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SuperHost
Daylight Photo Studio in DTLA, Includes Equipment
  • $30/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (95)
  • 95
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA
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New DTLA Photo Studio w/ Cyc Wall and Free Lights
  • $39/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (34)
  • 34
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Downtown LA Editorial Photo, Film, & Event Studio
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 4.7 (43)
  • 43
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Photo Studio Loft w/ Stunning Light & Iconic Views
  • $110/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (24)
  • 24
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Dream Studio - Best studio in LA
  • $40/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (44)
  • 44
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Westwood Photo/Video Studio w/ Private Balcony
  • $34/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (10)
  • 10
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
Spacious Studio with free Parking
  • $80/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (23)
  • 23
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
*Discounted* Multi-Set Loft/Abundant Natural Light
  • $95/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (6)
  • 6
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Downtown 4-Room Multi-Set Studio- The LA Creative
  • $89/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (21)
  • 21
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
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5000 sqft studio with cyc wall & vintage furniture
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (12)
  • 12
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA

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What people are saying about Photo Studio on Giggster

Elizabeth T.
$ 100
2 hours
15 people
3 months ago
It's a tremendously spacious studio with many options to work with. We had a great time in our photoshoot.
Hailey V.
$ 50
1 hours
5 people
9 days ago
Good lighting, many back drops & Lex was really helpful in guiding us with parking & building structure with how to get to the studio.
Samuel P.
$ 172
4 hours
15 people
a month ago
Great space. Great price. Great communication. Will definitely book again. Brendan communicated well.
Eric E.
$ 490
5 hours
15 people
a month ago
Excellent space! Lots of extra room for talent/hair/makeup. Fun props/settings, and very responsive hosts that had everything ready for us. Efficient, easy, and just what we were looking for

Frequently Asked Questions about Photo Studio venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Los Angeles?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Los Angeles on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Los Angeles?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Los Angeles at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Photo Studio venues are available in Los Angeles?
Right now, there are 3158 Photo Studio venues available in Los Angeles.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Los Angeles bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Los Angeles guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Los Angeles locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Los Angeles?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Los Angeles. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Los Angeles booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Los Angeles?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Los Angeles is $73 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Los Angeles?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Photo Studio venues in Los Angeles, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $30 to $150.
Which Photo Studio venues are most popular in Los Angeles, CA in 2024?
How do I book a Los Angeles location on Giggster?
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How do I cancel a Los Angeles reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Los Angeles

Los Angeles takes pride of place as the biggest metropolitan center in the state and the second largest in the country. Unique and culturally diverse, Los Angeles attracts many visitors to its picturesque shores who come for the bountiful amounts of sunshine, beautiful beaches, and interesting nightlife and cuisine.

Found along California’s Pacific Coast, Los Angeles is a natural haven for those with a love for food and fun. There are many interesting things to see and do in this city. One of the most popular attractions is Hollywood, a suburban area that is home to such iconic landmarks as the Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The hunt for the perfect professional photo studio venue can be a lot of fun. Whether you’re looking for a stand-alone building with beautiful natural light, a unit in a strip mall for a video shoot, somewhere that could double as an event space, or a place you can easily set up a cyc wall for commercial shots, you’re sure to find the right photo studio rental in LA.

Photo Studio Venue Options in Los Angeles, CA

Finding the right photo studio in Los Angeles can be quite a rush. Once you’ve signed on the dotted line, it’s time to partner with some of LA’s top professionals to help you get the place sorted and ready to open for business.

Hair and Makeup

For that extra special touch, it’s a great idea to hire some local professionals to do hair and makeup for your clients to ensure the perfect photoshoot. Many LA-based hair and makeup specialists will come directly to your Los Angeles photo studio venue. You will have no trouble finding the right ones to help your clients get ready for their headshots and photo shoots.

Coffee Service

Providing on-site coffee service during photo shoots is something clients appreciate. The right coffee catering service can equip your professional photo studios with everything from disposable coffee and tea carafes to a full-service espresso bar and a fully qualified barista.

