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Gosh, my first visit to Far Forest today & I'm sure it won't be my last! I'm not sure what I can add to the other glowing references but here goes.
I had a lovely warm & friendly welcome from Mark as soon as I pulled up & he very kindly helped me carry in all my stuff (I always bring too much to shoots!). Mark was on hand throughout the day helping us with lighting set ups & making suggestions as well as keeping us watered with very welcome cups of tea.
The studio is wonderful to work in, with a fabulous clean & well equipped model changing area with a shower, towels, robes etc & the space itself is light & clean with some good props & a fabulous array of costumes.
Unfortunately the weather was against us working outside - unless we wore wellies & sou'westers - possibly not a good look! So I really hope to come back again soon to take full advantage of what looks like a fabulous outdoor space.
I can't recommend Mark & Far Forest highly enough, thank you so much Mark & look forward to seeing you again soon I hopeShot 3 days ago
So my first visit to Marks place was incredible. It's like a mini garden of Eden placed inside a real forest, I kid you not birds chirping,scenery to die for. A studio that is fully kitted out. I mean the lot, central heating, air con, props, backgrounds changing rooms, HOT TUBS, WATERFALLS. It's just amazing to see what Mark has created, a true genius.Shot last week
My second shoot at Far Forest with Melany and Retro Rob. Our host, Mark ensured everything went smoothly helping with the lights and backgrounds when required. Other times just quietly available in the background.
Super facilities with choice of studio or outside. The studio has a wide selection of clothing - not needed this time since both models well prepared. Look out for postings of future model sessions or bring own model. Small groups can contact the studio for ideas and quotes for their own model sessions.
Highly recommended.Shot last week
This was my second shoot at Far Forest and once again Mark made me feel really welcome. I’d organised a studio day here with the talented Retro Rob. We shot for 8 hours indoors and outdoors in the scenic private woods around the studio, offering art nude and vintage looks.
It was a very successful day and key to the success was Mark’s very well equipped studio, superb hospitality and being on hand all day to look after us models and give advice on lighting set ups.
Many thanks to Mark and his wife and I hope to be back soon!
Highly recommmended.Shot last week
Thank you so much for an incredible welcome and brilliant experience .
If you think you have seen a studio you just have got to check out far forest it's amazing!
I had a shoot there with the incredibly talented Melany at a studio day.
I felt so welcome by Mark and his wife anything you needed was catered for.
Thank you so very much I look forward to shooting with you again .
RobShot last week
I had the pleasure of working at Far Forest for the second time on Saturday and it was a good as the last.
Mark is a great host and always has the models safety and comfort in mind be close at hand if needed and offering refreshments and lovely sweets! (My favourites)
The studio itself is amazing and I used much more of it this time, from the woodland area to the little derelict cellar and the studio. The images from the day are absolutely fabulous and I can’t wait to share some.
Thank you so much for hosting a model day for me and hopefully it won’t be the last
I highly recommended Far Forest studio it is a fantastic place to work.
SilkShot last week
This was my third visit to Far Forrest and I am always struck by what a beautiful place it is! Mark is such a fabulous host, so welcoming to me and my mum. Not to mention providing unlimited drinks and chocolate biscuits. I always feel very relaxed shooting here and love the abundance of wildlife just outside the studio. Hopefully in the summer I will be bringing a photographer along to shoot outside in the wonderful surroundings. Highly recommended ?Shot 2 weeks ago
WOW! what a setting ! If you have not been here you MUST, great studio & grounds, plenty of coffee, tea & even a bacon butty what more could you ask for. Super friendly and the whole set up is totally amazing...I will be going back and HIGHLY recommend a visit!! Mark & his wife on hand and super super friendly and helpfulShot 3 weeks ago
Had my first shoot with Mark! And what a great shoot it was. Mark is very creative and had many different ideas in mind.
Mark is very down to earth and great fun to shoot with.
The studio is very comfortable and warm! provides everything you woyld need e.g. separate spacious dressing room, hairdryer, dressing gowns, mirrors. There are also sweets to hand.
Highly recommended Mark and also Far Forest Studio!
Looking forward to getting the studio day on the go.Shot last month
What a fabulous location and Mark is a wonderful host. I can't recommend this studio highly enough.
Pre-shoot communications superb and Mark was on hand throughout my shoot helping with the lighting and passing on advice from his years of experience.
The studio is fantastically well equipped with lights, modifiers and props and although I didn't shoot outside on this occasion I will definitely be using this studio again as the outside offers fantastic opportunities.
I would highly recommend this studio.Shot last month
I had a great second shoot at Far Forest studios today......and as before Mark was very welcoming, chatty and friendly.
The studios are very comfortable with a separate dressing room, complete with mirrors, hairdryer, dressing gowns etc... Mark was on hand throughout and helped with set ups and lighting when needed, he is very approachable and gave advice when asked without taking over the shoot
Would definitely recommend Far Forest to all photographers, very spacious, great location with some amazing surroundings to shoot in
Thank you Mark and hope to see you again xx
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This was my first visit to Far Forest on my recent tour.
Mark is very welcoming and on hand for help or making a cuppa which is always very well received!
The studio is brilliant from the perfect changing area to the space available to shoot in. It is all very well equipped and organised and I hope I get the opportunity to return in the future. Recommended!Shot last month
I had a really satisfying two hour shoot with Victoriah at Far Forest Studio. Being a relative novice I asked to visit the studio a few days ahead of the shoot. Mark graciously fitted me in to his busy schedule and when I rolled up I was greeted with a friendly warm smile and a hot cuppa. Nice! It was great to chat about photography with Mark and to run through a few of my ideas with him. He couldn't have been more helpful. So when I turned up for the shoot I was full of excitement and confidence, knowing that Mark would support me during the shoot if and when I needed it. He explained the lighting set up clearly and that enabled me to really take control of that aspect of my work. At one stage I asked for his help in relation to my camera settings and he stepped in without making me feel like a novice though I am relatively inexperienced as a photographer being predominantly a painter.
The studio is superbly set up; Mark's expertise and experience have ensured that you will have a very professional context for your work at Far Forest. And wow! What a location in the woods. Can't wait to come back and shoot outdoors when the weather improves.
At the end of the shoot I was offered a piece of cake and I sat chatting before departing down the motorway. I felt relaxed and welcomed ... and I left with a huge smile on my face.
Mark is the perfect studio host; he put me at ease throughout and was always encouraging without ever interfering. The studio is spacious and yet intimate creating an atmosphere that percolated into my work, and contributed to me establishing a wonderful rapport with the brilliant and beautiful Victoriah.
Thanks you Mark. I highly recommend you and your studio. Looking forward to returning soon.Shot 2 months ago
This was my first time of working at this amazing studio. It is a studio that lacks for nothing and the potential available is mind blowing with numerous outside places, locations and sets to hand. Although I only worked in the main studio the sheer variety of lights, backdrops, props etc etc, ensure you'll be able to satisfy all your photographic needs.
The owner Mark, a very accomplished and talented photographer, is always on hand to help with set-ups and so on.
Definitely a very unique, worthwhile and highly recommended establishment.Shot 2 months ago
I shot at far forest studio again today
It’s my third time here
I had a studio day and as always mark was very accommodating and he’s a lovely person and a truly fantastic photographer
I’ll be back in may to shoot again
I would highly recommend his fantastic studio and grounds to work atShot 2 months ago
Had a great first shoot at Far Forest Studio. Mark was very welcoming and got me up and running quickly. There is a great array of lights and modifiers, a good selection of backgrounds, and something I particularly like, they have a great array of interesting props. It was late in the day but I still managed a quick shoot outdoors. I will definitely be back when the weather improves to try out more of the outdoor locations. Seems like a gem of a studio. Definitely recommended.Shot 2 months ago
Lovely shoot today with Joceline at The Far Forest Studio. A Big thank-you to Mark, both for his constant help today at the shoot, and last week for his kind hospitality when I visited the studio for a recce. I had a busy shoot plan, and Mark was always there to change lighting, inflate beds or to give advice. Thanks Mark for your help with this shoot, I look forward to seeing the out of doors sets when the warmer weather comes. Happy to recommend the studio.Shot 2 months ago
Had my first shoot at Marks lovely studio today in Kidderminster & what a pleasure it was! I cannot recommend Mark and his studio enough!Fantastic pre shoot communications, everything planned/organized smoothly.
Also very personable on the shoot and we had some good conversations during the session which helped keep things relaxed. If you shoot at Marks studioyou will get 1. Fantastic lighting advice 2. Great comms, 3. Excellent on set experience, 4. Great value 5. Excellent images Mark is very respectful and a lovely person, Thanks for a great shoot Mark
www.rebeccaperry.netShot 3 months ago
I had an opportunity to work with AprilK at Far Forest Studio today. This is very nice and large studio with superb lighting and plenty of additional equipment for creative shooting. I had an excellent communication with the studio owner Mark before shooting. I had nice time here and I will try to use this studio few times in 2018. Thank you for perfect hospitality. Five stars service in my opinion !!
Shot 3 months ago
I shot at Far Forest for the first time on Friday morning. Awesome studio, it has everything you need with a fully fitted and high quality studio. The owner, Mark, was very welcoming and knowledgeable.
I didn't shoot much in the grounds around the studio, but they were very impressive and I'll be back in the new year to try it all out, I'm sure.Shot 3 months ago
I had the pleasure of working at Far Forest Studio last week and what a lovely experience it was. A photographer had booked me for the whole day at Far Forest, so when I turned up in the morning Mark was a warm and welcoming sight. His friendly manner and helpful guidance around the studio was most welcome. Mark is a great host and made me feel at ease.
The studio itself is large, roomy and fully equipped with all you could desire. The outdoors was covered in snow when I went but looks amazing! I would love to work here again, possibly even do a studio day!!
Thanks again, highly recommended to all models.
Silk xShot 4 months ago
I consider my self very lucky and privileged to have been able to arrange a day at Far Forest Studio for my chosen model and myself. The studio is large and a great deal of thought has gone into its layout. Very well equipped with numerous Lights, various paper as well as cloth backdrops and posing props. The model is very well catered for with her own en suite changing room an endless supply of tea and sweets and the studio is heated to her liking. What makes this studio stand out is its owner Mark. A warm welcome will await you, help and advise from a man that knows his art form inside out and is only too willing to share his vast amount of knowledge with you. Thank you Mark for everything you did I can not recommend you and your studio enough.Shot 4 months ago
Had my first visit to Far Forest studio today and might I say its an awesome studio, in an absolutely beautiful location. Mark was the hostess with the mostess;not only providing a great well equipped studio,but also there was some sugary delights and a great cup of tea. Was such a great day. I highly recommend Marks studio. A 100% recommendation from me. Big loves x. sylvie Rose.Shot 4 months ago
It was such a pleasure to shoot at Far Forest Studio today and to meet Mark. We had a very productive 6 hour shoot and made use of the very well equipped indoor space as well as the picturesque woodland that surrounds the studio.
Mark was the perfect host, and makes a seriously good cup of tea! He’s also a lighting genius so I feel like I’ve learned a lot today too.
