Best Photo Studios NYC [2023]

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Michelle Brannan
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Having trouble finding a photo studio for your next project? LÜK gets it: as a producer, finding the perfect photo studio in New York City can be hard. The last thing we want is for you to stress and search for a studio about not having a location for your upcoming project. 

You have plenty to focus on yourself: searching for unique talent, set design, lighting, and much more. The very least we could do was get you ahead by finding some of the best NYC photo studios to shoot in. These studios have everything from top-of-the-line equipment and experienced staff to endless photo and video shoot spaces to get creative in. 

Let’s begin! 

Best Photo Studios to Rent in NYC

From well-known professional studios to smaller, more intimate studios, there is something for everyone in NYC.  

We’ve made this list of some of the best studios we found. However, that doesn’t mean these are your only option. There are plenty of awesome studios throughout NYC. This is just to get you started! 

Looking for more help with your shoot? LÜK has you covered. LÜK connects talent with leading creative producers at some of the world’s largest companies and production studios. You can set up casting calls virtually or in person, create talent decks, pay talent once the project is finished, and we even provide a personal booking specialist to help along the way (yes, it’s a real person)! 

It provides ease and efficiency to the casting and production process inside and outside our platform. 

Let’s review some great photo studios in NYC first!

1. Brooklyn Photo Studios

Brooklyn Photo Studios logo

Locations: 369 Park Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Brooklyn Photo Studios is all about bringing diverse talent and production to life. This studio is no stranger to film and photoshoots and offers services like lighting equipment, photography, and sound stages, all for a reasonable rate. Brooklyn Photo Studio also provides a 4,000-square-foot studio for major projects. 

Services & Amenities: 

  • Studio lighting equipment
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Sound stage alternative
  • Six studios

2. Daylight Studio

Daylight Studio logo

Locations: 450 W 31st Street 9th & 10th FL NY, NY 10001

Daylight Studio offers services in fashion production, event hosting, production, and even an RV fleet. On top of that, they have eight studios for their client to choose from, where they can use rental equipment, get help setting up for their photoshoot, and more. Daylight Studio is also capable of holding virtual events, providing props for shoots, and hosting casting calls. 

Services & Amenities: 

  • Photo studio
  • Film studio
  • Event space
  • Green screen 
  • Production holding
  • Virtual events
  • Casting 
  • Fashion shows
  • Fashion production
  • Strobe lighting 
  • Rental equipment
  • RV fleet

3. FD Photo Studio

FD Photo Studio logo

FD Photo Studio is an expert in creating high-quality photos for fashion and beauty, clothing designers, actors’ headshots, model tests, retail advertising, and online commerce. Their services range from single-day shoots to long-term projects. They have several Los Angeles and Chicago locations and nine studios in New York.


  • New York Studio Locations 
    • (Metro) Brooklyn: 1003 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
    • Long Island: 4020 22nd Street, 4th floor, Long Island City, NY 11101
    • Astoria: 35-58 37th Street, 3rd floor, Astoria, NY 11106
    • (Scott) Brooklyn: 114 Scott Ave, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Los Angeles Studio Locations
    • Main: 530 East 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014, 5th Floor
    • Art: 1048 Santee Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, 5th Floor
    • Hill: 1808 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, 2nd Floor
    • L.A. Lofts: 656 S Los Angeles Street, Unit 900, Los Angeles, CA 90014
    • Olympia: 3316 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023
  • Chicago Studio Location: 124 N Campbell Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Services & Amenities: 

  • Studio 
  • Equipment
  • Props
  • Backdrops
  • Pre-light services
  • Production assistants
  • Video backstage
  • Production services
  • Professional technical assistant

4. JACK Studios

JACK Studios logo

Locations: 601 W 26th Street 12th Floor | Suite 1210 New York, NY 1000

JACK Studios is a well-known and premier photo studio that has worked with major brands like Vogue, Target, and Victoria’s Secret. They offer 50,00 square feet of studio for film, photoshoots, event and production planning, and more. 

