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CANDID Photography Hire Studios offer a unique experience where


Commercial advertising photographer RUSSELL MEEK has created two intimate portrait studios and one still life photographic studio in the heart of Tauranga's cafe and restaurant scene. Each studio is fully equipped with cameras and lighting, so you just need to bring your product/talent and we'll set you up, ready to shoot.


Designed for pros and amateurs alike, these photography rental studios are easy to use, bookable by the hour, and are totally private, so you can enjoy the photographic experience, no matter your subject or ability behind (or in front) of the camera.

If you've been thinking about getting a portrait of yourself, you and your partner or family and have a friend who's comfortable using an SLR camera, then we'll set the studio up for you, so you can simply have fun and take as many photographs as you desire. You keep everything you photograph, so all you'll pay is the studio hire fee, though we do have retouching services if required.

If you're a keen amateur looking to learn studio portrait work, or even a semi-pro requiring a studio to grow your portrait business, simply choose the style you'd like to start with, we'll set the studio up, then you're ready to go. Each studio is equipped with different lighting samples and diagrams of how to light each style, so there's plenty of opportunity to try new things.

If you're a BUSINESS looking to get people or product photographed for online sales or promotions but could never afford a professional photographer, this is a great way to overcome that hurdle. We'll set you up, get you ready to shoot, and you'll be good to go.


If there are any products that need a more technical approach, Russell Meek will always be on hand to guide you through. Russell is also available to hire as your photographer for more difficult subjects.

Remember, every image is yours to take away, so BOOK NOW. Your own private studio awaits.