Private Lesson with Mike Caplan

Private Lesson with Mike Caplan


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Did you just get a shiny new camera and now can't figure out what all those dials and menu screens really do?

Maybe you've had a nice camera but wonder why your pictures aren't as good as you expected. Perhaps you think a smartphone camera is only for selfies.  That's where Caplan Studios comes in. We offer private instruction geared toward your needs and schedule.  We will cover topics ranging from basic camera operation, to the fundamentals of proper exposure to crafting pleasing compositions for your photos.  Whether you want to take photos of flowers or your family, Caplan Studios will quickly make you a better image maker. Cost is $75/hour for a minimum of two hours per session. Schedule your private lesson today!

Backdrop Rentals

Backdrop Rentals

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All our backdrops are rented for a minimum of 7 days. 

  • 6x8 and 8x8 backdrop rentals are $59.95, plus shipping
  • 8x8 and 10x10 backdrop rentals are for $79.95, plus shipping 

Please fill out this form to request a backdrop rental and to check availability. 


Terms and Conditions:

You are liable for any loss or damage to our products at the cost of $600 each background. 

Rental Payment: A non-refundable deposit of $25/ item per week is required along with a signed contract to reserve the backdrop. The remaining balance is due 10 days prior to the date of shipment in order to preserve your reservation. Caplan Studios reserves the right to refuse services/products if the payment arrangements have not been met. We accept payments by check or credit card. Please send all checks to: Caplan Studios: 5250 Grand Ave, #14-399, Gurnee, IL. 60031. There is a $25 fee for any returned checks. In the event of a previous returned check by client, Caplan Studios reserves the right to refuse payment of checks in the future. 

Shipping your order: Caplan Studios will ship all items from Gurnee, IL via UPS or FedEx. If you have an existing account with either carrier, we can ship using your account number, with the carrier of your choice. You are responsible for returning the order back to us by your contract return date, using the return label included.

Late Returns: If for any reason the product(s) are not received by the return date, you agree to pay a late fee equal to $40/day per item. 

Cancellation: You may cancel your order up to three days prior to shipping. In the event that you need to cancel your order, you acknowledge that the deposit is non-refundable. 

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change at any time without client notification. This agreement is specifically for the product(s) listed     above.  Any addendums made to this agreement must be agreed upon by all parties involved in writing.

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