10 Good Places to Take Pictures in Los Angeles
- Date: February 6, 2023
- Topic: Photography
- By: Peerspace
Finding places to take pictures in Los Angeles should be easy. But with so many options, it can actually be a challenge! Los Angeles is a powerful and culturally significant city in many ways — and it’s famous for being the center of the entertainment industry.
But it’s also incredibly huge — spanning a mind-boggling 500 square miles — and heavily populated, with a total of roughly 4 million people. Among those 4 million, an estimated 86 languages are spoken, reflecting the city’s diversity and cultural vibrancy. Don’t forget that L.A. is also home to near-perfect weather: the metropolis is warm and sunny almost year-round. The landscapes blessed by this weather include valleys, coastal plains, and world-famous beaches.
This is why Los Angeles isn’t just a great place to live and explore; it’s also an ideal place for photography. While there are easily thousands of great photo opportunities in this fabulous place, we’ve gathered a varied list of 10 good places to take pictures in Los Angeles. You’ll find all of these fabulous venues available to rent by the hour on Peerspace, the world’s largest online marketplace for meeting, event, and production venues.
But for now, let’s get to our list of our favorite places to take pictures in Los Angeles. This list should serve as some thought-provoking inspiration for your next photoshoot!
1. A picturesque private ranch near Malibu
That view truly cannot be topped! There’s no place like this anywhere else in the region in terms of view and features. The 30-acre horse ranch includes a canyon with a walk-in saltwater pool, a 2,700-square-foot production house with a daylight studio, a gorgeous garden, and an abundance of perfect vistas.
Before you book a venue on Peerspace, you get the opportunity to read genuine reviews left by past renters to better inform your decision. One of the hundreds of reviewers of this Malibu ranch called it “an absolutely amazing, breathtaking space,” while another described it as a “beautiful property with tons of locations and textures.”
This may be the perfect location for engagement shoots and even lifestyle photography. We’re certain that any photos taken here will be absolutely mesmerizing and one-of-a-kind. These are just some of the reasons why it’s at the top of our list of good places to take pictures in Los Angeles. You’ll just have to book it on Peerspace and see for yourself!
2. An airy DTLA studio with an impressive skyline view
Speaking of stunning views, this place has them in spades. In this sun-bathed studio, you’ll have a total of 1,700 square feet of working space backed by a panoramic view of the skyline. The loft is minimally decorated with a small amount of tasteful furniture, drawing no attention away from this magnificent view. It also leaves plenty of room for your own creativity and vision to manifest in your photoshoot. You’ll enjoy the cool breeze that blows through the huge open windows.
Plus, it’s located in the fashion district, which will provide inspiring energy to your whole photoshoot. We can envision using this space for everything from commercial photography to family portraits!
The space has hundreds of five-star reviews, including this one: “This place was lovely, the lighting was superb. We shoot a music video and it turned out incredible! Thank you to our host Ani, who was very helpful. One note you may want to bring an additional fan if you are filming mid-day. thank you again, Ani!!!”
3. Best Hollywood Sign views on earth
The Hollywood sign is a classic Los Angeles icon for a reason! And you can get great photos of the sign, as well as other natural vistas when you book this iconic property in Beachwood Canyon.
It’s a two-story home with a massive outdoor patio that allows you countless shooting angles. You will absolutely end up with stunning photos loaded with iconic images and natural beauty. The host also offers you the use of the heated outdoor pool for an add-on charge, which may put your photos over the top!
A CEO who booked this space for a shoot shared the following review on Peerspace: “Alfonso is amazing, the home is breath taking and it was such an easy process. Easy access to parking and necessary accommodations. Did I mention the views are unlike any other in Hollywood?! Literally felt like we could touch the iconic Hollywood sign. Thank you Alfonso”
These studio photoshoot ideas in Los Angeles take you from Venice Beach to Malibu. Check them out!
4. An inspired oasis hidden away in Silverlake
This exotic outdoor oasis in Silverlake is a colorful, Mediterranean-inspired space and one of our favorite outdoor places to take pictures in Los Angeles. It boasts bright blue and teal furnishings, lush greenery, pink bougainvillea, and a stone walkway. Pose near the fire pit, while swinging on the bright white hammock, or host a milk bath photoshoot in the claw foot tub.
We love the idea of utilizing this space for portraits, model headshots, and lifestyle shoots. Plus, there’s a handy dressing room on-site, too. Consider it your perfect Los Angeles location for one-of-a-kind exotic photoshoots.
5. A positively bright and photo-worthy home dubbed “The Pink Palace”
The world-famous Pink Palace was recently featured on the Netflix series Amazing Interiors. It has also been used for an array of celebrity photoshoots: from Paris Hilton and Ruby Rose to famous brands like Nasty Gal and Moschino.
It’s the embodiment of mid-century kitsch and feels like a life-size version of a Barbie Dreamhouse. For instance, the master bedroom features a pink tufted velvet heart-shaped headboard, and even the bathtub and toilet are pink!
There’s a reason this is such a popular spot for photoshoots. And you can use it for any photoshoot in which a super pink and feminine set is ideal for your needs. It’s another standout on our list of good places to take pictures in Los Angeles that you can book on Peerspace today.
