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Upscale & Fully Equipped Photo Studio
  • $79/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Berkeley, CA
ALL LIGHTING GEAR INCLUDED FOR USE DURING YOUR STUDIO RENTAL AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. :) This highly versatile compact 410 sq. ft photo studio space just minutes away from downtown San Francisco, located in an upscale area of Berkeley in a historic renovated building. Just a five minute Uber/Lyft ride from Ashby BART, or 15-20 minute drive from downtown San Francisco. Ample free street parking in this safe upscale area. All lighting gear is included for use with each photo studio rental. Studio features a variety of strobes, light modifiers, backgrounds, amenities, etc. Perfect for shooting headshots, portraiture, beauty, glamour, fashion, product photography, full-length, you name it. (For full-length shots a 24-70mm lens is recommended since the space is compact.) Just bring your camera, model/client and shoot. :) RATE INFO: • Weekday 9am-6pm Monday - Friday: $65/hr • Weekend & After-hours Rates: $79/hr MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ATTENDEES: • 5 people maximum Studio Dimensions: Approx. 20 ft x 20 ft with 9ft Ceilings (410 sq. feet) • Setup, Instruction, and/or professional photographer guidance is available for $100/hr Lighting and gear INCLUDED for use with this rental are: • (1x) AlienBees B1600 Flash Unit • (3x) AlienBees B800 Flash Unit • (1x) Savage Pro LED Ringlight Plus Light Modifiers INCLUDED for use with this rental are: • (1x) 47 in. Octagon Softbox • (4x) 36 in. x 10 Strip Softboxes • (2x) 32 in. x 40 Large Softbox • (1x) 86 in. Parabolic Umbrella Soft Silver Interior (Huge!) • (1x) 22 in. Beauty Dish • (2x) 33 in. Soft White Diffuser Umbrella • (4x) 36 in. x 10 Strip Softboxes • (3x) Large V-Flats • (1x) 2-3/4 in. Snoot with Color Gels & Honeycomb Grid • (1x) 33 in. Gold Reflective Umbrella • (6x) 7 in. Standard Reflectors • (4x) 9 in. Barn Door & Honeycomb Grids Set • Adjustable “Tri-Flector” system with stand • Assorted Colored Gel Sets Additional Studio Items INCLUDED for use with this rental are: • (4x) PocketWizard PlusX • (2x) 10 ft. Mathews C-Stands w/boom arms • (1x) Manfrotto Tripod with Ball Head • (3x) 7ft. Portable Light Stands • (1x) 10ft. Adjustable Portable Backdrop Stand • (1x) Adjustable Laptop Stand • (1x) Mahogany Stained Full Apple Box Set • (1x) Mannequin Torso • (8x) Industrial Sand Bags • (1x) Step Ladder • (4x) Studio stools • Many Extension Cords Studio amenities INCLUDED for use with this rental are: • FREE High Speed WIFI • Optional Wired Internet • Ample FREE street parking • Mini fridge & Snack Area • Heater with in-studio Thermostat • Workstation Area • Two adjustable chairs • Private Unisex Bathroom • Beautiful Natural Light Available • Dual Industrial-Sized Sinks • Small Makeup Area • Bose Mini-Link II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker • Clothing Rack with Hangars • Hand-Held Clothing Steamer • Full set of Apple Boxes • Various Flags, Reflectors, and Bounce Cards • Smartphone Charging Area • Plexiglass and Platform Surfaces • Balcony Area • Lint Roller, Clips/Clamps & More • Hair Care Items • Numerous Power Outlets • Cafe Downstairs (Yum!) Over 25 Seamless paper backgrounds INCLUDED for use with this rental.
Boutique Food + Product Photo Studio + Props
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Berkeley, CA
Our studio is a food and product based photo studio located in South West Berkeley. It features a full gourmet kitchen with new appliances, ample food prep/work space, a 600 sq. ft dedicated shooting room, natural east light, surface and prop rentals, client table that seats 8 and high speed Wi-Fi. A converted double storefront allows for easy load in and out with ample free parking. Located close to BART, I-80, DTC, Berkeley Bowl West and Emeryville. All Access: props and surfaces included Props: full and extensive collection ceramics, wood, glass, linens and cookware. Surfaces: library of over 150 surfaces Grip included with studio: Manfrotto tripod with over head tripod arm Rock and roller photo cart 3 C stands, 3 sand bags 4 full apples, 2 half, 2 quarter Assortment of cardellini and super clamps 2 v flats Pull down, black out blinds on shooting side of studio. Kitchen: Fully outfitted with prop and cooking utensils. 2 refrigerators, one with freezer Cuisine art Vitamix Microwave Electric Kettle Tea and Nespresso service 4 burner gas stove Dishwasher The fine print: Arrangements can be made that include access on the day before the shoot for load in for an addition feed of $75 for grocery drop off. $250 for pre-light and prop set ups over 3 hours. Client agrees to leave premises and contents of the studio in the same condition they were upon arrival and is responsible for any damages to property, props and/or surfaces.
Downtown Berkeley Performance Space with Skylights
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Berkeley, CA
This is a large room with brick walls, skylights, multiple seating options, including comfy couches, and a professional stage in the corner. The room is set slightly below street level, accessible via a short staircase (or an ADA-compliant chair lift), and is 1090 square feet. The corner stage is an 160 square feet, and the entry platform just inside the front door is 50 square feet.
Modern Craftsman Home
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Berkeley, CA
Our property is a modern craftsman home that is perfect for any commercial product. It's a 2 story, three bedroom home that includes a formal living room and dining space, breakfast nook & small office. The backyard is a wide open space with a large deck and built in grill. Also included is a swing set and play area for kids and vegetable garden.

