Here’s Where to Rent a Daylight Studio in Los Angeles
There’s nothing in this world like LA sunshine. In fact, the beautiful weather is a key reason movie production moved from the East Coast to Southern California at the dawn of cinema. Given this legendary beautiful weather, it’s no surprise there’s a wealth of studios and creative spaces drenched in sunshine throughout the LA area. We’re bringing out a list of the top 10 best places to rent a daylight studio in Los Angeles. From product launches to photoshoots, there’s an option in every budget and style to have stunning natural light shine on your project.
1. Make magic happen in a huge photo studio
Many of the options on our list are just generally great places to take pictures, but this is a proper and enormous photo studio. The studio is an open two-story environment with 24-foot ceilings, a 42-foot cyclorama wall, furniture, and props, all lit by beautiful daylight.
You can also borrow their c-stands, combo stands, rollers, crank stands, sandbags, stingers, apple boxes, and accessories for an additional fee. It can be fun to shoot photography in an unconventional location, but there are certainly benefits to shooting in a studio that are hard to beat. In a state-of-the-art professional setting like this, your photos are bound to come out beautifully.
2. Be inspired by an upscale, colorful penthouse
Here we have a beautiful penthouse apartment conveniently located in downtown LA. This petite apartment has stunning views of the skyline and beautiful décor, including the sea-green furniture throughout the living space. This color pop perfectly contrasts the shining dark wood flooring throughout the area. If you’re looking to rent a daylight studio in the heart of LA, this is a fabulous option.
3. Bathe in the light from a spacious studio with beautiful windows
Simplicity is the name of the game for our next pick on the list of best places to rent a daylight studio in Los Angeles. This studio has 17-foot ceilings and an enormous east-facing window. The morning hours are the best time to get strong light with soft shadows. This is an excellent environment for product photography with the included table or a small product launch party. With the product center stage in perfect LA daylight, guests will be able to mingle and admire from throughout the studio space.
4. Be creative at a Brooklyn-inspired space in Koreatown
This bright, creative studio is a combination of so many amazing things. It’s a Brooklyn-style studio with SoCal sun located in trendy Koreatown. Natural light fills its 1,800 square feet with four different concept spaces throughout. It also includes a variety of photography equipment such as a softbox and a large parabolic umbrella to make photo and video shoots a breeze. This would be a great place to do e-commerce photography or a stylish video interview.
5. Get drenched in sunshine at an industrial-chic warehouse
Absolutely enormous, arched, floor-to-ceiling industrial windows grace this studio with plentiful natural light. It’s a simple wide-open space that can easily accommodate any number of creative projects. Due to city permitting delays, this one-of-a-kind daylight studio is only available for non-commercial video uses at the present time, such as a personal reel. However, you could also do so much more in this space, like teaching a photo class, hosting a legendary yoga session, or taking wedding photography.
6. Soak up luxury with a hint of jungle vibes
You’ve never seen anything quite like our next pick. This living space has a truly unique vibe that combines East Asian elements, such as a Japanese folding screen, with jungle vibes through the color scheme and the legendary tiger statue.
One guest described it as: “Super clean, natural lighting is beautiful, location is easy to access. The location is exactly what you’ll see from the pictures on Peerspace. It really isn’t hard to make someone look great in this spot.” Do note, the host requests you remove your shoes while you’re on the carpet unless they’re new!
7. Swing in the hammock of a bright, bohemian-inspired loft
This bohemian-chic loft is as bright as bright gets. With light-colored furnishings, white walls, and a flood of natural light, this is a great place to do photo and video shoots. The hosts include props and accessories to facilitate the creative process.
Picture this: a photo session dedicated to fitness photography. All the beauty of the human form will be highlighted through the ideal natural lighting, and you could take fun shots at the end on the woven boho hammock. This is one of our favorite places to rent a daylight studio in Los Angeles.
8. Let your imagination run free in a creative industrial loft
Our next pick is a visually engaging loft space straight out of a trendy movie set. It has unique artwork, stylish furniture, and an open-concept flow. While a great space for any number of projects, this loft is especially well-suited as an interview location for a documentary. The seating area has vibrant sofas with plenty of space around them for additional lighting and sound equipment.
9. Take in the incredible skyline from a contemporary apartment
We have another East Coast-style apartment coming in near the end of our list. This residence has a balcony with a firepit that looks out over a breathtaking downtown LA view that includes an unobstructed view of Pershing Square. The apartment itself was constructed in the early 1900s and has minimalist décor to create a distraction-free environment. The design is flexible enough for any number of uses, from private meetings to artistic video shoots.
10. Produce soft photos in an enormous industrial environment
We’re closing out this list of the best places to rent a daylight studio in Los Angeles with something a little different. This is a proper warehouse space that doesn’t have your typical floor-to-ceiling windows, but rather petite evenly spaced ones that let in streams of focused light rather than a flood of diffused light. This makes for a much more dramatic look and would look great in fashion photography, especially in a group.