Community News 


Lockdown is ending and we’ll be reopening from Friday 5th November!  🥳


We have plinths for hire! Click here to see a pricelist. 


Another day, another set of Stage 4 coronavirus restrictions. We’ll be closed for a few days, but look forward to seeing everyone as of Thursday 18th February 🤞🏼


Big congrats to Lachie Stonehouse, for taking out the GSS Excellence in Staged Photogaphy at this year’s CCP Salon. We love his piece, titled ‘Madonna and Child Resting with a Gingham Napkin’ 2020. 


GSS Recommends: Magic Hour, Conversations on Photography. A monthly podcast with a gentle focus on queer image-makers. 


Our friends at Centre for Contemporary Photography are calling for entries to the 2020 ILFORD CCP Salon — supported by Milieu, Australia’s largest open-entry photomedia exhibition. 

Enter before December 11th for a chance to win one of 33 prizes, including the GSS Excellence in Staged Photography - 2 x Whole Day Big Studio hire, valued at $660. 

Click here for more info!


Shot at GSS by Jess Brohier. Visit Schon! to see the full editorial.


We are now accepting booking for November and December. It’s great to be back!


Did you notice our fancy new digs? The brilliant minds at Both did a spectacular job redesigning our website. Show these legends some love at ✌️️  


On set with Laura Du Vé.


We’re proud as punch to be sponsoring the Melbourne Polytechnic Diploma of Photography and Photoimaging graduate exhibition again this year. With restrictions permitting, it’s going to be held at the Inner Space Gallery in December (date TBC). 


Lucy Tolan ceramics, shot at GSS by Shelley Horan 📸


GSS is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 stage 4 restrictions 😷


Do you have equipment I can use? 

Sorry, no. If you need specific equipment for a shoot, we suggest you contact Specular, Sun Studios or Offshoot Rentals.

Does everyone need to be double vaccindated to enter the studio?

Yes, in line with vic health guidelines, we are able to welcome all fully vaccinated clients, contractors and guests. 

We are filming and need to record sound. Is the studio suitable?

GSS is a great warehouse space for filming, but the building has not been sound proofed. Noises from outside can be heard inside the building so we don’t recommend the studio if you need to record sound. The whole studio is required for video.

Can we black out the studio?

Yes, we have black out curtains. If you want control over the black out curtains, you’ll need to hire the whole studio.

I don’t have any insurance, can I still hire the studio?

You’ll need proof of public liability insurance to hire the space. We want everyone to have the peace of mind that they are covered if an accident occurred. We are responsible folk and encourage you to be too.

I’m a student, can I get a discount?

Our prices are already reasonable, we can’t lower them further. However we do have a sponsorship program available with some institutions. Please chat with us about getting your school on board.

I only need the studio from 10am–3pm. Can I book a half day?

You’ll need to book the whole day.  Half day shoots are from 8am–1pm or 1pm–6pm and only available during the week.

Which studio space should I hire?

We get asked this question a lot so made this little guide to assist:
Small Studio: suitable for intimate portrait/fashion shoots, small product and still life. Please consider the possibility of another shoot unfolding in the adjacent studio, and whether or not this will impact your own shoot. If you have more than 3 people in your crew, we ask that you book the Big Studio.
Big Studio : suitable for fashion shoots, product photography, full length portraits, styled shoots. Please consider the possibility of another shoot unfolding in the adjacent studio, and whether or not this will impact your own shoot. If you have more than 8 people in your crew, we ask that you book the Whole Studio.
Whole Studio: suitable for video shoots, film clips, larger scale productions, projects involving set design, closed set shoots. This is the perfect option if you’re after exclusive use of the entire studio, maximum space and freedom. The Whole Studio can accomodate crews of up to 20 people only.

We’ve got a set to build. Can we come and bump in the day before?

Absolutely. Additional hourly rates apply, or you may consider another half day booking.