Priscilla Banuelos de Fresno created The Collective Photo Studio to give the community a space to develop their creativity. Photos courtesy of Banuelos

Priscilla Banuelos, weekend wedding photographer, embarks on another entrepreneurial adventure with her new photography studio in Fresno.

The collective photo studio is a place to empower creativity, she said.

It took five months to get it off the ground. It all started with finding the perfect space – high ceilings and good natural light. The studio is nestled in a business park near Blackstone and Bullard Ave. at 90 E. Escalon Ave., Ste. 122.

Studios feature various configurations that can be adjusted by clients.

Banuelos rented and remodeled the office space, adding new coats of paint, new flooring, and decor. She says it’s a place the community uses for business or pleasure.

Banuelos created several studio spaces with varying lighting and props. The collective photo studio is for businesses, marketing agencies and creatives to come and take photos of their team members, campaigns and products. While three rooms are now available, she hopes to have the last room, a bedroom, completely renovated by the fall. She also dreams of running a podcast studio out of the office.

One of the studios is equipped for product photography.

“I want people to come and be creative,” Banuelos said.

The facility includes a green room for professional portraits and editorial work, a product room for capturing product shots, and a natural light warehouse with available props. The Collective Photo Studio offers an annual subscription of $100 per year, but customers can also pay by the hour to use the rooms. Charges are for in-house equipment, including flashes, accessories, and studio gear.

Customers can also change configurations, a feature not commonly found in other studios she’s used in the past.

She says that’s what sets Collective apart.

“You don’t have to be a photographer to book this space,” Banuelos said. “It’s just a space for anyone.”

Potential customers can book on this link


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