Here’s Where To Rent A Daylight Studio in Portland

Portland is a gorgeous city with a vibrant arts and culture scene. On any given night, you can see a gallery show, live music, and cap it all off with a trip to the original Voodoo Donuts. The city has transformed in recent decades from factories and logging to now being a hipster hub. With so many converted former industrial sites now home to offices, apartments, and creative studios, there’s a wealth of locations with those huge industrial windows we just love. That means a lot of fabulous natural light to brighten photography and videography projects. Here are 10 places where you can rent a daylight studio in Portland today.

1. A brick-lined creative space

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Our very first pick of great places to rent a daylight studio in Portland is a fantastic medium-sized space located in Northeast Portland. The studio has both an exposed brick wall and a plain white wall for versatility. The large windows on the brick side let in a generous amount of natural light, and the space includes a selection of furniture for you to use. Learn more about it on its Peerspace listing. One guest described their experience as:

“Really great host, super flexible with a gorgeous space and a great, varied amount of furniture. We got some great photos, thanks!”

2. Downtown views

studio with stunning downtown views
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Up next is a sleek modern studio with a view of downtown Portland. If you’re looking for a great place to do small product photography, you’ve found the ideal place. The floor-to-ceiling windows let in ample natural light and give way to a great view of Downtown. This Peerspace venue is one of the best places you can rent a daylight studio in Portland.

3. The stark white studio

industrial studio with natural light
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Remember those fantastic industrial windows we were talking about? Here they are. Near wall-to-wall west-facing windows illuminate the all-white studio. Let’s say you need a Peerspace location to do a focused cut scene for a slick music video. This monochromatic space offers an intensity in its beautiful lighting and stark white walls that would be absolutely perfect. If all that wasn’t enough, it’s the most affordable option on our list.

4. Parisian-inspired tendue

bright paris-style studio
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The hosts of this location describe a space that “blends Parisian-inspired textures and tones with a historically industrial setting.” The studio is in The Ford Building in southeast Portland and has been standing for over 100 years. Let that historic charm find its way into your project in this space with French-style wall molding and beautiful old windows. This space is particularly great for dance photography. The elegance of the walls will complement the subtlety of movement in artistic poses. And you can book it today on Peerspace!

5. The cyclorama studio

portland studio with cyc wall
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This next Peerspace listing is simple. If you need a small cyclorama wall for your photoshoot and want to work in natural light, here’s your location. The cyc wall allows for seamless soft shadows at the bottom of your images for a more professional appearance. The site comes equipped with various photography equipment like a softbox, C-stands, and LED lights. This studio comes in at 750 square feet, so there’s plenty of room to bring any additional props as needed.

6. The Tabletop Studio

sunny tabletop studio
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“Tabletop” is the name of this darling photo and production studio. With a fully equipped kitchen, if you’re doing food photography for a blog or magazine, this is an amazing place to do it. Included in the rental are all the kitchen tools you may need, from a microwave to cooling racks. Plus, accessing the location is a breeze; it’s conveniently located right in downtown Portland. One particularly satisfied guest said:

“Tabletop Studio was a real joy to work in. Emily was wonderful: super responsive and accommodating. The space is clean, bright, so well stocked with every plate, bowl, cup, and saucer you might ever want to photograph. The space and its natural light is really a dream to work in. We definitely want to take more photographs at Tabletop!”

Given the glowing reviews, it’s no surprise this is one of our favorite Peerspace options to rent as a daylight studio in Portland.

7. Studio in the trees

creative daylight studio
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Our next pick for a fabulous daylight studio in Portland is this dreamy, crisp white studio downtown. It is furnished to perfection with great eclectic pieces like a Moroccan rug and a Barcelona chair. The key feature of this space to appreciate is the natural light. With north and west-facing windows on half the walls of the space, there is ample natural light for anything from an interview to product photography. Book it here on Peerspace!

8. The perfect loft

brick and wood daylight studio
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We’re calling this one “the perfect loft” because it’s just that. Hardwood floors, natural light, and those picturesque exposed brick walls make for an ideal photography location. Fashion photography is a particularly great idea in this location. Contrasting, say, flowing florals with a strong industrial aesthetic could make for a very engaging photoshoot. In addition, this Peerspace venue doubles as a yoga studio when not used for production or events, so you could easily do group fitness photography here as well.

9. Dreamy A-frame with Mt. Hood Views

Dreamy A-frame with Mt Hood Views portland rental
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Near the end of our list is one of the most beautiful places to rent a daylight studio in Portland. While not a traditional photo studio, this space is definitely camera-ready. Located in West Portland Park, this A-frame home has natural views that extend all the way to Mt. Hood. The triangular windows on the second-floor flood the living space with warm natural light. It’s decorated in an inviting pallet that is ideal for lifestyle photography. And as a great bonus, there are several outdoor spaces: a front deck, front yard fire pit area, side patio with outdoor dining furniture, and hammock. Learn more about it on Peerspace!

10. The outdoor oasis

an outdoor oasis studio
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Last is most certainly not least on this list. Our final idea for cool places to rent a daylight studio in Portland on Peerspace is unlike any other. This partially covered outdoor space is a fantastic place to take exciting fashion and personal photography. There are numerous textured backgrounds, seating options, and movable props throughout the area. Be advised, it is near a busy road, so it’s not ideal for video projects.

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