Far Forest Studio is very highly recommended by me and I very much hope to be working here again soon!Shot yesterday
This was my very first shoot with professional models, and at a professional studio. I must admit, I was feeling rather nervous, and didn’t really know what to expect. But I need not have worried, because Mark and his lovely wife, put me right at ease from the off. And what a great studio they have - excellent outdoor sets, and a large indoor studio with a vast collection of lighting and props. Mark was on hand throughout the day helping direct the models, and offering advise whenever I needed it.
I can’t recommend Far Forest Studio highly enough! I will definitely be going back in the new year.Shot 2 days ago
Today was my fourth visit of 2017 to Far Forest Studio having discovered it by attending an open morning in January; but this time it was for an organised Group Shoot. Normally I am not a great fan of group shoots as they tend to be heavily regimented. However, this proved not to be case at Far Forest where Mark organised the day in his own unique hospitable style and myself and three other enthusiasts enjoyed an excellent four hours of relaxed and convivial photography utilising both the surrounding woodland and the studio itself. The two excellent models Pixie1 and Sophie C supported by Lynn (resident MUA) worked with energy and enthusiasm to ensure that we all came away with a series of excellent images. This is a cost effective way of appreciating what this excellent studio has to offer and also for meeting the photographic models who work regularly at the studio. Thank you for an excellent day. Very highly recommended.Shot 2 days ago
This was my first (likely of many) visit to Far Forest Studio. The studio has a lot of good equipment, is a good size and is airy and warm. It really feels like a good place to work in. Mark is an excellent host, welcoming and hugely helpful.
Mark had organised the time as a group shoot which to be honest I've tended to avoid in the past. However Mark described it as 'like a group of friends all interested in photography, relaxed, having a laugh and just enjoying the shoot.' It was! And we got some great images thanks also to Rosie Lea. Highly recommended.
(Oh, I didn't mention the amazing 2 acres of woodland shooting space and features You just have to go and see it!)Shot last week
Another enjoyable shoot - with Rosie Lea - at Far Forest on a group session organised by Mark.
The smaller numbers (just 4 togs allowed) seem to give much better session with more access to the model.
Not my first with one of these and hopefully not my last.
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I had a shoot a couple of days ago with the wonderful Claire Topaz at Far Forest Studio.
This was my first proper studio shoot and was a a little nervous, but I needn't have worried.
Mark was great. He was so helpful from the moment I arrived, he showed me around the studio, explained all the lighting we had available and gave me a tour of the outdoor spaces too.
His input was fantastic and definitely helped me throughout the duration of the shoot.
The facilities at Far Forest were superb. Although I only shot in the studio itself the outside areas were stunning. I will definitely be looking at returning to the studio to shoot again as soon as possible.
Great facility... Highly recommended.
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This was my first shoot at Far Forest and it suited Gracieuxlove on tour plus me being Warwickshire based.
To have the combination of a warm and well equipped studio with a private woodland , especially with our autumn colours, was just perfect.
Mark is helpful and constructive, being on hand when needed, but invisible when not. Also supplies regular tasty brews.
Fully recommended to all .Shot last month
Had my second outdoor shoot in the forest with Tann and Claire (MUAH). As usual Mark was on hand for the cups of tea and help with setting up the equipment in the forest and giving guidance of good locations.Mark is a great host and is always on hand to help . The forest has so many opportunities and locations - its a bit like being in a sweet shop !!
Highly recommended and will be back again to use the superb indoor studio facilities and lights.
WOW! Far Forest studios was everything I hoped for and more. It’s by far the best studio I have ever seen with it’s amazing outdoor areas of woodlands, waterfalls and a grave yard and then the studio inside was great too, I had my own area to change and get ready. There was a light up mirror to do my make up and a long mirror to check my outfit and everything else I could ever want.
Mark and Lin were the nicest, friendliest hosts I could wish for. They were offering cups of tea and toast throughout the day. Mark was helping with the lighting and Lin was choosing outfits and accessories from the most amazing room full of outfits. I love the way she styled me and how helpful they both were.
It was a bit of a drive to get there but definitely worth travelling to as it’s a studio like no other with amazing hosts. I highly recommend this place. If you’ve never been you definitely need to go!
Thank you both for everything, I hope to be back soon!Shot 3 days ago
Lovely day at Far Forest. We were made to feel very welcome and benefited from a seemingly with unending supply of hot drinks. We used the studio as a base and worked in the grounds even ending up with a super quick set on the waterfall. Everything you need is here, a shower, space for the model to change and make up, comfy seats for lunch as well as indoor and outdoor shooting space. It was great to know whatever the weather there was a good option. Had a fabulous time and will certainly be back to visit again, a great location and friendly peopleShot last week
It was my first visit to Far Forest today. It was an absolutely stunning location with diverse use.
Mark and his wife were lovely and welcoming and made me instantly at ease.
I would highly recommend for creative shoots as the space is fantastic. Models and photographers alike, do not hesitate - visit far forest studios!
I look forward to returning.
Shot 3 weeks ago
My first visit to Far Forest Studio and despite the long drive hopefully not the last. Although I arrived a little early I was welcomed by owner Mark and shown the ropes. I was looking forward to some outdoor shooting but due to showery weather was pleased to be able to use the well equipped studio when the weather forced us to run for shelter. I'm well pleased with the results from both outside and in the studio. Highly recommended.Shot 3 weeks ago
I had my first visit to Far Forest Studio after it was recommended by a model. Very nice studio with lots of different lights and props. I shot two different models and the pictures turned out very well. I am looking forward to shoot there again, next time outdoor. Beautiful place.Shot last month
Today I had a four hour shoot at the forest studio Mark was wonderful and so was the location certainly could not be expected 1.2 acres of land including a forest, a graveyard, a waterfall a hot tub an indoor studio with millions of props
I can't say enough. What a great studio. One of the best studios I've ever shot at and can't wait to go back
Highly recommendedShot last month
I shot at Far Forest Studio with Lottii Rose and Alice Winters. Mark was a fantastic host and very helpful and attentive with the studio setup. The facilities are very well presented and there is a great deal of breadth to the different places to shoot around the Studios.Shot last month
I visited Far Forest studio for the first time, working with Lottii Rose and Alice Winters.
I was made to feel very welcome by Mark and the ladies.
The studio is really lovely to work in, with a great selection of backdrops and lighting. Mark was always on hand to help with setting up and for any advice.
The weather prevented us from working outside. But i was given a tour of the grounds and there are some great opportunities for shoots, with some wonderful scenery.
Would love to return again soon!Shot last month
Finally had the opportunity to work at Far Forest Studio yesterday! Mark was absolutely fantastic to work with, welcoming and accommodating to everyone! He took an active interest in the shoot and made sure everything the photographers and models needed for the shoot was available.He was also extremely helpful in assisting with organising the studio day.
The studio itself was an absolutely stunning location, so much location to work with around outside and a nice well equipped indoor studio with various backdrops, props and outfits! Honestly would love the opportunity to work there again
Would definitely recommend booking a shoot at Far Forest!
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Had my first shoot at Far Forest studio today with Albion Rob. I knew I was going to be impressed with the place as I have heard a lot about it but I was more than surprised to see how many shooting options there are. Mark is a great host, plenty of coffee and sweets (yum) and great for assistance - nothing is too much and as others have said, not intrusive at all. As an art nude model I spend a lot of time outdoors trying to find secluded spots and this studio offers that with a great feeling of ease. I had a lot of fun, thank you for having me !!Shot last month
Today I had the pleasure of shooting at Far Forest.I did not know what to expect,as not had much experience with studios,but Mark come and meet me at the car park and was very friendly welcoming straight from the start as though we meet before.Mark showed me the studio and the whole site and very professional with all the light set up and taught me a lot during the whole shoot.I highly recommended Mark (Far Forest) for any togs,pro or just like me starting out with model photography.I wish I had time to take the offer for Mark to teach me more with lighting and the whole set up.Brilliant...Thanks Mark..hopefully will be up sooner when I get free time..Cheers for all the inputs and everything you taught me.Shot last month
I'd be meaning to check out Far Forest Studio for a while, so when I saw there was a group shoot with Ala-maya, I jumped at the chance. I'm really glad I did as it is a fantastic place to shoot. There are lots of different options for shooting, and it's such a beautiful and secluded location. Mark was incredibly helpful, giving advice, making tea and holding reflectors, but never too intrusive either. I will definitely be returning and can fully recommend hiring it!Shot last month
Highly recommend you hire Far Forest Studio to shoot. Well equipped with excellent facilities including the availability of an extensive wardrobe. Outside location has several areas to shoot in, a secluded spot with amazing views. Extremely welcoming and great hospitality. Hope to return in the near future.Shot last month
First time using Far forest and what a glorious location, lots of space available and the weather held (but even if it hadn't the studio area is large and versatile)
Mark is a font of great information and provides invaluable assistance and makes a damn good cuppa too. what more could you ask for?
I look forward to returning soon!Shot last month
My first shoot at far forest yesterday. I have never worked at a studio like it, It is truly unique.
Mark is a true gentleman . Coffee on arrival. and then a tour of this remarkable studio. I have never seen so many props and clothes, the waterfall has to be seen to be believed.
Mark was very very helpful , my photographs much improved by his help and advice,
It is without doubt the most incredible studio . the only fault is that the time flies
Highly recomendedShot last month
Had my first shoot at Far Forest Studio this weekend. Beautiful outdoor spaces!
Mark was on hand to provide tea and biscuits, which were both very welcome, after the journey to get there.
Didn't get to use the indoor studio, but hopefully next time!Shot 2 months ago
I had my first shoot at Far Forest Studio this weekend. On arrival I was welcomed by Mark who helped me carry my bags down the drive, and offered me refreshments while I was waiting for the rest of the group to arrive. Mark was really friendly and chatty and was genuinely interested in what images we were shooting.
FFS is located in some amazing woodland and has some great sets to use - we made full advantage of the graveyard set. The studio had great facilities and I was very impressed with all of the costumes/outfits you can hire....it was like an aladdins cave
I would highly recommend FFS to both models and photographers - I'm really looking forward to the next time I have the opportunity to shoot here.
Thanks Mark for looking after us x
Shot 2 months ago
I had my first shoot at Far Forest this weekend, planning to use the outdoor woodland location, with the indoor studio as the backup plan. It is in a superb location, and offers photographers a wide choice of opportunities and facilities. Mark is very chatty, friendly and helpful, and always on hand to offer assistance and advice. Highly recommended and I will be revisiting soon.Shot 2 months ago
My first shoot at Far Forest Studio and certainly not my last. Set in secluded woodland, which is perfect for outdoor shoots, with a number of pre built sets. The purpose built studio is also excellent with high ceilings and a good length for shooting, also plenty of good quality lighting and backdrops. Mark makes you welcome from the moment you arrive and I can't recommend this studio enough.Shot 2 months ago
Well...... what another incredible shoot I had at this beautiful place it was a studio day and I was very welcomed. Mark is just wonderful a pure bundle of happiness and joy. Marks pre comms were incredible and fast which was easy and handy for arranging a studio day. He is also on hand when you need him.
The studio is beautiful fully equipped and very clean.