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What is the price range for Photo Shoot locations in Berkeley, CA?

The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $79 to $250

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About Berkeley

Berkeley, a popular California city located in the San Francisco Bay area, offers a wonderful standard of living. Considered to be the 3rd best city in which to live in the United States, Berkeley is one urban center with a lot to commend it. With its ease of commuting time, low crime rate, and incredible weather, Berkeley is the ideal residence whether you are a student, a young professional, or a retiree.

Rated the Healthiest City in the United States and topping the charts on the list of the Healthiest Places to Live in America, Berkeley is a haven for those with a true love of the great outdoors. With many public parks and outdoor recreational activities to enjoy, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to fun things to do outside in Berkeley.

Among the most popular outdoor attractions here are the Tilden Regional Park, the Berkeley Marina, and the Cesar Chavez Park. Many well-known individuals have called Berkeley home throughout the years including Steve Wozniak, Ben Affleck, Michael Chabon, and Herbie Herbert.

Berkeley is one city that has everything you could possibly need for a productive photo session. Whether you were looking for a beautiful park setting, a spot by the marina with an ocean view, or something entirely different, you’re sure to find the ideal Berkeley photo shoot venue.

Photo Shoot Options in Berkeley

Berkeley offers many places that provide the perfect backdrop for photo ops. Once you’ve found the spot that seems ideal for your Berkeley photo shoot venue, it’s time to call in the local professionals to help get everything placed for your first session.

  • Coffee Service
    Having coffee on-site at your Berkeley photo shoot venue is a special perk that elevates the photo session experience for your clients. A city with a hipster vibe, there is no shortage of great mobile coffee caterers in Berkeley who can provide you steaming hot joe in disposable coffee urns, a full-service espresso bar, and everything in between.

  • Décor
    The set decorations at your Berkeley photo shoot venue make a big difference when it comes to the final product. Ensure you have an ample supply of furniture pieces, costumes, and unique props to capture some images that are fun and memorable for your clients to enjoy for a lifetime. The right Berkeley designers, furniture rental companies, and prop stores can ensure you have everything your heart desires for a great photo shoot.

