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Top Photo Studio venues in San Diego, CA

The Portrait Studio
  • $55/hr
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Photography studio with high ceilings
  • $90/hr
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Spacious Natural & Studio Lighting Urban Downtown
  • $110/hr
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Adaptable Photo Studio Space for Creatives
  • $50/hr
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Bright Photo Studio in Rancho Bernardo w/Lights
  • $65/hr
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Stunning Panoramic View Studio SD Downtown
  • $69/hr
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What people are saying about Photo Studio on Giggster

Jacinta O.
$ 100
2 hours
5 people
22 days ago
The set up was exactly what I was looking for something simple white background. There is a changing area that was provided for me. We were able to play music And the lights were perfect. Would definitely recommend this studio for anyone who is looking to do a simple shoot with a white background
Zackary R.
$ 440
4 hours
5 people
a month ago
Such a lovely, well-equipped space! There were several lights and stands that we could use, and there was a lot of natural light in the space as well. Angelina was incredibly kind and accommodating, highly recommend this studio!
Neeki O.
$ 220
2 hours
5 people
2 months ago
This space was great and the host was so sweet too! Would definitely come back here and shoot again!

Frequently Asked Questions about Photo Studio venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in San Diego?
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 San Diego 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 San Diego?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in San Diego at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Photo Studio venues are available in San Diego?
Right now, there are 87 Photo Studio venues available in San Diego.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in San Diego. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my San Diego 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 San Diego?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in San Diego is $73 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in San Diego?
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 San Diego, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $110.
Which Photo Studio venues are most popular in San Diego, CA in 2024?
How do I book a San Diego 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 San Diego reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About San Diego

San Diego, CA, is a vibrant and growing coastal city in Southern California. 30 million visitors stop by annually to explore the city's numerous attractions, including LEGOLAND and San Diego Zoo. It's equally an adult's playground, with wineries, five-star resorts, and the nightlife hotbeds around the Gaslamp Quarter fueling epic moments.

San Diego gets its international flavor, reflected in its food, colorful neighborhoods, and international economy, from the proximity to Mexico. The pleasant sunny California weather and stretches of pristine beach attract many, including award-winning photographers looking for a creative space located in San Diego.

Content creators working on video production, photography, and animation projects always find the city's photo studio venues beneficial for their creative pursuits. The National Geographic Society acknowledged San Diego as one of the best global destinations to capture landscape images. Therefore, you can't go wrong booking a photo studio rental for your photoshoot.

Photo Studio Options in San Diego

All creative pursuits can come to life within the city’s photo studio venues. San Diego has numerous settings for events, photos, and video production. The markers of a good shooting location or photoshoot backdrop are the facilities and services it provides.

  • Photography
    A photographer is the steward in a photography studio. They direct the models/actors and coordinate with other team members working in the creative space to translate the project vision images or motion pictures. Diego, CA, offers lists of photographers, and some photo studios also provide this service.

  • Equipment Rental
    Photographers value working within customizable spaces, and that describes a typical photo studio rental, which often features minimal furnishings. Rent the perfect space with room for varying layouts created using basic props, sand bags, c stands, and other necessary equipment.

  • Makeup and Hair
    The hair and makeup departments can transform an actor's/model's looks and create special effects. San Diego, CA, has niche stylists specializing in music videos, photoshoots, and other productions. Search for a photo studio offering these services as part of the rental package.

  • Set Decorator
    Photo shoot sets are by nature intricate and require some effort to construct. Fortunately, most photo studios handle this service but there are dedicated set decorators who do an excellent job of creating the perfect backdrop to meet all your photography needs.

Photo Studio Vendors in San Diego

  • Fangting Photography
    Fangting Photography is a professional company with experience working on high fashion and glamour to headshots, portraits, and events. Their image retouching services fix lighting to highlight desired details in pictures and polish photos through color correction and blemish removal.

