What are the works at photo studio?
Photography studios are complex spaces that facilitate businesses that are much more sophisticated than the average person can appreciate. In order to understand the complexities of these spaces, it is important to understand how they work and who is involved in their operation.
A photographic studio is typically a business owned and represented by one or more photographers, possibly with assistants and pupils, who create and sell their own and sometimes others’ photographs. Since the early years of the 20th century the business functions of a photographic studio have increasingly been called a photographic agency.
Photographic studios vary greatly from one to the next and may range in size from a small, self-operated business with a few people to large corporations with hundreds of employees. Some studios handle all deliveries, shipping and marketing internally while others contract out these requirements.
Darkrooms – Every photography studio has at least one darkroom on its premises where photographers use film to create prints. These rooms require running water, chemical baths and enlargers.
Editing – Every photography studio has at least one editing room, sometimes called a computer room or a graphic design lab, where photographers use computer software to edit digital images and video. The technology for this work has become more affordable as the Internet has developed and made it possible for even small studios to do high-end editing tasks that were once relegated to leading-edge studios or outside laboratories.