Please contact us for a custom quote.

I want to rent lights, how do I go about doing that?

Our studio has a large selection of equipment for rent. You can visit our gear rental page for a comprehensive list.

 

Our most common rentals are packages that come bundled with everything else you may need during your session.

 

  • Continuous Light Package #1 -$50

This package includes:

-1X Godox SL200W

-2X Godox SL60W

-Access to all our Bowens light modifiers at no additional cost (excluding 5X7 Scrim)

-Access to all our reflectors, flags, stands, and gels at no additional cost.

 

  • Continuous Light Package #2-$65

This package includes:

-1X Godox VL-300

-2X Godox VL-150

-Access to all our Bowens light modifiers at no additional cost (excluding 5X7 Scrim)

-Access to all our reflectors, flags, stands, and gels at no additional cost.

 

  • Strobe Light package-$65

This package includes:

-2X Godox V860IIS

-2X Godox AD200

-2X Godox AD600 (a 3rd and additional AD600 Pro is available for an extra $20)

-Access to all our Bowens modifiers at no additional cost (excluding 5×7 scrim)

-Access to all our reflectors, flags, stands, and gels at no additional cost

 

All of the aforementioned packages can be added on during checkout. Individual gear rentals can be paid for in studio.

What is your policy on seamless paper?

Seamless paper is $30 per color with floor coverage. If you do not need floor coverage the fee for seamless paper is $30 to access all colors available.

 

Floor coverage is defined as approximately 6ft. of length covering the floor. If you require longer than the typical 6 feet of floor coverage, additional fees will apply.

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  • Basic information for full studio:

    • 4000 square feet
    • 10′-16′ ceilings
    • Includes light stands and background stands
    • Includes sandbags
    • Maximum of 10 participants (Crews larger than 10 participants pay $250/hr)

  • Backgrounds

    • Heritage brick
    • Heritage sandstone
    • Romanesque windows
    • Selection of painted canvas (Additional cost)
    • Selection of seamless paper (Additional cost)
    • Custom wainscotting white wall
    • Custom SNAP Foto backgrounds
    • Seasonal/holiday upgrades

  • Props

    • Selection of sofas, chairs, stools, etc.
    • Vintage wooden and aluminium ladders
    • Posing boxes, apple boxes,  posing staircase
    • Clawfoot bathtub
    • Neon signs
    • Vintage TV’s
    • Fans
    • Giant pop out cake
    • Hundreds of other props

  • Light

    • A total of 17 windows
    • A total of 6 skylights
    • An array of 50+ remote controlled ceiling mounted Bi-Color and RGB lights
    • Stunning natural hard light (conditions permitting)
    • Strobe and continuous light rentals

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Pricing

    • Hourly: $200/hr*
    • Half day: (4 hours): $700.00*
    • Full day: (8 hours): $1200.00*
    • Seamless paper: $30.00 per color with floor coverage
    • Painted canvas: $30.00 to access all available
    • Studio reconfiguration fee: $200.00

    *rates applicable to crews of 10 and fewer

     

     

     

What is included in the ``full studio`` rental?

The full studio rental includes almost everything we have to offer. The only exception is seamless paper, painted canvas backdrops, and gear listed in our rental section

Why do you charge extra for seamless paper?

Our studio is commonly rented out by clients who do not need seamless paper. We have many other beautiful options such as brick, sandstone, custom SNAP Foto backdrops, and a wainscotting feature wall that are included with your rental fee. It doesn’t make sense to pass the cost of seamless paper to everyone who rents the studio but does not need it. This policy ensures that we can keep the studio cost as low as possible.

 

Also,  paying for seamless paper ensures you get to work with a clean sheet free of rips, stains, and footprints. The per use cost of seamless paper goes towards ordering and acquisition, pickup, proper storage that does not damage the paper, and recycling after use.

What colors of seamless paper and painted canvas do you have available?

