Studio 1

Studio 1 Pricing

all prices exclude gst

Weekday Studio Hire

Half Day Morning (8-12): $310

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $310

Full Day (8-5): $425

Weekdend Studio Hire

Half Day Morning (8-12): $425

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $425

Full Day (8-5): $595

After Hours Studio Hire

Weekday Evening (6-10): $425

Weekend Evening (6-10): $595

Additional hours $70 (not always available, please check with studio manager)

Need more space for your production?  Hire Studio 2 for half price when you hire Studio 1.

Studio 1 Hire Includes:

6m wide cyclorama Poly boards (b/w) Light stands & Shot bags
1 car park Clothes rack Garment steamer
Heating/cooling Reflectors Tether table & makeup table

Studio 1 Availability:

This calendar also shows tentative bookings as busy, so if you need a specific date and it is showing busy please get in touch and I can check more thoroughly for you.
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Studio 2

Studio 2 Pricing

all prices exclude gst

Weekday Studio Hire

Half Day Morning (8-12): $230

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $230

Full Day (8-5): $320

Weekdend Studio Hire

Half Day Morning (8-12): $320

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $320

Full Day (8-5): $480

After Hours Studio Hire

Weekday Evening (6-10): $320

Weekend Evening (6-10): $480

Additional hours $70 (not always available, please check with studio manager)

Need more space for your production?  Hire Studio 2 for half price when you hire Studio 1.

Studio 2 Hire Includes:

7.5m x 4m space Poly boards (b/w) Light stands & Shot bags
1 car park Clothes rack Garment steamer
White walls Reflectors Large table on wheels

Studio 2 Availability:

This calendar also shows tentative bookings as busy, so if you need a specific date and it is showing busy please get in touch and I can check more thoroughly for you.
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Gallery

Get a feel for the space – here is a visual list of reasons you’ll love shooting here:

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We’re pretty proud of our Google reviews!  Thanks for the love, everyone!!

  • Such a great space! Perfect for a range of creative endeavours - highly recommended!

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    Geena G
    10/09/2019

    Fantastic space for my clothing brand, Sally Rae's first photo shoot. The studio is well equipped & Mark was really helpful with the lighting set up.
    I will definitely be using this space again, thanks Epic Studios!

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    Anna Chiera
    5/22/2019

    Had a photoshoot here with a band, they were kind enough to let us upgrade from the smaller studio 2 to the bigger studio 1 because it was available! He was so kind and accomadating to any questions we had and the space itself was amazing to work with, and we had so many props and pieces of furniture to play around with! Such a professional space I was so impressed and I will definitely be shooting here again after all the quarantine restrictions are lifted

    Beth Blvd Avatar
    Beth Blvd
    3/23/2020

    Great photography studio and we are very happy doing business with them. The space was great and spacious, the staff were friendly and helpful. We'll come back.

    Syafira Amadea Avatar
    Syafira Amadea
    5/26/2020

    Fantastic space for my clothing brand, Sally Rae's first photo shoot. The studio is well equipped & Mark was really helpful with the lighting set up.
    I will definitely be using this space again, thanks Epic Studios!

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    Anna Chiera
    5/22/2019

    It was last minute i needed a studio space for two dats an Mark Studio Manager was incredible at liaising with me. Very accommodating and the studio spaces are divine. Kept very clean and i felt comfortable from the moment i walked in. Easy access to the studio and i would definitely use the space again. Thank you ? everyone at Epic Studios

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    Zaharoula Harris
    1/30/2020

    Mark at Epic Studios was amazing and welcoming. He was sure that we had a smooth shoot and helped us out whenever we needed.
    Definitely recommend it! A++

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    Andrea Asnicar
    3/31/2020

    I highly recommend Epic Studios! The atmosphere is so positive. Great studio space. The team is so friendly and very professional. Big thanks. Xxx

    Josephine Karge Avatar
    Josephine Karge
    8/30/2019

    Best studio we've used so far! Super friendly to deal with and will be back for our next shoot. Thanks heaps! Team @ AV

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    Sam Pappas
    12/10/2019

    Great Studio! Mark is always so helpful and goes above and beyond! Great space to shoot E-comm and Lookbook Fashion, its a slight tight fit but it works and he's rates are fantastic, which keeps me coming back.

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    tara moore
    9/26/2019

    Epic Studios is a clean, organised and friendly place where is perfect for us. My team and I had a fantastic shoot day. Love it!

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    Ting
    1/09/2020

    Epic Studios is a really convenient space to use to with a great cyclorama. I've shot here many times and love using the space.

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    Jess LaFrankie
    8/30/2019
  • This place has an amazing set up! Mark was extremely helpful and down to earth! The floors were painted crisp white before our arrival and the atmosphere with the music in the background during the shoot was superb! Definitely will be using it again!

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    Michael Masalkovski
    7/14/2019

    Great location and space. Super clean and creative space to work on our campaign shoot. Staff was super helpful and friendly. Definitely A+ and recommended!!! - Jenny fashion business owner

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    Jenny Hsieh
    8/30/2019

    Brilliant photography studio, situated in heart of South Yarra,. Easy to access, plenty of parking and public transport close by, great space to create and just an awesome atmosphere in the space. Everyone is helpful and friendly.
    We love it.

