Introducing The Bureau – an exciting new office space for professional photographers, situated in the Woodstock Exchange.

The Bureau is an exciting new space for professional photographers in the Woodstock Exchange.

Situated in the centre of the creative revival in Woodstock and surrounded by studios, galleries, designer shops and restaurants, The Bureau is a place for photographers to get their office work done. Think of it as something along the lines of the old school press offices – after a shoot, you can pop into The Bureau to file your work, do some retouching, upload your images to FTP servers and most importantly, meet up and chat with other like-minded photographers.

So, how does it work and what’s on offer?

The Bureau offers tiered memberships with very reasonable pricing, ranging from R500 to R1500 per month. All tiers offer fast internet access. As in, fibre-optic fast internet – remember that Google South Africa is also based in the Woodstock Exchange. And for urgent uploads, a separate 100mb/s up line will be available. Additionally, all members will qualify for a discount buyers card – including printing discounts at Orms (details to be finalised).

Here’s a breakdown of the tiers:

Starting at R500 pm, The Enthusiast offers common shared desk space and access to the office and the edit suit after hours and on weekends. For R1000 pm, The Pro allows you to come and go as you please at any time of the day or night. And finally, at R1500 pm, The Magnum provides you with your own personal desk space – but hurry, as there are only three of the ten available Magnum memberships left.

Membership will also include access to workshops and events, as well as a planned photographic studio space in Woodstock. As an added bonus, there will be a live webcam in the office, so you can see how active it is before arriving.

Of course, this is just a brief summary. For more information, visit The Bureau’s website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

All of this sounds awesome, right? We think so. They are currently busy with the finishing touches at The Bureau, and the office will open its doors on the 1st of February. We’ll be visiting them once they are up and running and report back with some photos from the space. In the meantime, let us know what you think in the comments below!