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22A Bright Daylight PhotoStudio Midtown Manhattan
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Spacious daylight, bright studio in Sunset Park
  • $50/hr
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22C Affordable Manhattan Daylight Free EQ
  • $55/hr
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Brooklyn Daylight Photo Video Free EQ
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Studio with RGB Tunnel and Walls
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Bright Loft with many different areas + Rooftop
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Infinity Room in Brooklyn
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22B Spacious Manhattan Photo Video Free EQ
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Multi-Studio Loft in Chinatown Manhattan
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What people are saying about Photo Shoot on Giggster

Dina G.
$ 305
5 hours
15 people
13 days ago
We had a fitting in this room for a shoot. Jesus was amazing! The team answered all of our questions promptly. The room was easy to find and clean. We will be using this place again!
Shaqwane Y.
$ 180
14 hours
5 people
4 months ago
My Host Michael was AMAZING. Kind and helpful throughout filming. The location is a great place to film and Micheal definitely adds to the wonderful location with his outstanding personality.
Alison M.
$ 320
4 hours
5 people
5 months ago
The space was very versatile and Emily was super kind! I was able to shoot so many different vibes/looks in this one space
Joshua S.
$ 400
5 hours
30 people
5 months ago
Emily was amazing and easy to work with. Her team was on time and the space was perfect for the birthday that I planned. It was in a convenient location with a lot of resources that I could use for my party.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Photo Shoot venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in New York?
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 New York 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 New York?
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How many Photo Shoot locations are available in New York?
Right now, there are 783 Photo Shoot locations available in New York.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for New York 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 New York 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 New York 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.
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Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my New York 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 New York?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in New York is $158 per hour.
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What is the price range for Photo Shoot locations in New York, NY?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $40 to $650.
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About New York

The most influential city in America, New York City, has earned a reputation as a world city. It’s home to several iconic landmarks, including Fifth Avenue, Broadway, Wall Street, Harlem, Greenwich Village, and the most famous skyline in the world.

Five different boroughs, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, make up NYC. Each one is known for having a distinct lifestyle, and locals claim traveling to each is like visiting a different country. It’s the largest American metropolis and is home to over eight million people.

The city has a couple of nicknames, the Big Apple and city that never sleeps, and was historically called New Amsterdam and the Mayor. NYC is full of famous destinations such as Broadway, Harlem, and Wall Street.

It has spent the past two centuries as the wealthiest city in the United States. It’s known as a place full of possibilities and is famous for its busy hustle and bustle lifestyle. Because of all this, a New York City photo shoot location is a great choice.

Photo Shoot Options in New York

There is no shortage of New York photo shoot location options to choose from. Whether your venue is indoors or outdoors, there are experienced creatives who can work on every aspect of your shoot.

  • Planning
    Every type of event could benefit from an experienced planner, even a photo shoot. They can handle nearly every aspect, from small details to bigger picture features. By using an event planner, it can also take a lot of stress off of you and allow you more time to focus on the more important parts of your shoot.

  • Lighting
    Any New York photo shoot location could use the help of experienced lighting professionals. Lighting might not seem as important as other aspects of a shoot, but it can have a huge impact. Good lighting is extremely important in bringing your vision together.

  • Catering
    Depending on how long your photo shoot will last and how long people will have to be on location, it might be a good idea to provide catering services. This is a simple way to show your team you appreciate them, and New York is full of experienced caterers. Considering the city is a major melting pot, there are various types of cuisines to enjoy.

Photo Shoot Companies in New York

Your photo shoot will likely need the help of experienced companies, and New York has plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few popular choices.

  • Oxygen Eventworks
    Oxygen Eventworks is a full-service company in New York that can help with any lighting needs you have for your next photo shoot. They have worked on events of varying sizes in various types of spaces. With a stellar reputation in NYC, Oxygen Eventworks will not disappoint.

  • Dish Food & Events
    For over a decade, Dish Food & Events has been providing delicious meals for a number of different events. They have experience serving children’s parties, corporate events, and baby showers. No matter how many people you are feeding and what type of food you want, Dish Food & Events can make it for you.

  • Urban Art & Design
    One of the highest-rated event planning companies in New York is Urban Art & Design. For years, they have worked on corporate parties and special events, tailored to each client’s unique vision. Urban Art & Design can make your photo shoot the best it can be.

Pros and Cons of Photo Shoots in New York

Finding a New York photo shoot location has many benefits, but the city has cons to consider as well. Before finalizing your photo shoot location in New York, it’s always best to weigh the good and the bad.


