Epic-Exposure is not a hobby, a secondary income, or for entertainment. Epic-Exposure is a business that must make a profit in order to exist beyond tomorrow. The Epic-Exposure business model is to provide time, talent, and value to a very small market segment that seeks the finest end-to-end turn-key experience, strongly desires outcome differentiation and that expects the highest quality results. In short, Epic-Exposure has been designed from the ground up to provide an EPIC experience and produce EPIC results.
Epic-Exposure, LLC has standardized on Profoto lights and modifiers. The one exception is the 5×15 foot Chimera lightbox that resides above the studio turntable. Some of the Profoto equipment includes 4 x Profoto D1 strobes; 2 x Profoto B1 strobes; a Profoto 8 foot octabox; 1 x Profoto 3×4 softbox; and 2 x Profoto 1×6 softboxes. Remote control of the strobes are provided by Profoto AirRemote TTL-C, TTL-N, and TTL-S (Jan, 2017). We also have Pocket Wizard transmitters and receivers for Canon.
Service, capabilities, and results. Studio rental includes an Epic-Exposure employee as a dedicated personal assistant. From assistance with lighting, to set creation/manipulation, to getting you coffee… you are covered. Assistance is timely and professional. Additionally, the capabilities within the Epic-Exposure studio are almost endless. We have the space, we have the tools, and we have the knowledge to turn your vision into reality on-budget and on-time. From the automotive turntable to the high ceilings, to the modular stage, to multiple shooting stations, to the best (most reliable and consistent lighting equipment), to the hair and makeup station, to the attached fully stocked workshop… if you can dream it we can help make it happen. Studio shoots are also typically tethered to a 65” UHDTV so you can really see the details of what is being produced. Shoots can also be shared to the Internet in near real-time. Editing can be done using the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom tablet connected to a Windows workstation. There is also a 44” photo printer on-site along with a full print mounting station so that your work can be shot, post processed, printed on a variety of high end papers, and mounted in-house and in a timely manner. We also maintain a gas/electric generator on-site in case of widespread power failure.
Free parking, refrigerator/freezer, stocked coffee bar, bathroom (port-o-let), changing room, fully lit hair and makeup station, seating area, and free high-speed business Internet (wifi).
Yes. Renting to other photographers is a large part of our business. From leasing to experts with high end projects that require the reliability, capability and consistency provided by the best equipment to novice photographers who are rapidly learning and growing and are looking to leapfrog to the next level in order to differentiate themselves (both skills and portfolio) from their peer “norm”.
Many. The default answer is “no” unless it is approved in writing in advance.
You can show up with whomever you wish but they will have to leave the property during the shoot. Why? Epic-Exposure staff must focus on the shoot. We can’t focus 100% on the task at hand if we have to continuously keep an eye on idle hands. I completely understand and empathize with the security, safety, and comfort level for those that feel vulnerable when alone. We will have to work together to resolve this. Perhaps hair and makeup can act as a mutually agreed upon neutral party? In any case, because the studio and surrounding property is under continuous video surveillance, Epic-Exposure can provide a private web link to an internal security camera in advance of the shoot so that your associate(s) can view the entire shoot over the Internet in real-time. Just as you don’t want ANYTHING to happen outside of the utmost professional respect and behavior… the Epic-Exposure staff also don’t want ANYTHING to be construed outside of being 100% professional. All studio sessions will be recorded and archived to ensure there is visual evidence of our time together. The exception of having a chaperone present is if the model is younger than 21 years of age (in which case, a parent or guardian must be present).
Please note, the Epic-Exposure studio resides on private property. As such, there is no drop-in business. All visitations must be scheduled in advanced and agreed upon. Any visitation that was not scheduled in advance is considered trespassing.