Studio

Musta & Valkoinen (Finnish for “Black & White”) is a downtown Helsinki rental studio, built and operated by dedicated portraiture photographers. The cyclorama studio is rented including all Broncolor lighting and Avenger/Manfrotto grip. Just bring your camera and laptop, the coffee is on us!

Left: Samuli Karala photographing Aaron Sirainen
Right: Anselme Nsango by Samuli Karala for Known and Published

The L-shaped studio space is 85 square meters (914 sq ft), and features a cyclorama (infinity wall) with rounded roof, corner and floor. The cyclorama measures 4.5×4.5m and the diagonal (shooting against the rounded corner/roof) measures 6m. Max shooting distance from wall to cyclorama is 13m (about 42 ft), though most work is shot at <6m (18 ft).

Left: Laura Ogannesian by Samuli Karala for Known and Published
Right: BTS by Samuli Karala with Pyry Itkonen of Long Story Short. Ceiling height is 3.35m, or infinity to be precise 😀
Cloud back-up your work almost instantly – with a premium internet connection we can easily stream or Capture Pilot sessions to clients anywhere in the World
Screengrab courtesy of SpeedTest.net
Every Broncolor LED, strobe and flash light in our inventory is compatible with any light modifier at your disposal. This gives you the same look in combined video/still shoots.

The 12 room lights in our space are wirelessly adjustable individually or in groups, for the desired power and colour temperature. Lights are on/off wherever you want, adjustable from 2200 to 6500 Kelvin. “Hey Siri, studio lights off” –> Cameras, action!

Every single grip in our inventory is black – no more still photo reflections from chrome grip.
BTS by Vilhelm Sjöström: Samuli Karala photographing Martina Aitolehti
Broncolor LED F160, Move 1200, MobiLED 1600, Siros L800 WiFi, Pulso G 3200, Ringflash 3200, Scoro 3200S, Scoro 1600S, Para 133, Para 88… plus every single Broncolor softbox and reflector that exists.

Click for full studio equipment list: Power packs, lights, light modifiers and grip

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Address and contact information: Studio Musta & Valkoinen, Johanneksentie 8C, FI-00120 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. (studio) +358 400 516 716 or email us

Software licenses prohibit us from renting Apple, CaptureONE or Adobe software – please bring your own laptop and licenses for tethering. The studio is equipped with a 2.4GHz guest WiFi for low priority terminals as well as a maxed out 5GHz network reserved for your tethering laptop. Bring your music and stream it to our Bang & Olufsen multiroom system.

Studio rental price per full day (08-22)
Studio incl. all Broncolor lighting and Avenger/Manfrotto grip: 650€ + VAT 24%

Complete Nikon F system 14-200mm: +150€ + VAT 24%
Assisting photographer & digital operator: +300€ + VAT 24%
PhaseONE IQ4 rental: +550€ + VAT 24%

Late cancellation fee (24h) 50%
No show fee 100%

Payment: Credit card on location (charged including VAT 24%) or invoiced EU intra-sales VAT 0% (payment received before rental day start).