A Guided Tour in Yuri Arcurs' Photo Studio

Posted Monday, 18 May 2009 by Sverre Sjøthun in Photography, Interviews
A guided tour in Yuri Arcurs' studio at Aarhus in Denmark - see how he works and organizes his sets and get a unique look behind the scenes at one of the most successful and productive stock photography studios in the world!

Have you ever wondered just how some of the bestselling stock images that you see around you every day are created?

Put on some comfortable walking shoes and join Yuri on a guided tour around the different areas of his studio, including the workshop, the prop store and the makeup area. And the living room studio setup. And the kitchen setup. And the spa setup. And the science lab setup.

Did we mention that this place is pretty big?

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Great guide & Great Tour!
By jash on Monday, 18 May 2009 3:06 PM
A great article... very informative... I never thought it's so easy to take such high quality realistic pictures unless and until you are organized like this...
Yeah you may also think but the studio is so messy?
Great Look behind the Scenes!
By Thomas Seegers on Monday, 18 May 2009 5:57 PM
The video has a lot of informations of professional Stockphoto producing.
Very nice!

Thomas from the German Stockphoto Forum www.foto-talk.de
Fantastic stuff!
By Peter on Monday, 18 May 2009 8:03 PM
Thanks Yuri and Crestock for giving us this awesome tour!
By lephotography on Monday, 18 May 2009 8:54 PM
Makes my studio look so empty. :/ LOL I think I need to go buy some stuff now. LOL J/K
By rvs on Monday, 18 May 2009 9:23 PM
By paul prescott on Monday, 18 May 2009 9:44 PM
wow, with every video we get to discover a little more, and how big the studio is.
I always wonder about the ceiling? Is it lit, or is it just plastic roofing that lets the natural light through.
I am impressed that Yuri was able to build such a business on microstock. I am sure that he also works with major clients in Denmark, if not else where in the world.
Great Yuri you are showing the world how great you are, and how you can be successful.
Holy Cow!
By travismanley on Monday, 18 May 2009 10:26 PM
How many square feet is that studio? Makes me really want to finish converting my garage to a studio.
By yatsuraoleg on Tuesday, 19 May 2009 6:28 AM
such a big and wonderful studio
By sp_photo on Tuesday, 19 May 2009 8:41 AM
Dear Yuri.
Am very impressed by the whole thing i just saw. Keep up the good work. As for myself, working in the small market of Cyprus, all this seems an unthouchable dream.

ps. pls adjust the sound of your videos.the background music is in the same volume with your voice and its hard to hear what you are saing.
To Paul.
By Yuri_Arcurs on Tuesday, 19 May 2009 9:13 AM
Yes. Glass and Plastic. A combination. It is a daylight studio. :)
To Lephotography.
By Yuri_Arcurs on Tuesday, 19 May 2009 9:15 AM
Cool. Yes you need a lot of props in your studio to make stock. Go buy some stuff. :)
Impressive studio
By sysadm on Tuesday, 19 May 2009 9:23 AM
Thank you for the tour Yuri - very informative! Looking forward to the next episode. You really achieved a lot since I meet you at Lone & Martins wedding a couple of years ago. Very very impressive :-)
By Yuri_Arcurs on Tuesday, 19 May 2009 4:54 PM
sysadm: Holy crap! Who are you? I must know you! :)
By sysadm on Tuesday, 19 May 2009 8:48 PM
Yuri: Don't think you remember me. I drooled about your optics at a wedding - Canon 24-70 F/2.8 L USM lens, but now I can see you now also use Hasselblad :-) You must have the biggest penthouse downtown 8000, if your studio is there. Rent must not be cheep :-) Keep up the good work - and thank you for the activity at your website - it's really a visit worth!
Reminds me of an Ikea showroom!
By Maria on Tuesday, 19 May 2009 9:19 PM
Thanks for the tour. Interesting stuff!

I especially liked the way you showed photos taken in each area as you described it.
Nice Studio
By Dave on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 2:42 PM
Well done Yuri,

What an incredible studio to produce stock images! Very inspiring to a relatively new microstock photographer!

By on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 11:54 PM
Да, всё очень круто! Размах огромный!
By Cruzader on Thursday, 21 May 2009 7:40 AM
Great video
By Little_Desire on Friday, 22 May 2009 9:29 AM
I think it's time to make a full-time documental video of how you've started till where are you now! I think it'll be very interesting for all of us ;)
Keep going!
By Viktoryia on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 10:30 PM
Very educating! Found some interesting stuff for myself!
nice house
By cretest5 on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 9:21 AM
Nice place
By ynnorj on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 10:41 AM
Are you the number 1 because it's the best place, or is it the best place because you're number 1? hmmm =)

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