Shelby Quinn


It’s that time of year again. You’re rushing to get your Holiday card photos snapped, or maybe you’re the photographer running a deal on headshots. Your zine came up with the greatest concept for a fashion spread, and you rented all the jewelry and props, but can’t find that perfect spot with the best mood lighting. Or maybe you and your photography friend have a few hours to play around and take glamor shots for your website. Whatever the case may be, you’re looking for that perfect synthesis of cost, location and gimmicks of various studios. 

Well look no further! Bushwick Daily round-up a list of local Rental Studios, breaking down all the bells and whistles for the most seamless access to your next best shot. 

Monaliza Studios – East Williamsburg

Address: 23 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Social Media: Instagram, Facebook

Description: Monaliza Studios offers amenities for all types of creative endeavors. The 1,700 sf space at 23 Meadow Street features a large corner cyc wall combined with a prop room full of antique and vintage furniture. The range of different props and set design options opens up a endless possibilities for inspiring projects from editorial, fashion and art photography to music videos and medium-sized film productions.


1 hr / $100

5 hrs / $350

10 hrs/ $700

Various Props, Grips and Photo Equipment included

Prop Rental available: Email Monaliza Studios to ask!

Vandervoort Studio – East Williamsburg

Address: 309 Vandervoort Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr

Description: Vandervoort is a modern daylight photo studio and location. 180 degrees of unobstructed natural light | southeast and southwest exposures | concrete floors and walls | 2000 sq ft of refined industrial space | expansive rooftop and deck | 100% private.

Located at 309 Vandervoort ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Rates: Check out the Vandervoort website for more details

Be Electric – Bushwick

Address: 1304 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook

Description: Need to shoot in three stages in one day?  Be Electric provides the space and can coordination the locations for you.

Require multiple 12k tungstens and a 5 ton grip and electric package? Not a problem. Need to go all Kino, HMI or specialty LED lighting? How about Briese? Be Electric has it or can source it all for you. Need breakfast and lunch for 100 people and not enough time to make it happen? Be Electric has catering partners to wow your clients with and keep your crew fed.

Have a last minute location shoot that you need a full G&E list and generator delivered to? They have you covered. Be Electric goes all out to ensure every shoot is a success.

Rates: Check out Be Electric’s booking page for availability and rates.


Phorm Studios – Ridgewood

Address: 46-55 Metropolitan Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Social Media: Instagram

Description: Phorm Studios is an interdisciplinary studio for artists working in film, digital and sculptural mediums. They operate in two locations on the Brooklyn/Queens line near the Jefferson L Stop in Bushwick, offering production facilities for photography, film, and video.


Studio 1 (Cyclorama):

$75/hr (4 hour minimum)

Studio 2 (Gallery):

Production – $50/hr (3 hour minimum)

Event – $80/hr (4 hour minimumb)

Equipment: See Phorm Studios website for included equipment and rental add-ons

Cover Photo courtesy of Monaliza Studios.

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