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Top Photo Studio venues in Oakland, CA

Exclusive Space For Creativity And Inspiration
  • $59/hr
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Light-Filled Studio Warehouse
  • $175/hr
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  • Oakland, CA
Gorgeous Loft- Unique, Versatile, Spacious
  • $150/hr
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  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Oakland, CA
Bay Area Sound Stage
  • $145/hr
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  • Responds within a day
  • Oakland, CA
Stunning Natural Light Photo Studio in Oakland
  • $120/hr
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  • 5.0 (1)
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  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA
Well Equipped Photography Studio in Oakland
  • $73/hr
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  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Responds within a few hours
  • Oakland, CA

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Frequently Asked Questions about Photo Studio venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Oakland?
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 Oakland 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 Oakland?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Oakland at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Photo Studio venues are available in Oakland?
Right now, there are 49 Photo Studio venues available in Oakland.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Oakland. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Oakland 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 Oakland?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Oakland is $120 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Oakland?
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 Oakland, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $59 to $175.
Which Photo Studio venues are most popular in Oakland, CA in 2024?
How do I book a Oakland location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Oakland reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Oakland

The Athletics, Kamala Harris, and one end of the Golden Gate Bridge all call Oakland home. It was once filled with oak trees, scattered across the grassy plain. While many of these have been replaced by houses, businesses, and other structures, you can still find some of the trees that gave the city its name throughout its streets and parks.

Oakland is a port city – the busiest one in northern California – and home to about 440,000 people. The port is one of the dominant features of the economy, with an estimated 99% of container goods in California entering the state here. Other companies, from Kaiser Permanente and Clorox to and Pandora call the city home as well.

Photo Studio Space Options in Oakland

It’s easy to understand why the photo studio spaces in Oakland are so popular. The city has a vibrant economy, beautiful location, unique architecture, and a thriving population. These all create a place where photography and artistic genius can thrive and be supported.

  • Catering
    Catering companies in Oakland are as diverse and interesting as the people living in the city, and the cuisine they will cater at your photo studio space will be just as special. The caterers have ample experience working with projects both big and small and will ensure that you have what you need for a filling and fulfilling meal.

  • Furniture Rentals
    Sometimes you need a big, comfortable couch in your studio or a lighting set that speaks to you to help make the project feel complete or give the design effects you’re looking for. Rather than shipping everything to Oakland, you can use one of the furniture or equipment rental companies in the city to fill the gap.

  • Transportation
    The San Francisco Bay Area has a reputation for bad traffic. Really bad traffic. You can be part of the solution instead of the problem though. Sure, there’s public transportation. But private transportation is more efficient too because the driver knows exactly where you need to be and can get you there more efficiently than you can. They know exactly when and where to turn, the possible shortcuts, and when to delay your photo studio time.

Photo Studio Space Companies in Oakland

Each of these photo studio space companies in Oakland made it onto our list because of their exceptional service and commitment to quality. Even better is that there’s a host of other companies that didn’t get included on this list because of space constraints, so you know that you’re in good hands when you’re in Oakland.

  • Everett and Jones
    Everett and Jones Catering Company is famous for its soul food, Southern barbecue, and live music. Fortunately, they also offer catering if you can’t make it to the restaurant in person. They cater to all types of events, and their menu includes all the favorites from their restaurant.

  • Element Camera
    The right equipment is transformational for the results in a photo studio space, and Element Camera makes sure you have all the right lenses, cameras, and other equipment. They can also help with gimbals, grips, dollies, and other equipment.

  • 1st Classic
    1st Classic is a private transportation company that has services throughout California, including to and from Oakland. They specialize in airport transport but can help with any travel logistics with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail.

Pros and Cons of Photo Studio Space in Oakland

Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? It’s debatable. Instead of debating that topic though, how about a quick debate on the pros and cons of photo studio space in Oakland.


  • Cultural opportunities
    Oakland can hold its own when it comes to cultural opportunities. The restaurants, museums, entertainment, and nightlife are all sophisticated, fun, and consistently draw large crowds of locals and visitors.

  • Weather
    We used to think those “best of” lists were just a joke until we experienced Oakland. You see, the city consistently ranks high on the list of cities with the best weather. Growing up in less-than-ideal climates, it was hard to believe that any place actually had consistently good weather. Oakland does. It’s moderate and sunny for most of the year.

  • Location is everything
    Location is everything and when you select a photo studio space in Oakland, you have that covered. The advantages of easy travel, access to San Francisco, and the amenities within the city make it the perfect location for a number of projects.


  • Sweltering heat
    Most people spend a good chunk of their time hiding behind an air conditioner during the summer months in Oakland. The city has fantastic weather for most of the year, but the high temperatures (up to 109 degrees Fahrenheit) during July, August, and September make people flee indoors.

  • Traffic
    The infrastructure in the city, both the interstates and secondary roads, couldn’t keep up with the growing population, and we’re all paying for that in time spent in traffic.

  • Must be the money
    One of the disadvantages of Oakland must be the money, right, Nelly? Oakland is expensive and the taxes here are high too, with a 9.5% sales tax compared to the 7.5% in the rest of California. Increase your budget, it will be worth it.

Famous Locations in Oakland

  • Morcom Rose Garden
    The Morcom Rose Garden is a must-see if you’re in the city from April through October. It’s a municipal space, and the eight-acres features over 6,000 rose bushes of numerous varieties. One of the coolest features and something you can’t see in every rose garden is the amphitheater of roses. There are walkways, fountains, a reflecting pool, and plenty of spaces to just sit and take it all in.

  • Lakeside Park
    Morcom Rose Garden doesn’t have a corner on the beautiful garden market. One of our other favorites is Lakeside Park. It’s located within Lake Merritt, a tidal lagoon-turned lake with three miles of shoreline. Lakeside Park features numerous gardens including a Bonsai garden, succulent garden, Japanese garden, sensory garden, and more.

  • USS Potomac
    Did you know that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had a presidential yacht while he was in office? The USS Potomac was used from 1934 to 1945 and now is docked in Oakland where it offers tours, cruises, and educational programs. They called it his floating White House. You will figure out why pretty quickly when you visit.