All in all I'm pretty much lost for words of course in a good way. I'm just overwhelmed and highly impressed with marks attitude and the studio
Had a brilliant time shooting and being in the company of mark.
I highly highly HIGHLY recommend this place and would love to come here again which I'm sure I'll be hopefully arranging more studio days if mark will have be back ha
Thanks so much
Tann xShot 2 months ago
It was our first time shooting at Far Forest Studio yesterday and we are impressed!!!We were warmly welcomed by Mark and his wife Lynne. They are both friendly,kind,accommodating,relaxed-excellent hosts.Mark is very helpful on the set. Studio is professionally equipped and offers a range of different props,huge amount of clothing,wigs,backdrops and lighting sets.There was endless coffee and biscuits as well.
It's absolutely beautiful location with woodlands and waterfall-plenty fabulous outdoor sets available on the property.
It is such a wonderful place to work!!!
We highly recommend FFS to both models and photographers.
It definitely won't be our last time at this Studio.
Thank you Mark and Lynne.
We will be back soon!!!
Shot 2 months ago
Excellent pre-shoot communications- Mark was both friendly and professional from the start. The studio facilities are excellent and the range of kit and props is very impressive and offers a range of different location settings and lighting sets. Highly recommended - and Mark makes a great cup of tea!!Shot 2 months ago
Farforest is a totally unique lacation, proved to be a touch diffcult to visit thanks to the mysteries of public transport. However Mark & Lynne are lovely people and we really want to visit again. With weather on your side thst place has great photgraphic potential and next time I will get in the waterfall, lol
Shot 2 months ago
My first shoot at Far Forest Studio, and what a delight it was. Mark and Lynne were friendly, accommodating and professional. Lynne knows her wardrobe inside out and was able to co- ordinate suitable outfits quickly and offered suggestions which finished the costumes beautifully.
Mark flawlessly organised the lighting and scenery as well as inspiring me as a 'new' models with ideas.
There was endless tea, coffee, water, squash and biscuits to add to the attraction.
The setting is stunning, unfortunately due to inclement weather we were unable to shoot outside. However inside was just as good with excellent changing facilities provided.
I will certainly be going there again.Shot 2 months ago
Again the system is perhaps a little limiting but FFS did indeed turn up.
We (www.hagleycameraclub.co.uk) booked FFS to host a group shoot with 13 club members and 3 models.
Owner Mark did correctly advise that he was a little concerned by our numbers as the norm is for groups of up to 4 and that the indoor space could not easily accommodate us if we suffered inclement weather.
In true Monty Pythonesque style, we built the castle on the swamp anyway.
Well of course the glorious weather of the last week disappeared and we enjoyed a day of drizzle broken up by near torrential downpours.
I have already commended our models by not being phased by this - please see individual references - so here I shall stick with Mark / FFS.
As I had previously experienced myself, Mark was on hand throughout to offer lighting advice etc to those with less experience within the studio environment and was not too proud to play Mother and also provide a seemingly endless supply of tea.
Such was the overall success, I cannot imagine that we shall not attempt to repeat the exercise albeit perhaps without the rain.Shot 3 months ago
Another great shoot at Far Forest Studio. This time it was a themed shoot with The Actor and Vampire Princess along with concepts shots that Vampire Princess wanted to shoot.
The facilities are amazing and Mark will always do his very best to accommodate any request. I would recommend this – studio doesn’t do it justice – photographic wonderland to every photographer looking for a lot more than a white wall and lights!
Shot last week
This was my first shoot at Far Forest Studio....wow wow wow. What an incredible combination of studio and location. Mark, the owner, was unbelievably generous and welcoming with constant supply if refreshments. He showed off some of his other work which was absolutely inspiring. The location is simply fabulous! I am already be wearing ideas so that I may return there... Thanks Mark, and thank your lovely wife for the lift to the station!Shot last week
I attended FFS as one of four "togs" on a group shoot. Not everyone likes group work of course but such a small number means that there is little risk of photographing the back of another attendees head and it allows for a little banter etc.
We were cursed with weather that was simply too good and this did play havoc with dappled light etc but there are still ummpteen opportunities to be had across FFS's 2+ acres of woodland and gardens.
We spent the last hour of the day's four hour shoot working in the (thankfully) air-con equipped studio where owner Mark was on hand with advice regards lighting and the effects of various kit (of which there is plenty) and appropriate starting-point settings.
I will certainly be back with my own motley crew in the near future.Shot 2 weeks ago
I visited FFS for the first time with 3 other photographers and was just amazed at how many facilities and photo opportunities were squeezed into 2 acres including a wonderful (much needed) air conditioned studio with a prop room to die for. Mark was wonderful, the coffee never stopped flowing and his insights and tips on lighting and positioning were the words of someone who knows his subject inside out. It's an amazing facility run by warm hearted, truly passionate people and frankly some of the work coming out of this studio at the moment has to be seen to be believed. I will most definitely be back and, if you haven't been yet, I highly recommend that you add it to your Top 10 bucket list of 'must use' studios!Shot 2 weeks ago
My first visit to Far Forest but it has been on my radar for a while! I'd booked a small group single model shoot which proved to be great value with 4 photographers, 4 hours and the lovely Rosie Lea. We were made welcome by Mark and Lynne and immediately offered tea or coffee and chocolate biscuits. The whole shoot was a success, not rushed and time for several changes of outfits and outside locations. All of this quietly supported by Mark who doubled up as the reflector-man.On a hot day we had the final hour in the air-conditioned studio.
Very good facilities with option of bringing your own model or come to the organised group sessions. There is also opportunity for Mark to host camera club events by arrangement. Will visit again - bet it looks good in the autumn!Shot 2 weeks ago
Been several times now,outdoors this time, all about the visit here is so good! Mark and Lynne make you so welcome,and are so helpful,the Studio, grounds,dresses,props, a terrific place to come to, anyone not been do check it out, very highly recommended of course.Shot 3 weeks ago
Had a fantastic day at Far Forest Studio.
Quiet and secluded, I suspect we only got to use a small amount of the setting available to us. With a (massive) studio with props galore and woodland to boot plus purpose built sets, there was too much to use and not enough time to use it in!
Mark was there to meet us and a cup of tea was ready upon arrival. A very friendly host and never felt like we were intruding.
Would definately recommend here for a shoot (and a long one at that!)Shot 3 weeks ago
One of the best studios Iv been to ! It's girl heaven ! between the sets including a graveyard , waterfall , in a beautiful secluded setting it helps you creates fantastic images ! The costume hire is amazing. Mark & his wife make you feel incredibly welcome , endless cups of tea & biscuits , nothing is to much trouble for this wonderful couple. Can't wait to go back there!! Thank youShot 3 weeks ago
Have a look at @Synthia Minxs Ref below because she was shooting with myself and Mark Lycett.
The studio is amazing with loads of different sets including a graveyard, a summer house, a rope-swing seat, wooded areas and of course a waterfall!
We didnt even make it into the well equipped studio area.
There are toilet facilities and a shower essential after a trip into the waterfall
Mark (the owner) is an excellent host providing tea and coffee on demand.
Any negatives ? Yes its too damn far away from me!
Shot 3 weeks ago
We travelled a good distance to shoot at Far Forest and I have to say that it was well worth it.
Apart from the various outdoor sets, including the fab waterfall and the wooded area (which has some areas with great natural light), there's the well equipped studio and there's the owner Mark and his wife, Lynne, who are a lovely, welcoming, friendly and accommodating couple, with lashings of tea, biccies and sweets to go round.
I will definitely be returning before this summer is over. Awesome.
Shot 3 weeks ago
Beautiful studio! Very cosy warm and just lovely
Mark was on hand through the whole shoot he was funny polite and made me feel very welcome.
I was highly impressed by the studio and the stunning locations it was surrounded by. Mark was truely lovely and I was lucky to have the privilege to work there today!
Highly recommend mark and his top studio thanks for having me
Tann xShot 3 weeks ago
As you can see from his portfolio Mark produces some very high quality images and I did a 3 hour Art Lighting and processing workshop with him to improve my understanding of light in the studio and ways to improve the image in Photoshop afterwards. Mark is very patient and explains things simply and reinforces to make sure you have understood the concepts.
The session in the studio was very good and with the help of Ala-Maya we created some really excellent images, now I just have to apply the post processing work to create my own images in my new style based on Mark's workflow process.
I can thoroughly recommend Mark and the Workshop, you will certainly learn and come away with a better understanding of how to create images to match those in your mind that previously did not quite stack up. Well worth the time and money.
I used the studio again in the afternoon with Ala-Maya and once again Mark was on hand when needed with drinks, props and extra lights but then fades in to the background again so that you can work with the model. Excellent studio, thoroughly recommended with a great host.
Thanks for everything Mark, I had a great day with you. Now just got to get those images flowing and up on my portfolio. ColinShot 3 weeks ago
Well what can I say !! I Turned up at this amazing secluded location to be met by Mark who gave me a tour around the studio and all the forest area. The studio is very big with a high ceiling which is a great advantage with a large assortment of lights and equipment, plus a enormous wardrobe of clothes and props.
I didn't get a chance to use the studio as I was shooting in the forest area of the grounds which have everything you could desire. Trees and shrubs of all kinds, a pond, waterfall and areas designed for themes such as WWI trenches, a grave yard, waterfall and hot tub !! it was like being in a sweetshop !!
I had a great afternoon at the studio and was well looked after by Mark, and would highly recommend togs and models to giving it a go .
Definitely will be returning to make use of the studio and grounds soon !
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Mark at Far Forest was so helpful with comms in the lead up to the shoots which is very helpful to a visiting photographer. Once I arrived he helped with setting up and showed me around the expansive grounds that allow so many different backdrops to shoot models at. The teas kept coming and even a lunch sandwich offered. Mark was invaluable in making the day at Far Forest very productive and the 2 shoots over the 7 hours went like clockwork. Thank you Mark and I look forward to using his amazing space again on a future trip to UK. Thoroughly recommend the grounds and large studio as an ideal location for shooting.Shot last month
I had a shoot are Far Forest studio yesterday.
I was very impressed with the studio, it had everything we needed and was very spacious. There was also an entire room with props and clothing for the model if she so wished to use it. Mark was very welcoming and professional, offering us coffee and biscuits and helping out with lighting. I was also shown to a lovely dressing room, equipped with cotton pads, makeup remover and dressing robes. It is also possible to shoot outdoors and the views are frankly breath-taking. Far Forrest studio is a very peaceful and clean, I loved every single minute there!
I hope to come back very soon.Shot last month
Mark's studio remains one of the most unusual, interesting and exciting that I know.
Aircon and flash, or woodland, or the amazing waterfall... Everything you could want, and it all looks great!.
Mark is also an attentive host, close by in case of need, and willing ot hold reflectors to give just the right touch of high-end glamour to a model sitting under the waterfall.