  • Hair and Makeup
    Providing on-site hair and makeup services is an add-on feature many photographers offer to help their clients look and feel their best for their photo shoot. Berkeley is home to many of the top professional hairstylists and makeup artists with experience helping clients get camera-ready for film and photo sessions.

Photo Shoot Companies in Berkeley

You’ve found the perfect photo shoot venue; now it’s time to put all of the pieces in place for a successful session with your valued clients. Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work yet to do? Not to worry. Berkeley’s top professionals are ready and willing to lend a helping hand.

  • Abhilasha Singh
    One of the most highly sought-after makeup artists in Berkeley, Abhilasha Singh is experienced in many styles of makeup application including makeup for film and photos and even Bollywood style trends. Willing to provide on-site hair and makeup services to both photo and film shoots, Abhilasha Singh has successfully worked with many celebrities helping them to look nothing less than their best on film.

  • V&A Café
    V&A Café has been proudly providing its top-tier coffee and catering services to North Berkeley businesses and events since 1993. A chain of several different cafes, V&A Café is the newest installation which offers a wide selection of outdoor seating with incredible views of nearby San Fran. All meals and snacks prepared here are crafted from fresh ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. Offering mobile coffee catering services, V&A Café can keep the java flowing all day long at your photo shoot venue in Berkeley.

  • a.r.c. Art Rentals of California
    For unique art pieces to add charm, glamor, and even a touch of history to your Berkeley photo shoots, you can’t go wrong by hiring a.r.c Art Rentals of California. a.r.c. focuses on artworks that are suitable for use in photos, film, TV shows, and commercials. For your convenience, you can peruse their collections online and place your order for delivery right to your door.

Pros and Cons of Photo Shoots in Berkeley

Berkeley is a beautiful city with a laidback vibe that lends it an enchanting air. Still, there are benefits and drawbacks to holding a photo shoot here that should be carefully considered before committing to a venue in Berkeley.


  • Pleasant weather year-round
    With blue skies, warm temperatures, and little rain year-round, Berkeley is one city that has the ideal climate that makes you feel like you’re living in a place where it is endless summer.

  • Exciting cultural scene
    From museums to musicians, outdoor adventures, and even incredible cuisine, Berkeley is one city that offers it all.

  • Nearness to San Francisco
    Berkeley offers the feel of small-town residential living yet is close enough to San Francisco that you don’t have to miss out on the best things the big city has to offer.


  • High cost of living
    Sadly, choosing to make Berkely the home of your photo shoot venue could cost you more than you expect. The high taxes and just high prices overall may give you sticker shock.

  • Moderate crime rate
    Though Berkeley by day is a very safe place to be, the nighttime brings out the more nefarious activity. You’ll need to make note of spots where crime most often occurs and carefully avoid them after dark.

  • Noisy neighborhoods
    Because of the large concentration of students in Berkeley, many neighborhoods close to the more popular and well-known universities can be quite noisy at times, particularly during the evening hours.

Famous Locations in Berkeley

  • University of California Botanical Garden
    First opened to the public in 1890, the University of Botanical Garden houses more than 10,000 plants representing every continent on the globe. The garden spans 34 acres in total space and is located in Strawberry Canyon on the Berkely campus. You will get stellar views of San Francisco Bay from there as well.

  • Berkeley Marina
    The Berkeley Marina is a large recreational area that encompasses over 100 acres of natural space and waterfront property. Most of the park region is designated space for Cesar Chavez Park from whose grounds you can glimpse incredible views of the nearby San Francisco Bay bridges, Angel Island, and Alcatraz.

  • Tilden Park
    Tilden Park is a stunning outdoor wonderland offering everything from 40 miles of walking trails, an 18-hole golf course, gardens, and even the perfect place to take a swim: Lake Anza. There are snack vendors on-site and also several picnic areas that can be reserved for private parties to enjoy.