  • Hair and Makeup by Hana
    Hana Rasoul is a professional makeup artist and hair stylist who can extend his over 15 years of experience to every video or photoshoot and bridal makeover for weddings. Hana is available for on-location hair and makeup services in San Diego, LA, and the surrounding areas.

  • Wonder Event Rentals
    Wonder Event Rentals offers high-quality furniture rentals for any occasion. Their extensive inventory includes lounge furniture, farm tables, benches, chairs, and lighting, for photography projects and video shoots.

Pros and Cons of Photo Studios in San Diego

You can achieve your videography and photography goals by renting the best photo studio in San Diego, CA. The vast photo shoot options across the Californian metropolis make finding the perfect spot challenging. Below are the pros and cons to help you narrow your choices and make the most out of rented spaces.


  • A professional photography studio offers various production equipment and technical support for a video or photoshoot. One business has different gear from the next, but you can typically access cameras and the services of shooting experts.

  • Beyond the absolutely wonderful and flexible backdrop, a photo studio rental typically has state-of-the-art illumination setups. An optimal equipment layout supports varying photo shoot needs and creative visions.

  • Green screens and other technologies allow photographers and filmmakers to flex their creative muscles against the backdrop of vibrant photo shoots or imaginative production sets.

  • Each San Diego, CA, studio tailors images to meet clients' needs. The carefully designed space gives photographers and videographers access to supportive production amenities, including lights and props.


  • Capturing photos in a San Diego, CA, studio will most likely attract additional costs. It includes renting equipment or staff hire for particular events if needed.

  • Check whether any restrictions apply when using any studio space, including age limits or noise levels. You need permits even if the scheduled shoots happen exclusively within the studio.

  • Capacity limitations affect how many people a studio can accommodate. Contact the owner over the phone to discuss space use guidelines, including backdrop changes.

  • The production quality is only as good as the lighting conditions within the production space. Photographers might have to bring lights for shoots, ultimately increasing the project budget.

Tips on How to Organize Photo Studios in San Diego

Planning a studio shoot is challenging for a professional photographer or novice. Booking the right studio space enhances production success, combined with planning and the right resources.

  • Get what you need: Search for the best shoot space with proper studio equipment (like umbrellas or soft boxes) to adequately illuminate those participating in photoshoot sessions.

  • Check the laws: Local laws oppose special requirements on shoots and public space use. Research noise control regulations and fire safety codes to guide equipment set-up within the studio space and general production conduct.

  • Backdrops: Rent a studio with changeable backgrounds or space with room for different setups. Solid colors, prints, or textures capture changing moods and highlight various photography styles. However, fun props and furnishings can still create customizable backdrops.

  • Layout: Shoots have many moving parts, so rent a space with enough room for the make-up artists, equipment storage, and a waiting area. Sectioning loft-style spaces into mini zones accommodates different shot setups.

  • Facilities: Besides having a community room, where models and crew members can wait between photo shoots, ensure the studio has bathroom access.

  • Train everyone: Train your staff members so they know exactly how to operate all technical equipment correctly — this way you won’t run into issues during shoots due to a lack of knowledge regarding camera settings etc.

Famous Locations in San Diego

  • La Jolla Underwater Park
    La Jolla Underwater Park is a stunning oasis just off the coast of San Diego, CA. Kelp beds, sand flats, rocky reefs, and a submarine canyon are the four distinct habitats, housing Leopard sharks, rays, and other colorful fish. You can swim with the fish; the park supports kayaking, snorkeling, and diving.

  • The New Children's Museum
    The New Children's Museum is more than just a place to view artwork. It is a place where creativity and imagination are stimulated through interactive installations and workshops. The dynamic space is always changing, commissioning new artworks from local artists so there is always something new to see and do. And, as one of the first fully green museums in San Diego, CA, it is also environmentally friendly.

  • The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
    The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch is a 50-acre plot of flowers home to vibrant rows of buttercup and other ranunculus flowers, an orchid greenhouse, tractor rides, a maze, and several themed gardens. Visitors can also enjoy stunning views of the Carlsbad coastline. The striking backdrops draw tourists and photographers to the fields.