Frequently Asked Questions

Can I tour the studios before renting?

Yes! Email us at info@atomiccanary.com to schedule a tour. Please do so at least 48hrs in advance.

Can I rent at Atomic Canary if I have never shot in a studio before?

Yes! The studio embraces learning and creativity and encourages photographers of all experience and skill levels to give us a try.

Can you teach me how to use studio lights?

Absolutely! The studio offeres 1 on 1 lighting instruction, and group workshops regularly.

Can multiple photographers share the studio?

Bookings are limited to one photographer at a time due to square footage and equipment limitations. Additionally, the studio does not allow events or bookings larger than 5 persons at a time.

Can I split time between both studio spaces?

Yes, but remember that the 2 hour minimum applies to each booking in each studio space. You may also "double book"to block out both spaces if they are simultaneously available.

Can I pay less if I bring my own lights?

The studio rate includes gear, but there is no discount given if you chose to bring your own.

What is the inclement weather policy?

The studio is next door to the Baltimore School of Design and therefore mirrors their policy. If you have a booking during times of delays, early closure, or closing, then your deposit may be applied to another date. See the updated closings here.

WTF is an Atomic Canary?

Absolute nonsense. It means nothing... but its easy to remember.

Does the studio host models?

The studio is able to host traveling models on a case by case basis.

Does the studio pay models?

The studio hires models for promo shoots, workshops and events from time to time, but the focus is on the primary business which is rentals.

Do you offer photography services for hire?

Atomic Canary is a rental studio and does not offer any photography services for hire.

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