Mind you, the water can be chilly - bring earplugs if your model screeches when cold water lands unexpectedly!Shot last month
This was my first time shooting at Far Forest. I had paid Mark a visit prior to booking just to have a look around and get a feel for the place. Mark is great guy that has worked very hard in creating what I can only describe as the perfect photographer's playground. There are several great sets outside to choose from as well as a very well equipped studio. On our arrival Mark offered us a very welcome drink along with a choice of biscuits and kept us topped up during the day. I Found Mark to be extremely helpful and always on hand to give help and advice if and when needed. For the Model there is a very well equipped dressing / make up room with all the facilities they need. There is also a Room full of lovely garments for the lady's to choose from should they so wish. Thanks to Mark and the Lovely Heather May Corvid (model) I came away with some great images. Thanks Mark for a great Day.Shot last month
I had a shoot today with the wonderful Claire Topaz at Far Forest Studio. This was my first proper studio shoot and was a little anxious at the prospect. I needn't have worried. Mark was absolutely amazing. He couldn't have been more helpful. His input was invaluable and definitely helped me gain the results from the day that I achieved with Claire.
The facilities at Far Forest were superb. Although I only shot in the studio itself the outside areas were stunning. I will definitely be looking at returning to the studio to shoot again, as well as undertaking a lighting tutorial with Mark.
Great facility, wonderful and knowledgeable owner, friendly and helpful environment. Highly recommended.Shot 2 months ago
My second outing to Far Forest Studio and yet again just brilliant. Today was a planned model shoot, Everything was ready when we arrived, Mark made us welcome and offered refreshments before we started which is always a good welcome point for me. The studio has some great backdrops, props, sets and lighting. Mark set the lighting up which for each set we did and this was just the ticket.
Great location for both outdoor and studio shoots - a little cold today so we ended up indoors but still a good set of imaged from a great visit.
Great for both Photographers and models so make sure you visit
Highly recommend and will certainly be going back.Shot 2 months ago
I had my first shoot at Far Forrest studio last week. What a brilliant location with both outdoor woodland sets, and a very well equipped indoor studio.
Mark the studio owner, and professional photographer, was very helpful indeed, nothing was too much trouble, from coffee, biscuits, technical assistance, lighting set ups, set building, to reflector holding. An all together pleasurable visit. Thank you Mark. looking forward to the next time.
All the Best Martin.Shot 2 months ago
Today, I attended a Studio Lighting and Photoshop tutorial at Far Forset Studio. In the first hour Mark explained the use of studio lighting to create boudoir style images together with the pros and cons of various camera settings. During this initial period Pixie acted as the model, allowing me to understand and experiment in real time the effects created by various lighting setups. During the remaining period Mark talked through and demonstrated the workflow required to move from a raw image through to a finished product. This included advice on the activities to undertake in Camera Raw; those to undertake in Photoshop and finally an illustration of what tranformations can be achieved by importing and manipulating supporting textures. It was a very instructive session delivered in a relaxed but expert manner and certainly improving my knowledge of the fundamental principals of image manipulation. I would highly recommend this course. Plenty of food for thought and even more motivation for practice and experimentation. Thank you Mark.Shot 2 months ago
This was my first visit to Far Forest Studio, it was for a workshop that Mark had arranged. It was fantastic, well explained good information and a great model. I felt I came away with some really useful information and Mark was more than willing to explain in depth any questions I had. We had more than the allotted time but Mark really went the extra mile to ensure that we were happy with everything we had done.
There were great communication prior to the event including good directions, a warm welcome on arrival as well as plenty of refreshments throughout. I asked if I could arrive a little early to have a look around as I have a shoot booked next month. Mark was more than happy to show me around and explain the areas available along with the details of the studio etc. A really nice venue and I am glad I booked and have a further booking.
Highly recommend and I will be back for more...
Many Thank MarkShot 2 months ago
A shoot here on the 16th April, had to say again how good it is to visit here, Mark is so helpful and Lynne is terrific in sorting outfits to suit the style if needed, so hospitable as well! next shoot outside soon if our weather allows! Chris.Shot 2 months ago
Had my first shoot here earlier today and was extremely impressed. The studio was pristine and came equipped with everything you could need. Great Host, Well equipped studio, well presented shooting area, combination of shooting locations unbelievable good.
I can proudly recommend this venue to all models and photographers !!
Shot 3 months ago
My first shoot at Far Forest studio, and it's got the lot. I only had a few hours, and I was testing a specific lighting setup, so I didn't get a chance to use the outdoors areas. The indoors area is fantastic, and a great space to work. I must return and check the outdoors areas when the weather is warmer.
A lovely space to work in, and Mark is very welcoming.
Very highly recommended.Shot 3 months ago
Spent an awesome day at this venue it packs a lot into a good workable area
Spacious Studio : Got
Good selection lights: Got
Gardens : Got
Waterfall : Got
Lake : Got
Suspended Seat in Gardens : Got
Grave Yard : Got
Cellar Area : Got
Friendly Studio Owners : Got
Helpful Studio Owners : Got
Did I enjoy my 1 day visit to Far Forest : Yes certainly did and will be visiting again, the possibilities as the seasons change are superb
Left with big smile and a full camera card
I worked at the studio today, Mark was very pleasant and took the time to show myself and the model around, nothing was to much trouble for Mark, he helped set up lighting, different backdrops, set up the waterfall and made teas and coffee all throughout the shoot, We got some amazing pictures, this studio has it all, waterfall, woodland, graveyard, and portrait studio, I would recommend this studio to any photographer and model, Thanks for all your help Mark and your hospitalityShot last week
My first time shooting at far forest studio and it won't be the last. Very nice well equipped studio with lovely host who made us feel welcome and even made coffee. Even better was the outdoors. Beautiful woodlands and waterfall. I'll be coming back to jump in the waterfall once the weather is warmerShot last week
Was my first time using this studio today and wow I'm impressed.
I only used the studio area this time round, however it has everything you could need for your shoot. Mark is very welcoming, makes you feel at home, also makes things so much easier helping you set up anything you need. Very professional.
Ideal for all kind of photoshoots, Studio and outdoor locations all in one! Definitely popping back to check out the outdoor locations next time. Highly recommended
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Had a great shoot at Far Forest Studio with Nicky Phillips. Mark was extremely welcoming, accommodating and helpful throughout the shoot. I learned a lot from Mark regarding professional studio lighting set-ups. He has no shortage of backdrops, lights, and props to create whatever set you'd like indoors. He was patient and provided just the right amount of assistance. Being a bit cold outside, I will have to wait for improved weather to take advantacge of the fabulous outdoor shoot locations available on the property -- including a waterfall (!). I hope to return to Far Forest in the future. Thanks Mark!Shot 2 weeks ago
My absolute favourite studio I always recommend to every photographer who books me! Mark is always there to take care of you and offer drinks, snacks, advice, hold a reflector and help with lighting set ups. The studio has everything you could ever need and it's all cosy and warm. This isn't any ordinary studio, it also has it's own beautiful private land for you to explore. In the very hot Summer you can use the waterfall set which I have got some stunning pictures from. I get along really well with Mark, he is so relaxed, kind, helpful, friendly and fun to be around Thank you for another warm welcome and I will see you very soon, Claire TopazShot last month
Had another shoot at Far Forest with the beautiful Claire Topaz. Mark was as usual the excellent host, always there in the background offering tea and biscuits at regular intervals, but then ask a question and he is there with his broad knowledge which instantly kicks in and he helps, with a prop or an idea to change the lights to get the effect that you want, but then as quickly leaves you to get on with the photography.
The studio is well equipped and set in beautiful grounds, which we were not able to use due to the torrential rain that Claire decided was better looking at from the inside of the studio rather than posing in it outside, don't know why. Mark has a wide range of backdrops and props and plenty of space to use in the studio, whatever the weather.
Highly recommended and I think I will take him up on some fine art tuition in the near future. Thanks for everything Mark and see you soon.
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This is not a studio - it is a Cathedral to the art! The welcome is every bit as large and friendly too!
I spent a very enjoyable 4 hours in the company of Mark and Rosie Lea - he was the consumate host for whom Nothing (with capital N) could have been too much trouble. Fascinating conversions about photography, help with the lighting, more coffee than let me drive home
Heartily recommended - I only wish it were closer!Shot last month
Another great session at Far Forest but this time I turned up with two models, a kimono stylist, a MUA and a student but Mark was completely unflustered and made everyone welcome (as you can see from their references).
Drinks instantly available as was advice on lighting and set up. Shot in the studio and two areas outside such is the flexibility of the location.
Just need to think of the next idea now...Shot last month
What a fantastic studio! Greeted with smiles and laughter straight away. Beautiful setting with so much potential. Wonderful company to have around ready to help or make cups of tea during the shoot! I defiantly want to return to Far Forest Studio. Thank you very much so for having me and looking after me!Shot last month
What can I say about this place? Brilliantly equipped with just about anything you will ever need for almost all types of photoshoot. Mark is always on hand to set everything up to your needs, and will help and advise as much or as little as you need, without getting in the way. Thanks Mark, hope to come back again soon. Definitely recommend to anyone.
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I always enjoy working at Wyre Forest Studio, great facilities and Mark can’t do enough to make your shoot exactly what you want it to be. I also enjoy working with Lily May a model that always puts her heart and soul into her work. Lastly, Layla Lee is a model that I have, for a long time wanted to work with.
When the opportunity to combine all three came along I could hardly refuse, and I’m so glad I didn’t. The results of two great models in a terrific studio can’t be exaggerated, simply fantastic.
I just feel sorry for all you togs that didn’t get the chance. Hopefully there will be a next time. Layla, Lily and Mark, thank you all so much.
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What a studio. Where do I even start with this one!? Far Froest Dtudio is amazing set on beautiful grounds in a magical location. I can't wait to get back there in the summer when the weather warms up and we can make the most of the beautiful outdoors!
Mark is a joy to be with. He made me feel so comfortable throughout and couldnt have been more accomodating if he tried!
Highly recommended to bith models and photographers wanting a safe, relaxed and welcoming setting that is full of endless opprtunities. I can't wait to return in the near future. XShot last month
A shoot at Far Forest on the 29th Jan, with Ala-Maya, once again a first rate experience! Mark is so welcoming and knowledgeable, firstly helping me get acquainted with my latest Camera! then getting things set up for me, so good to shoot there! 3 shoots now and I really hope there will be many more! Chris.Shot 2 months ago
I shot at Far Forest in January with Albion Rob. I hadn't heard of the studio before, but it was a pleasant surprise when I visited. It's set in a scenic area that offers privacy to models when shooting outdoors which often isn't an option when shooting. With beautiful woodlands, a waterfall, hot tub and pond .. there's numerous ideas you could try out. The studio space itself is great, with every colour backdrop gig could want. A variety of props are on offer too which a lot of studios these days don't think of. Models have a private bathroom with shower to use for changing. And ample cups of tea.
The only drawback for me is that it's not close enough for me to use on a note regular basis. But I plan on shooting there when it's warmer and making use of it's stunning outdoor locationShot 2 months ago
I had my very first shoot at Far Forest Studio yesterday with model LottiiRose and fell in love with the place even before I pressed the shutter button. What an amazingly place! Not only is the studio well equipped, but Mark was on hand to advise on lighting and everything photography and was very professional, just what I needed. He made me feel welcomed and relaxed by his cool nature, as well as being able to make lovely cups of tea.
