Price & Policy
COVID 19 Policy
The maximum number of people at the studio at any time should not exceed 6. Larger groups and parties can not be accommodated at this time. Studio users should follow CDC individual safety recommendations such as social distancing, wearing masks, gloves or washing hands regularly and others.
The minimal reservation is 2hours. There will be 30 minutes to one hour gaps between the reservations to accommodate cleaning/ disinfection procedure. Additional disinfection fee of $10 is added to each shoot reservation.
Hourly rate is $50. For long hours’ reservations discounts are applied automatically as shown in payment option menu. In addition we have Daily rate (8hrs) – $350, Full 24 hrs –$550.
Reservation requests are accepted following online reservation payment at: studioarto.com/rental/reservation. All reservations payments have to be made in full. Studio Arto will send the final confirmation after payment received and verification that requested time slot is available. The reservation will be shown on the studio calendar following the confirmation.
Use of the studio facility, props, and equipment should be conducted properly and it’s all renter responsibility. Breaking the studio equipment (except normal wear) and improper use of the equipment leading to the damage of the studio property or gears has to be repaid or replaced by renter. Studio Arto IS NOT LIABLE in any way for any harm or damage to studio users during the studio use. Renter who is booking the studio assumes financial responsibility for all the people that come to the shoot. NO SMOKING is permitted at the studio at any time.
RENTAL FEE includes using the facility, up to 3 lights, wireless control, installed backgrounds, reflectors, light modifiers, studio props, and equipment available within shooting space. No props, backdrops, gels, or additional equipment should be taken from the storage area.
RENTAL TIME starts as reserved, and does not change upon late arrival. All the “set ups” and “break downs” for the session should be done within rented time frame.
Rental time can be extended beyond reserved time only if studio is available and is not booked by other photographer at later time providing enough time for disinfection.
CYCLORAMA wall curve is not for run or walk, any damage that is occurred due to improper use is renter’s responsibility with repair fee in the amount up to $500. Heavy markings or scratching of the white cyclorama floor and wall is subject for $45 repainting fee.
We require no less than 48hr cancelation notice in order to issue a full refund or rescheduling. Reservation payment is not refundable if the cancelation request is made in less than 48hrs. Rescheduling policy is generally the same as cancelation policy and under 48hrs rule. Last minute reschedule requests are not accepted.
Disinfection $10 fee is mandatory during current COVID 19 operation.
Cleaning fee of $45 will be charged if the studio left in not a proper or the same order as before a shoot, leaving out props, furniture and equipment, excessive trash or garbage, scratches and heavy markings on the floor, if white cyclorama is soiled, painted, stained, or otherwise tarnished and requires re-painting.
Cleaning fee is mandatory for the first time new studio users, for any special events shoots such as “birthdays’ shoots”, “cake smashing” , paint splashing, and all shoots involving bringing food, paint, glitter and such. The fee can be refunded at discretion of the studio manager.
All payments are subjects of 6% MD tax. Rental prices are subjects to change at any time.
Lighting set up assistance (for setting up the light for your shoot), as well as Photography assistance ( setting lights, camera, instructions for the shoot) are not available at the current time of COVID 19 pandemic until future notice.