Décor

Having a good supply of props and décor items on hand helps create photos that are unique and distinctive. Many Los Angeles designers and furniture rental companies can help you source everything you need. Many places allow you to rent or lease furniture pieces on a short-term basis, giving you the option of frequently refreshing your photo setups with new and interesting items.

Photo Studio Venue Companies in Los Angeles, CA

Once you’ve found the best photo studio Los Angeles has to offer, the hard work is done, and the fun can begin. Though setting up shop and equipment rental in Los Angeles can feel like a grand adventure, it also takes a lot of planning and elbow grease. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, why not call on some of LA’s top professionals to help lighten your load?

Specialty Office Coffee Service

Serving Los Angeles and the surrounding area since 1994, Specialty Office Coffee Service offers a unique java experience that is ideal for businesses: the automated espresso machine. Delivering the feel of a coffeehouse and the rich taste of espresso beverages your clients have come to know and love, Specialty Office Coffee Service’s machines are affordable, reliable, and the perfect addition to your photography studio.

Omega Cinema Props

Omega Cinema Props stocks a wide selection of equipment rentals and props suitable for use in residential, institutional, studio spaces, and commercial settings. Among the items found in their inventory are furniture, light fixtures, draperies, linens, costumes, and even custom-designed items.

Hollywood Makeup Studio

Hollywood Makeup Studio employs a team of professional beauty specialists skilled at helping their clients look and feel their best. Serving their Los Angeles customers for more than 12 years, Hollywood Makeup Studio stays current with the latest trends in the industry to ensure they bring the very best to your clients, assisting them with achieving picture-perfect looks for their photo session.

Pros and Cons of Photo Studios in Los Angeles

LA is the perfect place to set up a photo studio or photo shoot. Still, big cities come with their disadvantages that must be carefully thought about.

Advantages

  • Beautiful year-round weather

    Los Angeles consistently enjoys beautiful weather. Its perennially blue skies, warm climate, and sunshine-filled days are a drawing card for tourists and residents alike.

  • Scenic beaches

    Since Los Angeles is a seaside city, it has many beaches to offer. Coupled with its consistently beautiful weather, you can be guaranteed many days of fun in the sun at one of LA’s many beaches.

  • Efficient public transportation system

    Though LA has heavily congested roads year-round, it also has a public transit system that is quite efficient and affordable, making it quite easy to get around the city.

Disadvantages

  • Heavily congested roads

    Los Angeles is a heavily trafficked city, seeing the worst congested highways in the country. Excessive traffic and long commutes are the norms in LA.

  • Spread out attractions

    Los Angeles is a city that has immense urban sprawl. This means you may need to do a fair bit of traveling to get to your photo studio rental. Thankfully, the public transit system is efficient and affordable.

  • The excessive cost of living

    The City of Angels has one of the most expensive income taxes in the country. In addition to this, LA is a very costly city in which to live, work, and play. You may need to bulk up your budget when you rent photo studios here.

Famous Filming Locations in Los Angeles

Warner Bros Studio Tour

The Warner Bros Studio Tour consists of a two-hour guided trip through the TV sets and studio lots found on the premises. Here you will have the rare opportunity to see some of your favorite TV stars filming and to visit some of the most iconic film sets from TV and movies including Central Perk from Friends, DC Universe: The Exhibit, and a selection of Batmobiles that saw screen time in several different movies and TV series.

La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits are found in one of LA’s most trendy areas, near Wilshire Boulevard. Considered to be at least 65 million years old, you can enjoy such attractions as archaeological digs and asphalt pits. Then, pop down the street for some tasty eats at places such as the very popular El Chato Taco Truck.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Founded in 1953, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is among the most frequently visited hotspots in the city. A stroll along this iconic boulevard covers 15 blocks that bear the names of over 2,600 of the world’s most beloved stars. Some of the highlights include Elvis Presley, Humphrey Bogart, and even Bugs Bunny.

A car driving through the Hollywood Hills beneath the Hollywoodland sign.