I was bowled over by the beautiful woodland area around the studio, and although I visited at night, I can well image how fantastic it would be to shoot outdoors during the day, and coming spring and summer months. I can’t wait to let my creative ideas loose on the thematic sets, and the natural surrounds of the forest will no doubt offer me an idyllic location to let my creativity run wild. I will certainly be returning to Far Forest Studio many more times, which means, Mark will need to stock up on tea. Thank you Mark for a wonderful experience!
Shot 3 months ago
Just back from my shoot with Graham at Far Forest Studio. The best studio I have worked in! Plenty of opportunity, so much so that we didn't even use the studio, just the grounds. As a model, the facilities are great especially the warm changing room and shower. There are slippers and bath robes as well as a kitchenette where Mark was on hand to make us drinks during our breaks. Thank you again, hope to come back in the spring and summer. Kat.Shot 3 months ago
Very professionally run studio. I am a fan of using the great outdoors for my imaging. The bonus with this studio is that it is set in secluded woodland which suits my style. I can be creative and Kat could relax and give it her all. Apart from the "thorn up my bum" which was hilarious, (rather than a complaint) and will know doubt be referred to on future shoots with Kat.
The facilities are superb, warm(essential at this time of year for the models)changing and washing facilities and a supply of hot drinks.
Will definitely be using throughout the year especially the water fall.
Shot 3 months ago
I had my first shoot at the Far Forest Studio yesterday and it was fab! Mark made me most welcome, gave expert advice and made copious quantities of tea and coffee. Mark provided invaluable guidance and assistance, covering all aspects from camera settings, choice of backdrops, to lighting arrangements and settings. A well thought out studio from its construction, insulation ( meaning that it is lovely and warm), to equipment. A real gem of a place. Thank you Mark.Shot 3 months ago
Goodness me! Far Forest Studio is actually the studio closest to my house, but this was my first visit and I'm so happy to have found it. Mark is the absolute perfect host, and his studio is utterly top-notch. Great equipment, scrupulously clean, high ceilings, fantastic outdoor spaces - this place has so much to offer, and Mark is lovely.Shot 3 months ago
I had my first shoot at Far Forest Studio today having taken advantage of visiting the studio earlier this week to have a look around. It is excellent purpose built facility, well equiped and with plenty of height. Mark was an excellent host and showed me how to make best use of facility. Todays shoot was indoors, which was just as well given the inclement weather. I am looking forward to being able to take advantage of numerous and impressive outdoor sets later in the year. I had a very relaxed three hour shoot with the impressive Ala-maya; who is local to the studio. I certainly had a very enjoyable relaxed time. Thank you.Shot 3 months ago
I had my first photo shoot at Far Forest studios last week and have to say it was an amazing place to work.
I was welcomed nicely it was warm and a lovely environment. The grounds surrounding it are beautiful and it is excellent for location work .
I was also given some very strong tips on modelling which will help me in the future xxShot 3 months ago
I had my first shoot at Far Forest over the weekend and I must say it is a truly beautiful location. There are so many options although unfortunately I didn't have time to explore them all!
Mark and his wife were very welcoming (thanks again for those amazing mince pies!) and friendly. There was everything I could have possibly needed at a studio - fantastic facilities!
As a photographer I have had some wonderful photos back so far and I am really looking forward to seeing the rest.
I could go on about how great this place is but I'll just say go visit for yourself! Thanks again Mark and I hope we end up working together again very soon!Shot 3 months ago
I had a great shoot here today at Far Forest Studios. Mark was a superb host, advisor and mentor. A man of great talent also a complete gent. I will be shooting at Far Forest again. The studio is superbly equipped.
It's also situated in a superb setting. Unfortunately due to the weather I was not able to take advantage of the outdoor element Though thanks to Mark's kind invite to check out the venues facilities a few weeks before my shoot I was able to see the whole potential which is immense. All this for a bargain price.
If you love your photography give this place a go.
Thanks again Mark for a great shoot.
A second shoot here on the 27th Nov, another thoroughly enjoyable visit, Mark and Lynne along with Jolene (our lovely Model) were terrific, Mark is so helpful and patient, Lynne with her ideas for the styles we used (we had to deal with a late change of plans) great place to visit and shoot, I would venture to suggest an ideal place for an inexperienced photographer to visit as well, Chris.Shot last week
Had my first studio shoot with Albion Rob on Saturday at the wonderfull Far Forest Studio.
Mark was incredibly freindly, welcoming and makes you feel very comfortable. Upon arriving he made us a beautiful cup of tea and showed me around the different sets he and his wife had made. It was really impressive and I admire his passion for his art! He was an excellent proprietor/host and I can't wait to work on futher projects/shoot with Mark or just being at the studio in general.
Couldn't recommended them any higher and hope for many more wonderful trips to Far Forest Studio.
AshShot 2 weeks ago
I did a shoot on Nov 5th, everything about the afternoon there was first rate, Mark did everything to ensure it was a success, so efficient and helpful, didn't get to explore the grounds,so very much hoping to arrange another shoot before too long Chris Reeves.Shot last month
Had a photo shoot at Far Forest studio with model Rosie Lea. What a super place. A well designed studio with central heating ! and plenty of lights etc. Then the outside grounds with forest, pond, etc are great. Mark is really helpful and full of good ideas. We used his graveyard area, and with off-camera flash ( thanks to Mark for his help) we got some amazing images. A great location for a photo shoot. Highly recommended.Shot last month
I was booked for a shoot at Far Forest Studio for the second time yesterday.
As always Mark was lovely and great company. Nothing is too much trouble for him and photographers who hire the studio are sure of a warm welcome and an accommodating host.
The studio itself is beautiful, varied and constantly expanding. I used areas of the outside space that I missed last time and it was all so lovely, especially with the abundance of autumn leaves.
I'd recommend the studio to everyone, photographers and models alike as it holds so much potential whatever your style.
Thanks for another lovely shoot Mark, and I'll see you soonShot last month
Not only first time at the Far Forest Studio but first time in a studio proper and they could not have been more helpful even organising a model when my original had to cancel.
All the kit was set up and usage all explained and new set-ups were proposed and sorted for me to keep the session moving along.
Will definitely be going again.Shot last month
Another absolutely amazing day at far forest studio....
The studio is just brilliant and the sets mind blowing. I enjoyed every moment. I would definitely recommend this place to all photographers and models. It's a place that you want to go to again and again.
Mark is awesome and his wife is beautiful... she helped with wigs props and even made sandwiches. Thank you for having me guys see you again soon xxShot last month
What can I say that hasn't already been said. Great studio, great location, fantastic sets and very helpful studio owner & co. The outside sets especially are well thought out, relevant and well executed, where else can you shoot under a waterfall in your back garden?
Would definitely recommend.Shot last week
Amazing studio, awesome sets and fantastic lighting set up. Highly recommend using far forest, Mark was very helpful and very knowledgeable.
Will definitely be back many times as there is so much variety and so much to try.Shot last week
Yet another fantastic visit to the magnificent Far Forest studio
Such a great studio and always a pleasure to work at
Mark as ever was absolutely brilliant with the lighting and the endless cuppa
It's always a pleasure to use Far Forest studio always a warm welcome and always happy to help
My first time using the amazing waterfall it looks like it's the real thing and I'm more than happy with the images that I created
Extremely recommended for anyone both photographer and models you will not be disappointed
Cheers Mark can't wait to come again
PaulShot 3 weeks ago
I've had excellent time at Far Forest Studio. It was my first visit, I will definitely go back soon. I love the facilities and all the different settings outdoors. I felt welcome and looked after. The studio is spacious and very well equipped. I highly recommend it to both photographers and models.Shot 3 weeks ago
I shot with CrystalK at Far Forest yesterday. It was a beautiful Autumn day and as we shot outside, we were able to take advantage of the trees and the lovely filtered light. Some deer ambled by, but seemed strangely reluctant to pose for a photograph.
We finished the shoot in the waterfall which was just a bit cold.....so Kirsty said. It seemed OK to me!. She did mention that she saw the iceberg that sank the Titanic, drift past at one stage. She was able to warm up however in the hot tub and came out a happy girl.
Mark was on hand throughout the shoot, but at a respectable distance and ensured we were plied with hot drinks throughout.
The facilities are excellent and communications spot on.
I recommend Far Forest to all models and photographers.Shot 3 weeks ago
I was the model booked for a shoot in Far Forest today, by Jpea.
On arriving earlier than the photographer, I was made to feel most welcome, and had a cup of tea in my hand on arrival. Studio is stunning, friendly and models are well looked after. The waterfall was a set we used in the autumn cold bbrrrr.. but I was soon warmed up! Great studio!
Would love to work there again very soon!
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I did a shoot yesterday at Fat Forest studio.
What a beautiful studio in an amazing setting, The studio has everything you need ?
The studio owner was on hand at all times to make sure myself and the photographer were ok.
I will be 100 percent going back soon ?
Thanks for having me
Nicky xShot 3 weeks ago
This was my first shoot at Far Forest and I really enjoyed it. Communication beforehand was excellent and Mark gave me perfect directions to the studio. On this occasion I worked in the hot-tub area and but in the gaps between shooting I managed to check out some of the studio's other features which I would love to try especially the woods and the waterfall. Mark was extremely helpful in setting up the equipment and even laid on some food and drinks.
Thanks for a great day.Shot 3 weeks ago
Had out 1st studio shoot a Far forest and it couldn't have gone any better, very friendly, helpful and on hand to assist and offer advice,
Its an excellent location, full use of lighting and props, tea constantly on the offer, managed to use the woodland when it stopped raining.
2nd shoot booked and cant wait to return
Thank you Mark and LynnShot 3 weeks ago
Had my 2nd shoot at far forest studio and i just love this place
They have everthing you need ... great settings and such a lovely relaxed place, mark is very helpful and always around when u need him to help change sets etc.
They have a big woodland which is secluded to get some great images ... i hope to try the waterfall set next time
I look forward to working here again
Chelsey xShot last month
Good studio, surrounded by secluded forest.
Good equipment, all worked flawlessly. Mark was very attentive, kept an eye on things and supplied hot drinks and biscuits. We used the studio as well as doing some shots outside (when it stopped raining!) but we stopped short of using the waterfall – it was just a bit too cold that day. Another time, perhaps...Shot last month
I shot with Claire Topaz at Far Forest Studio and had a great day. Mark made everything very easy from the outset and was on hand with help and advice throughout. The studio is unique in its setting and is well worth a visit.Shot last month
I can't thank Mark enough for everything he did today, I am very new to photography and still have a lot to learn and Mark went out of his way to do all he could to help me today. From setting up equipment, to helping with the settings in my camera and just really helpful and supportive advice.
Leading up to the shoot the communication with Mark was clear and helpful and responses came very fast. He was also one of the friendliest guys you could wish to meet.
