Spitfire Studio Swindon (Henry Wills Photography) is a portrait/fashion/commercial photography business. The studio is available for hire, but we also take on commercial and personal photo shoot assignments, teaching and workshops.
Portrait and commercial photography by www.henry-wills-photography.co.uk working from Spitfire Studio.
I've done a few workshops at Spitfire. The relaxed pace and knowledgeable instructors made it a fun experience. Looking to do more.
A very well equipped studio with a good selection of backdrops, lights and modifiers. A nice selection of furniture and props makes for a well equipped studio. You can even book it to go in and practice your lighting setups as the studio has a resident manequin you can shoot. Tea and coffee available, a music system you can plug your mp3 player into and a friendly owner. Easy to book with help and advice available if you want it or you can even book on a training workshop. A newly painted feature wall in the second room is a nice addition. I would recommend the studio More...
Good equipment and an easy to use studio. I have hired the studio on quite a few occasions and have been satisfied each time.
Great evening with lovely people. Great atmosphere and studio. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get excellent pictures in a relaxed environment.
I recently was able to visit Spitfire Studios on their open evening,
The team were extremely welcoming and helpful. Can't wait to go along and also take our local club along for some much needed studio practice.
See you again soon guys
Friendly place that welcomes the experienced and amateur alike. The workshops and open evenings are fun, informative and very well organised.
Studio photography is normally out of the reach of the keen amateur, Henry and Spitfire has changed that. More...
I've used the studio for photography and also been a model, I love all the facilities you get to uses from props to camera equipment.
Would definitely recommend this studio to anyone, also the owner is insane at photography himself. More...
Great studio! Used on many occasions and found it very clean and looked after. Main studio has a lot of gear, props and furniture; and there is a second room with bedroom set up and wardrobes full of clothing and shoes. More...
Used the studio several times, for both workshops and various studio shoots over a long period of time. Always been well maintained, well equipped, and had offer of assistance if required. Can not fault the studio or owner at all. would highly recommend to others. More...
I used the studio for the first time today, for a rock band photoshoot. The studio is perfectly sized and well equipped, and Henry was really helpful in suggesting lighting setups that worked with the band portraits I was hoping to achieve. I'm very pleased with the resulting images and will definitely be using the studio again. More...
I have used the studio several times over the last few months - the space is fantastic, there is every kind of light and modifier you could imagine and Henry the owner is about the most helpful bloke you could hope to meet.
Sarika Mae Butler
I've shot at spitfire lots, the facilities are great with loads of props and backgrounds. All of the photographers I see there on a regular basis produce some wonderful images.
There are 2 niggles, the hight of the ceiling is too low for jumping and the temperature is always too cold! More...
This is a very well equipped studio or rather two studios since there is the main studio and a boudoir studio. A good choice of backgrounds, props and clothing. Henry the owner is very welcoming and will happily give you assistance if you need it, or leave you alone if you don't. The only possible negative side is that it is not the highest of studios but that is easily worked with. More...
Just had another great shoot at Spitfire studio, this was and event with Henry as a tutor and it was a fun evening. All the photographers attending were experienced in a studio and we all learnt something of value.
I can highly recommend Spitfire Studio and Henry as a tutor, this was a well run event where we were all made to feel relaxed and the hands on approach to lighting was very productive. More...
I have regularly hired out the studio for personal use and the odd family photography.
As a student photographer with not much experience I was given help/advise and shown the correct way to work in the studio!
Friendly and lovely staff, who are willing to help and support others.
And all at a great price, to top it all off there is a large amount of products for a model to use and lovely clean facilities and separate changing area which some studios iv been to don't have. More...
Henry's an easygoing and helpful man - making a visit to Spitfire a relaxed and productive way of spending time with a camera.
The studio is (fairly) compact, but every inch of space is used well, making it really easy to use well, and get pictures that are full-length and with movement, as well as head shots. Well-equipped, too, offering a variety of backgrounds and equipment, so it would take a while to exhaust the possibilities!
The only reason I don't visit regularly is that it's outside my normal area - but I'll have no hesitation in returning! More...
Spitfire studio hosted the D.A. Photoclub this evening and we were give a very warm welcome. A great set up and the staff and models were on hand to help out all of our members when needed. A very relaxed atmosphere we were all made to feel at ease, will definitely recommend and will definitely be back. Many thanks. More...
We have used Spitfire Studios on many occasions and will continue to do so. Think we could be classed as one of the regulars as we now have a subscription in place which is very good value for money.
The studio is spacious and well equipped, everything you need and more. We like the booking online and can instantly see when studio is available.Access to the studio is very flexible and we like the any time any day concept which fits in with the needs of the models and photographers alike.
We do have a small studio in house but will continue to use Spitfire for those larger shoots.Sometimes you just need the space and can experiment more with various lighting set ups. More...
I have worked at Spitfire Studio numerous times over the years and have always been made to feel very welcome. As a model working in a safe environment is very important and the facilities are fantastic with two rooms for modelling and photography- with a main set and a bedroom and boudoir set for use and seperate toilet facilities only a few metres away from the studio.
