Studio

Studio Musta & Valkoinen (Finnish for “Black & White”) is a boutique rental studio, built and operated by dedicated portraiture photographers. The studio is open by appointment Mon-Sun, and we rent the cyclorama studio space including all Broncolor lighting and Avenger/Manfrotto grip to photographers and production companies.

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 4.5×4.5m cyclorama wall with a rounded roof, corner and floor. Max shooting distance from wall to cyclorama is 13m (about 42 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 as shown in photos
Cloud back-up your work almost instantly with our premium internet connection. Your clients can attend the shoot from their home or office thanks to Capture Pilot
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.

Our location is as central as it can get: downtown Helsinki gives you every service needed next to the studio location.

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

Parking and loading
Park your car in front of the studio for easy access via street level entrance.

Local services
A 3,000 sqm (10,000 square ft) hardware store? Located only 100 meters (330ft) from our studio. Catering for your crew? Choose from about 30 restaurants that surround us – vegan, gluten-free, carnivore or omnivore. The nearest taxi station is next door, and our buzzer service will have a premium car available for you on demand. Nearest bar? Three excellent after-work places next door from our studio. Set builder? Available in-house.

Smart studio accessories
The 12 room lights in our space (studio, hospitality, dressing room, toilet, MU/H and windows) are wirelessly adjustable individually, for the desired power and colour temperature. Lights are on/off wherever and whenever you want, with every light adjustable from 2200 to 6500 Kelvin coloraturas temperature.

“Hey Siri, studio lights off” –> Cameras, action!

Every single grip in our inventory is black – no more unwanted chrome reflections in high res still photography.
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 in production. All grip is black – no chrome in our studio.

See our full studio equipment list: Power packs, lights, light modifiers and grip.

Internet access and WiFi
The studio is equipped with a maxed out 5 GHz network reserved for your tethering laptop, as well as a 2.4GHz guest WiFi for low priority systems: bring your music and stream it to our Bang & Olufsen M5 multiroom system.

Studio rental
Studio full day (09-17) incl. Broncolor Scoro/PulsoG lighting: 700€ +VAT 24%
Half day (4 hours) 350 EUR +VAT 24%
PhaseONE IQ4 system 490€ +VAT 24%
PhaseONE IQ160 system 360€ +VAT 24%
Nikon F system rental D850, lenses from 14 to 200mm: 250€ + VAT 24%
Assisting photographer & digital operator 8h: 350€ + VAT 24%
Questions? Call us on +358 400 516 716

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

Payment: Credit card on location (charged including VAT 24%) or invoiced to EU VAT registered company (EU intra-sales directive VAT 0%). Payment is settled before or at the start of the production date.