Studio 1

Studio 1 Pricing

all prices exclude gst

Weekday Studio Hire

Half Day Morning (8-12): $340

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $340

Full Day (8-5): $465

Weekend Studio Hire

Half Day Morning (8-12): $465

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $465

Full Day (8-5): $645

After Hours Studio Hire

Weekday Evening (6-10): $465

Weekend Evening (6-10): $645

Additional hours $80 (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): $260

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $260

Full Day (8-5): $360

Weekend Studio Hire

Half Day Morning (8-12): $360

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $360

Full Day (8-5): $520

After Hours Studio Hire

Weekday Evening (6-10): $360

Weekend Evening (6-10): $520

Additional hours $80 (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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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.

Can the studio blackout?

Yes, Studio 1 is a Blackout Studio.  Even with curtains and doors open, there is almost no natural light in the studio, meaning that it is a completely controlled lighting environment and is not subject to weather or time of day changes.  Studio 2 is subject to a little bit of light “spill” but not direct sunlight, so it is still a very controlled lighting environment.

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!

Is there a lighting tech / studio assistant on site to help?

This is a common request from photographers (often wedding photographers) who usually shoot with available light.  Despite being accomplished professionals, they have little or no experience shooting with studio lighting.  Our studio manager, Mark, is a fashion photographer and, if requested, is able to assist with the placement and operation of lighting.  If you’d like him to stick around there will be an additional charge.

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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Booking confirmed when deposit invoice is paid.
If you have additional questions or if you need an immediate answer, please phone Mark on 0438 242 676

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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