I can't thank Mark enough for today, and have to add that he knows how to make one of the best cups of tea.Shot last month
Had an amazing shoot this morning at far forest wonderful helpful and kind staff the facilities were beyond clean tidy and welcoming I love it the jacuzzi was so relaxing I'll be going backShot last month
Wow! What an amazing studio! I couldn't have been happier with the facilities - there's a great dressing room, plenty of indoor studio space as well as the incredible woodlands, formal gardens and waterfall outside. Mark was really helpful and clearly takes very good care of the studio and grounds. Would love to come back and shoot here again soon!Shot last month
What a fantastic place! I can only echo what has been said before; the studio is very nice with a great dressing room for the model and facilities for a cuppa and a chocolate biscuit. The USP is the private outdoor space with woodland, ferns, bushes, a pond and a waterfall set. I spent my entire shoot outside using the woods as the set made all the better by the morning mist. Fabulous atmospheric images were the result and my model was as enthusiastic about the place as I. Definitely planning a return visit.Shot last month
What a fabulous studio space this is. We booked Far Forrest as the grounds and waterfall offered us a secure space to shoot with our model without being disturbed by dog walkers and ramblers
Mark offered us the chance to look round before the actual shoot day which was beneficial so we could plan in advance.
On the day we arrived (a little later than planned) and the kettle was on, Poor Mark was suffering so kept his distance but was on hand should we have needed it.
The woods are brilliant, lovely tall trees with a carpet of ferns offering so many shooting opportunities. We made good use of the outside space before venturing to the Waterfall. Mark was great, he ensured the hot tub was on to warm the model up afterwards.
We didnt need to use the inside studio space but it is a good size with lots of props and backdrops.
Would definitely recommend this studio and look forward to working there again in the future.
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What a fantastic studio. I'm so glad I have been introduced to it now and hope to work here often. This studio has literally everything you need for the best shoot ever. A studio fully equipped, even a costume hire service with a wide range of outfits and accessories, a hot tub and a giant man made waterfall!!. It was cold and raining but I had to give the waterfall a go and the pics are brilliant. This studio is really reasonable to hire and the owners are very lovely and helpful. Hope to be back very soon. Highly recommend this amazing place to everyone.Shot last month
I had a lovely four hours at far Forest Studio on Monday.
It is such a magical place to work. Not only is there a fully equipped studio, there is so much to take advantage of around the grounds, obviously including the waterfall and beautiful woodland.
The model changing area is the best I've been in. It was spacious, included a toilet, shower, sink, several mirrors and things like towels and robes. It was great to have these luxuries for a change!
Having Mark around to help was really useful and he made sure I was comfortable at all times.
I really hope to be back in this wonderful studio soon!Shot 2 months ago
i arrived at the studio today in plenty of time with my model for the day misuzu, so we decided to take afew pictures a couple of hundred yrds down the rd from the studio . we drove back to the studio on the alotted time to shoot, and was greeted by mark , i told him we had just took a couple of pictures down the rd , and he told us the land was is [ awesome ] mark was the perfect host , showing us around the grounds which r so beautiful and even telling us the good spots to shoot at , There is so much going on [ beautiful grounds, a waterfall which i thought was awesome , pond with koi carp in it , a lovely little summer house over looking the pond , a jacuzzi , so many little nooks and crannies to photograph in and around , Mark even helped out with lighting my model [ althou we used only natural daylight , mark was there with the reflector to help out to bounce light back on the model , i cant thankyou enough mark for such a lovely time spent there and your help , its a GEM of a place for any photographer of all levels to capture some great images. FARFOREST STUDIO is a beautiful place to get something a little different for your portolio Thankyou again mark for being the perfect host we had a great time , and i will be coming back again . untill the next time .Shot 2 months ago
Another fantastic visit to this superb studio
Mark as ever was absolutely brilliant with help with the lighting and the endless supply of cup's of tea
A fantastic studio with all you possibly need for a perfect shoot and even though I didn't get the chance to use the new waterfall it looks absolutely stunning and I hope to use it on my next visit
I can't thank Mark enough for his help and guidance
If you have not used Far Forest studio yet you don't know what your missing
Very highly recommended
Thank you Mark and Lynne for another great visit
PaulShot 2 months ago
Had another great shoot at the fantastic Far Forest Studio yesterday. I've been there so much lately that it feels like my second home.
As always Mark was on hand to provide his expert guidance on lighting together with styling advice from the lovely Dani. Together they helped me create some fabulous images of the lovely Claire Topaz.
If you haven't had the pleasure of working af Far Forest, you are most definitely missing out. You get such a friendly welcome from Mark, Lyn & Dani and it is so well equipped that you can't fail to get great images. The studio is set in lovely woodland so you get the best of both worlds with both indoor and outdoor facilities available. Of course there is also the waterfall and the hot tub.
I recommend it to togs & models but please leave me a little space on Saturdays
RobShot 2 months ago
Had a shoot here with JK SW photography. The facilities are simply great, All amenities and comforts and Mark on hand to help with any aspect.
The shoot ran well and we had everything we needed and more. Highly recommend this studio from a models prospective. Art nude in private woodland and gardens with a waterfall feature and excellent studio.
Post waterfall shoot Mark very kindly had the hot tub ready for me to jumo in and warm up in. Really nice touch. Shower and dressing room more than adequate and of high standard.
Look forward to shooting there again xShot 2 months ago
Wow wow wow
This place is amazing....i had the pleasure of doing a shoot at FARFOREST studios with GWR and im going as far as saying my best shoot yet! The location is something very special it has everything a model and photographer needs . Also mark makes a nice cuppa tea and is there to help with anything you need. Worst part going under a cold waterfall, best part hitting the jacuzzi at the end to relax ,you just cant beat it!
I highly reccomend all photographers to go and try it out and models you will love it too xxxShot 2 months ago
Once upon a time in a forest, far, far away (near Kidiminster) is a studio that is totally unlike any other!
Set within an enchanted forest, Far Forest has everything a photographer, model and make up artist would want!
An air conditioned, high height, long length studio with a great range of lights and natural light if needed, plenty of clothes, props and helpful advice. A changing room with plenty of light, hair & make up area, toilet and shower!
Outside was just as good if not better, with both landscaped gardens and wild forest, a purpose built naturally looking waterfall, hot tub/jacuzzi, large garden pond, a hanging chair and so much space!
Mark was the perfect host and was readily on hand to offer guidance and help, which for me was ideal.
PERFECT in every single aspect and I can't wait to shoot here again.
Thank youShot 2 months ago
Back for a second visit to Far Forest Studio with Claire Topaz.
We continued to explore the potential of the forest location.
Really enjoyed this place, and the time went far too quickly.
I can recommend Far Forest Studio very highly !Shot 2 months ago
Mark was a fantastic host and the studio is absolutely stunning. Set in a wonderful part of the world surrounded by superb natural beauty, I’d recommend the studio for any model/tog looking for somewhere unique to shoot a variety of styles.
The studio is magnificently equipped, clean, modern and comes with luxuries like a show and dressing room. I made use of the outdoor waterfall which is truly exceptional and the studio comes with a hugely well stocked prop room full of clothes that can be rented.
Mark was on hand to support us at all times, was an absolutely gentleman ad really went the extra mile.
Would 100% recommend. Would happily shoot again in a heartbeat.
Shot 2 months ago
I returned to the tranquil Far Forest Studio yesterday, this time with the beautiful Rebecca J. Royle. Having shot there before I knew exactly what to expect – almost. The studio is as ever fantastically appointed and has brilliant outdoor woodland, a lake and much more.
The latest addition is a majestic waterfall. It must be nearly 20 feet high and built with posing in mind. I got some terrific shots with owner Mark on hand to assist.
I can’t praise the efforts of Mark highly enough. This facility is fantastic.
Thank you so much Rebecca and Mark for a great shoot, making pictures just doesn’t get better than this. I’ll be back.Shot 2 months ago
Far Forest is an amazing studio and it may well be unique in the UK. It is certainly the only studio I have ever visited where you can shoot inside in the normal way and then step straight into an outside studio which is a large private natural forest environment. Within the forest is a large purpose built waterfall area which is brilliant. I just loved the whole place and had a great day. The owners Mark and Lynne are lovely people and could not have been more helpful. They have obviously put a great deal of work into the venture and I wish them every success. Will be back there very soon. Highly recommended.Shot 2 months ago
Had an excellent time at far forest studio run by the lovely mark and lyn they thoroughly looked after me, ensuring I was well fed and teaed, are both hilariously funny people and generally wonderful.
The studio itself was magical- it had a outdoor area which contained a multitude of different areas, including a sauna, waterfall and woodland parts. Each different part has something beautifully unique about it.
The studio itself was fantastic, with loads of lights and modifiers, tonnes of interesting props and clothes.
Mark helps photographers out when needed and will really go the extra mile to ensure the shots are of a top quality.
The studio was honestly one of the best ive ever worked in in terms of versatility and wow factor.
Absolutely 100% recommended by me and I would love to have the honour of working there again
AngelShot 2 months ago
It was my first ever visit to Far Forest Studio.
And ....... it was an really excellent experience !!
Mark, ever helpful and gracious host, has an excellent studio.
The studio is set in woodland which provides many opportunities for shoots.
I arrived with Claire Topaz, and I got to throw her in their newest feature, a waterfall !
The waterfall has just been completed, and it is a superb feature. It lends itself to tropical looking shots. I predict it will become very popular and be the talk of the studio world.
It will only become better as it ages.
I predict there will be many happy shoots in the future, and indeed many envious studios up and down the country !
I can highly recommend this venue to all models and photographers !!Shot 2 days ago
Had a great afternoon at Far Forest Studio. Mark is a very friendly and helpful owner who makes a decent cup of tea too. The studio itself is very well equipped (I'm green with envy), very spacious and air conditioned.
However there are also exteriors, including woodlands, a tree swing, jacuzzi and much more. Would like to see the waterfall when it's ready.
All in all a great place and thoroughly recommended.Shot 6 days ago
Today I had immense pleasure twice over! I shot Angel at Far Forest Studio. Both are totally professional, but friendly, helpful and strive to get the result you are after.
Angel is beautiful with a fantastic ability to know exactly what works and use that ability to translate what you require into the result you want.
Far Forest Studio is very new, modern and well equipped for both the photographer and model. But more than that, Mark the owner does everything possible to make your shoot what you want it to be and help you get the result you are after.
Do yourself a favour, work with both of them as soon as you can. I’ve already booked the studio for another shoot.
Thank you both, very very much.
Shot 6 days ago
Had my first shoot here earlier today and was extremely impressed. The studio was pristine and came equipped with everything you could need. The changing facilities were great and Mark kept us topped up on coffee and biscuits throughout the shoot.
As well as the indoor studio, the outdoor space was amazing and provided so many options for shooting.
Would really love to shoot here again!Shot last week
I had my first shoot at the studio and was extremely impressed with what Mark has done. He was very welcoming and gave me a good view of the studio and grounds outside. A very relaxed atmosphere and had a great shoot with Claire. This is a studio well worth booking and I recommend it to both experienced and beginner photographers. I will be using again. Thanks MarkShot 2 weeks ago
I finally shot here with a lovely photographer earlier this week, and, oh my, I was impressed! I think to call Far Forest a studio is doing it a disservice... this place is amazing! there are literally so many different places to shoot you could spend all day there, cover a number of looks and styles, and probably still not use it to it's full potential. The photographer and myself concentrated on the studio and 'garden' settings and got some amazing shots. The studio in particular is extremely well-equipped with a variety of lighting and background options available.