The parking is also excellent which is a must for me on my travels and hassle free. recently, Henry the studio owner and his partner Aerlise were very kind to lend the studio free of charge for one of my charity photographic events recently where £500 was raised for the Moggery charity through my photography day. Without the studio and a place to hold this photography event, this would not have been possible so thankyou so much! :)
We had such a productive day and I would recommend the studio to many creatives to work from. Thankyou for lovely day for a great cause and I hope to work together again soon :) Helen x More...
I have used Spitfire studio many times, and it offers 2 good studio sets, plenty of props and equipment, and well stocked tea and coffee facilities. Henry has always been very welcoming, offers good advice, and is more than fair when a model has failed to turn up or cancelled at late notice. I have also attended several training courses and these have always been well run. There are also regular well attended social evenings for photographers and models to meet.
If I had one criticism it would be that the ceiling is a little low and can cause some editing, but that is a limitation of the building. More...
I have attended Spitfire Studio on numerous occasions over the past few months on a variety of workshops and have always been made to feel very welcome by both the owner Henry and his partner and model, Aerlise.
The facilities are great with two rooms for modelling and photography. A main studio with a variety of backdrops and a bedroom/boudoir set for use or for models to use as a changing room.
The studio is well equipped, both with kit and props. It is well looked after and maintained and a clean, friendly space to work in.
The studio has ample parking, wheelchair access, toilets just a few meters from the studio as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
I would recommend the studio to any photographer or model. I would also recommend the workshops. With a maximum of 4 people per workshop, tuition always feels like it's on a one to one basis with both Henry and Aerlise offering advice and tips for you to achieve the best shots from your camera.
I look forward to visiting the studio for more shoots in the near future. More...
Had a great shoot here with Marcus Bryan and Stephen Edwards, and was incredibly impressed with the place. It's very spacious, I could see there was a wide selection of backdrops, along with plenty of costume and props available, two separate rooms and tea and coffee facilities to boot! A very professional and versatile studio, and if I get the opportunity I will definitely shoot here again. More...
Had my first visit to Spitfire Studios last Thurs for the advanced lighting course they offer. An excellent studio with every piece of equipment needed and tons of props. The owner Henry, was extremely helpful and explains the setup and use of the studio's equipment and was more than happy answering any questions. AAA+++++ from me. More...
Amazing studio with great facility and super easy access. Ask about subscriptions to get a brilliant hourly rate.
Working with Henry was fun. We had a family photoshoot and the results were amazing. Would highly recommend Henry and Spitfire Studio,
Initial contact was a very productive open day which included some basic lighting set ups and models to shoot with.
Being a regular user f Spitfire, I find that the very well equipped studio to be in good order and well maintained. Henry, the owner, is only too willing offer advise and tuition where and if required.
The studio has a positive network and array of both photographers and models. Regular workshops and open evenings offers various opertunities to further your photography no matter what your experience level. More...
I have used this studio many times, and am a regular subscriber for my studio hours now. Great range of Bowens kit, props, backdrops and a ton of space, the boudoir room is excellent, and the facility is clean and modern, no expense spared on ensuring the comfort of users, nice relaxing leather sofas, tea and coffee facility, chilled water, access is great parking is brilliant, and location is amazing.. really can not fault this studio, its made me such a more confident and competent photographer, well worth visiting or booking .. you wont regret either. More...
Great facilities and very easily accessible. Laid back attitude. I have hired. The studio many times, at first with help from Henry but now using the studio on my own. That said Henry is always willing to t are a call to help. First class More...
Been to the studio a number of times, for personal use and workshops. On all occasions it has been well maintained, easy to use, and assistance has been available if needed. Can't fault the facilities or the owner at all More...
Spitfire Studio is a short drive from Swindon and just off the A419.I been attending the open evening held once a month on the second Wednesday of the month for about a year. In that time i have met lots of different models and photographers, its a great way to meet new people.I have also hired the studio and found there is lots of equipment as well as reference books, i have noticed the studio is now doing even classes to help beginner photographers improve there skills. Also more advanced classes.Take a look at there website to see more information on there prices and when the studio is free. I gave the studio a 4/5 because there still improving the facilities and cleanliness. More...
Sarika Mae Butler
I have shot at Spitfire Studio both as a model and as a photographer on many occasions and love it there. The number of props and backgrounds is great. The location off the M4 and A419 couldn't be better for getting to. The building is nice and warm with a great amount of space for both changing and shooting.
I thoroughly recommend this Studio. More...
I have attend the Spitfire Studos on several occassions. I have always found them to be helpful in setting up the lighting, assisting whenever required.The studio is well equiped with lighting, backdrops all as viewed on the Studio pages..There are studio events arranged by the Studio on a regular basis to practice your skills the on a met & greet basis which is suitable for all levels of ability and opportunities to pursue studio lighting More...