  • Public parks
    You can find a number of great public parks in New York, which act as scenic escapes from the busy city. Central Park is the most well known, taking up over 800 acres. There are an additional 1,700+ parks scattered throughout NYC.

  • Food scene
    The food scene in NYC is arguably one of the best in the world. The diversity of the city is present in the restaurants and food trucks found on every street. There are a number of high-class eateries, but there are just as many budget-friendly options.

  • Plenty to do
    One of the best parts of NYC is how much there is to do. You’ll never be able to experience it all in a single trip, and many locals haven’t even seen all that New York has to offer. There are museums, art galleries, nightclubs, and parks to name a few.


  • Weather
    The weather in New York isn’t always great. The fall and spring are enjoyable, but both the winter and summer season can be unbearable. Winter months are bitterly cold, and the summer months are full of overwhelming heat and muggy humidity.

  • Noise
    Considering how busy NYC is, it’s no surprise how noisy it can be. You can expect to hear the sound of traffic and people any time of the day, or night. Near Broadway, it tends to be louder, especially in the morning. This noise is something that not even locals enjoy, they just learn to live with it.

  • The smell
    The smell in New York is something not everyone expects. There is garbage on the streets, and the subways are known for housing giant rats. The smell gets even worse in the summer when the heat becomes a factor.

Famous Locations in New York

  • One World Observatory
    The One World Observatory can be found in the One World Trade Center, which sits where the northern Twin Tower once stood. It took a decade to complete construction on the building, and it stands 1,776 feet tall. The observatory gives visitors a stunning 360-degree view of the city.

  • Ellis Island
    Ellis Island has been a tourist attraction since the 1890s and acted as the point where more than 10 million immigrants arrived in America. The best place to visit in the island is the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, which allows guests to take a walk through history.

  • Bryant Park
    Bryant Park is one of the most popular green spaces in NYC and holds another famous landmark, the New York Public Library. Each week during the summer months, the park hosts outdoor movie nights, and in the winter they open the outdoor ice-skating rink.
Broadway and W 50th Street
Bob Henriques/Pix/Michael Ochs Archives // Getty Images

Written by: Madison Troyer

20 photos of NYC in the 1950s

The 1950s are an interesting time in New York City’s history. Having been established as one of the world’s greatest cities following the end of World War II, New York was home to 7.89 million residents in the early parts of the decade. However, by the end of the ’50s, the effects of suburbanization, which saw residents and industries alike leaving for cheaper pastures, actually led to a significant decline in population that would hold until the early 1970s. With this decline in population came an increase in crime, growing wealth inequality, and an overall step back for the northern metropolis.

There were other, smaller, changes the city experienced as well—the shifting of neighborhoods, for example, as Chinatown began encroaching on Little Italy, or the proposed renovation of landmarks like Grand Central Station and Central Park. There were differences in the city’s economy, as certain industries began shrinking and more and more women joined the workforce. There was also plenty of growth—new museums, new buildings, new community groups.

It’s hard to explain in words exactly what New York was like during the 1950s. So Giggster combed historical archives to compile a collection of pictures that exemplify what the Big Apple was like during the decade. From Times Square newsstands to the daily commute, keep clicking to see what the world’s greatest city looked like some 70 years ago.

Advertising in Times Square
Pix/Michael Ochs Archives // Getty Images

The Ed Sullivan Show

The most definitive and longest-running variety show of all time, “The Ed Sullivan Show” was filmed in a studio just north of Times Square. Here, an advertisement hanging in “the center of the universe” celebrates the anniversary of the most popular series of the ’50s.

Crowds walking down Broad Street
Lawrence Thornton/Archive Photos // Getty Images

The rise of the career woman

The 1950s saw the rise of the career woman, especially in expensive and progressive cities like New York. Here, a trio of well-dressed women head to their offices in Manhattan’s financial district.

Cabs on a busy street
Ernst Haas // Getty Images

NYC cabbie culture

Tipping your cab driver became standard practice in the 1950s. On the other hand, certain things, like how much cabbies would charge per mile and the color of the cars themselves (yellow didn’t become the required color for medallioned taxis until 1967), weren’t at all standardized in the decade.

Magazine vendor at newsstand
Susan Wood // Getty Images

A Times Square newsstand

The 1950s marked the peak for independent newsstands in NYC. More than 1,500 of these booths were dotted around the city, selling everything from newspapers and magazines to cigarettes and candy.