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20 photos of LA in the 1920s

The 1920s marked a huge period of growth for the city of Los Angeles. At the start of the decade, just over half a million people called the sunny, Southern California town home. By 1930, that number had jumped to just over 1.2 million. Gone were the days of LA as a farming town, changed forever by the arrival of the film, oil, and aviation industries.

Without a doubt, one of the most famous industries to stem from LA's growth was the motion picture business. While filmmakers first began migrating to SoCal in the late 1910s, the '20s brought the big studios, major stars, and all the money. If not for studio heads' desire to escape the Northeast's temperamental weather and patent restrictions, LA certainly wouldn't be the city we know it to be today.

With that massive population growth came a number of other changes—the suburban sprawl, a reliance on automobiles and the freeways constructed to get those automobiles around the spread-out city, and a burgeoning desire for luxury and leisure. It can be hard to put into words just how unique LA was in the 1920s. For that reason, Giggster combed historical archives to create a collection of pictures that best demonstrate what life was like in the City of Angels during the decade.

From snaps of old Hollywood to glimpses of everyday life, these photos perfectly exemplify the history of the nation's second-largest city.

Rehearsal for a silent film at a motion picture studio in Hollywood

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The birth of the film industry

In the mid-1910s, many movie makers began heading to Hollywood to shoot, hoping to avoid the fees they were charged when shooting on the East Coast, not to mention taking advantage of Southern California's year-round temperate weather. By the 1920s, nearly every major studio, and many independent filmmakers, were doing the bulk of their work in the LA area.

Pacific Electric Rail Car on Hollywood Boulevard

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The Pacific Electric railway system

In the 1920s, the Pacific Electric railway system was the largest interurban electric railway system in the world. With more than 1,000 miles of railways, the public transit system connected cities in the counties of LA, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside. Here, one of the famous red cars carries commuters along Hollywood Boulevard.

Crowds of Sunday bathers enjoying the warm waters at Ocean Park Beach in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica beach clubs

In the 1920s, dozens of fancy beach clubs sprung up along the beaches in Santa Monica, California. These gathering places, which were whites-only, attracted some of the area's most wealthy and notable restaurants, who'd all crowd together under the clubs' beach umbrellas and around dining room tables.

Crowds line the streets of downtown LA to see Herbert Hoover's motorcade

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A presidential parade

In 1927, two years before he was elected president, Herbert Hoover visited LA. The Republican politician had seen his popularity skyrocket (as evidenced by this reception) thanks to the assistance he had offered Mississippi Flood victims earlier that year in his role as Secretary of Commerce under President Warren Harding.

The Los Angeles motor corps with their new fleet of Indian motorcycles

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The LA Motor Corps

With its wide boulevards and crisscrossing freeways, LA is known around the world for its car culture. This reliance on automobiles really took off during the 1920s, when the number of registered private cars exploded from 161,000 to more than 800,000. To keep up with these Fords and Chevys, the LA Motor Corps (pictured above) took to riding around on Indian motorcycles.

Aerial view of Stage 6 at the Fox Movietone Studios

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Major movie studios move in

One of the biggest independent film studios of the 1920s, Fox Film acquired the rights to the Movietone sound system—a sound-on-film technique that allowed for the synchronization of sound and image in recorded film—in the mid-1920s. The company's West LA studio, pictured here, was dedicated to producing these new talkie pictures.

Cars converge on the intersection of Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard

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Wilshire Boulevard

Wilshire Boulevard runs from the heart of the city's downtown district to the Pacific Ocean. One of the first parcels of land for the street was donated by millionaire socialist Henry Gaylord Wilshire, in the late 19th century on the condition the street be named for him and remain absent rail lines or streetcars. The properties surrounding it were only just beginning to be developed by the 1920s.

A cabbie assists two young girls emerging from his cab

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LA's yellow cabs

Folks without a private car, and who couldn't be troubled to rely on the regularly striking Pacific Electric railway system, would use cabs to get around the sprawling city. Here, a yellow cab driver helps his passengers disembark after their ride.