Our current selection of seamless paper is:

 

  • White – 9′ wide
  • Grey – 9′ wide
  • Black – 9′ wide
  • Red – 9′ wide
  • Orange – 9′ wide
  • Mocha – 9′ wide
  • Olive Green – 9′ wide
  • Tech Green (Green Screen) – 9′ wide
  • Tulip – 9′ wide
  • Yellow – 9′ wide

 

Our current selection of painted canvas is:

 

  • Grey – Artistically hand-painted canvas background, with light grey and a hint of pink texturing
  • Red – Artistically hand-painted canvas background, with dark red, medium red, and light red tones
  • Gold – Artistically hand-painted canvas background, with gold and brown texturing
  • Rosy Pink – Artistically hand-painted canvas background, with light rosy pink, grey, and brown texturing

What is the ``studio reconfiguration fee``?

This is an optional add on that enables you to customize the configuration of semi permanent fixtures/walls in the studio (with the help of staff). This enables you to get ideal shooting lanes and light setups.

 

Typical rearrangement of furniture, props, etc. is permitted without the reconfiguration fee.

May I shoot video?

Yes, we have had dozens of successful video shoots, however, we accept no responsibility for any audio interruptions that may occur. Full studio rentals give you private access to the studio, however, the studio is a brick/sandstone heritage buildings that is no way sound proof, and we cannot guarantee that external sounds such as emergency sirens, construction, and helicopters will not interfere with your recording.

 

Good micing techniques will mitigate most audio problems. The acoustics in the studio are very good. The sandstone and brick act as a diffusor and do an excellent job at breaking apart standing waves.

Is there a discount?

Half day and full day rentals are already discounted. We may be able to accommodate slight discounts for multi day bookings. Please contact us for a custom quote

 

Alternatively, if you would like to use the studio but you do not need privacy you can book general admission tickets at snapfotoclub.ca. General admission tickets give you access to the majority of the studio in a shared capacity.

I want to rent lights, how do I go about doing that?

Our studio has a large selection of equipment for rent. You can visit our gear rental page for a comprehensive list.

 

Our most common rentals are packages that come bundled with everything else you may need during your session.

 

  • Continuous Light Package #1 -$50

This package includes:

-1X Godox SL200W

-2X Godox SL60W

-Access to all our Bowens light modifiers at no additional cost (excluding 5X7 Scrim)

-Access to all our reflectors, flags, stands, and gels at no additional cost.

 

  • Continuous Light Package #2-$65

This package includes:

-1X Godox VL-300

-2X Godox VL-150

-Access to all our Bowens light modifiers at no additional cost (excluding 5X7 Scrim)

-Access to all our reflectors, flags, stands, and gels at no additional cost.

 

  • Strobe Light package-$65

This package includes:

-2X Godox V860IIS

-2X Godox AD200

-2X Godox AD600 (a 3rd and additional AD600 Pro is available for an extra $20)

-Access to all our Bowens modifiers at no additional cost (excluding 5×7 scrim)

-Access to all our reflectors, flags, stands, and gels at no additional cost

 

All of the aforementioned packages can be added on during checkout. Individual gear rentals can be paid for in studio.

What is your policy on seamless paper?

Seamless paper is $30 per color with floor coverage. If you do not need floor coverage the fee for seamless paper is $30 to access all colors available.

 

Floor coverage is defined as approximately 6ft. of length covering the floor. If you require longer than the typical 6 feet of floor coverage, additional fees will apply.

Is there a maximum crew size for the full studio booking?

Yes, to secure the rates and multi hour discounts listed on this page the maximum number of participants must not exceed 10. Groups and crews larger than 10 participants pay our event rate of $250/hr.  Please contact us to book the full studio with group sizes larger than 10.

All bookings in the Snap Foto studio must agree to our rental terms

Welcome to Snap Foto Studio! We offer 2 options for private studio rentals for photographers and videographers. If you do not need privacy, you and your clients can use the studio in a shared capacity by purchasing "General Admission" tickets at snapfotoclub.ca.