Columbus Circle looking north
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An aerial view of Columbus Circle

This aerial shot, taken in Columbus Circle (named for the monument located at its center) looking north on Central Park West and Broadway, shows what the midtown neighborhood looked like before high-rises took over and reconfiguration projects were completed.

People on 8th Avenue
Three Lions // Getty Images

A daily commute

A group of well-heeled New Yorkers embark on their daily commute along 8th Avenue in Manhattan. Served by both a bus and a subway, the avenue runs from the West Village up into Harlem.

Sunken Plaza at Rockefeller Center
Charles Phelps Cushing/ClassicStock // Getty Images

Rockefeller Plaza

For most of the year, Rockefeller Plaza is surrounded by the flags of dozens of United Nations member countries. Given the fact that the U.N. was only established five years before this photo was taken in 1950, the flags would have been a recent addition to the plaza, which had been built in the ’30s.

Clock and information center in Grand Central Station
R. Gates/Archive Photos // Getty Images

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station, a New York City institution since its construction in 1913, almost didn’t make it through the 1950s. When this photo was taken in 1955, two proposals were being considered by the New York Central System which would have seen the Beaux Arts building knocked down and replaced by a more streamlined, profitable space.

Deliveryman crossing Eighth Avenue
UPI/Bettmann Archive via Getty Images

The decline of the garment district

The 1950s marked a period of decline for New York’s garment district (and its industry) as more casual styles, which involved cheaper labor practices, became popular. Here, a deliveryman carts reams of fabrics across 8th Avenue for one of the few remaining factories.

Bethesda Fountain in Central Park
Frederic Lewis/Archive Photos // Getty Images

Central Park

Central Park has always been a haven for New Yorkers who don’t have much access to green spaces. But in the 1950s, that could have all changed when the city’s parks commissioner, Robert Moses, proposed eliminating a great swath of the park, just north of Bethesda Fountain (pictured here) to create an indoor-outdoor senior citizens center. Fortunately, the public outcry was so great that he never moved forward with the plan.

Women In Little Italy
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Little Italy

In the 1950s, Little Italy was still a fairly large neighborhood with a fairly homogeneous population (about half of the area’s residents identified as Italian American). Here, a group of women congregates outside of one of the neighborhood’s grocery stores.

Street view of Chinatown
Harvey Meston/Archive Photos // Getty Images


The ’50s marked a period of growth for Chinatown, which neighbors Little Italy and essentially surrounds it today. This photo captures one of the neighborhood’s oldest streets, which was home to both Chinese and English businesses.

Men playing checkers in park
Ed Feingersh/Pix/Michael Ochs Archives // Getty Images

A game of chess

Parks have always played a large part in New Yorkers’ social lives. Here, a group of men relax with chess games in a Greenwich Village park.

Apartment buildings in the Bronx
FPG // Getty Images

The Bronx

In the early 1950s, the Bronx was still a thriving, moneyed borough. The row houses, pictured here, would have been occupied by white and Jewish families. By the end of the decade, however, the acceleration of white flight meant the area was largely Black and Latino.

Sidewalk merchants on lower east side
H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock // Getty Images

The Lower East Side

New Yorkers peruse sidewalk carts in the Lower East Side that sold everything from clothing to homewares. The area was a particularly ideal place to get delicacies that could typically only be found in other countries (Italy, Ireland, China, Germany, etc.).

Commuters at rush hour
Ernst Haas // Getty Images

Rush Hour

Tired from a long day in the office, these New Yorkers head home on foot.

Couples dance at the El Morocco Nightclub
David Attie // Getty Images

El Morocco

Opened in 1931, El Morocco was New York’s biggest nightclub in the ’40s and ’50s. Frequented by the rich and famous, the hotspot was famous for its blue zebra-patterned booths and in-house photographer. In this image, taken to accompany the first print of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” couples dance cheek to cheek on the club’s main floor.

Kids Play in East River
David Attie // Getty Images

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade

In 1950, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a pedestrian walkway that affords unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline, was opened. Here, a group of boys paddle around in a canoe in the East River, with a small portion of that view in the background.

Riders on the New York subway
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A newspaper strike

A newspaper strike in 1953, which resulted in the temporary shuttering of six daily papers, left these subway commuters with nothing to read while on their way to work.

Guggenheim Museum under construction
Charles Phelps Cushing/ClassicStock // Getty Images

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, opened in 1959. Here, the modern art gallery, which was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, can be seen during the early stages of its construction.