Mark is a delight and is on hand throughout for any assistance needed... he was good enough to assist us with reflectors and cups of tea throughout. he's very friendly, easy to get along with, and his passion for his job is very clear. Mark is also extremely knowledgeable after years of experience in, well pretty much everything from what I gleaned (haha), and is happy to offer help and suggestions if wanted.
Just a note as well to say that the model facilities are excellent with a spacious changing room with toilet/shower facilities and lovely large mirrors (something I'm sure most models will agree is not always the case).
Thanks for having me Mark and I Iook forward to working at far Forest again in futureShot 3 weeks ago
Another fantastic time at this fantastic studio
Mark as always warm and welcoming and very helpful with lighting
Never fails to have all that is required and the odd bit of advice which is always very much appreciated
Far Forest studio is a studio that has it all wonderful grounds when the weather is good and also a spacious studio when the weather isn't so good
Can't wait to see the water fall when it is finished and use it for a shoot
Already booked my next shoot with Mark and can't wait
Cheers Mark and Lynn great fun as usual very highly recommended with 20**Shot 3 weeks ago
I booked Far Forest for the first time today & although not exactly on my doorstep it was well worth the journey & I will definitely be going back again
Mark had great pre-shoot comms, including detailed directions so even I could follow them! On arrival Mark was extremely welcoming & a great host for the day - always on hand to assist & great to chat with.
The outside locations are fabulous & the studio itself is very spacious, & well equipped, even with aircon!
Thank you, Mark, for allowing us to shoot at your fantastic studio ..... and eat all your chocolate biscuiits! I'm sure I will be booking with you to come other there again very soon!
HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!Shot last month
Worked at far forest studio today and what a beautiful place it is indeed . Vast amounts of space with breathtaking surroundings. Lots of photo opportunity. Both indoor and outdoor space. Indoor studio is spacious with separate spacious dressing room with toilet and shower facilities and lots of lighting equipment. Beautiful outdoor features.The host himself is such a welcoming and respectful person who gave us a guided tour of the indoor and outdoor space and offered hot beverages throughout. Very friendly , polite with creativity , definitely worth a visit thank youShot last month
Had my first shoot at Far Forest Studio Friday 8th July, what a fantastic place, spacious well equipped studio area with the addition of the garden and woodland for outdoor shoots. Mark and his wife were very inviting and Mark being on hand to help with lighting if needed.
If you need to book studio then I would thoroughly recommend it.
I will be back.....Shot last month
Far Forest has a lot to offer: cracking studio space inside and woodland access outside. Opportunities any time of the year.
Mark and his wife are perfect hosts, it's easy to book, easy to find and easy to work there.
Thoroughly recommend hiring it- thanks again.Shot last month
I had a shoot at far forest studio last week and was amazed! The location is absolutely stunning and there's no many amazing places to shoot there!!
You have the studio to shoot in and also outside! Lots of different sets and very different from any other studio I have shot in before.
Very welcoming, drinks and snacks provided and if any help is needed all you have to do is ask
Thanks again and I'll be sure to pop up when it's all finished I'm so exited to see the new project!!
Sammii xShot last month
Another great day at Far forest studio! Lovely studio, very well equipt, beautiful outdoor space, unique features and a top tea maker! What more can you want! Hope it's not long until I go back again! Thank you!!!
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I've got to say I absolutely loved shooting at Far Forest studio for the first time. I arrived early so it gave me time to find the studio as I had never been there before and it's pretty much in the middle of nowhere, but wow what a location!
Once I had got out the car and started walking down to the studio I was greeted by Mark with a lovely warm welcome. Mark showed me around the studio which I found immaculate and very accommodating.
While getting ready Mark made sure I was happy with everything and even made me several cups of tea and also offered me biscuits! (spoilt much?)
The location is a great place to for photographers to shoot and lots of different background to choose from. I think you might even see some deer if your lucky!
I would just like to say thank you so much for welcoming me into your studio I can't wait to come back!
Gracie xShot last month
Had my second shoot with Mark at Far Forest today and I will be back. It is in a stunning location with woods and bracken around the studio that can be used to create wonderful backdrops. Mark and his wife are so helpful from the tea thrust in to my hand as soon as I arrived to helping out as an extra pair of hands for lights or reflectors in the woods to the lovely plate of sandwiches that arrived at the end of the shoot.
I am looking forward to working there again, I am sure the autumn colours will be wonderful later in the year. Thanks for everything Mark, much appreciated. Colin
Shot last month
Had my first shoot at Far Forest and what a wonderful place it is to work. Lots of scope to shoot in the studio and outdoors, the studio itself was very well equipped and maintained. Mark was the perfect host and always on hand when help was needed.
A beautiful and unique place to work and an absolute pleasure to be there - I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this studio to others.Shot 2 months ago
My first and not last shoot at Far Forrest. Mark has done a great job creating a studio. Plenty of space, lights, props and coffee. Having previously owned a studio I know how much hard work goes into creating a studio space and it has paid off at Far Forrest.Shot 2 months ago
I worked at far forest studio for the first time over the weekend. I did two studio days with Lottiirose and Far forest studio was the perfect studio for the 2 days. I love how beautiful it is outside as well as having everything you need in the inside. Mark was brilliant throughout the weekend. Would love to return sometime soon! Highly recommended and see you soon!
Layla xShot 4 days ago
"Wow"...It feels like that's all I'd need to say about Far Forest Studio but maybe let me explain. From the moment I phoned Mark to ask for directions to the moment I left, he was a fantastic host. He made me feel so welcome and assisted during the shoot with things like switching equipment and moving sets over. The studio itself is a photographer's dream. With so much equipment to choose from it was easy to work through the morning without any glitches or delays whatsoever. I shot there with Lottii Rose and Layla Leigh and both looked and felt so comfortable around the studio. Would love to shoot here again and next time use the outdoors aswell which are amazing by the way. "Wow".
Shot 4 days ago
Spent a great afternoon at Far Forest with Lottie and Layla on their studio day there. Mark was really helpful and was happy to hold the reflector for me as I worked outside in the great grounds the whole time. The grounds provide many different views and opportunities to shoot and Mark is building even more. The studio is well equiped and warm and has daylight from one side if required. A great space to creat great images.Shot 4 days ago
Had a brill time shooting at Far Forest Studio, it has great facilities including a spotless changing room with shower, there is also a room next door full of outfits/jewellery/props too!! Upon entering the studio you are asked to remove footwear and offered a pair of slippers if necessary due to a new floor which I respected at all times, even being very cautious when wearing my heels on set, a dressing gown is also provided for levels of lingerie, topless etc. Me and the other model only got to use the indoor studio but will have to go back to use the stunning locations surrounding the studio which includes a large forest and wonderful wildlife/nature scenery.
One of the best studios I have ever been too location wise, Mark you have certainly got a beautiful little set up there!! I highly recommend other photographers/models to book and use this very pretty studio and its surroundings, also refreshments are available and always offered too
X.Shot last week
What a true hidden gem of a studio far forest really is! Was made feel very welcome, comfortable & professional from the moment I arrived with its beautiful outside setting & big lovely studio it was a great choice 100 percent recommend for everyone in this business to go & see it with your own eyes also the gentleman who owns it mark is a real help & a pleasure to have meet & worked with really hope to shoot there again soon.
K HayesShot last week
What a truly EPIC studio!!
The outdoor locations here are to die for, I adored working outside in them. Mark was kind enough to come around outside with us showing us where was available and suggesting locations that he knew looked good! On top of that he was kind enough to be my own little personal assistant off camera with my coat and shoes which was really handy as meant I could get warm quickly once a set was done with him bringing them back to me. I mean truly a epic service and having modelled 6 years it's not something studio owners do typically!
He really cared about making sure we got the best from the shoot and it made all the difference.
To top it all off he has an amazingly warm studio, I wasn't cold once in doors and it really helped with the weather outside
Top marks from me and can't wait to get back there on my next trip to the area
Highly recommended!Shot 2 weeks ago
Yet another Fantastic time at this wonderful studio
Mark as always was very helpful with the studio lighting and backdrops
Far Forest studio is a fantastic studio to use and one that I hope to use regularly from now on
Thanks Mark for another Fantastic time 5*++Shot yesterday
I used Far Forest Studio for the first time this week and was amazed at what I found. The studio is set in some stunning grounds and if you are not distracted by the wildlife (deer, peacocks, jays, woodpeckers, ducks, wrens - you get the drift) then its an ideal place to shoot a model. But it gets even better, the well equipped studio has absolutely everything you will need. There are plenty of lights and different modifiers, lots of backdrops and best of all its fully air conditioned. Mark is on hand and is only too willing to help. I have to say that with copious cups of tea and Chocolate biscuits I could have stayed all day (oh yes I remember - I did). Highly recommended and I will be returning. Thanks Mark.Shot 4 days ago
I love far forest studio I had my first shoot there and straight away I text a photographer to say we have to book a shoot there! Gorgeous outdoor location and perfect because when it's too cold the studio is so cosy and warm and a really good studio!!! Mark is a lovely guy he really is so many cups of tea and he couldn't help enough. I love finding genuine people in life. Thank you and see you really soon xShot last week
I had my first photo shoot at far forest studios yesterday,it is set in the most beautiful location with many places to shoot outside and a wonderful indoor studio,we were made to feel very welcome by Lynne and mark the owners of the studio this studio has the whole package and I would recommend this location to any photographer and I really hope to work there again very very soon xShot yesterday
Had my first shoot with Claire Topaz at Far Forest Studio run my Mark. He has created a very good facility with both indoor studios and plenty of outdoor locations to use. He is still creating more outdoor sets so the place is going to get even better.
Mark was so friendly from the outset with kettle on ready for us when we arrived. He was extremely helpful and was on hand to work lights or act as a pair hand with reflector when needed. He also has both MUA and Hair Stylist available if required.
Can't wait for my next shoot there next month with LottiiRose.
Thanks for a tremendous day Mark, I have some great photos of Claire.
Best wishes ColinShot 2 days ago
love shooting here love working as mua here.
mark has taken me in a taught me a lot of new things. lynne his wife who very much behind scenes but plays a big part in the studio with washing and cleaning hair stylist and costume stylist, as a new model been taken on board at far forest studio I feel that I have learnt a lot from mark and lyn and very grateful for the time and work that is put in the studio.
They are both lovely to work with and very supportive and are very down to earth they let you create and have your own idea's I really appreciate what lyne and mark have done for me I now look at them as parents as they have been so well to welcome me into the studio and there home I will more than highly recommend this lovely studio and would really say that grounds and studio are very beautiful the grounds are very natural woodland and the studio is professional decorated inside with loads of different sets to shoot from I really think far forest studio will be perfect for any kind of set/shoot xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxShot last week
I've the had another brilliant shoot at this wonderful studio
Far Forest studio is ideal and very local to me set in a fantastic woodland location
Mark as always was great with help with lighting and advice but at the same time gives you the privacy to do what you came to do
Mark is a great gentleman to meet and runs the studio expertly
Already planning my next few shoot's at this amazing studio
Very highly recommended top mark's for a fantastic studio and an all round great chapShot last week
Had the pleasure of shooting at Far forest for the first time and will certainly be returning, studio is well equipped and a good size, the outdoor sets are great and more are planned, Mark is on hand to help out and give advice if required. Thanks again Mark.Shot last week
I had my first fashion shoot at the amazing Far Forest Studio.
