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9 Cool Instagram Photo Ideas in Washington, DC

Finding the perfect spot for your Instagram photoshoot in Washington, DC, can be a challenge. Not only have all of the usual tourist spots been Instagrammed already, but you might want a location that has the right lighting, decor, and atmosphere for your shoot. Whether you’re trying to promote a product, advertise a travel blog, or just show off your awesome photography style, here are a few of our favorite Instagram photo ideas in Washington, DC.

1. A quirky coworking space in Capitol Heights

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This coworking space looks like it was designed for Instagram. It’s the perfect location to host a product launch or photoshoot for your brand or location-independent business. The simple, bright decor and wood-paneled walls give it a quirky, inviting vibe that makes it the ideal fit for therapists, life coaches, and other professionals who want to show off their laid-back style.

2. A five-bedroom colonial mansion in Fort Washington

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This charming five-bedroom house has a variety of spaces to suit any kind of photoshoot. From a spacious bathroom with a standalone bathtub to a formal dining area with bright purple walls, your shoot can be as fancy or as casual as you like. The venue is equipped with a wardrobe rack, a green screen, and separate dressing room, making it suitable for fashion shoots with multiple models on site. There’s even an outdoor deck and a backyard for exterior shots.

This venue also has options for catering and equipment rental services. If you’re planning an all-day shoot with a full crew, just call up the Peerspace Concierge service to make sure you have everything you need on the day of your shoot.

3. An airy museum gallery space in Northwest Washington

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Looking for shots in a museum but can’t find one that will allow photography? Try this historic museum gallery space with an expansive atrium full of natural light. This newly renovated building has room for a full-sized photo shoot in the atrium or on the balcony, offering a historic appearance with all of the modern amenities you’ll need for a professional photoshoot. Combine it with one of the on-site event spaces for a corporate photoshoot. It’s wheelchair accessible and close to public transport, making it a good choice for last-minute Instagram photo ideas in Washington, DC.

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4. A modern party room in Cleveland Park

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This modern party space looks like it belongs on the cover of a magazine. With minimalist decor and a fashionable color scheme, use this venue to stage a relaxed photoshoot to celebrate your birthday, engagement, or job promotion. Whether you’re mixing a drink at the table or enjoying a game of foosball, this venue will show off your classy, fun-loving side. As with many Peerspace venues, you can add on catering or equipment rentals for an easy, all-in-one booking.

5. A stunning historic mansion in Northwest Washington

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If you can’t get enough of mansions, you’re in luck: this historic venue (adjacent to the aforementioned museum gallery) offers an elegant, Gothic Revival backdrop for your shoot. Whether you have a formal dinner with outdoor seating, or choose to set your shoot in a wood-paneled room with natural lighting, this venue has it all.

6. A contemporary art space in Northeast Washington

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This modern art venue offers a minimalist, alternative vibe for your Instagram photoshoot. The courtyard features brick walls, wooden barrels, and flower pots. The interior has simple white walls lined with artwork. Rent this venue by the hour, or book it all day for a wedding, corporate retreat, or birthday party. Whatever occasion you’re looking to commemorate, you can add on catering and equipment rentals to your booking to streamline the planning process.

7. A swanky modern clubroom in Northwest Washington

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Want some shots of yourself playing pool, poker, or shuffleboard? You can rent out this classy clubroom for a private party to get some stylish shots for your Instagram feed. With comfortable couches, as well as elegant lighting and curtain options, you’ll have several backdrops to choose from to achieve casual or formal shots. With room for 40 people and a full bar on site, you can set up your photo equipment at one end of the room while your friends or coworkers mingle.

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8. A large meeting room in Northwest Washington

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If you run an Instagram account for a startup or remote business, it can be hard to find a venue that looks modern and professional to show off your team. This 500 sq.ft. venue can seat 12-20 people at the conference table. It also has a whiteboard and a Cisco Sparkboard for all of your A/V needs. Show your team hard at work at this high-tech venue near Howard University.

9. An urban eclectic loft in Hyattsville

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This urban eclectic loft is so hip it should have its own Instagram account! Why not show it off on yours? With bright, simple colors, natural lighting, and a black-and-white mural on one wall, you’ll have several backdrops to choose from for your shoot. This is the perfect location for a yoga instructor looking to show off some poses or a musician in need of promotional snapshots. You’re free to redecorate the room by bringing your own artwork!

Having an Instagram account is a must these days, no matter your industry. Producing a steady stream of content isn’t easy, but we think these great Instagram photo ideas in Washington, DC, will help get you started! If none of these options are what you’re looking for, keep browsing Peerspace until you find the right venue for you. Plus, you can always call up the Concierge service for personalized help.

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