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    Anniss Barton
    2/04/2020

    The studio is great. Everything you need. N atmosphere. Mark is fantastic, friendly and really easy going. Thanks!

    Erik S Avatar
    Erik S
    8/10/2019

    Mark & his team are incredible hosts. This is our second time shooting our campaign here and will 100% be back next season. Perfect location, free parking outside, use of props and speaker to get the vibe going. Very affordable. Highly recommend.

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    Nicole Witkowski
    7/22/2019

    Mark & his team are incredible hosts. This is our second time shooting our campaign here and will 100% be back next season. Perfect location, free parking outside, use of props and speaker to get the vibe going. Very affordable. Highly recommend.

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    Nicole Witkowski
    7/22/2019

    This has turned out to be the perfect photography studio for multiple projects. Bright, clean and centrally located in South Yarra, has made it my go to choice!

    Ben Lane Avatar
    Ben Lane
    1/17/2020

    Excellent studio. Great environment and the options for background etc were many. Wouldn’t hesitate to use this studio again for a photo shoot.

    Brian Peters Avatar
    Brian Peters
    8/30/2019

    What a great studio. Perfect for our shoot and staff were incredible. Thanks team

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    James Tinsley
    12/03/2019

    We used this space for the first time for upcoming Scone Shoot - Mark was super helpful with unloading and packing our equipment, helping set up and clean up. Such a chilled environment, can't wait to come back!

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    Fiona Bechaz
    5/14/2019

    A great space with a large cyclorama and everything thing you need, great location, easy access and free parking outside. A relaxing, comfy and fully equipped place to have my first shoot in. Mark was a great host, extremely helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend!

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    Zia Gregor
    11/08/2019

    One of the best studios in Melbourne! Had a great time shooting at Epic Studios and Mark is incredibly accomodating and great to work with. The space is absolutely fantastic and was a blast to shoot in. Open spaces, wide shooting area, and a great bunch of people with easy access. Will definitely be coming back again!

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    simpleshirt.
    12/04/2019
  • Made a very long shoot day as smooth as possible! We managed a simultaneous film and photo shoot by dividing up the space with great success overall. Comfortable and had everything we needed. Would use again!

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    Carly Bojadziski
    8/30/2019

    Super organised, clean, but most of all went way over the top to be accommodating and help out. Not your usual studio experience. Bunch of legends. Thanks for having us!

    Oli Sansom Avatar
    Oli Sansom
    8/30/2019

    Great studio! Chilled and comfortable space.. Thanks guys!

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    BG Studios
    11/07/2019

    Epic really is a great end-to-end professional photography studio. I've used their services a bunch now, and they always deliver amazing results.

    Matt Stirling Avatar
    Matt Stirling
    8/30/2019

    Awesome fully equipped photography studio. Large open spaces, dressing and make up area, and kitchen. Perfect for any photographer and project.

    Eloise Houseman Avatar
    Eloise Houseman
    3/03/2020
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Equipment for hire (to be used on-site only)

1/2 Day Full Day
3x Broncolor Lights & Softboxes $190 $265
3x Constant Video Lights & Reflectors $190 $265
Broncolor 170 Parabolic $80 $120
Canon 5d mk iii Body $90 $140
Teleprompter $40 $70
2.7m Cambo stand $40 $70
Lenses:
Canon 24-70 2.8 ii $30 $50
Canon 70-200 2.8 is ii $40 $70
Canon 16-35 2.8 iii $40 $70
Canon 85 1.8 $30 $50
Canon 50 1.2 $40 $70
Backdrops, etc:
2.7m Paper Rolls and Stand $75 $75
Fabric backdrops and Stand $75 $75
8′ x 8′ Avenger frame and scrim $70 $90

STAGE 4 LOCKDOWN Covid-19 Times: Additional measures

These certainly are strange times we are living in.  Of course we value health and safety over all else, for the sake of teams and families: both yours and ours.
To help prevent the possible transmission of this virus, we have implemented the following:

  • All commonly contacted surfaces and touch points are being sanitised before each studio hire.
  • Sanitizer provided and use encouraged.
  • Limits on attendees – 8 people per studio to allow one person per 4sqm adherence.  Teams of up to 16 can attend if both studio 1 and studio 2 are combined.
  • All attendees must be masked at all times with the exception of models.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the studio manager directly.

photography studio remote attendance

Your Clients Can Attend the Studio Remotely

Clients and non-essential stakeholders can choose to dial in using our new piece of tech awesomeness.  It’s a remotely controlled camera with speakers and microphone that allow an off-site person to control the motorised camera to look around the studio and zoom in to see details.
Others can join the conference and view the feed, but only one may control the camera.
It’s the next best thing to actually being there!

Photography studio for hire in Melbourne

South Yarra location at a great price.

Melbourne photography studio for hire located in the heart of South Yarra, just a designer handbag’s throw from Chapel Street where you will find cafes, bars and of course the famous fashion district.  Disclaimer: we wouldn’t throw a designer handbag.