Crowds attend a bathing beauty contest in Venice Beach

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A beachy beauty pageant

In the early years of the 20th century, beach resorts began hosting beauty pageants as a form of entertainment for vacationing middle classes. These contests, like the Bathing Beauty pageant pictured above, would eventually lead to the Miss America pageant we're so familiar with today.

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford canoe along the swimming pool at their Pickfair estate.

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LA's most famous face

A pioneer in the film industry, actress Mary Pickford was one of the most recognizable faces in the world in the 1920s. Dubbed the "Queen of the Movies," Pickford is often regarded as the first movie star and is best known for movies like "Coquette," which won her the second-ever Academy Award for Best Actress. Here she's pictured with her husband, fellow actor Douglas Fairbanks, at their sprawling mansion in the LA hills.

The famed Hollywood sign reading Hollywoodland

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The Hollywood sign

Conceived as an advertisement for a new suburban housing development, LA's most famous sign originally read Hollywoodland. Erected in 1923, the wooden sign was meant to be temporary, but in the late '70s, the still-standing marker was replaced with a more durable steel structure (the "land" had been dropped in the 1940s).

Hopeful female extras lined up in front of Paramount Studios in Hollywood

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Extra, extra

Two industries helped drive LA's growth in the 1920s: oil and movies. Here, a group of well-dressed young women line up outside a studio office, hoping to be chosen as extras for a movie.

A boy in a small carriage is pulled by two Russian Wolfounds at the Los Angeles Kennel Club

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A winning duo

In 1920s LA, pageants and performances weren't restricted to humans. Here, a young boy poses on a studio backlot with two Russian wolfhounds, the winners of an LA Kennel Club dog show.

A group of men gather outside a radio store to listen to the world series.

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Field of dreams

Days before Black Thursday, a group of relatively stress-free men crowded in front of Sturgis Radio store to listen to a World Series game. They had no skin in the outcome (the LA Dodgers wouldn't move from Brooklyn until the '50s), but the gathering proves that the city had been primed to host a Major League Baseball team for years before it happened.

Actress Elizabeth Allan stands in front of the 'Pig Barbecue' food stand in Hollywood

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The programmatic movement

The 1920s marked the beginning of an architectural movement in LA architecture when kitschy novelty buildings began popping up everywhere. These structures were designed to catch the eye of motorists and were often large-scale versions of the wares sold inside—for example, the pig pictured above was actually a barbeque joint. The trend continued until the end of the 1940s, and many original examples still exist in LA today.

A woman sits in an ostrich pulled carriage while friends look on

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An ostrich farm adventure

Described as the first theme parks in Southern California, ostrich farms were hugely popular (and quite abundant) in LA in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Visitors would flock to these ranches for a chance to look at the exotic birds, and the brave would hop in ostrich-drawn carriages or wagons for a ride around the property. Gift shops sold clothes and accessories decorated with the birds' feathers, which were considered luxurious at the time.

A large dentist hall with patients being qworked on in many rows of treatment chairs

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The University of California, Los Angeles opened

Founded in 1919, the University of California, Los Angeles, now the second-largest university in California, was still in its infancy in the 1920s. Here, a group of aspiring dentists train in the school's state-of-the-art medical center.

A daredevil climbs between two airplanes in flight

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Aviation Fever

During the 1910s and 1920s, LA caught a severe case of flight fever. Dozens of aircraft manufacturers popped up around the valley, enticed by near-perfect year-round flying weather, plenty of space to lay down runways, and cheap, plentiful labor. As the industry grew, so did the number of demonstrations, where gravity-defying tricks like this one (where a young man refuels another airplane midair) would be performed.

A movie being shot on a backlot set replica of New York

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Movie magic

A prime example of the movie magic that LA has created behind countless films, this picture shows a film crew on a Hollywood studio lot working on a set constructed and dressed to resemble midtown Manhattan.

An actress drives a car into a casino on a studio backlot

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A hedonistic lifestyle

In the 1920s, actors and actresses flocked to LA. They saw the city as their playground, not a real place but a fancy backdrop for their hedonistic lifestyles. Here, actress Miss DuPont drives a car up a set of hotel steps, demonstrating just how wild things could get in the City of Angels.