This is another venue with tons of glowing five-star reviews. According to one past reviewer: “This is a terrific place for a shoot! There were a large number of props, which really helped set the atmosphere. Kitten was very clear with instructions before the shoot, so we had no surprises with parking or the venue. We also had great communication during the shoot.”
These pink photoshoot ideas are bubblegum perfection and ideal for LA’s Pink Palace!
6. Bask in the sun at this Malibu secret garden
There are innumerable beautiful photo opportunities in this location’s 12,000 square feet of outdoor space. It’s a private hilltop sanctuary that is less than two miles from the Pacific Coast Highway. One of the most memorable, impressive aspects of this Malibu location is its terraced garden, which includes lush greenery, wildflowers, a waterfall feature, and a fountain.
A visit to these gardens is an ideal opportunity to use this to your advantage in your next outdoor photoshoot. Plus, there are stone pathways, exotic furnishings, and a vintage bungalow to welcome you. Imagine having your engagement and wedding photos taken here!
This is one of those Peerspace venues with endless rave reviews! Here is just one example: “The space is lush and beautiful! Very well kept garden and interior space with lots of different areas for photography. The hosts were lovely and generous with information and their time.”
7. This rustic-chic 70s-styled cabin
Looking for places to take pictures in Los Angeles that have rustic, vintage appeal? This eclectic vintage cabin feels like it’s in the middle of the woods, but you’ll be in Sylmar — just 10 minutes from downtown. This 2,500-square-foot cabin has a living area, and a kitchen, and is surrounded by desert gardens.
The place has fabulous warm light, texture, and color. It’s an ideal space for product shoots, fashion photography, and lifestyle photos.
According to one reviewer who booked it for a photoshoot: “Everything about this space was perfect for our vintage Themed shoot. Hopeful we get to use it again!”
8. An ancient Greek & Persian-style white house with a pool and garden
Here’s a grand place to take pictures in Los Angeles: this location is basically a palace. It epitomizes luxury, inside and outdoors, where there’s a private pool and garden. The home is nearly 4,000 square feet and features a spiral staircase, a master suite with a spa tub, a grand living room, and even an outdoor space with a garden and pool. You can let your imagination run wild when booking this space for a chic photoshoot.
As one reviewer commented on their photoshoot here, “Our project turned out AMAZING.” Undoubtedly, at this location, yours will, too! If you want to set up a photoshoot steeped in European-style elegance and grandeur, this is the place! And best of all, you can book it with ease here on Peerspace.
Check out these 11 Instagram photoshoot ideas in Los Angeles for more amazing venues and inspiration!
9. A photogenic Scandi boho home
This beautiful mid-century modern home in Palms is inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and boho cuteness — all in one sweet setup! It’s a 3,100-square-foot space complete with a minimalist, boho interior with matching home furnishings.
The neutral color scheme and bright lighting allow for a range of creative endeavors to take place here. It makes a dreamy setting for lifestyle photoshoots, commercial projects, and portraits alike.
In the words of a Peerspace reviewer: “There are not enough positive words in the English dictionary to describe well our shoot went. Erikas home is absolutely stunning, every room, nook and corner has potential to be shot it; there are endless possibilities … Our images are gorgeous and we can’t wait to book again!”
10. A maximal designer’s home
This is a truly unique spot to take pictures in Los Angeles and is basically the stylish polar opposite of the minimal space we just mentioned. This eclectic Highland Park home was styled indoors and out by an interior designer who kitted out the space with gorgeous colors and furnishings.
Thanks to these myriad colors, your photos will stand out marvelously from the crowd. Use this maximalist home for artistic portraits, commercial shoots, and any other project that can benefit from light and color.
Just check out this rave review from someone who booked production time here via Peerspace: “This home is incredible! The property is beautiful and so much fun — every detail has been thought through. The hosts are wonderful, accommodating, and very friendly. We had a blast!”
Bonus LA photoshoot location: rock out at Studio Eclipse loft
What we love about Studio Eclipse is its glamour and versatility! It’s an 872-square-foot double-height loft in central LA with east-facing windows that let in tons of natural light.
The loft also features a dark boudoir nook if you feel like taking snaps in a stylish bed. Plus, the exposed brickwork, concrete floors, and spiral staircase add a touch of extra that makes this loft a true original capable of helping you create tons of content. Influencers, couples, and brands can all make amazing use of this studio for their photoshoots.
A Peerspace reviewer who booked this loft for a shoot shared the following about her experience: “Amazing space, clean, seen just like in photos. Host was prompt, professional, and available for any concerns or questions. Got some great photos with amazing natural light.”
Want to give your boudoir shoot that LA touch? Then you need to see our Los Angeles boudoir photoshoot ideas next!
Peerspace offers endless places to take pictures in Los Angeles
This is only a handful of the hundreds and hundreds of stunning places to take pictures in Los Angeles available on Peerspace. We hope you are as thrilled by the selection as we are! But keep in mind that new places are added to the platform daily. So be sure to bookmark your Los Angeles Peerspace photoshoot locations and check back frequently!
If you find the perfect venue, but it’s missing a little something, just contact your venue’s friendly host. Peerspace’s helpful hosts strive to make your experience perfect and can often source special lighting, furnishings, catering, and more. Check us out today and see what place(s) grab your attention and inspire your next shoot!
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