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Oct 19, 2011 21:19 |  #1

I'm trying to find that next big thing and I came up with an idea. Let me know if it would be a flop or a good idea. Have some office space and set up 3 to 4 studio areas for photography. Provide the lighting, backgrounds and props. You bring the camera. I rent the space out but in the mean time, I can use it for my small business. Anybody ever heard of this?


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Oct 19, 2011 22:03 |  #2

You'd be renting studio space, it's been done.




  
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Oct 19, 2011 22:04 |  #3

mike3767 wrote in post #13276626 (external link)
I'm trying to find that next big thing and I came up with an idea. Let me know if it would be a flop or a good idea. Have some office space and set up 3 to 4 studio areas for photography. Provide the lighting, backgrounds and props. You bring the camera. I rent the space out but in the mean time, I can use it for my small business. Anybody ever heard of this?

Yep, rental studios are fairly common. If you Google "rental photo studio" you will find several thousand, some which are little more than a tiny room and others which you could roll a jet into.




  
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Oct 20, 2011 11:14 as a reply to  @ fashionphotographer's post |  #4

+1 to what the guys above said.


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Oct 20, 2011 15:50 as a reply to  @ Dan Marchant's post |  #5

where are you located?
how much would this location cost you to build out, and how much per month in rent?
how many hours per week would you need to rent it out to cover your overhead (much less profit?)
how many photographers are in your area that would use it?


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Oct 20, 2011 16:14 |  #6

While it's been done before, it never hurts if you can incorporate something that other studios can't. Some sort of location -- rooftop access perhaps in a picturesque part of a city (or other area), or some other 'thing' that would make your studio a draw against any other(s) in the area..

Just because the wheel is round doesn't mean it can't be improved upon.


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Oct 20, 2011 17:10 |  #7

my main concern with renting out space is liability.. for example if someone fell in your rental space and got injured who is going to be responsible..


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Oct 20, 2011 17:23 |  #8

God forbid the person who fell is held responsible. :)


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Oct 20, 2011 21:20 |  #9

This is America.. where we're always looking for new and interesting ways to sue each other.


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Oct 20, 2011 22:52 |  #10

I'd go with a contract along the lines of it's the person renting's problem.




  
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Oct 21, 2011 01:23 |  #11

smmokan wrote in post #13281167 (external link)
God forbid the person who fell is held responsible. :)

Which they wouldn't be if the studio floor was in a poor state of repair or the OP had left unsecured equipment laying around or other hazards. When starting a business where the public/clients will have access you need insurance.


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