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SuperHost
Cozy & Eclectic Home --Northwest side of Chicago
  • $138/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (14)
  • 14
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
We live in a cozy, brick Georgian in a quiet Chicago neighborhood bordering Oak Park. Our home is small but full of life, light and color. Our kitchen is bright and white and opens up to our dining room. Our family room has lots of windows and provides a nice view of our backyard and our living room has rich colors and an inviting fireplace. Three bedrooms are upstairs with a recently redone bathroom on that level. Basement is fully finished with a studio space and bathroom.
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Late 19th century urban Queen Anne/Victorian house with interesting interior architectural details, including high ceilings, crown molding, columns, 2 fireplaces, and curved elements. High-end updated kitchen and master suite. Beautiful ever-blooming back garden Spring-Fall.
SuperHost
Photo/Video Studio with Brick Wall
  • $35/hr
  • New
  • 4.7 (7)
  • 7
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This curated space is meant to make our guests feel welcomed and right at home. The studio is split into two sections, a small office-like space on the upper level and a spacious “shooting” area with two separate setups on the lower level. The office section has a vanity mirror/desk for makeup and a small table for photo editing. You will need to bring your own laptop. The office is separated by a small staircase leading to the main shooting floor. Our studio is set up for photography/videography. The studio’s north wall has a seamless paper backdrop setup hanging from the ceiling set up (seamless paper is included in rental). You are allowed to bring your own seamless paper to hang from our mobile tripod setup. Most of the walls in the studio are brick. We are proud of our humble little space, especially taking into consideration that we built the vanity mirror by hand over the course of a few days. We hope that this studio is just the first of many to come in the future!
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☀️Huge Timber Loft w Exposed Brick & Tons of Light
  • $60/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (8)
  • 8
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
IMPORTANT TO READ FULL DESCRIPTION BEFORE BOOKING! With tons of natural light all day long in SOUTH facing main windows, very high ceilings and a spacious open layout, filming here is ideal. I would describe my space as urban bohemian. It's trendy decor makes the space feel lived in and loved. The unique ceiling and exposed historical Chicago brick gives it a unique character. ✔ WIFI - RCN Fiber / high speed ✔ FREE & EASY STREET PARKING! ✔ 2-3 free parking spaces in the back of the building ONLY from 8pm to 8am - let me know before hand if you will need these spaces. (The main parking options on Giggster do not allow me to put parking notes.) ✔ HUGE 1300 sq ft loft. ✔ CLEAN & sanitized (even light switches) ✔ FULLY AIRED OUT between bookings. ✔ COZY & bright. ✔ FAMED, historic Chicago pink brick. ✔ PETS OK w/ prior approval. ✔ FULLY furnished ✔ HISTORY - This 1300 sq ft loft is located in a building built in 1890, and features Historical "Chicago Brick." ✔ LARGE SOUTH FACING windows and WEST facing kitchen windows offer TONS of natural light, but also gorgeous West Elm curtains can be pulled if you need less light ✔ HARDWOOD floors throughout, ceramic tile in bathrooms ✔ SIZE - The apartment is honestly huge. It feels so bright and spacious with it's tall ceilings and open layout for common areas ✔ CLEAN - I keep it VERY clean & sanitized for covid-19 and simply to maintain the charm of it all for shoots ✔ THIRD FLOOR - Please note there is not elevator access Don't hesitate to message if you have ANY questions at all!
SuperHost
Mid-Century Modern Creative Photography Studio
  • $90/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (14)
  • 14
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Urban Industrial Timber Loft Building, with Mid-Century Modern Designed Creative Space for Podcast Hosting, Meeting Sessions, Work-Shop, and Photoshoots
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Urban Decay Atrium
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (17)
  • 17
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Welcome to our space with its unique architecture in a classic sunlit atrium. There is a ton of great texture for your fashion or editorial photo/film shoots. The double staircase is solid but should be used with care. Ceiling height is 15 ft. There are other areas of the building with raw brick/paint and plaster textures that can be used but will need artificial lighting.
SuperHost
Chic Victorian Home in Lincoln Park
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
A Victorian home in the posh East Lincoln Park neighborhood. One of Chicago's premier locations -- walking distance to the park, the lake, the zoo, Wrigley Field, Boystown, shops and restaurants. Close to major public transportation (buses and the train are a short walk). The home is a 2 minute walk from both Clark St. and Halsted St., both main drags full of shopping and entertainment.
SuperHost
Dazzling Spa & Nail Salon in Chicago
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our Dazzling Spa and Nail salon is state-of-the-art piece of work, spread within 1100 square foot. It is built tastefully and same can be seen by a look at the overall space. This beautiful, well-lit space is perfect for Photoshoots and Productions. Please contact us directly for more information
SuperHost
Beautifully rehabbed historic home with style and charm.
  • $199/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Large 3-bedroom 3 bath home in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Chicago. The house is perfect for families, vacations, holidays, weddings, and reunions. You will love the loft like space with lots of areas to play games, enjoy a home cooked meal, or order in from some local restaurants. The Albert house has two large decks overlooking a native garden. The decks are perfect for outdoor dining, cocktails, or just reading a book. There is also a 4x20 cement grilling area ready for a grill-master. If you are a nature lover, you will love the backyard garden with native grasses and plants. that attract tons of pollinators and birds. Although the yard is not designed as a play-space for children, feel free to relax and count the butterflies. Andersonville is known for its Swedish roots, historic architecture, and bustling urban main street, Clark Street. When you arrive in Andersonville, you feel you have arrived someplace special. While our roots are Swedish, we are also recognized as the “shop local capital of Chicago,” supporting the largest network of local and independent businesses in the area. Home to one of Chicago’s largest LGBTQ+ populations, Andersonville is a community full of pride and a commitment to equality. Maximum stay is 24 hrs
SuperHost
Loft Spotlights & Neon space
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Space size 850sqf Wall size with spotlights: 16ft(w)*14(h) Wall size with led laps: 13ft(w)*14(h) You can set any color for any spotlight on the wall, also program them to blink. Available colors (Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Cold White, Warm White, Pink). Please pay attention: smoking, alcohol, fog machines is NOT ALLOWED! Fee $300 Direct sunlight after 1pm until sunset. Complete self-service! You will be provided with 1 access codes that will allow you to gain access to the studio. Also after booking you will get 2 video instructions - How to get in building and find studio space - How to use equipment Furniture that you see on photos will be in studio. Only 1 small Wall table in Studio. No Clothing Racks. No extra tables. Equipment: - 2 x light stands - 2 x ARRI 300W 🎤 I can't guarantee that you will record clear audio in this space. Studio Is not sound proof and is located near CTA subway green line. Usually It's pretty quiet in this studio, but you can hear train every 20 min. Sometimes you can hear my neighbors in the hallway.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price range for Photo Shoot locations in Chicago, IL?