Just because you chucked some chap-laps on the way here doesn’t mean we’re all suits and Lambos.  Epic Studios is a large 250sqm New York style warehouse studio, situated on the first floor with a buzzing vibe that inspires and drives creativity. We built this studio knowing it had to be absolutely perfect for fashion and portraiture whilst retaining enough room to build a set or style an advertising shoot and by all accounts we bloody nailed it.  The building itself has a proud creative history, housing Riva Fashions textile manufacturing and then the studio of the late Eryk Fitkau, one of the true photography greats.  We hope we’re doing them proud.  Our photography studio for hire can be used for fashion photography, advertising photography, interviews, family portraits, corporate headshots or even small events or gallery exhibitions.

The space offers an open plan layout, high exposed ceilings and a 6m wide cyclorama. The foyer, makeup station, and showers are all included in the photography studio hire. Cameras, lenses, backdrops, studio lights/flashes and video lights are also available upon request.  It really is a beautiful setting for any kind of creative project from photo shoots to workshops.

We are one of Melbourne’s most affordable photography studio hire facilities so we can cater for everyone’s needs, from students to big productions.

Epic Studios is available for hire 7 days a week between 8am – 5pm (after hours available upon request) with a free carpark right outside the front door. We are also within walking distance of South Yarra train station.

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STUDIO FEATURES AT A GLANCE:

Seriously, isn’t this just a fashion photoshoot dream?  Check it out:

  • Cyclorama: 6m wide x 4m deep

  • Lighting and gear hire on-site

  • Black/white poly boards, reflectors, shot bags and c-stands

  • Paper rolls and backdrop hire on site

  • Complete visual privacy of shooting space

  • Paper roll near window for natural light

  • Reverse cycle heating/cooling in shooting space

  • Free WiFi

  • Three phase power outlet

  • Change room / styling area

  • Make up station on wheels with power outlets

  • Tether table on wheels with power outlets

  • Large shooting space and production area

  • Helpful studio manager on-site

  • 1 car park provided, street parking nearby, Jam Factory parking just around the corner

  • Steamer and large double rail clothes rack

  • We guarantee the cyc will be white and the space will be clean

  • Located 50m from Chapel Street

QUESTIONS MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED

Well, you’ve scrolled a long way to get here, so you must be loving what you see, but I assume you still have some unscratched itch.  Hopefully some of these answers to FAQs will help  🙂

Where is the best place to park our cars?

We are very lucky to be able to provide you with one free car park right at the door when you hire our studio.  There are other carparks next to this one, but they are allocated to resident photographers in the studio.  If you would like to use these car parks please let us know before the day of hire and we will invoice extra for the use of these car parks.  The cheapest car parking in the area is 200m away at Jam Factory where they have $7 early bird parking before 10am.

Is the studio suitable for recording video and audio?

Yes.  And no.  Please read carefully.  The space is excellent for video and we have video lighting for hire that looks great as well.  The acoustic quality of the space is quite good and there has been extensive audio treatment to create a room that is not too “live” and not too “dead”. We have had many video/audio recordings happen where clients have had great experiences.  The big, hairy BUT is that the studio is not acoustically isolated and noise from outside or from our office space can bleed into your recordings depending on the equipment and setup you are using.
My advice is that if you need really clean audio, to book a time for a weekend or after hours where there is less chance of audio issues.

Is there equipment or backdrops available that aren’t listed for hire?

We are always adding new gear, backdrops and cool toys to the gear room, and sometimes that can take a while to update on the website.  If there’s something in particular you hope we have, just ask!  We might have it!

Do you offer discounts for students or charities?

We do!  We offer a 20% discount off our studio 2 hire rate for charites, students and education providers.

Can I pop in for a tour?

Of course! I’d be happy to show you the space. Stand in it, get a feel for how you might set up and how your team might function. 95% of people who see the space end up booking it, so get on in here! Just let me know before you come, because if there’s a shoot happening that needs privacy then we can’t just barge in.

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If you have additional questions or if you need an immediate answer, please phone Mark on 0438 242 676

Move Your Business to One of Our Offices

Epic Studios has 10 private, lockable offices for your business to call home.  Here you can spend every day surrounded by like-minded creatives sharing experiences and ideas.  We hold monthly catered meetings to keep the social aspect alive and we love to throw in the occasional social event where we all get to extend invitations to our friends, family and networks.

Offices are $1800 +gst p/month including:

  • $1000 studio/gear hire credit per month
  • 50% discount on further hire
  • Electricity, water, etc.
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Unlimited Internet (wifi or wired)
  • Your own 9sqm (3mx3m) private lockable office
  • 24 / 7 access
  • Only 2 month minimum term – no huge lock-in!

If you would like a tour please call Mark on 0438 242 676.

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Contact us

Please check our availability, and then to make a booking please phone or email Mark.

Studio Manager

Mark Fitzgerald: 0438 242 676

Studio Email

[email protected]

Studio Address

15 Simmons Street, South Yarra

Studio Hire is available 7 days a week – check out the rates here
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