Since 1995, JACK Studio has been a home for creative professionals and producers to bring their visions to life. 

Services & Amenities: 

  • Rental equipment
  • Event hosting
  • Studios
  • Full-service catering
  • Retouching 
  • Printing 
  • Editing
  • Sound design 
  • Original music

5. Lounge Studios

Lounge Studios

Locations: 315 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

Lounge Studios offers a diverse range of services that go beyond photography. In addition to renting a studio for a photo shoot, you can choose from three packages to create the perfect photoshoot. If you choose the most basic package you can also purchase add-ons like strobe lighting, props, soft boxes, wireless flash control, and more. 

Services & Amenities: 

  • Podcasts
  • Recording 
  • Mixing
  • Mastering 
  • Music production
  • Interviews
  • Video production studios
  • Photography studios
  • Recording studios
  • Strobe lighting
  • Soft boxes
  • Wireless flash control

Streamline Your Entire Production–From Casting to Booking to Payments

6. Pier 59 Studio

Pier 59 Studio logo

Locations: 59 Chelsea Piers, 2nd Floor (West Side Hwy & 18th Street) New York, New York 10011

Pier59 was founded by Federico Pignatelli, a renowned photographer and film producer, in 1993. Other than photography and studio rentals, Pier59 also offers virtual production services, in-camera visual effects, rental equipment, talent management, and even a restaurant and bar for event hosting. 

Services & Amenities: 

  • Studios
  • Virtual production
  • In-camera visual effects
  • Photography and video rental equipment
  • Location services
  • Talent management
  • Digital services
  • Event hosting

7. Photo Studio 308

Photo Studio 308 logo

Locations: 373 Broadway, Studio 308 New York, NY. 10013

Photo Studio 308 provides rental studios equipped with lights, diffusers, cameras, wallpapers, a hair and make-up area, a wardrobe rack, wifi, and more for photo and video shoots. They have a Green Screen studio and a 200-square-foot studio accessible seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This studio is perfect for aspiring make-up artists, photographers, designers, and stylists.

Services & Amenities: 

  • Studio rental 
  • Video production 
  • Broadcast production 
  • Video lighting 
  • Photo lighting 
  • Make-up and hair area
  • Wifi
  • Green Screen
  • Grey, black, and white wallpapers
  • Wireless triggers for Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras
  • Flexible scheduling

8. TALS Studio

TALS Studio logo

Locations: 115 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

The TALS Studio was established and is managed by ZIon Levy, an expert photographer with decades of experience. Levy specializes in studio lighting, using it to craft a narrative in each photograph. TALS Studio provides a variety of amenities for photo and video shoots, such as professional stylists, designers, and editors, as well as film equipment, high-end cameras, green screens, and more. 

Services & Amenities: 

  • Professional lighting 
  • Green screen
  • Special effects
  • Computer graphics
  • Animation 
  • Film equipment
  • Available brand cameras
  • Professional make-up artists
  • Editors
  • Digital designers
  • Stylists
  • Cameramen

More NYC Photo Studios

Here are more reputable photo studios in the Brooklyn, Bronx, and New Jersey area. 

Photo Studio Rentals in Brooklyn

Photo Studios Rentals in the Bronx

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Run the Most Efficient Photoshoot with LÜK

When designing a photo shoot, you have to find talent, search for location, and manage every little detail that goes into lighting, set design, music, fashion, and more. You’re the playmaker of the film and fashion industry–and for that, we wanted to give you some good news. 

You’re not alone anymore: you have LÜK!

LÜK Network connects talent with leading creative producers from some of the world’s biggest companies and production studios. Think of us as your personal industry expert: we can help you set up virtual and in-person casting calls, create talent decks, and pay talent once the project is finished. 

Our production payment system is one of our ultimate time-savers. It makes it easier than ever to pay talent. We consolidate all freelancers onto a single invoice and take care of the payments–so you don’t have to worry about contractor payroll taxes, keeping track of tax documents, or taking away taxes from employee wages. 

So let us handle all the (less exciting but necessary) work while making something beautiful.


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