Last updated October 24, 2016
When Vogue calls and asks you to do a full editorial spread of Derek Zoolander for the September issue, we expect the first thing you will do is jump up and down for joy. The second is to wonder, “Where should I take him?” You will need a proper place to photograph Blue Steel and all of its glory, so we’ve created this handy guide of studio rental locations in the D.C. area. All we ask is that you tell Anna Wintour we said Hi.
Keep in mind that each space will have their own policies and rules. Many require proof of insurance, so check with the facilities before picking the location that is right for you.
- Bella Faccia – firstname.lastname@example.org
6521 Chillum Pl NW, Washington DC 20012
Studio Space: 80′ x 40′
Rates: 10 hour day M-F is $1700. 10 hour day S-S is $1850.
Space Includes: Seamless hard cyclorama wall, client lounge with seating for 16, two dressing rooms, green room, kitchen, and office.
- Beyond Studios – email@example.com – 202.677.5761
1240 9th Street NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001
Studio Space: 800 square feet of shooting space, featuring high ceilings, exposed brick, two skylights, and a large glass block window for daylight shooting.
Rates: Full Day $1,500. Half Day $800. A La Carte $225/hr.
Space includes: 12′ Black, White and Green Backdrops, 750W+ Tungsten ARRI Lights, Astra Bi-Color LED Panel, Source Four Spotlight, Kessler Slider, 12 ft. PROAM JIB, Mounted 50 in. TV w/HDMI Input & Wireless Internet. All equipment included in rental. Details and updates in Gear & Amenities listing on website.
- Carriage House Studio – firstname.lastname@example.org
1327 Naylor Ct NW (entrance behind 918 O St. N.W.), Washington, DC 20001
Studio Space: 60′ x 20′
Rates: $15/hr M-F 9 am to 6 pm, $20/hr M-F after 6 pm and $25/hr Sat/Sun. Lighting equipment available for an extra charge. Must join free meetup group to rent the studio space.
- DC Camera – email@example.com
2810-B Merrilee Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031
Studio Space: 22′ x 20′
Rates: $500/day. Rental equipment is available.
- DC Video Studio – firstname.lastname@example.org – 703.725.7027
107 Park Place, Falls Church VA 22046
Studio Space: 40′ x 25′ hard cyclorama
Rates: Basic Package $995/day. Request a quote for equipment and crew support.
Space Includes: Free parking, direct load-in, green room, make-up & wardrobe room, kitchen and lighting grid. Equipment rental and crewing options available. Serving video, film and photography clients.
- Hoist Studio – email@example.com
2807 Merrilee Dr. Suite E, Fairfax VA 22031
Studio Space: 70′ x 30′
Rates: Half day rental is $375. Full day (8 hours) is $600. Scheduled overtime $75/hr, Unscheduled overtime is $150/hr. Discounts available for multi-day rental.
Space Includes: Make-up and dressing area, kitchenette, lounge and sound system.
- Moshe Zusman Photography Studio – Studio@moshezusman.com
1401 Florida Ave., N.W. (on the corner of 14th and Florida) Washington, DC 20009
Studio Space: 2 studios, combined for 1600 square feet
Rates: Four hour rental is $600. Full day (8 hours) is $1000.
Space Includes: 6 Profoto D1 Air 1000W/S Monolights, Manfrotto Sky Track Top System, Wireless tethering, Wi-Fi, Apple work stations, including Lightroom and Photoshop, and large projection capabilities, including a 65 inch LCD television.
- Photo Group – firstname.lastname@example.org
8040 Georgia Ave. #180, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Studio Space: Main: 62′ x 32′ with cyclorama wall Daylight Studio: 23′ x 37′
Rates: $1200/day M-F 8:30-6:30. Overtime is $175/hr. $1500/day weekends and holidays. Overtime is $200/hr.
Space Includes: Model room, client lounge, kitchen, and cyc wall.
- Sly Horse Studio – email@example.com
2375 Lewis Ave., Rockville, MD, 20851
Studio Space: Three studio areas, the largest is 58′ x 32′
Rates: The prices vary for the different spaces, ranging from $35/hr up to $400 for 8 hours.
Space Includes: Make-up area, kitchenette, and TVs.
- The Softbox Studio – 202.422.3086
2724 Dorr Ave Bay #3, Fairfax, VA 22031
Studio Space: 950 square feet shooting space with loft, 30-foot ceilings.
Rates: Hourly prices vary for members and non-members; $320/day.
Space Includes: Changing room, 10-foot garage door for light and loading, seamless, a variety of lighting equipment loading dock
- StudiowerksDC – bookings@StudiowerksDC.com
415B Walker Court SE, Washington, DC 20003
Studio Space: Studio, event, and class space in restored carriage house Capitol Hill, 1250 square feet. 4x Profoto D1 1000 Air heads, 50″ Monitor, 2 makeup stations.
Rates: Hourly packages available for members as low as $25/hr. Non-members $350/half day, $550/day.
- Sweatlodge Creative – firstname.lastname@example.org
411 New York Ave., NE, Washington DC 20002
Studio Space: Two studio areas, one is 900 square feet and the other is 2000 square feet
Rates: The prices vary for the different space needed and type of shoot, ranging from $300/day to $900/day
Space Includes: Changing room, loading dock, and Autopole system for backdrops
- Union 206 – email@example.com
350 Calvert Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
Studio Space: Four studio areas, three of them have cyclorama walls. The largest studio is 36′ x 30′
Rates: M-Th $50/hr, F-Su $80/hr. For members the rates are 50% off.
Space Includes: Lighting equipment and modifiers, kitchen, make up room, and meeting area.
- Uphoto – 301.937.5510
5005 Garrett Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
Studio Space: 21′ x 24′
Rates: $40/hr and includes the use of some lighting equipment.
Space Includes: Make-up and dressing area, and secure storage area.
- Washington School of Photography – 301.654.1998
12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD 20853
Studio Space: Three studios available
Rates: Hourly (2 hour min) $50/hr. Half day $175. Full day $300. Consecutive days (2 to 4) $250/day. Discounts available for frequent rental customers and WSP graduates.
Space Includes: All equipment is included in the rental fee, as well use of modeling rooms, ladders, fan, and posing stools.