by Britt Chester

Anthony Thomas Photography

Making memories | @awfullybrittish

Taurus Studios opened its doors in High Point in August of 2014, but prior to that, photographer Anthony D. Thomas was snapping photos as a professional. Alongside his wife, Pamela Thomas, Anthony opened Taurus Studios to meet the needs of photographers and models that don’t have access to the amenities of a studio, but still want to create lasting images.

“Taurus Studios is a photography and multimedia cooperative where photography professionals and enthusiasts alike come together to work and learn, to discover and experience, and to create,” Thomas wrote in a press release.

The studio is unique to the area “” think of it somewhat as a music studio, but for photography “” in that you are able to rent the time of the professional (Anthony D. Thomas), the equipment in the studio, and the space and backdrops needed to create professional images.

Anthony D. Thomas has more than twenty years under his belt as a photographer. Prior to focusing full time on capturing moments, he was enlisted in the United States Navy. “My doors are always open to veterans,” he said, “and they always will be.”

Once he finished in the U.S. Navy, Thomas went on to own APAT Group, an information technologies company that specialized in custom computer programming and personal computer retail. But he has always maintained an interest and a connection to the entertainment industry.

When asked about some of his more memorable shoots over the years, Thomas was quick to say that there are way too many, and it’s nearly impossible to answer. Looking through his website portfolio, it’s easy to see why.

Stunning portraits of children, men, women and even animals open up the page, but once you delve into the galleries, you are able to get a glimpse into the mind of the photographer.

The “Art” section of the website is dedicated to images that are full of vibrant colors, subjects adorned in corsets, couture, and even some body painting.

One of the important things that is often lost on a generation that has such easy access to photography (smartphones, we blame you) is importance of lighting and what it can do to subjects in photos. This is where Thomas thrives. Using multiple light sources to spotlight the subject, Thomas captures emotion and energy that, unless otherwise stated, could be lost on the viewer. Because of this, his subjects pop out of the picture and leave lasting impressions.

Some perks of working with Taurus Studios is that for a reasonable price you are also getting decades of experience to help you with lighting, staging and composition. For personal photos, the venue offers two separate studios, five customizable bays, dozens of backdrops, makeup stations and a lounge area. Taurus offers use of equipment “” cameras, lights, props, etc. “” at a reasonable price, as well.

For the holidays, Taurus Studios is also offering a discounted rate for family photos and portraits. What could cost you upwards of $150 for time and post production, Taurus Studios is lowering its rates to a $49.99 package that includes a 30-minute session, 10-15 high-resolution images, an online gallery, and one printed 8×10 photo. !


Taurus Studios is located at 7200 E. Fork Rd, High Point, North Carolina 27265. Visit the website,, to schedule an appointment, or email to book a session. You can also call Taurus Studios at (336)688-8906 to schedule.