There’s no reason to leave Lansing just because you want to stage a photo shoot on a tropical beach or a foreign country.
s newest photography studio, Chamberlin Photography
, allows locals to have their photo taken in virtually any setting with green screen technology.
“The green screen is a fun technique I developed about five years ago,” says owner Mark Chamberlin. “It’s just a really fun place to go. You can be anywhere you want to be. Hollywood has been doing this for years. Now the photo world said, ‘hey we can do that too.’”
Chamberlin and wife moved to Old Town’s On the Grand condos more than a year ago from Portland, Oregon. When he decided it was the right time to open a local studio, he found the spot he was looking for right in his own neighborhood, across Grand River from The Temple Club.
“It’s an awesome location,” he says. “It’s a funky and cool inside. The landlords have done a great job with renovations.”
Having photos taken isn’t the only service available at Chamberlin Photography’s 625 square foot space. Chamberlin also teaches photography classes to amateur photographers.
“In today’s world, everybody wants to shoot their own photography,” Chamberlin says. “People are doing that instead of going to studios. Since I’m good at teaching, I thought, why fight the trend? Now I help people take better photos.”