The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $35 to $500

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Find Photo Shoot locations in Chicago, IL

About Chicago

On the shores of Lake Michigan in the northeast sector of Illinois, you’ll find one of our country’s largest and most active cities: Chicago. Deemed The Windy City, Chicago is subject to some very harsh winters and opposingly hot summers, but that doesn’t stop it from being a fascinating cultural and business hub in the midwest. It is also home to a litany of museums and scores of major universities like the University of Chicago, Loyola, and Northwestern.

Famous for its amazing food, groundbreaking music and art scenes, and major universities, this city breeds inspiration without even trying. That is why booking a Chicago photo shoot location is going to be one of the best decisions you’ve made all week.

With its towering architecture, busy streets, and beautiful scenery, Chicago has no shortage of venues and backdrops that would be perfect for your needs. So, whether you’re looking for something sleek and business, or fun and free, you’ll find that and more in Chicago.

Photo Shoot Options in Chicago

When it comes to setting up a photo shoot location in Chicago, you are going to need a few things to get started. Doing your first photo shoot can be daunting, but here are a few of the essentials to help set you up for success:

  • Camera
    Obviously, the most essential component to the photo shoot will be the camera. Making sure you have the right camera is important, but equally important is having the right lenses. Bring a camera bag with all of your backup equipment like batteries, different lenses, and SD cards. Then you are ready to take on any challenge the shoot may throw at you.

