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

When?  Usually 3rd Thursday of the month, 7-11pm. 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 Paypal button below.

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: Wednesday 23rd October - Scroll down to booking section to reserve your place.

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!


For details of the next Lighting Workshop scroll down to booking section.

Introduction to Product Photography

commercial and product photography tuition in northumberland

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!

New shoot details announced soon!

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 Bowens & Lencarta lights (8+ available) from 300ws - 600ws power, soft boxes, strip boxes, octaboxes (some with grids), various types of umbrella, snoots, beauty dishes with honeycombs, reflectors with various honeycombs, smoke machine, fans, coloured gels etc.

Book the studio below

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