Mark & his wife were very welcoming when myself & my partner turned up.
Their studio is located in stunning countryside/forests & is like something out of a film!
The studio is well equipped with a changing room, shower room, kitchenette, prop/dress room & a main area where you shoot, with plenty of backdrops & lighting equipment.
I was very impressed with the layout of the studio & you can see how much hard work & passion has been put in to making it very special.
Thanks again for having me, I am looking forward to returning (hopefully very soon!)
Laura KShot last week
This studio is a labour of love built by Mark & Lyn.
A warm welcome awaits, the studio is well equipped with lots of lighting and props. Mark is available to help if necessary or step back & leave you to it.
The setting is stunning and I can't wait to go back to use the variety of outdoor backdrops that exist and that Mark is developing further. You certainly won't regret it if you choose to book this exciting studio.Shot 2 weeks ago
My second shoot at Far forest. Indoor only as we had all four seasons weather in the time we were there!
Mark was very helpful, guiding me through studio lighting set ups for portraits, as that is where I lack the experience. Tea, chocolate biscuits & good conversation on tap as well. I cannot wait to get outside into the amazing outdoor area if the weather ever improves.
Far forest is not my nearest studio but it the best by a long way. To paraphrase Arnie "I'll be back"Shot 2 weeks ago
This studio is amazing. Mark is a really friendly and relaxed guy and a super helpful and professional photographer. Made me feel completely at ease for my very first shoot.
Gorgeous location. Highly recommend this studio and lovely photographer. We got some great photos. Look forward to my next shoot here.Shot 2 weeks ago
Had my first shoot today at far forest studio what an amazing place mark was very helpful with everything for start to finish and the studio is set in woodlands to create some amazing images and inside it was perfect with an assortment of props and lighting would highly recommend far forest to anybody 5*****
Thank you mark for everything you did today see you in a few weeks
TinaShot 3 weeks ago
I have just had the greatest of pleasure's using this Fantastic studio
Not only is the studio well equipped with everything you need it is also set in a beautiful secluded woodland with stunning natural scenery to use as a backdrop
Mark was brilliant and very friendly and extremely helpful with lighting
A genuine nice guy my next shoot is already booked and I can't wait to use this great studio
Far Forest studio is very highly recommend from me
Photographers and models if you get the chance you will not be disappointed
Cheers Mark for making my birthday memorableShot 3 weeks ago
had my second awesome shoot at Far Forest Studio's . The studio is in the best place with it's stunning surroundings and very private land .The studio is very well equipped with plenty of props and costumes.
Mark the owner is very helpful and knowledgeable and is great for amateur togs like myself. I will most deffinatly be going back to the studio soon.
To all photographers who have not shot there yet, this is a must for both amatuers and professionals. you will love every minute. thanks Mark for a great dayShot last month
I've shot at Far forest studio three times now and it just gets better and better. The owner Mark is a brilliant host and his vision for the studio is awesome I predict that when all the plans he has for it are done it will be the one of the best studios in the UK if not the best. The indoors part of the studio is well equipped even for the most techi tog and plenty of props and back drops as well as including a vast selection of clothes for models to use. Also his wife is a wicked MUA and stylist and has a great eye for helping the model with posing when required without being intrusive she also has a great sense of humor as does Mark so the whole studio atmosphere is brilliant the outside is stunning for location work and private,.there is a constant flow of tea and coffee available even biscuits.
I cant recommend the studio and owner to togs and models highly enough. If your looking for the studio that has everything then look not further contact mark now you wont be disappointed that you did.
If your getting the impression Im a fan you'd be right its awesome.Shot last month
Had the most amazing time at Far Forest Studio.
It is fully equipped and has great clean changing room with shower.
There is a room full of probs/outfits too!
Dressing gown/slippers provided if needed.
I only got to use the indoor studio but will have to go back to use the most beautiful forest and wonderful wildlife there is. Mark kindly shown me around the outdoors and told me the other features to come which I most certainly will need to return!
Best studio I have been too.
Mark you have done a super job well done.
high recommend to photographers/models to use.
Chocolate biscuits too ? WOW!
Tammie xxShot last month
I had a studio shoot with Mark Roberts who owns the wonderful Far Forrest Studio set in one of the most picturesque and tranquil locations one could ever imagine. Mark was thoughtful to making sure my studio experience was amazing, enough tea and coffee supplied with biscuits.
Mark new exactly what he wanted and communicated that to me in a very polite manner Lyn his partner was on hand to do my hair
We achieved some amazing images and would love the opportunity to work with such a great photographer again
Highly recommendedShot last month
Very good set up. Professional host Nice secluded location. would highly recomend.Shot last month
I recently shot over at far forest studio as a last minute step in.
The studio is located in a stunning woodland setting that is just incredible and fully usable too.
The studio itself has everything that you could need. There is plenty of lighting, backgrounds, props and even a varied wardrobe and accessories should you need something a little different.
There are tea/coffee facilities along with a fully fitted bathroom and shower cubicle.
The studio is comfortable with a lovely feel.
Mark Roberts, the owner, is on hand to help out should you need assistance with anything. He is a lovely person. Friendly and professional.
I highly recommend the studio to everyoneShot last month
I have shot at Far Forest studio a couple of times so far but will certainly be using it more in the future. Mark is very hospitable and always has plenty of tea and biscuits on offer.
I would certainly recommend using this studio to all models and photographers of all skill levels. Mark is always on hand to help out when needed either for a chat or technical info.
See you again soon ?Shot last month
I had my first shoot with Thea Rose at Far Forest Studio and what a great studio it is to work in. The studio is in a fantastic Location. any photographer would love working here.. Mark the owner was a great help to me. setting up the sets. me and Thea love every minute of the shoot and time just fly by.. the images we got we both love. i will be definitely going back in the future. i would recommend to all photographer and models you will love it. and thank you Mark for theTeaShot last month
Shot for the first time last week at Far Forest and was very pleased. Beautiful location with plenty of areas to shoot from outside and lots of space inside. The Studio is tall and long so us tall models can wear high heels and not be restricted. Mark is a great owner who is friendly, on hand to help and a good tea maker too!
Highly recommend hiring this Studio, I will be using it again very soon,
April KShot last month
If it was my studio, I'd call it the 85mm Stodio - because there is room to use an 85mm lens for EVERYTHING!
Mark has built from scratch and equipped carefully. There's so much room! Add cleanliness and warmth, good facilities for models and assistance with every move and change that you need and it makes for a great place to shoot.
I was photographing a model I've worked with a lot, in other studios and at my home and hers: Mark was a great help. For a relatively-inexperineced tog, I am sure he'd do even more, and the result would be good shots from the off.
Definitely one of the best studios I've ever worked in. Thanks Mark!
I'm going to be back (did I mention the tin of chocolate biscuits?)Shot last month
Had another shoot at the Far Forrest Studio with one of there amazing studio models Danni, the studio was ready when I turned up the coffee was on tap, (just need more dark chocolate biscuits)
Mark was on hand to help along with the amazing talent of Lyn helping with wardrobe and make up
markShot 2 months ago
Used Far Forest studio on the 29th, wow this place is amazing the resident photographer and owner is great very accommodating nothing is to much trouble
highly recommend this studioShot 2 months ago
I visited FFS for the first time (but not the last) yesterday for a shoot with Lottii Rose.
It's a super, well equipped studio and having the privately owned outdoors to shoot in too. I was kindly shown around all this at the end of my shoot with Lottii by Lynne (joint owner)... A fantastic place to shoot in, when warm (I'm a hot weather person, lol).
Highly recommended, a great place to shoot both for the model and the photographer, with help from the owner, Mark, if needed.Shot 2 months ago
Had a fantastic 2nd shoot at the Far Forest Studio this morning with the lovely Lottii Rose.
As with my first visit I was made to feel right at home. Mark is a great host, makes a decent cuppa and is always on hand to help around the studio.
Today was a real team effort as the 3 of us worked together on a number of different ideas which required different lighting set-ups. We also got to try out the smoke machine and got some amazing shots.
The studio is well equipped with lots of different lights and various sized soft boxes etc. It will really come into its own when the summer comes and we can make use of the fantastic outdoor areas.
Thanks Mark for all your help today, you're not too bad for a wo1ve5 fanShot 2 months ago
I shot at Far Forest studio yesterday and was impressed with their hospitality.
They have a wide range of lighting modifiers and backgrounds, and there is plenty of space, and a lot of lighting to work with. It's is situated within a very nice area too, so their is the potential for very interesting outdoor shots.
I highly reccommend shooting at Far Forest studio.
Shot 2 months ago
I now shoot quite reguarly at Far Forest Studio and love it! Mark is fab and is so friendly, always on hand for help and has such an emmense collection of stuff from props, shoes, clothes, everything! Lyn is also on hand for hair help. She curled my hair beautifully the other day
I will carry on shooting here, cant wait for the summer to start using all the space outdoors!
Lottii xShot 2 months ago
Had my first shoot at the excellent Far Forest Studio today. I was really impressed. We had a very warm welcome from Mark, the owner of the studio. Prior to the shoot Mark had sent through detailed directions that made finding the studio really easy.
It's in a fantastic location surrounded by woodland and with an orchestra of birds.
As soon as we arrived, Mark invited us in, made us tea & coffee and made us really welcome.
The studio is a fantastic space with several backdrops and lots of lighting options. Everything you could need for a great shoot. When the weather picks up the outside area will be fantastic with lovely wooded area offering something different in addition to the studio.
I'll definitely be returning for more shoots soon as this is now high on my list of favourite locations.
Thank you Mark and I'll see you soonShot 3 months ago
Far Forest studio is just round the corner and I plan on using it reguarly. I went up the other week to have a look round, Mark was so lovely explaining everything to me and showing me around.
We managed to book a good few hours shooting with 2 different photographers, we all had a ball and it went very well. Mark has everything in the studio models or photgraphers need. Tea and Coffee, a helpful hand from Mark and most importantly a warm welcome.
I cant recommend the place enough, I cant wait for the weather to warm up so I can get outside!!
See you soon Mark!
L xShot 4 months ago
Had a great shoot with Mark today. The studio is absolutely beautiful, lots of different backdrops, and lighting options, as well as a variety of props. Nice and warm too, with plenty of hot drinks.
The outside looks beautiful too, full of wildlife, and by the sounds of it, more features to come.
Mark made me feel very relaxed and was happy to try my ideas as well as give me some guidance on poses.
Really hope I can work with him again. Highly recommend him.Shot 4 months ago
Wow what a experience at Far Forest Studio the studio that keeps giving.
I had a taster shoot at the studio which boasts both outdoor and indoor shooting area as well as changing room and a fab place for the MUA to work. The tea was free flowing as was the help of the owner Mark.
We shot out doors around the lake then by a fallen tree outside getting some great images and then as the weather turned which would end most shoots we where able to go inside and use the indoor space.
The indoor studio is very well equipped both with lights and backdrops and plenty of space.
Cant wait to use the studio again
Well done Mark spot on StudioShot 6 months ago