  • Lighting
    Once you dive into the lighting world, you will find more options than you can imagine. Appropriate lighting will highlight the parts of the shoot on which you wish your audience to focus, and darken the areas that need less attention. Lighting will help set the mood of the session as well as the time. You can make it midday in the desert, nighttime in the forest, or in an interrogation room at the local police department.

  • Props
    Not all photo shoots need props, but it adds that extra layer of authenticity and helps build the story of the scene. They can even have some functionality, like stuffed animals at a baby’s photo shoot to help them focus or stay distracted while you do your work. Props can include things with which the subject interacts like coffee cups or a football, or they can be background things like tables, chairs, and bookshelves.

  • Photo Editing Software
    It is rare to capture the exact perfect shot without the aid of editing software, and that is why this is a crucial tool for photographers. Photo editing software can help you get the color levels perfect, eliminate aspects of the shot that hinder the picture, or just help bring your picture to life.

Photo Shoot Companies in Chicago

Here are a few local companies at your disposal that can help you get your next Chicago photo shoot location set up.

  • Chicago Props
    Anything you could possibly think of to bring some authenticity to your photo shoot in Chicago, Chicago Props has it. From fabric to furniture, this place is a fantastic resource. Their 36,000 square foot warehouse is one of the largest in the city.

  • Best Buy
    If you are looking for a place that sells good photo editing software, Best Buy is tried and true. They stock all the best quality brands at every price range so you can pick the software that is right for you and your project.

  • Dodd Camera
    When it comes to camera equipment, Dodd Camera has everything from lighting options to different lenses to classes and courses that will help you perfect your skills. Sony, Kodak, Canon and more are featured suppliers.

Pros and Cons of Photo Shoots in Chicago

No matter the city in which you plan to do your photo shoot, you will find some pros and cons. Weigh out the options for yourself to see where in the city works best.

Advantages

  • Public transport
    Chicago has very reliable transportation, more so than most major cities in America. Between the train, the buses, and the taxis, you will be able to get just about anywhere on time without a car.

  • Friendly, diverse people
    Chicago is known for its friendly residents and its vast array of people. With a group like this, you will have no problem finding the perfect crew for your photo shoot.

  • Cultural and artistic hub
    With many cultures comes a diversity of art, making Chicago an opportune place to host a photo shoot. Whether it’s people, backdrops, or ideas, Chicago has tons of great options.

Disadvantages

  • Harsh winters
    If mountains of snow, gripping temperatures, and whipping winds aren’t something you know, this city will teach you all about the cold. The winters here are harsh, to say the least.

  • A lot of concrete (no nature)
    Hopefully, you do not need the inspiration of nature for your event because Chicago is lacking in that department. Concrete as far as the eye can see makes green spaces a rarity here.

  • Terrible traffic
    Planning to drive to your location? Better adjust your schedule to compensate for the traffic. Traffic on the Dan Ryan or Lakeshore Drive at the wrong time can add heavy time to your commute.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Lincoln Park Zoo
    What is more exciting than seeing rare and magnificent animals from all over the world in one place? Make sure to visit the sought-after Lincoln Park Zoo where you and the family can get up-close and personal with hundreds of exotic creatures! Learn all about where they are from and how they live their incredible lives.

  • Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail
    For a bit of exercise around the city, head over to the Chicago Riverwalk. The scenery is brilliant and the trail is manageable. With roughly 11 miles of trail, this strip is perfect for biking, roller skating, dog walking, jogging, or even just a nice stroll. If you follow it down, it will lead you to North Avenue Beach which is a very exciting and popular hub.

  • Oriental Institute Museum
    Located in the University of Chicago campus, the Oriental Institute Museum hosts major human-kind-based exhibits, collections, programs, and events all based around ancient Middle Eastern and Near Eastern. Discover the past through their vast array of pictures, paintings, sculptures, ancient tablets and much more.