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.
- 1343 L Studio – firstname.lastname@example.org – 202.393.1906
1343 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Studio Space: studio area is 46’6″ x 19’6″ and entire facility is 3200 square feet total
Rates: $180/hour, 10% discount for bookings 8 hours or longer. Through Nov. 20, discounted rates are available for studio area only: $80/hr non-commercial use & $139/hr for commercial use.
Space Includes: Green chromakey/black sheet background; 238’’W ×81’’H HD TV screen; 25× portable Ledgo Pro ceiling LED lights. HD production support gear and cameras are available at additional cost.
- Bella Faccia – email@example.com
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.
- Black Stallion Studios – firstname.lastname@example.org – 202.538.7963
12280 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD, 20851
Studio Space: Three studio areas, the largest is 58′ x 32′
Rates: The prices vary for the different spaces, depending on whether you are a member or not, ranging from $45/hr up to $660 for 12 hours.
Space Includes: Make-up area, kitchenette, and TVs.
- CAMPspace – email@example.com – 571-228-7582
4214 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Studio Space: 1,200 square feet of blank space with lots of natural light.
Space Includes: Living room style furniture that can be moved, 50″ TV with HDMI input & wireless Internet, makeup/changing room, private backyard area, and meeting space. Note: photography equipment is NOT included.
- 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.
- Creative Hands Studio – email@example.com
52 O Street NW, Unit 208, Washington, DC 20001
Studio Space: 900 square feet of space with plenty of windows, open faced brick, natural hardwood floors, and natural light.
Rates: $325/day for use as photography studio
Space Includes: Access to photography lighting equipment, flash triggers, backdrops, props, and full kitchen & bath. With enough notice, a specific color paper backdrop can be ordered for your session. The studio is also available for event rentals; send an email for rates and more information.
- DC Camera – firstname.lastname@example.org
2810-B Merrilee Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031
Studio Space: 22′ x 20′
Rates: $500/day. Rental equipment is available.
- DC Video Studio – email@example.com – 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.
- Dogwood Lane – firstname.lastname@example.org
6613 Spring Valley Drive, Alexandria, VA 22312
Studio Space: 12′ x 24′ all white natural light studio
Rates: $150 for 2 hours. $500 for full day.
Space Includes: Backdrops, bed, and staging area. Bathroom, on-site parking, and Wifi also available.
- 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.
- Ìpàdé – firstname.lastname@example.org
1734 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Studio Space: 2000 square foot multipurpose space
Rates: starting at $110/hr (2 hr minimum)
Space Includes: Flexible space with multiple layouts: lounge area with ample seating, breakout rooms, private meeting spaces, video screening room, conference room. Kitchen and bar space, two bathrooms, WiFi, bluetooth speakers with a microphone, photography backdrops and equipment (box light, backdrop stand, tripods), podcasting equipment, projector and 16:9 screen. Please note this venue functions as a co-working/meeting space during business hours 9 AM to 6 PM; photography use may be available upon request.
- 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 – email@example.com
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.
- 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. Equipment includes 5x Profoto D1 1000 Air heads, Film/TV lighting package, 50″ Monitor, 2 makeup stations.
Rates: Hourly packages available for members as low as $35/hr. Non-members $440/half day, $690/day.
- Union 206 – firstname.lastname@example.org
822 South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
Studio Space: Three studio rooms, two have cyclorama walls. The largest studio is 40′ x 30′. The largest cyclorama wall is 26′ L x 19′ W x 20′ H.
Rates: T-Su $90/hr. Members get 50% off rental rates.
Space Includes: 4x Alien Bee 800s, trigger & receivers, HMUA stations, changing areas, unlimited props and modifiers, catering area. All equipment included in rental price.
- 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.
- 1343 L Studio – email@example.com – 202.393.1906